Fort Lee, NJ asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey

Q: Can a dog run loose on your property- not the community but the people are saying the PA law states running at large

They are saying that running at large includes your private property I disagree

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A: In many places, including New Jersey, "running at large" typically refers to dogs being off-leash and not under control in public areas. On private property, the rules might be different. Generally, property owners have more control over what happens on their own property, including whether or not dogs can run loose.

However, there could still be local ordinances or homeowner association rules that restrict dogs from being off-leash even on private property, particularly if there are concerns about safety, noise, or other potential issues. It's advisable to review your community's specific regulations.

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