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Find out about registering your dog, owner responsibilities, public exercise spaces, lost and impounded dogs, and reporting a dog attack.
Responsible Dog Owner (RDO) applications and courses
You can apply for RDO status from 1 September 2022 to 30 April 2023. Find out how to qualify.
We have two RDO courses available for Wellington City Council registered dog owners. See the details and how to book.
How to register and microchip your dog, get the responsible owner discount and change ownership details.
Microchipping makes sure dogs can be quickly identified should they go missing, be stolen or be injured.
Find out when and where you can exercise your dog in Wellington City.
Find out about your legal responsibilities are as a dog owner, desexing your dog, and dog obedience training.
A yellow ribbon, bandana or strip on a dog’s collar or lead indicates to others that your dog needs a little space.
Find out what to do in case of a dog attack.
The Council contracts Animal Services to perform dog control throughout the city.
We aim to provide reasonable policies for dog owners while promoting a safe and healthy environment for the public.
Find out what you need to apply for a licence for commercial dog walking in public places.