The City of Airdrie's Animal Control Bylaw outlines the responsibilities of dog ownership. Please refer to the bylaw for more detailed information.
Dog owners must ensure their dogs:
- have and wear a dog licence from when they are three months old
- only 3 dogs per household
- do not run at large
- are on a leash at all times, unless the dogs are in a fenced private yard
- are under control in designated off-leash dog parks
Dogs must not:
- bite anyone
- injure anyone
- chase, threaten or attack a person or animals
- bark, howl or disturb anyone
- cause damage to property or other animals
- scatter garbage
- wander into any swimming, bathing or splash pool/park that is provided for public use
Dog owners are responsible for:
- picking up all feces produced by their dogs both on and off their property
- not owning more than three dogs per household
Dog barking complaints
Barking can be a major annoyance for your family and your neighbours. If your dog’s barking is an issue, you could try:
- Putting your dog in a private area of your yard away from neighbourhood noises
- Enrolling your dog in obedience classes
- Purchasing or renting a barking deterrent device through a pet store or your veterinarian
- Speaking with your veterinarian about other options
If you would like to make a complaint about a barking dog in your neighbourhood, there are a few steps you are required to follow:
- Request a Dog Barking package by filling in the Dog Barking package request form.
- Complete the dog barking package over a period of time.
- Municipal Enforcement will review your form. When it is complete and if it provides sufficient detail, Municipal Enforcement will follow up with the dog owner.