How to be a Responsible Dog Owner
Many people enjoy having a dog for companionship, security and having fun, but everyone who owns a dog must be aware of their responsibilities.
Being a responsible dog owner is about understanding your pet’s needs and your responsibilities to the community. Your dog’s health, your children’s safety, your neighbours’ and your community’s wellbeing are largely dependent on you.
This website has been designed to help people understand their responsibilities in relation to owning a dog
. It contains tips on choosing the right dog
, as well as caring for your dog,
, how to behave around dogs
, and advice on safety around children. Clicking on the highlighted words will take you to the appropriate pages.
This site also has information about registering your dog
and WA’s dog laws.
If you have any queries about owning a dog, you should contact Ranger Services at your local government, your local veterinarian, dog association or club, or animal welfare organisation. For contact details, see Your Community Contacts