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Anchorage considers tightening city’s dog leash ordinance

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Proposed changes to Anchorage’s leash law would rule out electronic collars and require dogs to be walked on a physical leash in public places. Anchorage Daily News reports that the possible update to the ordinance comes after repeated complaints about dogs not on leashes and aggressive dogs. Residents testified for and against the changes during an advisory board meeting Thursday. The current law allows dogs to be off leashes during activities such as retrieving balls or agility courses. Under the proposed changes, dogs could be off leashes for those activities. But they could not roam on sidewalks, streets, multiuse trails and paths or in residential areas.

 


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