Wild dogs are found throughout Australia. Wild dogs were first introduced to Australia approximately 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. They are a significant threat to the agricultural industry where they prey on livestock such as sheep, cattle, goats and poultry as well as other small animals including rabbits, wallabies, possums, wombats, birds and reptiles. Wild dogs can carry and spread several diseases which affect livestock, domestic animals as well as humans.
Control measures for wild and stray dogs include traps, ultrasonic deterrents, light deterrents and spray deterrents.