The McGowan Government have released "health and welfare" guidelines for dog owners, in the effort to help dog owners take better care of their pets.
The 43 page document sets what they call the "minimum standard" and guidelines for looking after dogs, with the potential for the government to set penalties for potential infringements at a later date.
The Big Breakfast, a big bunch of dog lovers, had their say about it this morning:
Some of the rules we've seen include:
- Avoid speed bumps when driving with their dog and carry a canine first-aid kit when going for a run
- Pets be restrained during transport to prevent distraction and risk of injury
- Dogs not be tethered for a period exceeding two hours in 24 hours
Written by: @dantheinternut