Be a responsible dog owner during lockdown

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Be a responsible dog owner during lockdown

  • Date 4:07 PM Thursday 16 April 2020
  • Type COVID-19

Whether you’ve got two legs or four, if you’re out exercising with your family, all members, including your dog, need to stay in your ‘bubble’. While dogs are very unlikely to contract COVID-19, they can carry it about with them on their coat if someone with the virus touches them.

Keep your family safe and be considerate of others when out walking or running and keep your dog on a lead at all times. This includes in parks and spaces usually designated as off-lead areas.

If you are planning on walking your dog from your house to one of Marlborough’s dog-friendly spaces for some exercise, please bring your own doggy doo bag to eliminate the need to touch the bag dispensers - and please make sure you use your bag to pick up after your dog. With more people out walking their pooches during lockdown it seems some aren’t picking up after them, especially those out and about in Renwick, along the Taylor River and at Endeavour Park in Picton.

Remember to practice physical distancing of two metres and if you’re unwell, please stay at home. We all need to work together if we want to stop the spread of COVID-19.