Do I Need To Keep My Dog Leashed At My Home?

As an owner, keeper, or person in charge of the dog, you have the duty to keep the dog physically confined or restrained upon the premises of your home by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision, or secure enclosure to prevent escape. So although the dog does not need to be leashed at all times, it needs to be confined.

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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