Condition of Dog Lead
Condition of Muzzle
Was dog inside the enclosure?
If yes, was the enclosure locked?
Number of signs
Are the signs square (40cm x 40cm)
Are the signs made of a durable material
Does the door have a clear legible sign saying "DANGEROUS DOG"?
Is there a "DANGEROUS DOG" sign on all entrances to property
Is the dog wearing a prescribed collar?
Is the enclosure fully enclosed?
Is the enclosure childproof
Is the area situated so as not to require a person to pass through it to gain access to other parts of the property
Is the door self closing and latching
All gates to the enclosure have a lock which enables the enclosure to be securely locked
Is the door sufficient to prevent any dog escaping
Is there a weatherproof sleeping area?
Floor made from sealed concrete
Floor graded to fall to a drain for removal of effluent
- a) brick, timber, iron or similar solid material
- b) compliant mesh
- both a) and b)
- other material (non compliment)
Is there chain mesh used in the construction
- chain mesh manufactured from 3.15mm wire to form a uniform 50mm mesh
- weldmesh manufactured from 4mm wire with a maximum mesh spacing of 50mm
- other (non compliant)
Is the enclosure at least 1.8m in height
Is the enclosure at least 1.8m in width
Is the enclosure at least 10 square metres in area
Does the enclosure meet the requirements under section 58C of the Companion Animal Act 1998
Questions for the Owner
Is the owner/person in charge aware that the dog must not at any time be in the sole charge of a person under the age of 18 years ?
Is the owner/person in charge aware of the enclosure requirements while the dog is on the property where it is ordinarily kept, and the enclosure must comply with the prescribed regulations ?
Is the owner/person in charge aware that whenever the dog is outside its enclosure the dog must be under effective control of some competent person (over 18 years) with an adequate chain, chord, leash that is attached to the dog and held by the person?
Is the owner/person in charge aware the dog must be muzzled at all times outside of the enclosure in a manner to prevent it butting any person or animal?
Is the owner/person in charge aware that the dog is considered not to be under effective control if the person has more than 2 dogs (one of which is a dangerous/restricted dog) under their control at the one time?
Is the owner/person in charge aware that they have to notify council of the following changes
- That the dog has attacked or injured a person or animal ( notify council within 24 hr)
- That the dog can not be found (notify council within 24 hr dog is first noticed absent)
- That the dog is no longer ordinarily kept in the council area (notify council as soon as practicable)
- That the dog is being kept at a different location in the council area (notify council as soon as practible)
Is the owner/person in charge aware that if the owner intends to keep a dog in the area of a council that is not the area in which the dog was ordinarily kept when the declaration was made, the owner must notify the council of the area in which the dog is intended to be ordinarily kept of their intentions ?
Is the owner/ person in charge aware that if they fail to comply with any of the requirements of a dangerous/restricted dog they are guilty of an offence?