4 Reasons To Leash Your Dog

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4 Reasons To Leash Your Dog

For all of us who have a dog (or more), going out for walks is one of our number one priorities in keeping them trained and well exercised! Here are four important things to consider regarding a leash on your dog.

It is the rule.

Although Forsyth County does not have a listed leash law, it is stated in the HOA covenants that any household pets must be confined to the lot of the owner, except when on a leash. Please, be responsible and keep your pet on a leash.

When you have your pet on a leash, you have better control.

If your pet is roaming freely through the neighborhood, there is a chance that she may be able to get into things that she is not supposed to. Bee hives, stagnant water, holes, and discarded trash are all risks that could hurt your beloved pet. Additionally, she could wander into a neighbor’s yard where other animals may not be feeling hospitable. So, be smart and keep her on a leash.

Your neighbors have the right to enjoy our streets.

We should not have to be concerned about being accosted by loose dogs while enjoying our neighborhood. Some of us are unable to physically withstand a dog jumping on us and others may be very fearful of your animal. Imagine your pet charging at a family with small children. There are plenty of dog parks in the area that will allow your dog to play and run off leash. Be kind to your neighbors and keep your dog on a leash.

Just because your dog is friendly doesn’t mean every dog is friendly.

Our neighborhood is a beautiful place to walk and jog and exercise our pets. Many animals do not do well in puppy classes or may have not been properly socialized before their adoption. They are not bad dogs. They just require more space and things can escalate quickly if their space is intruded by a loose pet. Be considerate and keep your pet on a leash.

Please think carefully before allowing your pets off leash in the neighborhood.

Cheri Fleming
Cheri Fleming
Board Of Directors
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