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Dog Owner's Handbook

​Dogs are a wonderful source of companionship and friendship. It’s important that they are properly cared for, not only for their safety and wellbeing but also for that of the community.

To help you understand your responsibilities, this manual includes extracts from the Ashburton District Council’s Dog Control Policy and Bylaw, as well as the Dog Control Act 1996. You can view these documents at any time on the Ashburton District Council website

​Here is your guide for information and advice on looking after your dog and what your responsibilities are as an owner - ​Dog Owner's Handbook