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Dangerous Dog Cases

What does the Companion Animals Act say about Dogs in Public Places?

by Ugur Nedim
As a dog owner, you have certain responsibilities when your animal is in public. If your dog is classified as a dangerous dog these responsibilities increase, but even owners of non-dangerous dogs have a number of different rules they need...

Our Recent NSW Criminal Court Results – Non Conviction Orders

by Ugur Nedim
A criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your future, but with the right legal help it can be possible to avoid a conviction, even for relatively serious cases. A Section 10 order (now section 10 dismissal or conditional release...

Can I Carry Dog Mace in Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
Dog spray, sometimes known as dog mace, is sold as a deterrent against dog attacks. The spray is contained in canisters, and when released acts as an irritant to dogs. Dog mace works in the event of a dog attack...

Appealing a Dangerous Dog Declaration

by Ugur Nedim
If you receive a notice of intention to declare your dog dangerous, you have two options. You can accept the declaration, make the necessary amendments to your lifestyle and abide by the restrictions that owners of dangerous dogs are required...

The Rules Governing Dangerous Dog Enclosures in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
If you have a dog that has been declared a dangerous dog, there are a number of restrictions you will be required to abide by. Your dog will need to be de-sexed, and kept in a specifically designed enclosure on...

Is Encouraging A Dog To Bite Assault in NSW?

by Ugur Nedim
The owner of a dog that bites someone else is considered responsible for the behaviour of their animal, regardless of whether they encouraged the dog or not. But, according to section 17 of the Companion Animals Act 1998, anyone who...

Appealing a Nuisance Dog Order

by Ugur Nedim
A nuisance dog differs from a dangerous dog in that the dog’s behaviour is not believed to be an actual threat to people or other animals, but it is annoying. For example, nuisance dog orders are often used when an...

What are the Regulations for a Dangerous Dog Enclosure?

by Ugur Nedim
If your dog has been declared a ‘dangerous dog’ you will need to adhere to certain regulations, including making sure your animal is de-sexed and muzzled when it is outside its enclosure. Dangerous dogs must be kept in an enclosure...

What is a ‘Dangerous Dog’?

by Ugur Nedim
Our video and Blog post below outlines the definition of ‘dangerous dog’ under the Companion Animals Act 1998. I have been representing clients in ‘dangerous dog’ cases since the Companion Animals Act was passed in 1998. During that time, perhaps...

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