A Bungonia grazier has urged greater education of landowners after a spate of sheep attacks.
Bill Dobbie, Lumley Park on the Oallen Ford Road, said eight of his lambs were killed by a domestic dog over several days two weeks ago.
The lambs, almost ready for sale, could have fetched $150 each.
"It was a pretty gruesome site," Mr Dobbie said.
He caught the dog, and posted the find on the Bungonia Facebook page. The owner reclaimed the animal.
A week before that, a dog also attacked and killed 20 sheep on an Inverary Road property nearby.
In addition, Mr Dobbie said two weeks ago a pack of three dogs killed sheep on an Oallen Ford Road property, not far from his place.
Southeast Local Land Services has reported a "slight increase" in wild dog activity around Bungonia and the Goulburn area generally. Manager Aaron Smith said camera traps had been installed and baits issued.
However, Mr Dobbie said domestic dogs were mostly causing the problem.
"The council needs to be more proactive in educating people about tying up their dogs. If people have dogs whose natural behaviour is to hurt and kill livestock, they need to be secured," he said.
Mr Dobbie suggested a licensing scheme for dogs that were not working animals. He did not report the attack to the council, saying there was "no point."
A council spokesperson said there hadn't been any recent reports, service requests or complaints in regard to dog attacks in the Bungonia area.
"The most recent complaints for dog attacks in the Bungonia area were in February/March, 2018 where some sheep were attacked and killed but no offending animals were found," he said.
" The council encourages residents and community members to please report any attacks or roaming dogs by contacting us on 4823 4444."
It comes as Upper Lachlan Shire Council cracks down on "irresponsible" dog owners. This also followed a series of attacks on livestock.
Acting general manager Andrew Croke said the council had issued fines of up to $1320 after the attacks. A minimum penalty of $220 applies for an escaped dog.
"While the majority of dog owners in the Shire are responsible, there are a small portion who breach the laws, and unfortunately, we are seeing the same dog owners coming to the attention of council's ranger time and time again," Mr Croke said.
He urged owners to ensure their dogs were secured and if unattended, remain leashed in public areas.
The council has offered an amnesty for unregistered animals until June 1 for people living in the Shire boundaries.
Meantime, Mr Smith encouraged members of the community to report "signs, sounds or suspicions" of wild dog activity to his biosecurity team at the Goulburn office.
"This helps us to get a picture of activity across the area and better plan our responses," he said.
"The team can investigate any reports, install camera traps to monitor the area for wild dog activity and issue baits to land managers who have up to date accreditation.
"If the issue persists, we have contract pest animal contractors available who we can bring in to target problem dogs."
The biosecurity team can be reached on on 4824 1900.
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