Being a responsible dog owner is more than making sure your dog can be identified with a collar, registration tag and microchip, although these actions are important.

Other ways you can be a responsible dog owner include: 

  • making sure your dog is registered with the City so it can be identified if it becomes lost;
  • keeping your dog in your yard with secure fencing;
  • desexing your dog if it is not going to be used to breed;
  • always keeping your dog on a lead in public, unless in an off-lead area;
  • always cleaning up after your dog;
  • keeping your dog under control in public and in off-lead areas;
  • taking your dog to obedience training;
  • providing your dog with regular health care; and
  • providing a healthy, balanced diet with cool, clean water available at all times.