What happens if my Dog goes on the loose?

Dog owners are required to ensure that their dog whilst in a public place is under the effective control of a responsible person. This means that it must be on a leash and under the control of someone who is capable and restraining the dog. On the spot penalties apply for failing to control your dog in public.

If your dog is habitually at large, repeatedly defecates on private property or chases people or vehicles then it can be declared a nuisance dog. Council’s Rangers may issue a Nuisance Dog Order that requires the owner to stop the dog from continuing the nuisance behavior. If the owner fails to stop the dog causing a nuisance then on the spot penalties may apply.

Oberon Council