National Dog Day!
Keeping Your Dog Safe & Your Community Happy!
On a serious note…
Virtually every community has a leash law. The law requires that dogs be kept on a leash at all times when on public property. While on private property, dogs must be under the control of their owners. The intent of this law is to protect the health and safety of the public and to protect your pet. The use of a leash will benefit you, your neighborhood, and your pet. There are many good reasons to keep your dog on a leash:
It’s a great good neighbor policy, preventing your dog from trespassing on neighbor’s property during your walk. It also keeps your dog from jumping on people you encounter, ensuring that your dog has the chance of being properly introduced.
Improved companionship. A well trained and leash-obedient dog is a pleasure to walk with.
Walking your pet on a leash will prevent the spread of disease. It is less likely that your dog will be exposed to Parvo or Distemper. A leashed dog can be restrained from sniffing the droppings of other animals.
A leash is commonly referred to as “Your Pet’s Lifeline,” protecting your pet from traffic and unrestrained animals. Accidents or animal bites are greatly reduced when responsible pet owners obey the leash law.
An obedient and well behaved dog is a positive reflection of its owner.
It’s a great identification tool, symbolizing that the dog has an owner, and enabling someone who sees the leash and identification tag attached to the dog’s collar to find you if you and your pet should become separated.
It’s a great relief to wildlife, keeping your dog from chasing squirrels, deer and other wildlife.
It’s the law! The law is in place to protect other members of the public and your pet from injury.
Be a good neighbor. Be a good friend. Use a leash.
On a fun note!
13 Things Your Dog Can Teach You
1. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
3. Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
4. Take naps and stretch before rising.
5. Run, romp, and play daily.
6. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
7. When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
8. No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout – run right back out and make friends.
9. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
10. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
11. Be loyal.
12. Never pretend to be something you are not.
13. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
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