Owner responsibilities

Dog owners must meet certain responsibilities such as controlling and cleaning up after your dog. Dog training courses and desexing your dog can also benefit you and the wider community.

Responsible Dog Owner (RDO) applications and courses

Applications open
You can apply for RDO status from 1 September 2022 to 30 April 2023. Find out how to qualify.

Upcoming courses
We have two RDO courses available for Wellington City Council registered dog owners. See the details and how to book.