Dallas, Texas 

February 1, 2018

No dog may be tethered unless in his or her owner’s immediate possession and accompanied by the owner.


An owner of a dog may only tether a dog if the dog is in the owner’s immediate possession and accompanied by the owner, as required by Section 7-3.1 of this chapter.  In addition, the owner of a tethered dog shall:

(1)   not allow the dog to be tethered in any manner or by any method that allows the dog to become entangled or injured;

(2)   use a properly fitted harness or collar that is specifically designed for the dog; and

(3)   attach the tethering device to the dog’s harness or collar and not directly to the dog’s neck.

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