Housing on premises
When indoors or outdoors on the premises, the dog must be housed in such a way that it cannot escape, and that prevents it from injuring visitors to the premises. The dwelling and outdoor enclosure (or backyard where this forms the outdoor enclosure) must be constructed in such a manner that a person cannot have access to them without the assistance of an occupier of the premises who is of or over 17 years of age.
The owner must also ensure there is an outdoor enclosure or backyard that must:
have a weatherproof sleeping area;
contain lock/s that have self closing and self latching mechanisms on any gates into the enclosure, which can be (and are) locked when the dog is in the enclosure;
be constructed and maintained in a manner which prevents the dog from being able to dig or otherwise escape under, over or through the perimeter of the enclosure;
not be situated on premises in such a manner that people have to pass through the enclosure;
have a minimum floor area of 10 square metres per restricted breed dog;
have a perimeter fence with a minimum height of 1.8 metres.
An authorised officer may also require that this perimeter have an inward facing overhang of 0.7 metres angled at 35 degrees to the horizontal plane. In addition, you may be required to use the following construction materials for an outdoor enclosure:
brick, concrete, timber, iron or similar solid material;
chain mesh manufactured from 3.15 mm wire to form a uniform;
50 mm mesh, or weldmesh manufactured from 4 mm wire with a maximum mesh spacing of 50 mm.
A combination of the above may be acceptable. The mesh size and construction detail is specified so that the enclosure will be escape proof and so that people, particularly small children, cannot fit body parts such as hands into the enclosure with the dog.