There's much to consider before becoming a dog owner such as the type of breed, desexing, microchipping, registrations, cost, and care.
In South Australia, dog desexing is mandatory due to the many benefits such as preventing unwanted litters and developing illness'.
Whether you're a dog owner or breeder, annual dog registrations are required for all dogs over the age of 3 months.
In South Australia, dog microchipping is mandatory and all microchip numbers must be recorded with Dogs and Cats Online (DACO).
Dog barking is a dog's natural form of communication, however, when dog barking becomes excessive it can be disruptive and you may want to seek advice.
Dog attacks and harassment
Dog attacks, harassment, and unwanted chasing are an offence, and the responsibility of the dog owner to keep under control.
Wandering dogs may pose a risk to themselves, other animals, and people and it's the responsibility of dog owners to ensure their dog is safely contained to their property.