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Is it legal to chain your dog outside?

schnauzer chainedUSA Today recently ran a story about a new law being proposed in Illinois, which would require that any dog tethered outside remain in the owner’s line of sight for the entire time the dog is tied.  Other states and municipalities have laws which limit the time a dog is outside or ban the practice altogether.

Regardless of how you feel about the various laws, I think we can all agree that some dogs live a miserable life, never being allowed off of their chains, or not able to access shade or fresh water.

Do you know the law in your area?  Check out this site for a listing of what’s up where.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!