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Dogs in public places must be on a leash (except in designated off-leash areas), and must also be under effective control at all times and should not be left unattended.
A dog is not under effective control when it is left tied up on its own outside a shop, café, school or other facility, even if it’s only for a very short period of time. Besides it not being allowed under the Dog and Cat Control Order 2019, below are a few reasons why it is not a good idea to leave a dog tethered in a public place:
The best way to keep your dog and other people safe is to ensure you don’t leave your dog unattended in a public place.
There are more than 50 locations in the shire allowing dogs off the leash. View dog off leash and prohibited areas locations.
There are around 18 locations in the shire where dogs are prohibited. View dog off leash and prohibited areas locations.
Dogs must be on leash at all times unless in a designated off leash area. You must pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste in a bin. Dogs must be under effective control and never left unattended.