Education and events

​​​​​​​Our Animal Education and Control Team is very focused on educating people about dogs and dog behaviour. Each year they investigate numerous dog attacks - but many of these types of attacks can be preventable. 

That's why we offer a variety of ​​​free educational services. Our aim is not to be the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, but to prevent dog attacks through education.​ 

​​Training

We offer a range of education services for schools and kindergartens, corporate businesses and community groups.

If you are interested in one of the educational services we provide, contact Amanda Tucker, Public Education and Kennel Operations Team Leader on 07 8386 905, to discuss what you need and/or to make a booking.

​Safety around dogs

Our Council works with dog owners to ensure they care for their dogs and manage their behaviour as outlined in our Policies and Bylaws and under central government legislation. As a responsible dog owner, you need to control your dog so you can ensure your own safety and that of other people and other dogs. People who don't own dogs should also become familiar with how to handle themselves around them and how to recognise an​d minimise unwanted dog behaviours. ​ 

Report a dog safety issue

Contact Animal Education and Control Team if you need to report a dog safety issue, for example, threatening behaviour, dogs fighting, roaming animals, attacks on people or animals. 

​For tips on dog safety please click on the link below:

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​Dog parks​

We currently have 14 off-leash dog exercise areas in our parks. These dog areas mean dogs can be exercised in a safe and sensible way. 

In all other areas dogs must be on lead. 

Following a public consultation, earlier this year, we will be creating a new fenced dog exercise area at Innes Common, which will be completed by ​winter 2019.

To find your nearest dog exercise ​​​​​​please use the links below:

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​Events

We like to give back to dog owners by putting on events throughout the year. These events include K9 Christmas and Dirty Dog.

For information on our upcoming events please follow our Facebook page - Hamilton Adopt a Dog.

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​Canine Connection

Canine Connection is our yearly newsletter which goes out to all registered dog owners in Hamilton. The newsletter covers events from the previous year and any necessary information. 

To view our latest newsletter click the link below.

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Page reviewed: 14 Aug 2019 3:08pm