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9/10/2018 at 6:07:03 PM GMT
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Dog Leashes
What type of dog leashes do you allow on your campus? Do you allow retractable?

9/17/2018 at 3:54:31 PM GMT
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Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Consideration should be made by the resident in selecting an appropriate leash restraint for his/her dog so as to ensure that it is kept under control at all times. Avoid excessive leash length that may pose difficulty to appropriately maintain control of the dog. Retractable leashes may pose problems for both humans and pets. Preferred consideration should be given to standard fixed-length leashes, particularly when dogs may become aggressive when encountering other animals or humans that may result in injury to other animals or humans. Dogs are not permitted off-leash outside residences in any building or elsewhere on [community] property with the exception of dogs visiting the Dog Park or a dog contained within an invisible fence and wearing an appropriate functioning collar.

9/17/2018 at 3:55:18 PM GMT
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We allow retractable leashes.

9/17/2018 at 3:55:53 PM GMT
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We are in the city which has a leash law. Any type of leash is permitted.

9/17/2018 at 3:58:20 PM GMT
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We do not have a policy about the type of leash that is used. We are in talks about changing the policy to standard leash due to the risks of the retractable leashes getting tangled around residents or visitors.

9/17/2018 at 3:58:35 PM GMT
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We require leashes, regardless of type, be kept to four feet in length when around other people.

9/17/2018 at 3:58:51 PM GMT
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At this time, we have no restrictions on dog leashes. That has not been addressed in our Pet Policy. We have just added a Dog Park and we have a number of new dogs coming in with our new Residents now moving into the Expansion cottages. I will be interested in hearing the replies to this question!

9/17/2018 at 3:59:06 PM GMT
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We do not stipulate the type of leash that can be used. We do request the dog be close to you when using a leash.

9/17/2018 at 3:59:20 PM GMT
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For the safety of our residents, the use of retractable leashes is strongly discouraged and we ask pet owners to only use standard leashes made of nylon or leather. Pets on leashes cannot be tied or attached to any stationary object on campus (ex. chair legs, tables or poles).

9/17/2018 at 3:59:39 PM GMT
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We don’t have restrictions on leashes unless we have a problem, then I would talk to the resident about an alternative.

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