AS Shoalhaven City Council comes to grips with its dog off-leash policy it's interesting to take a quick look at Eurobodalla Shire Council's approach.
Eurobodalla Shire Council looks to have taken the lead on this matter and the evidence hits you as soon as you visit its website site.
Right there on the landing page next to headings like roads and current works, household waste and bins is the heading "dog friendly beaches".
Click on the heading and you are taken to an impressive map that shows you all the dog exercise areas available to you in the Eurobodalla.
Shoalhaven Council does have a similar section on its website but it's harder to find.
Dog owners in the Mollymook/Narrawallee area want council to follow the lead taken by Eurobodalla.
"Progressive councils are working with dog owners to give them more opportunities not less," one resident said.
"Dogs are permitted on limited beaches within the Shoalhaven council area.
"In contrast, there are 29 beaches where off-leash dogs are permitted in neighbouring Eurobodalla Shire, and another 18 beaches with restricted access for dogs in the warmer months.
"They [Eurobodalla Shire Council] have worked to strike a balance between beachgoers and dog owners."
The issues sparked up this week when the council announced it would be restricting access to dog owners in the Narrawallee area following a trial.
The matter then was tabled at council meeting this week and Councillor Bob Proudfoot, who called for a resolution to the dog off-leash policy, agreed with some residents that the dog access trial at Narrawallee beach was "set up to fail" due to improper signage.
The contentious dog off-leash area issue has been a headache for council for nearly five years.