A three-dog fight in a park and dogs rushing out from properties to attack are among the problems of extra dog-walking during the lockdown.
The Hauraki District has noticed a sharp spike in attacks and Hamilton is also noticing an increase as the numbers of dogs and owners out for a walk increase.
"We used to respond to about one dog attack every two months," Hauraki District Council spokesman Peter Thom said, "but at the moment we're getting one every day. Yesterday we had two."
The council is pleading with dog owners to make sure their pooches also stay in their bubbles - either securely on their property or on a lead while out for a walk.
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