Connecticut Dog Chaining Law

Ct Dog Chaining Laws

As of July 1, 2013, CT prohibits dog chaining under each of the following circumstances:

  • A weather advisory or warning is issued by local, state or federal authorities, such as severe thunderstorm watch, tornado warning, heat advisory, wind chill advisory, winter storm warning, etc.
  • Severe weather such as heat, cold, wind, rain, snow or hail that poses a risk to the health or safety of a dog based on breed, age or physical condition.
  • The tether does not have swivels on both ends to prevent twisting and tangling, unless a person is in the presence of the dog.
  • The tether allows a dog to reach an object or hazard such as windowsill, edge of a pool, fence, public road or highway, or porch railing that poses a risk of injury, unless a person in in the presence of the dog.
  • The tether does not allow the dog to walk at least eight feet in any one direction.
  • The dog is tethered using a coat hanger, choke collar, prong-type collar, head halter or any other collar, halter or device that is not specifically designed for a dog.