While we all love the idea of our pups being free to enjoy the riches of the outdoors, few are aware that in most cities, it is illegal for your dog to be off-leash and it is unsafe.
Penalties for not being in compliance of leash laws include hefty fines, a notice to appear in court, and depending on the circumstances, animal control can confiscate your dog. Aside from the legal ramifications, you are also putting your dog at risk.
Dog’s off-leash have increased chances of getting into and eating dangerous things. A trigger on a walk can cause your dog to react and runaway. Being off-leash can also provoke aggression from leashed dogs causing dog fights. You may easily avoid this recipe for disaster by sticking to off-leash areas and keeping your dog on-leash all of the other times your dog is outdoors. By doing so, you create an opportunity to reinforce your bond by enjoying the same pace on a lovely stroll, keeping you and your dog safe.
Check your with local Animal Control division for more information on to license your dog.