New Hanover County, North Carolina

December 20, 2010

Dogs may not be tethered except under certain conditions, such as obedience training and law-enforcement training.

Sec. 5-30. Restraint (dogs tied out).

A dog shall be maintained securely on the property of its owner. Ropes, chains and the like are prohibited for any purpose under this chapter. Exceptions to restraint are as follows: organized and lawful dog functions; e.g., dog exercise within designated areas of public parks, hunting, obedience training, field and water training, law enforcement training and/or in the pursuit of working or competing in those legal endeavors.

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