How to keep your dog safe on leash, in the world, on a leash, on your leash

The world of leash-munching has come a long way since I first wrote about it in 2014.In the intervening years, the public has become more comfortable with using dogs for their own safety, as well as those of their guests and pets, but even with that shift, we’re still in a period of heightened dog-mauling …

California dog leash law goes into effect after review

It was a landmark case, one that could help determine whether or not California will follow suit with similar laws for its dog population.In a decision issued this week, the California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the leash law that was passed in 2012.In the decision, the court noted that, unlike most other states, …

‘We’re gonna do what we gotta do’: Dog owner gets the boot after dog attacks

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How to Get a Dog on Your Leash

You can now get a dog on your leash, if you’re willing to try.In a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society and the Association for the Study of Dog Behavior, about a quarter of dog owners surveyed reported having had a dog bite them.“It’s the most common way people have been bitten, and it’s …

Dog leash law in CA passed as lawmakers approve legislation

A bill that would make it illegal to possess a dog leash in California was passed Tuesday by the state legislature.The measure, which passed the state Assembly on a voice vote, now heads to the governor’s desk.It prohibits owners from tethering a dog or a cat while the dog is within a certain distance from …