Reducing dog attacks – share your thoughts
This survey is now closed to submissions.
Many people are concerned about the harm caused by dog attacks. This survey is a chance to let the government know your thoughts on how the number of attacks could be reduced.
DIA sent an email to everyone who subscribed for updates.
The published submissions are now available online.
About this survey
- understand public sentiments for change
- hear your new ideas on reducing the number of dog attacks
- gauge public support for existing ideas to reduce dog attacks
- create awareness of how to reduce dog attacks.
Dog control laws in New Zealand focus on keeping dogs under control and ensuring public safety. At the same time, the law protects our right to own a dog. While no law can stop all dog attacks, our current laws encourage responsible ownership and provide local councils with the powers and tools to keep communities safe.
The New Zealand Government has begun a review of dog control laws. The aim of the review is to see whether our current laws are doing enough to prevent dog attacks and decide whether the laws need changing.
We want to hear your thoughts about dog control laws and your ideas to reduce the risk and harm from dog attacks.
You can read more information about current dog control laws on the DIA website.