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ONLY THESE 2 STATES HAVE LEASH LAWS
It’s totally legal to walk your dog off-leash
If you don’t live in the states below…
As of 2015, “only two states declare that a dog must be under the control of his/her owner when off the owner’s premises:”
The states below, however, require leashing for dogs while in state parks, grounds and wildlife areas.
States Requiring Leashes for Dogs in Parks, State Grounds or Wildlife Areas
- New Hampshire
- New York
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
More on Leash Laws
The information discussed here does not capture leash laws for dangerous dogs…it also does not capture leash laws governed by a regulation. Be sure to ALWAYS check with your local government for restraint requirements affecting your animal companions.
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