What is the Tennessee leash law?


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The leash law in Tennessee states that a pet dog must be under control of its owner at all times and cannot run at large. A dog can be on its owner's property without a leash, but it cannot stray onto another person's property or out into the street and into public areas.The exception to this law is when the dog is legally hunting or herding.

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What is the Tennessee leash law?
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When the leash law is violated in certain counties of Tennessee like Hamilton, the dog that is running at large can be impounded and placed in a shelter for at least 5 days. The pet owner will get his dog back after paying an impound fee. The impound fee will increase with each subsequent impoundment of the animal.

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