I’m a dog lover myself. Most people who own dogs don’t think that their pet could or would ever hurt even a fly. However, the truth is that dogs are animals and as humans we cannot fully understand their provocations. Therefore, it is important to always be a responsible dog owner by obeying local leash laws, utilizing dog parks, and cleaning up after our pets. In New Mexico, responsible pet ownership is easy.
New Mexico and Albuquerque Leash Laws
New Mexico Statute gives local municipalities the authority to regulate their own leash laws. The City of Albuquerque has leash laws that require all animals (other than wild animals) to be restricted at all times by either a fence, enclosure, vehicle, or on a leash. The regulations for other New Mexico Cities can be found here.
Albuquerque Dog Parks
Dogs love to run free and exercise. Regular activity is important to a dog’s mental and physical health. When it comes to exercise and health, dogs are much like people. Just as we benefit from regular exercise and a healthy diet, so do our pets. According to Dog Training Central, not only will regular exercise decrease the risk of serious health issues in your pet (such as obesity, heart disease and arthritis), but it will also curb various behavioral issues like aggressive, destructive behavior, excessive barking, and constant attention seeking.
As a pet owner, I know it is difficult to find time exercise my dog with walks or runs. Luckily, Albuquerque has several dog parks where pets can run free and interact with other dogs. Here’s a map of Albuquerque’s dog parks. Of course, it is important to obey dog parks rules and make sure that your dog doesn’t pose a threat to other dogs or their owners.
Cleaning Up After Your Pet
There are few things more aggravating than stepping in a pile of dog doo doo. However, cleaning up after your pet isn’t just about common decency. It also prevents pet waste from getting into our water ways through storm water and helps to prevent the spread of disease and infection.
Dog Bite Laws in New Mexico
Dog owners and handlers are responsible for their animals. If your dog bites or attacks someone, you will be held responsible. If you have questions about your responsibility for your pet’s behavior or have been the victim of a dog bite, don’t hesitate to contact Keller & Keller’s experienced dog bite attorneys today.