ATCP 16.22(3)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 20 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(c) (c) The height of the primary enclosure shall be at least 12 inches taller than the dog that is kept in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(3)(d) (d) The dog kept in the primary enclosure shall have access for at least 120 minutes each day to an indoor or outdoor run or exercise area that is large enough for the dog's size and temperament, considering the number of dogs that may use the run or exercise area at the same time. The run or exercise area shall be large enough so that the dog can achieve a running stride.
ATCP 16.22(4) (4)Whelping enclosure. An indoor primary enclosure for a single whelping dam and her puppies shall comply with all of the following requirements, rather than the requirements under sub. (2) or (3):
ATCP 16.22(4)(a) (a) The enclosure shall be of an appropriate type for the breed kept in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(4)(b) (b) The enclosure shall have a solid floor in that portion of the enclosure that is accessible to the puppies.
ATCP 16.22(4)(c) (c) The enclosure shall be tall enough for the dam to stand normally and comfortably.
ATCP 16.22(4)(d) (d) The enclosure shall be large enough for the dam to lie down in a stretched out position, so that all puppies can simultaneously nurse.
ATCP 16.22(4)(e) (e) The enclosure shall be large enough for the number and temperament of the puppies.
ATCP 16.22(4)(f) (f) The enclosure shall include an area that is accessible only to the dam and is large enough to accommodate the dam. That area may have a non-solid floor that complies with sub. (1) (b).
ATCP 16.22(5) (5)Nursery enclosure. An indoor primary enclosure for puppies between the age of weaning and the age of 4 months shall comply with the following requirements, rather than the requirements under sub. (2) or (3):
ATCP 16.22(5)(a) (a) The enclosure shall be large enough to allow all of the puppies to turn around, stand up, lie down, and exercise normal postural movements.
ATCP 16.22(5)(b) (b) The enclosure shall be large enough to encourage socialization and exercise.
ATCP 16.22(6) (6)Temporary enclosure for one dog. A dog may be kept for up to 12 hours a day in a temporary indoor enclosure that does not meet the standards for a primary enclosure under this section if all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.22(6)(a) (a) Only one dog is kept in the temporary enclosure at any time.
ATCP 16.22(6)(b) (b) The temporary enclosure is long enough to accommodate the entire length of dog's head and body, measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail.
ATCP 16.22(6)(c) (c) The temporary enclosure is tall enough for the dog to stand normally and comfortably, and large enough for the dog to turn around and lie down.
ATCP 16.22(7) (7)Lighting, temperature and ventilation.
ATCP 16.22(7)(a)(a) An indoor facility shall have well-distributed natural or artificial light that is adequate for proper care, maintenance and inspection of the facility and of all dogs kept in the facility. All areas in which dogs are kept shall have a diurnal lighting cycle.
ATCP 16.22(7)(b) (b) An indoor facility shall have adequate heating and cooling facilities, and shall be heated and cooled as necessary to keep temperatures within appropriate limits, based on the dog breeds kept at the facility and the ability of those breeds to acclimate to temperature variation. Dogs shall be protected from heat, cold and humidity that may be injurious to their health.
ATCP 16.22 Note Note: An unheated facility may comply with par. (b), depending on the breed, age, health and acclimation of the dogs kept in that facility.
ATCP 16.22(7)(c) (c) An indoor facility shall be adequately ventilated with fresh or filtered air to maintain the health and comfort of all dogs and to minimize odors, drafts, ammonia levels and moisture condensation. The facility shall provide an exchange of air between indoor areas where dogs are kept and the outdoors.
ATCP 16.22(8) (8)Cleaning and sanitation.
ATCP 16.22(8)(a)(a) Excreta shall be removed from primary enclosures and other dog holding areas at least daily, and more often as necessary for the health and comfort of all dogs.
ATCP 16.22(8)(b) (b) Primary enclosures and other dog holding areas shall be cleaned with an appropriate detergent, rinsed, and sanitized with an appropriate sanitizer, as often as necessary to keep them free of accumulated dirt, debris, and disease hazards.
ATCP 16.22(8)(c) (c) A primary enclosure shall be cleaned and sanitized before any new dog is placed in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(8)(d) (d) Dogs shall be removed from primary enclosures or other dog holding areas before those areas are cleaned and sanitized. Dogs may not be returned to the cleaned or sanitized enclosure or area until the enclosure or area is dry.
ATCP 16.22(8)(e) (e) All dogs shall have clean, dry and breed-appropriate bedding, or shall have a solid resting place that is appropriate for the dog's breed, age, health and physical condition, unless alternative special arrangements are necessary for the dog's health and safety.
ATCP 16.22 History History: CR 10-100: cr. Register May 2011 No. 665, eff. 6-1-11; correction in (8) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register May 2011 No. 665.
ATCP 16.24 ATCP 16.24Dogs kept outdoors. The following requirements apply to an outdoor facility at which a person keeps dogs pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 16.02 (1):
ATCP 16.24(1) (1)Dogs that may be kept in outdoor primary enclosures. A dog may not be kept in an outdoor primary enclosure unless all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.24(1)(a) (a) The dog is readily able to tolerate the outdoor temperatures and conditions to which the dog may be exposed in that primary enclosure, considering the dog's breed, age, health, and physical condition.
