Carroll County, Maryland

November 28, 2006

This ordinance prohibits the tethering of dogs between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and for more than 12 total hours between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Tethers used during such periods must meet certain conditions.

Chapter 81-5. Restraint.

C.  The owner of a dog shall not tie, chain, cable or in any way tether a dog outside for more than 12 hours a day (and at no time between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.).

D.  A tether to confine a dog shall be a minimum of 41⁄2 times the length of the dog (nose to tail base) and under no circumstances less than 10 feet long.

E.  The tether shall have swivels at both ends to prevent kinking and knotting. The area covered shall be maintained so that the tether cannot become entangled and positioned so that the dog cannot wrap the tether around posts, trees, debris or hang by jumping a fence or guardrail.

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