Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: my landlord is harassing me about my unleashed service dog. She wears a training collar. She is under control.

Recently the landlord and I finally came to an agreement over damages her neglect caused my property. The next day she began demanding my dog be put on a leash. My service dog had not been leashed in almost a year, since she had become a service dog.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Your service dog cannot be required to be on a leash in two instances: 1) your disability prevents you from using a leash, and 2) the service your dog performs for you as a result of your disability cannot be performed if the dog is on a leash.

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