The Kapiti Coast Council has repeated the message that dogs must be on-lead during Level 4 of the Covid-19 Lockdown — and this canhelp prevent dog fights.
It says: ‘As much as it’s fun to let your dog run free in our off-leash spaces, please keep your dogs on a leash in these areas while we’re at Alert Level Four.
‘This is for everyone’s safety.
‘Treat your dog as part of your bubble – this will help make sure they’re not contact-spreading the virus between bubbles, and reduce the calls we get for dog incidents.’
The Council adds that with more dogs and their walkers out and about, there are increased opportunities for scuffles between dogs, which may require owners to intervene and break their bubbles.
It says it wants to avoid this, and keeping dogs on leashes is a proactive action we can all take to help