Dogs may not be tethered for more than an hour at a time, there must be a three-hour break between periods of tethering, and dogs may not be tethered for more than three hours total in a 24-hour period. Certain requirements must also be met when a dog is tethered.
Sec. 6.04.040. Control and protection of animals in general.
(e) It is unlawful for any person to:
(12) Continuously picket a dog for more than one continuous hour, except that picketing of the same dog may resume after a hiatus of three continuous hours. A dog may not be picketed for a total time period exceeding three hours, in any twenty-four-hour period.
For the purpose of picketing a dog, a chain, leash, rope, or tether shall be at least 10 feet in length.
a. A chain, leash, rope, collaring device, tether, or any assembly or attachments thereto used to picket a dog shall not weigh more than one-eighth (1/8) of the animal’s body weight, or due to weight, inhibit the free movement of the animal within the area picketed.
b. Dogs shall be picketed in such a manner as to prevent injury, strangulation, or entanglement on fences, trees, or other man made or natural obstacles;
c. It is unlawful to attach chains or other tether restraint implements directly to a dog without the proper use of a collar, harness, or other device designed for that purpose and made from a material that prevents injury to the animal.