53 Offence of failing to keep dog under control


Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000 who, being the owner of a dog, fails to keep that dog under control.


Notwithstanding section 52(2)(b), an owner of a dog does not commit an offence against subsection (1) by reason only of the dog being found at large in a public place in contravention of any regulation or bylaw.

Section 53(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 53(1): amended, on 1 December 2003, by section 33 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).