Responsible Dog Ownership Course

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 behaviours
  • 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. If you fail a second time, you will need to re-enrol in the course.

Supplementary tests

You will be provided with extra information and an additional assessment if you selected that you own a:

  • Restricted Breed Dog
  • Declared Dangerous Dog
  • Declared Menacing Dog
  • Guard Dog.

If you have any feedback or questions please email pet.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 02 Jul 2020