Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dangers For Off-Leash Dogs

So many of us know the joy of seeing our dogs run free and enjoy the wide open spaces--even in the city. But, how often have you seen dogs running off-leash in a public park and wondered whether they have any impact on the local wildlife? Is this just harmless fun? Maybe not.

Unfortunately, people, birds, squirrels and other wildlife are not happy to have a visit from your dog. From their viewpoint, dogs constitute a threat.

Generally speaking, your dog should be on leash unless in a designated off-leash area. Some cities set aside certain parks or natural areas for dogs to run free. Check with city offices to see if this is the case for your area.

Keep in mind that because there are so many dogs running free there are many dangers to consider.

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