The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued new guidelines to pet owners on how to leash their animals.
The rules, which were released on Wednesday, were issued as part of a crackdown on dangerous animal behavior that included a $15,000 fine for owners who did not leash their pets.
The regulations will require dogs to be on their hind legs and must be on a leash that is “no more than 12 inches (30 centimeters) from the dog.”
They are also going to require owners to check their dogs’ medical records, as well as take their dogs to a vet.
These rules come in response to an increased number of dogs being injured in accidents.
The government says they are necessary to ensure the safety of the animals, and are a part of an effort to address the growing number of incidents involving pets.
It’s a crackdown that is meant to address a growing problem, said USDA’s deputy director for public affairs, Julie Brown, who added that the department has not had to address this issue since it was implemented more than 20 years ago.
“This is part of the Department’s commitment to reduce the number of animals that end up in our care and in the community,” Brown said.
The guidelines were designed to help address a problem that has long plagued the industry.
According to the USDA, the pet industry employs approximately 10 million workers and contributes $1.6 trillion to the economy each year.
Last year, the industry generated $7.3 billion in wages, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
It also employs 1.1 million people.
In a recent survey, the American Veterinary Medical Association found that nearly one-third of pet owners did not keep their dogs on a “chinchill” leash.
In the past, many pet owners had their dogs leashed for medical reasons.
In recent years, the number has been on the rise.
“The last year has seen a lot of people who have adopted pets who are not doing it for medical reason, because they have been taking them to the vet for various reasons,” said Dr. Steven F. Wigdor, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist at New York University.
“In many cases, the vet’s office is just not equipped to do the job that’s been asked of them.”
While the new rules are designed to prevent accidents, Wigdar said the guidelines are also aimed at keeping pets healthy.
Wigdor told CNN that many veterinarians would like to see pet owners do a better job of managing their dogs.
“We do believe there is a lot that could be done with better education and awareness,” Wigdorsaid.
If a pet owner is not keeping their dog on a chinchill leash, he or she should contact the local animal control agency.