Responsible Dog Ownership

The Ranger and Community Safety Services team are proactive in helping community members to be responsible dog owners.

Over the years the team have introduced programmes and initiatives to educate dog owners and to reward those who do the right thing.

A healthy and happy dog can be man's best friend and having dogs playing in the parks and walking through Vincent on leads co-habiting with the locals provides Vincent with colour, character and a sense of an active and inclusive community. But in order for this to be the case, the dogs must be controlled and socialised to ensure the safety and well-being of all.

Further information on being a responsible dog owner:



Exercise Areas

Restricted Breeds

Your Dog and the Law

Ranger Services provide information on responsible dog ownership and dog bite prevention through a public education programme:

  • Information lectures for new dog owners held during the puppy pre-school classes at the My Best Friends Veterinary Centre, Oxford Street, Leederville
  • Visits to primary schools within Vincent
  • Provision of new owner information packs
  • A display and information stand at various community events held by the City of Vincent.


The City has also recently introduced a Responsible Dog Owner Reward Scheme which provides dog owners with a bag of treats and pet discounts when a Ranger spots an owner doing the right thing.

Rangers are on the lookout for owners whose dogs are setting fine examples to all, by complying with the requirements of the Dog Act 1976 and the City's Dogs Local Law. The dogs must be currently registered (and wearing their tags) before they can be issued with a "Well Done" pack. The Rangers also note the name and address details as recognition of their being "Responsible Dog Owners".

With the compliments of Pets Meat Suppliers in Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn, a free sample pack of dog food, dog toys, etc is included in the "Well Done" packs.  In addition to the sample pack (valued at approximately $15), My Best Friend Veterinary Clinic provide vouchers for a free vet check (valued at approximately $35).

Literature and advice are available on request from Ranger & Community Safety Services on 9273 6000 or