Caledonia Dog Leash Ordinance

Dogs are welcome to enjoy the Conservancy’s trails with their owners, but please observe local laws by keeping keep your dog leashed at all times. This is especially important for the safety of horseback riders that may be enjoying the same trails. It’s the polite, safe thing to do — and it’s the law. Here’s what the law states about dogs running at large:

It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog to permit or suffer such dog to be at large, which shall mean that it is off the premises of its owner or keeper and upon any public street or alley, any school ground, any public park or upon any other public or private property without the permission of the owner of the property, provided, however, a dog shall not be deemed to be at large if: (1) It is attached to a leash not more than ten (10) feet in length which is of sufficient strength to restrain it, and the leash is held by a person competent to govern it of at least ten (10) years of age and prevent it from annoying or worrying pedestrians or trespassing on private property or trespassing on public properly where dogs are forbidden; or (2) It is properly restrained within a motor vehicle.