Freedom-constrained Fido: Off-leash dogs in Durango are OK only at Dog Park

By Sarah Mueller Herald staff writer

(STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald.) Trisha Wytas said the ticket she received for letting her dog run off leash was $48. It would have been $20 more, Wytas said, if she hadn’t had her dog neutered.

Annie Phenix, dog trainer with Phenix Dogs at the Durango Dog College, answers questions about dog etiquette:
What should a good pet owner know about picking up after his or her pet?

“First of all, with the city, it’s illegal not to. Rule No. 1 if your dog goes to the bathroom, you need to pick it up whether it’s on a hiking trail, within the city limits or anywhere in the county.”

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