ATCP 16.24(1)(b) (b) The dog is acclimated to the outdoor temperatures and temperature variations that may occur in that primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(2) (2)Outdoor primary enclosure; minimum area. The area of an outdoor primary enclosure, not counting the area of any dog shelter under sub. (5), shall be at least equal to the sum of the following, where each dog's length is measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail:
ATCP 16.24(2)(a) (a) For the largest dog in the primary enclosure, the following area:
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 4.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 8 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 12 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)5. 5. For a dog 26 to 30 inches long, 24 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 30 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b) (b) For each additional dog in the primary enclosure, the following area:
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 3.375 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 6 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 9 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 13.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)5. 5. For a dog 26 to 30 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 22.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(3) (3)Outdoor primary enclosure; construction. An outdoor primary enclosure shall be constructed and maintained to prevent dogs from escaping from the enclosure. If any portion of the primary enclosure is covered by a roof or overhead screen, the roof or screen shall be at least 12 inches above the standing height of the tallest dog kept in the primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(4) (4)Shelter, shade and windbreak. An outdoor primary enclosure shall contain all of the following:
ATCP 16.24(4)(a) (a) One or more dog shelters that collectively comply with sub. (5).
ATCP 16.24(4)(b) (b) A shaded area, other than the dog shelter under sub. (5), which is adequate to shade all dogs in the primary enclosure from direct sunlight during any sunlight hours in which heat stress may occur, without crowding.
ATCP 16.24(4)(c) (c) A windbreak, other than the dog shelter under sub. (5), which is adequate to shelter all dogs in the primary enclosure from wind.
ATCP 16.24(5) (5)Dog shelter. A dog shelter, under sub. (4) (a), shall meet all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.24(5)(a) (a) It shall be made of a durable material and shall have 4 sides, a roof, and a flat solid floor.
ATCP 16.24(5)(b) (b) Its interior shall be readily accessible by all dogs kept in the primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(5)(c) (c) It shall be large enough to accommodate, without crowding, all dogs kept in the primary enclosure. The shelter shall be large enough so that all of the dogs in the primary enclosure can turn around and lie down when all of those dogs are in the shelter.
ATCP 16.24(5)(d) (d) It shall be tall enough to allow the tallest dog in the primary enclosure to stand normally and comfortably in the shelter.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e) (e) It shall be constructed and maintained to do all of the following:
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)1. 1. Prevent injury to dogs that use it.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)2. 2. Allow all dogs using it to retain or dissipate enough body heat for health and comfort.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)3. 3. Allow all dogs using it to remain dry and clean.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)4. 4. Give all dogs using it reasonable protection from predators.
ATCP 16.24(6) (6)Tethering.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)(a) A dog may not be tethered outdoors unless all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)1. 1. The dog is of a breed that can tolerate tethering.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)2. 2. The dog can readily tolerate tethering, based on its age, health and physical condition.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)3. 3. The tethered dog can easily enter and lie down in a dog shelter that complies with sub. (5).
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)4. 4. The tethered dog is not a pregnant or nursing female.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)5. 5. The tether cannot become entangled with any object.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)6. 6. The tether has an anchor swivel.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)7. 7. The tether is at least 6 feet long and of sufficient length for the size of the dog.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)8. 8. The tether is attached to the dog by means of a non-tightening collar or harness of sufficient size for the dog.
ATCP 16.24(6)(b) (b) Dogs may not be tethered outdoors at an animal control facility or animal shelter, except that a dog may be temporarily tethered outdoors in compliance with par. (a) for not more than 4 hours in any day. The responsible caretaker, or an individual implementing a caretaker's written or oral instructions, shall be on the premises during the temporary tethering and shall ensure that the tethering complies with par. (a).
ATCP 16.24(7) (7)Runs and exercise areas.
ATCP 16.24(7)(a)(a) A dog kept outdoors shall have access, for at least 30 minutes each day, to a run or exercise area that meets all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.24(7)(a)1. 1. It shall be large enough for the dog's size and temperament, considering the number of dogs that may use the run or exercise area at any given time, and shall be large enough for the dog to achieve a running stride.
ATCP 16.24(7)(a)2. 2. It shall include a shaded area that is large enough, during all hours in which the run or exercise area is used, to shade all dogs using the run or exercise area without crowding.
ATCP 16.24(7)(b) (b) A run or exercise area, under par. (a), is not required to include a dog shelter under sub. (5) or a windbreak, unless the run or exercise area also serves as a primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(8) (8)Facility maintenance. Outdoor facilities in which dogs are kept shall be maintained to protect the health and safety of dogs kept in those facilities. Maintenance shall comply with the following requirements:
ATCP 16.24(8)(a) (a) All excreta shall be removed from outdoor primary enclosures at least daily.
ATCP 16.24(8)(b) (b) Pests and parasites shall be controlled as necessary to maintain dog health and comfort.
ATCP 16.24(8)(c) (c) All dogs shall have clean, dry and breed-appropriate bedding, or shall have a solid resting place that is appropriate for the dog's breed, age, health, and physical condition, unless alternative special arrangements are necessary for the dog's health and safety.
ATCP 16.24 History History: CR 10-100: cr. Register May 2011 No. 665, eff. 6-1-11; correction in (8) (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register May 2011 No. 665.
ATCP 16.26 ATCP 16.26Transporting dogs. A person who is required to be licensed under s. ATCP 16.02 (1), and that person's employees and agents, shall comply with the following requirements related to the transportation of dogs:
ATCP 16.26(1) (1)Portable enclosures. A portable enclosure used to transport one or more dogs, including any enclosure that is placed on or forms part of a transport vehicle, shall meet all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.26(1)(a) (a) It shall be constructed of water-resistant and cleanable material.
ATCP 16.26(1)(b) (b) It shall be designed to keep all dogs within the enclosure clean and dry.
ATCP 16.26(1)(c) (c) It shall be designed to protect the health and safety of all dogs in the enclosure.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.