Tips for dog owners

Caring for a dog is a big responsibility.

 Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Give your dog regular flea and worm treatments, health checks and vaccinations.
  • Teach your dog basic obedience such as 'come', 'sit' and 'stay'.
  • Microchip and register your dog.
  • Desex your dog if it won't be used for breeding.
  • Make sure your yard is safe and large enough for your dog.
  • Make sure your fencing is secure so your dog cannot stray.
  • Exercise your dog regularly (check out our off-leash dog parks).
  • Pick up after your dog in public places.
  • Teach your children how to behave around dogs.
  • Feed your dog a balanced and varied diet.
  • Provide plenty of fresh water at all times.
  • If you’re thinking of buying a dog, you might like to consider adopting one from the RSPCA or Pet Rescue.
  • Never buy a dog as a gift unless you have discussed it at length with the person beforehand - it's a big commitment.

Dog training - contact our local community dog training groups for assistance Northern Suburbs or Metropolitan Mid-Week dog training clubs.

View some simple tips that will help keep your family and the community safe (pdf. 1MB) .

For more information on responsible dog ownership, please see our Are you a Responsible Dog Owner Flyer (pdf. 982KB) .

Foods to Avoid Flyer (pdf. 1010KB)