Council’s draft plan talks about the Principles that will guide the planning of the policy in the future.
Council says that dog owners must:
▪ understand that some people do not want to interact with dogs, do not like dogs or are fearful of dogs
It says dog owners must prevent their dogs from:
– making any unsolicited approach to other dogs or people
– approaching wildlife and/or interfering with wildlife habitats
– and remove poorly behaving dogs from the public environment.
▪ understand and comply with relevant council and State Government regulations relating to the control of their dog, leashing of dogs and picking up of dog litter.
People who do not want to interact with dogs:
▪ must not make an unsolicited approach to dogs or allow children in their care to do likewise
▪ must not encourage dogs to approach them or incite dogs to be aggressive
▪ should become familiar with the location of off-leash areas and consider alternative open space options for their outdoor activities.
“People should expect to use public places and know that they, and/or their dogs, will not be approached uninvited by dogs,” the draft policy states.
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