Submission to the Government during its
Review of the Dog Control Act 2000

TOPIC: Fees by Locality

Barking harassments and subsequent complaints are generally proportional to dog numbers and
the number of dogs living in close proximity (dog density) where the anguish of one confined
animal is readily picked up and exponentially broadcast by others.

The Paper Noxious Barking elaborates further:

The ubiquitous barking of numerous dogs has destroyed the rights of a great many people, and
continues to impact negatively on public health.


1. That the Registration Fee for each dog be proportional to the average density of the dog
population in its area.