Barking Dogs

Temporary Note

New Multi Dog

Under the Control of Dogs Bylaw you are now required to apply for a Multi Dog Permit if you have more than 2 dogs.

  • No occupier/s of any property in an residential area (as per Councils District Plan) shall allow or cause to remain or keep on the property, more than two (2) dogs, over the CONTROL OF DOGS BYLAW | Rangitīkei District Council 7 age of three (3) months (whether or not such dogs are registered) unless the occupier has obtained a multi-dog permit from Council.
  • A multi-dog permit and fee may be issued upon or subject to such terms, conditions or restrictions as Council may consider necessary and any breach of such terms, conditions or restrictions shall result in revocation of the permit.
  • Any person requesting to allow or cause to remain or to keep more than two (2) dogs on any premises as provided in the Bylaw shall apply in writing to Council in such form as may be required by Council for a multi-dog permit. The permit issued is for a three (3) year period.

It is part of a dogs natural communication and behaviour to bark and there are many reasons for this barking. Before you can attempt to reduce or stop any nuisance barking you must first find the cause. Please contact an Animal Control Officer and they can give you advice. Additionally, an extensive website containing information for dog owners, adults and children on dog safety is maintained by the Department of Internal Affairs.

If your dog is creating a nuisance by persistent and loud barking or howling a Dog Control Officer can:

Enter your property and inspect the conditions where the dog is kept.

Give you a formal note requiring you to stop the nuisance.

Enter your property to remove the dog, if you have not stopped the nuisance.