Connecticut Town Considers New Dog Leash Law

DARIEN, CT (WCBS 880) – Darien may impose new restrictions on dog owners.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Dog owners say a town leash law will put an end to socializing and exercising, so critical for dogs.

“If you talk to dog behaviorists, or look at any of the research, you’ll see dogs need to run, they need to exercise,” one Darien dog owner told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

But the legislative arm of town government is ready to pass the ordinance.

The reason is simple enough, says Karen Armor, who heads the Representative Town Meeting.

“Everyone knows that there are people who believe they have perfect control over their dogs by their voices, and we also know that it’s not usually the case,” says Armor.

Dog owners hope for a compromise – early morning hours, perhaps, for dog freedom.

But Armor says any agreement like that would have to be worked out with the Darien Parks and Recreation Commission.

  • Ron

    Everyone thinks they have pefect voice control over thier dogs?
    Are we talking about attack dogs?
    Everyone thinks they have perfect control of thier kids. Maybe
    we should put them on leashes too.

    • Jeremy

      Hah, nice one Ron. There are probably 90% of the people who do have good voice control over their dogs, but even those dogs can choose to stop listening! Dogs should be on leashes during peak hours when there are a lot of distractions. I think that is fair

  • Kris

    What does the ordinance say? Somehow I don’t think it says “no more socializing or exercising”. Fantastic reporting.

  • JEFF

    Stupid anti freesom laws are destoying this country!

blog comments powered by Disqus
Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live