What Happens If My Dog Is Considered Dangerous Or Vicious?

When at your home, the dog needs to be adequately constrained in a pen with a top, a locked fence, or otherwise tethered to prevent escape. When the dog is not at the owner's home, it needs to be muzzled, or leashed by a person of suitable age and with a leash length of no more than six feet, or constrained in a pen with a top, a locked fence, or tethered to prevent escape.

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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