Keeping Your Canine Under Control
With more community members out walking their dogs at the moment, now is a great time for dog owners to refresh their memories on what it means to have their dog under effective control.
Under Council’s Local Law No.2, there are a number of small areas in some townships where dogs must be on a lead. You can find a map of these areas here. While dogs can be off-leash outside these areas, you must have effective control over them at all times.
Effective control means your dog will return to you upon command, you maintain a clear and unobstructed view of your dog, and it does not bother, attack, worry or interfere with other people or animals.
If you are unable to maintain effective control of your dog, then it must remain on a leash.
For more information on dog ownership in Golden Plains Shire, click here.