Leash laws are not simply a suggestion. They are put in place to keep both your pets and those around you safe.
This weekend, while out walking on the Hike and Bike Trail in beautiful downtown Austin, we encountered a woman walking with her son and their dog. Their dog was wearing a collar but not on a leash. As she passed the “All dogs must be on leash” sign, she simply ignored it and continued ahead. Within 20 steps, a cyclist nearly crashed into her dog, swerving to avoi