bush camping with dogsDogs are permitted at Council's bush camping grounds but must be kept under effective control at all times.  If your dog doesn't respond well to humans or other dogs they may not be the best camping companion.  It may be kinder for the dog to be left at home.

Yorke Peninsula Council By laws state that to be under Effective Control your dog must be on a leash not exceeding 2 metres in length or if it is off leash it must be in the park (includes the foreshore) and you can see your dog at all times (cannot be walking behind you, it must be kept in your vision), your dog is kept in close proximity, you are able to control your dog in any circumstances, your dog does not run up to other people or animals, your dog does not attack, chase, harass or otherwise endanger the health of a person or an animal or bird owned by or in charge of another person (whether or not actual injury is caused).

Remember that as an owner, you are responsible for your dog at all times, and you will be asked to leave the camping areas if your dog exhibits bad behaviour or makes excessive noise. You must not leave your dog unattended at your campsite.  If your dog is not under effective control you may receive an $80 on the spot fine for dog wandering at large.

Camping can be a fun adventure for the whole family, dogs included but you should take into consideration the following points:

*  Ensure you have a good quality leash that will withstand even an agitated dog as a new environment and other animals in the area may cause your dog to react uncharacteristically – the leash should not be longer than 2 metres in length

*  Always have your dog id-tagged in some way - micro-chipping is a popular option

*  Pick up and dispose of any dog droppings

*  Don't allow your dog to defecating in or near water

*  Be aware of what provokes an angry reaction from your dog and know how to deal with the situation

*  Keep your dog away from wildlife and other dogs

*  Don't let your dog annoy the other campers

*  Check your dog for ticks daily

*  Be sure to keep your dog warm in cold weather (especially dogs with short/thin fur)

*  Dogs get dehydrated just like humans, be sure to have plenty of water on hand for when they get thirsty

*  Taking a bed with you is a great way to make your dog comfortable while away. It always brings a sense of familiarity to the new surroundings

*  Make sure the dog doesn't make unreasonable noise, especially at night when others are trying to sleep

*  Your dog should be fully vaccinated before departing on your camping holiday because they may come into contact with unvaccinated animals

Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
18 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au




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