Am I Allowed To Tie My Dog Up So That He Does Not Run Free From My Property?

Yes. However, the tether that you use to tie your dog up must be 3 times as long as the dog, measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the tip of its tail. If a dog is found restrained by a smaller tether you can be charged with a misdemeanor or have your animal seized by animal control and be responsible for the costs of accommodating your animal at an animal shelter.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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