Dog Behaviour

Barking Dogs

All dogs make noise at some time. However, if you are concerned about the level of noise a dog is creating the first step towards resolving the issue is to try to speak to the owner in a non-threatening manner and try to reach a compromise.

Often the dog owner can be unaware that their dog is causing a nuisance as they may not be at their property when the barking occurs. Most dog owners are willing to work with their neighbours to achieve an amicable outcome.

For more information view Council's Barking Dog Information Pack.

Dog Attacks or Harrassment

Should you become the victim of a dog attack or harassment please report the incident to us immediately.
If a complaint is received, the Officer will investigate and may issue a fine, or if the offence is more serious or repeated, a control order may be issued to the owner to ensure no further attacks or harassments occur.

Teach your children how to behave around dogs. Information is available at The Dog and Cat Management Website.

A dog causing a nuisance, wandering at large or responsible for harassing, attacking or chasing should be reported to Council immediately on 8580 3000. We also provide advice on training and other dog management issues.