Dogs are a valued part of family life in Arrowtown, a common sight in parks and on local streets and tracks. But there are some rules and responsibilities around dogs.
Here are some of the rules that affect Arrowtown dog owners:
- Doggy droppings must be immediately removed from public or private land. Owners must always carry plastic bags to clean up after their dogs.
- When your dog is on your property it must be under control or confined at all times.You must ensure your dog does not roam.
- Dog owners must understand where their dog is required to be on a leash (or is prohibited)
- All dogs over three months of age must be registered You can complete a new registration online (you will be sent an invoice).
- If you and your dog change address you are required to notify QLDC within 14 days.
- All newly registered dogs must be microchipped.
- You will need a licence to keep more than two dogs on one property.
Penalties for breaching the regulations start at $100 and go up from there.
Where can I walk my dog?
There’s lots of great dog-walking territory around Arrowtown. QLDC has an interactive map that indicates where they can and can’t go, and where they need to be on a leash.
- Dogs must be on a leash in the built-up areas of Arrowtown, including all playgrounds and the cemetery. They may, however, be taken off leash in QLDC parks, including the sports fields at Jack Reid Park and Millbrook Corner.
- Dogs are supposed to be on a leash on Tobins Track as it is a legal road.
- In areas where dogs are permitted to be off leash, the owner must at all times have the dog under voice control, and must carry a leash.
- Unleashed dogs under voice control are welcome in the Mahu Whenua covenant area in the hills behind Arrowtown.
- Dogs are not permitted in the Buckingham St shopping strip or in the school grounds.
If you need help training or socialising your dog, there are a number of dog obedience trainers in the Wakatipu basin.