Responsible pet ownership at the Off-Leash Park in Braeside

Animal & Bylaw Services has received several complaints about the disregard of the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw specifically in the Off-Leash Park in Braeside on the corner of 14th Street SW and Anderson Avenue. We are urging dog owners to comply with the main off-leash regulations, that your dog is “on-leash” until you are in the actual off-leash park, that you keep your dog under control, keep your dog within sight and have your dog respond to commands and lastly, all waste is picked up and disposed of by the dog’s owner. Please review the following article for more information.

Let’s help keep our communities safe and healthy!

Responsible Pet Ownership in Parks

With autumn in the air, dog owners still enjoy being outside and enjoying time with their family, friends and pets.  Knowing and adhering to the regulations in the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw 23M2006 helps to ensure that dogs are not being a nuisance in the community and dogs and citizens are safe.

Animal & Bylaw Services would like to remind dog owners of the following:

  • When off of their owner’s property, dogs must be on a leash unless in a designated off-leash area.
  • When in designated off-leash areas, dog owners must ensure their dog is under control, is within their sight and responds to commands.
  • Parking lots adjacent to off-leash areas are on leash.
  • Owners are responsible for picking up all waste produced by their dog.
  • Dogs are not allowed in school grounds, playgrounds, sport fields, golf courses, cemeteries, wading and swimming areas, and other areas prohibited by signs.
  • Dogs must be walked on the right hand side of the pathway on a leash that is no more than two metres in length and must not interfere with other pathway users.
  • Owners cannot cycle, in-line skate or skateboard on a pathway with a leashed dog.
  • Dogs must not enter or swim in any body of water within a park except a river that runs through, or is adjacent to, a City park.

When we respect the bylaw we contribute to a safer and healthier community.

For more information about the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, visit or contact 311.

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