Dog-related noise complaints up in City of Perth

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CITY of Perth received more dog-related noise complaints in 2017, compared to 2016, but impounded less of them.

A City spokesman said it received 10 complaints last year, up from the seven it received in 2016.

He said the figures were “fairly consistent, and there is no distinguishable reason for the increase”.

Dogs were noisier in the City of Vincent, with 92 noise complaints recorded.

City of Perth rangers impounded five dogs in 2017, which was one less than in 2016.

The spokesman said by law, dog owners must take responsibility for their pet’s actions.

“The City recommends dogs be appropriately trained to ensure their own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of the community,” he said.

The City had 221 dogs registered in 2017, meanwhile the City of Vincent saw 657 new dogs registered the same year.