Responsible Dog Ownership Course

The Responsible Dog Ownership Course is designed to give you some basic information about your legal responsibilities as a dog owner.

It's important to remember that all dog owners must take care of their dog to make sure their dog is not a risk or a nuisance to other members of the community.

The course covers 4 main topics with tests at the end:

  • Section 1 — Rights and responsibilities
  • Section 2 — Dog welfare and management
  • Section 3 — Dog behaviour
  • Section 4 — Dog training
  • Section 5 — Tests

Completion certificate and tests

To achieve a completion certificate, you must achieve a 90% pass grade in all tests that you enrol in.

Core test

Participants who fail to pass the core exam may take it a second time.

Supplementary tests

If you have a Restricted Breed or Declared Dangerous Dog, we recommend you complete the additional assessments and print your certificates.

To complete the e-learning course, please visit

You will be prompted to create an account, once your account has been created, please navigate to the ‘Goals Catalogue’ to access the course

If you require support accessing the course, please email

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Page last updated: 06 Feb 2024