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Long dog leash or short leash?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

dog-short-leashThere was a law recently passed in Sandusky, Ohio that forces dog owners to keep dogs on leashes that are no longer than six feet long.  The reason for the law is supposedly to prevent injuries to humans and other animals.  Although some people are in favor of this law, many people are arguing that a six feet dog leash is not large enough when walking a larger dog since large dogs are harder to control on short leashes.  So what’s your opinion? I believe that if the dog is trained well and the owner is responsible, a long leash will do just fine. Many people do not follow dog etiquette and let their dogs run and jump all over the place. We shouldn’t have to rely on these kinds of laws if citizens are responsible for properly training their dog and following the rules. If a dog is not trained properly, it could jump and possible knock down and injure a child or older person. While walking your dog, be aware and respectful of others around you.



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