24 March 2020: All sessions have been cancelled until further notice due to State and Federal government advice on COVID-19. Please take care and look out for each other. More information on Council's response to COVID-19 and other affected events, programs and services
Socialising your dog
Council's dog obedience program
Held every Wednesday at 7pm from February to November.
At Ashley Reserve, Ashley Avenue, Ridgehaven
- Training lasts approximately half an hour
- Dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age
Enrol or renew your dog obedience membership
Attending for the first time
Please arrive at 6.45pm with your dog. An instructor will assess your dog and provide details of the program and an enrolment form. Payment of the appropriate fee is required before you return the following week to commence training.
- Up-to-date dog vaccination certificates must be provided when joining and after your dog has had its yearly vaccination
- A collar and lead is needed for your dog on the first night
- Membership fees are payable.
- $40 per dog per year
Membership renewal is due annually on the anniversary of first joining.
To find out if dog obedience training has been cancelled due to inclement weather, call Ray - dog obedience volunteer, on 0413 136 644.
Note: If the weather forecast for Wednesday is 35C or over, dog obedience training will be cancelled - weather forecast is taken from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website on Tuesday night.
Exercising your dog
Off leash areas
Dogs may be exercised off lead in the following designated dog parks:
While off leash your dog must be under the effective control of a competent person.
Dogs off leash areas(PDF,49KB)
On leash areas
Dogs must be exercised while on a leash in the following areas:
- Streets and footpaths
- Reserves with playgrounds
- Flora and fauna reserves
- Wetland areas
- Dry Creek
- Linear Park - except the areas where dogs may be exercised off leash
Dogs must be under the effective control of a competent person by means of an adequate chain, cord or leash.
Dog on leash areas(PDF,77KB)
Dog prohibited areas
Dogs are prohibited from being on sporting playing surfaces. They may be exercised on leash on the areas immediately surrounding playing fields.
Dog prohibited areas(PDF,24KB)
Pick up after your dog
Please ensure that you always pick up your dog's droppings as on the spot fines apply. Some dog exercise areas provide dispensers with dog litter bags but please do not rely entirely on their availability, please also carry your own.