Tethering/Chaining

North Las Vegas, Nevada

December 16, 2021

Dogs may not be tethered for more than 10 hours per 24-hour period, and certain conditions must be met.

6.12.070 – Tethering.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2. and 3. and NRS 574.210 to 574.510, inclusive, a person shall not restrain a dog:

(a) Using a tether, chain, tie, trolley or pulley system or other device that:

(1) Is less than twelve (12) feet in length;

(2) Fails to allow the dog to move at least twelve (12) feet or, if the device is a pulley system, fails to allow the dog to move a total of twelve (12) feet; or

(3) Allows the dog to reach a fence or other object that may cause the dog to become injured or die by strangulation after jumping the fence or object or otherwise becoming entangled in the fence or object;

(4) Places the dog in unsafe or unsanitary conditions; or

(5) Does not permit the dog access to food, water, shade, dry ground, or shelter.

(b) Using a prong, pinch or choke collar or similar restraint; or

(c) For more than ten (10) hours during a twenty-four-hour period.

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