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Dog Ownership

Find out more about off-leash areas, socialisation, training and more.

Off Leash Areas for Dogs

Exercise, play and socialisation are important for the health and happiness of your dog. We have many designated dog exercise areas and four sites with some fantastic dog exercise equipment installed.

Dog Access to Foreshore Reserve

Where and when can I exercise my dog on the Foreshore? Download the Regulations and Maps.

Dog Training and Socialisation

Providing dogs with enough exercise and play is an important responsibility and it's great fun. If your dog is very excitable, short periods of play are best. Combine fun with training so the dog learns how to stop and start playing.

Barking Dogs

Barking dogs can be annoying for neighbours and the community. It is an offence to allow a dog to create a noise, by barking or otherwise, which persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person.

Dangerous, Menacing or Restricted Dog Breeds

Definitions of Dangerous, Menacing or Restricted Dog Breeds

Free eBooks on dog socialisation

Considering purchasing a puppy? Already purchased a puppy? Download your free eBooks on puppy socialisation now!

Dog Attacks

Why do dogs attack? What are the legal requirements for dog owners?