DOG LAW REFORM

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


TOPIC: Registration of Owners


Whereas many owners treat their dogs appropriately and behave considerately towards
others, a substantial proportion do not. This has always been the case. There are currently
no requirements for any owner to demonstrate his suitability for dog ownership.

The Paper Noxious Barking elaborates further:

The compulsory registration of owners (no registration, no dog) should also prevent the
chronic bad owner from keeping any dog. A bad owner from Darwin need not think that he can
revert to form in Hobart when his council has the history of his offences on its compulsory
government-audited database.

Recommended:

1. That Owner Registration be a mandatory requirement throughout the nation.