Dogs are social animals by nature so it's important to walk your dog regularly to help your pooch socialise with people and other dogs. It's also a great way to relieve boredom - one of the most common reasons for dogs to misbehave.
Whenever you are out and about with your dog it's compulsory to:
- Have your dog on a leash (unless in a dog off-leash area)
- Have voice control or visual command over your pet
- Use designated dog off-leash areas - there are 45 in Cairns
- Pick up any droppings
There are on-the-spot fines for not adhering to these rules including a $266 fine for not having your dog on a lead.
If your dog is out in the community it's important that you have it under effective control so your pet doesn't rush at or bail up other residents or even attack someone or their dog.