Department of Natural Resources - Prohibitions - Dog exercise areas.


Published: 2020-05-08

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(A) The chief may designate "dog exercise" areas at state parks. Dogs in designated dog exercise areas shall not be required to be on a leash if they are under the control and supervision of a person eighteen years old or older. Up to two dogs per adult are permitted in the dog exercise area.

(B) No person may bring a dog into a dog exercise area if the dog is under four months old; is in heat; or has fresh wounds. No person may bring a dog into a dog exercise area unless the dog is current with vaccinations and displays the current license and rabies tags.

(C) No person who brings a dog in a dog exercise area shall fail to remove their dog's waste and place it in the designated receptacles.

(D) No person shall be in a dog exercise area between sunset to sunrise.

(E) Children under the age of sixteen must be under the supervision of a responsible adult when in the dog exercise area.

(F) Dogs that exhibit threatening or vicious behavior are prohibited from dog exercise areas.