Do you know your Dog Laws? Part 1

by admin on November 2, 2011


I live in a community where we all co-exists with our dogs.  My facebook friends are about 99% dog owners! I own a doggy daycare.  So why all the fluff about dogs and stuff? Well, there are some laws to know as a dog owner.  There are some legal rights you should have under your dog collars.  Here are just some of the laws that you should know:

1. Dogs must be on leash.  Please don’t let your dog walk without a leash. You don’t know the personality of the next dog you’ll meet, or how your dog will react to a new dog coming their way.

2. Your dog poops, I know you clean it up. But some folks don’t. There are fines for not cleaning up after your dog.

3. All dogs bark. But excessive barking, especially at night can cause issues to neighbors. There is a fine for excessive dog barking!

4. Check with your city for specific dog laws that pertain to your dog. Cities require dog licenses be up to date. Go on the internet and find out about this.  You need proper licenses when walking your dog taking your dog to a park. So zip on the internet and find out about the specifics.

5. Bite Laws.  Your dog gets in to a brawl walking , or you’re at the dog park, your on vacation.  Check out the Bite Laws for that city and state before you pay out of your pocket.

6. There are Breed Specific Laws.  Use the internet and find out what is acceptable in your city and state. Some dog breeds are banned in certain states and countries.

I have a confession.  In the past, I was able to take my dog with me, to get my hair done with me. What? Yes, however, I can’t do that now.  It’s against a health law. Many salons, restaurants, nail salons have strict health laws that they must adhere to and you could be affected if you take you dog there.  Read their signs and follow what they request.  It’s not about your dog, it’s about the laws on the books.

I wanted to thank Tracey G. owner of Sato and blogger at for these helpful hints.  I thought this was important news to share.

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Hugs and Licks!


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Bill Long November 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm

One other thing that I’d like to add,it’s a good idea,especially when traveling,keep the rabies certificate with you. Some paranoid law enforcement people don’t like to accept a tag.


Brenley January 5, 2012 at 4:20 am

Hey, good to find sonemoe who agrees with me. GMTA.


admin January 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Brenley, glad you enjoyed the blog. Great Minds Do Think Alike. I thought this was a good informational blog. Thanks for the read.


Shelly and Layla November 5, 2011 at 2:35 am

Thanks sooo much for the info and would like to add another one if you dont mind, keep a sticker (you can get them online) on your frontdoor stating their are pets inside for emergencies and check if your vet has an online website like mine does and I can get all Laylas’ info online which makes life easy.

Hope I did not stray from the subject


admin November 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Shelly, good add to this blog topic of DogZi Laws. You can NEVER have enough information. This is a good 1. Many Thanks my friend for the read and the add. I have Dog Laws Part 2. Zip me the information regarding the sticker, so I can look at this when you have time. Maybe put it on this blog, so others can see and review.


Jim Boyle March 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Now, if we could only get people to read and obey! I personally know people who take dogs to our school grounds, thinking they are doing a good deed by fertilizing our grass. I always encourage mine to utilize the facilities in our back yard before we walk the neighborhood.


admin March 13, 2012 at 12:37 am

Thanks Jim for the read and the comment here. The laws are specific for dogs and dog owners. You’re spot on, if only some (not all) of ther owners were has careful as you are, life on the grass would be an even better experience for all :)


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