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Dogs on leads?

By martin75 9 July 2013 27

Has anyone been fined for not having your dog on a lead?

If so how much was it?

What’s Your opinion?


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dungfungus 5:14 pm 10 Jul 13

dph said :

No idea. My dog takes a dump every time I take it for a walk. Never it picked it up. Ever.

I asked my dog what he thought about this and he said “do I give shit?”

smeeagain 3:49 pm 10 Jul 13

Watson said :

The legislation says it gets “5 penalty units”. And “At the republication date, the value of a penalty
unit for an offence against this law is $110 for an individual and $550 for a corporation”. http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2000-86/current/pdf/2000-86.pdf

But I’ve never even had a warning in Canberra, I think. I have at the beach a couple of times, but never a fine.

A penalty unit is the court imposed penalty, not the amount of an infringement notice.

All offences which can have infringement notices issued are found here, along with the infringement amount http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2005-29/default.asp

astrojax 3:43 pm 10 Jul 13

dungfungus said :

This comes under the category of “it has never happened because it is too hard”, just like no one has ever been fined for riding a bike across a pedestrian crossing or dumping rubbish at a charity bin.

my understanding from previous stories herein is that new police recruits do a one-time ‘blitz’ at pedestrian crossings and provide actual real payable fines to some of the lycra brigade and others who flaunt this regulation…

the op could simply call tams and make inquiries as to the penalty amount for this infriingement..?

switch 3:15 pm 10 Jul 13

Antagonist said :

No matter the technique your dog employs, the warm feeling of a turd wrapped in plastic sucks.

It’s better than the alternative.

beardedclam 3:00 pm 10 Jul 13

Antagonist said :

p1 said :

bundah said :

Mayor Ratten has decreed the following:

All dog droppings in public places must be removed by the dog owner. It is an offence not to remove your dog’s droppings in a public place and not to carry appropriate equipment to pick up your dog’s droppings. An on-the-spot fine of $50.00 can be issued by authorising officers if you do not pick up and dispose of your dog’s droppings. An on-the-spot fine of $50.00 can also be issued if you are not carrying appropriate equipment to collect your dog’s droppings.

So, if my dog* carefully lays a large cable (but doesn’t dropping it, I am not required to pick it up? Or is dropping defined somewhere? Seems like an odd choice of word.

* – I don’t actually have a dog.

My Siberian Husky, a rather private animal when it comes to ablutions, tends to ‘lay cables’ rather carefully and quietly. My old Dane, on the other hand, preferred to drop land-mines from a great height with no finesse whatsoever. B-52 style.

No matter the technique your dog employs, the warm feeling of a turd wrapped in plastic sucks. Even on a frosty July morning.

I will tell you whats worse. Warm turd between your foot and thongs in summer.

Watson 2:52 pm 10 Jul 13

Antagonist said :

My Siberian Husky, a rather private animal when it comes to ablutions, tends to ‘lay cables’ rather carefully and quietly. My old Dane, on the other hand, preferred to drop land-mines from a great height with no finesse whatsoever. B-52 style.

No matter the technique your dog employs, the warm feeling of a turd wrapped in plastic sucks. Even on a frosty July morning.

You forgot to mention poo search and rescue. When you cannot find the freshly deposited souvenir when you get to the spot where you last saw your dog in squat position and you end up walking back and forth along an imaginary grid to do your civil duty. I have had to give up a few times. Reluctantly.

What bothers me more than people ignoring the leash laws is those that think it’s ok to have their dogs off leash in areas where it is allowed but have no control over them whatsoever. Which is also against the rules, but also never gets enforced.

Bring in dog owner licensing already…

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