It is important for your dog sitter to always walk your dog on a leash when in public areas, for both the safety of your dog and the safety of others.
Walking dogs on a leash helps prevent the dog sitter and your dog from running into dangerous situations, such as running into traffic or approaching unfamiliar dogs or people. It also helps your dog sitter maintain control over your dog’s behavior. This will prevent your dog from getting into trouble or causing damage.
Most cities in Northern Michigan have leash laws that require dogs to be on a leash when in public areas. Violating these laws can result in fines and other penalties.
There are some exceptions to this rule, such as in designated off-leash areas or when participating in certain activities such as agility training or obedience classes. However, it’s important for your dog sitter to follow the rules of these areas and activities to ensure the safety of your dog and others.
Since your dog might not come at first to you dog sitter’s commands, it’s important that they always walk your dog on a leash for your dog’s safety and the safety of others around them.