Featured artist: Shannon Crees

Responsible dog ownership

Featured artist: Shannon Crees
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Responsible dog ownership

  • Microchip, register and attach a collar and identification tag – visit this page to order a free engraved pet tag (conditions apply)
  • Secure your dog safely on your property
  • Desex your dog - Prevent potential behavioural and health issues and unwanted litters
  • Provide adequate exercise and environmental enrichment
  • Provide adequate shelter, fresh clean water and nutritionally enriched food
  • Provide regular training and socialisation
  • Contact Council to update your details on the Companion Animals register when you move house or change ownership (A dog declared as Dangerous or Restricted in accordance to the Companion Animals Act 1998, can not be sold or given away)
  • Ensure your dog is under effective control of some competent person by means of an adequate chain, cord or leash that is attached to the dog and that is being held by (or secured to) the person while in a public place
  • Ensure your dog does not become a nuisance or annoy other citizen's in the community
  • Clean up and properly dispose of your dog's faeces in a rubbish receptacle

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