Are you confused by leash laws? You’re not the only one! Leash laws vary by state, as well as by municipality. Some states require dogs to be on a leash at all times, others are more lenient and still others only require certain breeds to be on leashes. Some laws dictate the length of the leash, others the type of leash. No wonder we are all confused! But, the bottom line is, leash laws are there to protect you and your pooch and hopefully accidents are avoided when the laws are obeyed. They also protect dog owners and non-owners alike. Even though most dogs don’t mean any harm by jumping on others (they’re just excited!) there is still the possibility that an injury can occur, which isn’t good for anyone involved.

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