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There are many places in Ashburton district where you can exercise your dog. Dogs can exercise on Council owned reserves unless specified otherwise.
There are specifically designated areas where dogs can exercise off the leash. However, they must be under the direct control of their owners. This means your dog must respond to your commands at all times.
These areas are:
Argyle Park (Middle Road). View the dog exercise areas within Argyle Park
Be a responsible dog owner in dog exercise areas:
Poop bags dispensers are located at all district exercise areas. If your dog fouls in a public place or on someone else's property, you are required to remove and dispose of it in a way that is suitably wrapped to prevent fouling of any public litter bin.
Owners that fail to do this may receive an infringement under Council's Dog Control Bylaw.
In some areas, dogs are strictly prohibited. These areas are:
These areas are listed under the Dog Control Bylaw.