Fenced Boundary of Off-Leash Dog Area

Recently, in a town near mine, a woman was walking her dog in a state park with a leash requirement. Her OFF-leash dog ran out onto the ice on the river and then fell through, and was unable to make it back to shore. The woman then called 911 and the local fire department sent a team out and (thankfully!) they were able to reach and save the dog. (Be aware, in some communities, first responders do not respond to non-human incidents; in this case they did, and also the area was not remote and therefore still accessible).

Estabrook Woods, a popular dog-walking area in Concord, may soon be off limits to off-leash dogs.

Sofia, I’m starting to have a commenting-crush on you. Well said again! It’s really so simple, isn’t it? Designated on-leash areas require that all dogs must be on-leash at all time, no excuses, because it’s the law. Designated off-leash areas are acceptable places for off-leash dogs to run free. Win-win for everyone.

How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On Leash:

Which dog leash is right for you and your furry friend? At EzyDog, you can choose between the: Why it happens: Dogs naturally want to pull against pressure rather than giving into it. Your dog learns that when he pulls, he is more likely to get where he wants to go — and to get there faster. Dogs who pull have little connection with the human on the other end of the leash; they’re only interested in what’s in front of them.

"Hi Scott,The Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash is fantastic!

When holding a dog tight and close, instead of teaching the dog that this is the position they’re supposed to walk in, it learns that a leash should always be tight when it walks. Picture a toy car that you pull back on and when it is released it takes off. Dogs taught leash-walking this way have the same problem. The minute they are given some slack, they yank to the end of the leash and start pulling. That’s because they’ve learned to seek leash tension, not how to walk nicely.

Let your dog run off leash at our seven dog parks.