Being a responsible pet owner is understanding what your pet needs and also being aware of what your responsibilities are to the community. Following are some basic rules for pet care:

Provide your pet with an adequate balanced diet and ensure it has access to clean, cool drinking water at all times.

Regularly exercise your pet according to its needs.

Train your pet using kindness and positive reinforcement.

Provide appropriate housing and location for your pet.

While unsupervised, keep your pet safely and securely confined to your property at all times.

Protect your pet’s health by taking it to a vet whenever health problems arise and by ensuring all necessary vaccinations and treatments are up-to-date.

Microchip your pet (where appropriate) and where required register it with your local council to increase the likelihood of return when lost.

Spay or neuter your pet at an early age to prevent unwanted offspring.

Groom your pet on a regular basis.

Many pets need to be socialized with other animals and people, particularly at a young age.

Provide your pet with love and attention and commit to caring for it for its entire life.