Dogs – FAQ


I HAVE FOUND A WANDERING DOG, WHO DO I CALL?

If you find a wandering dog please contact Ranger Services on 9724 0000.

Rangers receive many calls about wandering dogs each year resulting in the dogs being impounded.

This could easily be avoided if all fences and gates where the dog is kept are made secure.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. For further information you can contact Ranger Services on 9724 0000 or Report It.


MY DOG IS MISSING, WHAT CAN I DO?

We may have your dog safe and secure in our Animal Management Facility.

If your pet is missing, please contact Ranger Services on 9724 0000 or Report It.


ATTACKS

If you are a victim of, or have witnessed, a dog attack, please contact Ranger Services immediately on 9724 0000.

A dog attack can take many forms, from a person or animal being chased and growled at, to a physical contact resulting in the death of an animal or serious injury to a person. All attacks should be reported to Ranger Services, regardless of the severity of the attack. All complaints are confidential. A dog that has shown the propensity to attack may be declared as a Dangerous Dog and be subject to additional control requirements e.g. muzzled in public.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have.  For further information you can Contact Us.


BARKING

Neighbours are encouraged to speak to the owner(s) of the dog(s) creating the nuisance, if they are concerned about excessive barking.

 If the barking continues residents are encouraged to contact Ranger Services. A Ranger will then liaise with the dog owner and provide suggestions on how the barking may be reduced. Rangers are limited in their powers in relation to dog barking and do not have the authority to remove a dog from a residence.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have.  For further information you can Contact Us.


DOG EXCRETA

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dog excreta is not left in any public place. Failure to ensure that your dog(s) excreta is not left in any public place as it may result in an infringement notice being imposed.

Dog owners are encouraged to provide their own dog waste bags and not be reliant on those in parks, as they are often stolen or misused.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. For further information you can Contact Us.


DOG EXERCISE AREAS

Under Council’s Dog Local Law 2020, dogs can ONLY be exercised off a leash at the following locations.

But first, please note that dogs MUST be on a leash outside of designated dog exercise areas. Penalties may apply.

Recent changes to dog exercise areas in the Shire of Dardanup come into effect on December 1, 2020 pending completion of a public advertising period.

The changes are the result of a review conducted recently by the Shire to ensure the dog exercise areas meet the changing needs and demographic of the community.

A range of dog exercise areas are available however some only allow for off-leash exercise between certain hours of the day.

New signs will be erected at the exercise areas to inform dog-owners of the constraints however detailed information and maps about the Dog Exercise Areas in the Shire of Dardanup is available by visiting the below links to relevant areas of our online mapping portal

AREA RECOMMENDATION
Eaton Foreshore Reserve (Collie River Bridge to Boat Ramp Carpark (West))

Eaton Foreshore Reserve
(Graham Street (East) to Foster Street)

Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.
Eaton Foreshore Reserve (Boat Ramp Carpark (West) to Graham Street) Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Dogs on lead in Playground and BBQ area.

Hunter Park Millbridge. (off Hunter Circle) Dog exercise area between 3.00pm and 10.00am daily.

Dogs on lead in Playground and BBQ area.

Leicester Reserve, Eaton (off Leicester Ramble) Leicester Wetlands through to Watson Street Reserve – Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Proposed Possum Sanctuary – Dogs Prohibited.

Watson Street Reserve Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Keep dogs out of bushland.

Lofthouse Park (Reserve 42368) Lofthouse Avenue Eaton Dog exercise area between 3.00pm and 10.00am daily.

Dogs on lead in Playground.

Millbridge Reserve (R50867 Lot 2019 Millbridge Boulevard) Dog exercise area with no restrictions.
Glenhuon Reserve (Oval (Football) and Softball Field) On-lead area (only when area is not being used for team games, training and/or events).
Glenhuon Reserve Grassed Area (East) Grassed Area (East) – Dog exercise area between 4.00pm and 7.30am Weekdays ONLY.

Dardanup

AREA RECOMMENDATION
Wells Recreation Park Lot 55 Ferguson Road, Dardanup Dog exercise area with no restrictions unless area is used for team games, training and/or events – dogs must be on lead.

Burekup

AREA RECOMMENDATION
Burekup Reserve
Lot 107 Gardiner Street
Dog exercise area with no restrictions.

Should you need any information about the allocated areas, please Contact Us and we will be happy to assist in with any questions you may have.