What are my responsibilities when I am out with my dog?
When you are out in the community, your dog must be on leash at all times. At an off-leash park, make sure that your dog is under your control at all times. This means that he must be able to respond to voice, sound or visual signs and be in your sight at all times.

Always pick up after your dog; this helps prevent the spread of disease from dog-to-dog and dog-to-human. If you forget a bag, look for one of the poop bag dispensers near Town pathways.

Pets left in cars must have sufficient ventilation, but not a way to reach people who walk by the car. Keep in mind that on a hot day, a dog can suffer heat stroke in 10 minutes. It is wisest not to leave your dog in the car on summer days.

Dogs in the back of pick-up trucks must be secured at all times.

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1. What should I do if my pet is lost?
2. I have lost my pet, but I don’t live in Cochrane, who can I contact?
3. When does my dog require a licence?
4. How much does a dog licence cost?
5. Does my cat need to be licenced within the Town of Cochrane?
6. Why does my cat need a licence?
7. What if my cat never goes outside?
8. How much does a cat licence cost?
9. What does an animal licence pay for?
10. How can I purchase a licence for my dog or cat?
11. If I move does my information automatically change?
12. If my dog or cat is no longer in my care or deceased, do I have to let anyone know?
13. What happens if Animal Services picks up my pet?
14. Does Cochrane have a dog off-leash area?
15. What are my responsibilities when I am out with my dog?
16. All dogs bark, why can’t my dog bark?
17. What should I do if I get a dog bite?
18. Why aren't cats allowed outside?
19. What should I do if my neighbour's cat is being a nuisance?