Keeping a pet in Brisbane

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Leave It program – coming to a park near you this year

Council has partnered with Griffith University to deliver their Leave It program, offering free dog training sessions across Brisbane. Training will focus on helping your dog learn wildlife avoidance and provide you with excellent tips for helping you have more effective control over your dog in public.

These free sessions will be held at parks across Brisbane, see below for dates and parks. Check the Leave It website regularly or follow @furry.friendsaus on Facebook or Instagram for full details, updates and specific locations within the parks. 

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18 May 2024


Whites Hill Dog Park, Camp Hill

13 July 2024


Elanora Park, Wynnum

14 September 2024


Sandgate Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area, Sandgate

26 October 2024


Gilbert Park, Red Hill

8 February 2025


Thomas MacLeod Park, Sinnamon Park

15 March 2025


New Farm Park, New Farm

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