Dog Owner Information

As a dog owner, it’s your legal responsibility to …

Make sure your dog is:
• Registered
• Properly fed, watered, exercised, housed and cared for
• Kept under the direct control of a person, or confined in a way that means they cannot leave the property they are being kept on without you
• Microchipped unless exempt
• Muzzled and leashed at all times in public if it is classified as either dangerous or menacing

Take steps to ensure your dog does not:
• Injure, danger, intimidate or distress people or animals
• Create a nuisance by wandering or barking
• Damage or endanger any property belonging to another person

 Ensure you:
• Tell Council about any dog address or ownership change
• Comply with the laws set out in the Dog Control Act 1996 and all regulations and bylaws

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