Parker County, Texas

No dog shall be tethered for longer than 20 minutes at a time and for no more than five times per day, unless the dog is tethered by means of an overhead trolley system as described in the ordinance.

Section 5.3 Tethering
(a) Because of significant increase in aggression that occurs when dogs are tethered, it is unlawful to tether or chain a dog as a means of restraint except for temporary periods not to exceed 20 minutes in duration and no more than 5 times a day.
(b) Exception: A dog may be tethered by attaching the end of the tethering chain or rope to a heavy line, heavy wire or cable of at least 40 feet in length and the ends of which are in turn attached to solid anchoring posts or other devices or structures at a height that is sufficient to prevent the line, wire or cable from obstructing the passage of humans and from presenting a hazard to humans and which allows the line, wire or cable to run parallel to the surface of the ground. The tethering must be done in such manner as permits the dog to move freely up and down the parallel line, wire or cable. The tethering chain or rope must be of a length that permits the dog to move freely to a distance of at least 10 feet on either side of the fixed line, wire or cable.
(c) It shall be unlawful to tether a dog, even temporarily, in such proximity to the owner’s property line or a public road or path as would permit the dog to reach persons using the public road or path or to reach persons not on the property of the owner or to come within 50 feet of such persons. It is unlawful to use a tethered dog as a guard dog, and to leave a dog tethered in a location to which children has access.

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