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Find out about registering your dog, owner responsibilities, public exercise spaces, lost and impounded dogs, and reporting a dog attack.
Free Responsible Dog Owner (RDO) courses
Two Responsible Dog Owner courses are being run for free by Animal Services Wellington and Hutt Valley. The first session is on Saturday 21 November 2020, and the second on Saturday 13 February 2021. To find out more and to enrol, please visit their Facebook page.
These courses are open to Wellington City registered dogs only.
How to register and microchip your dog, apply for a responsible dog owner discount, and what to do if your dog dies.
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.
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.