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Animal Defenders of Westchester
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Dog Exercise

Published in AM NEW YORK, 8/7/06:

http://www.amny.com/news/opinion/am-lettersa0807,0,6499591.story?coll=am-letters-headlines 

August 7, 2006

Your article on leash laws illustrated some major misconceptions potential dog guardians have ('Dog Fight,' Aug. 4).

One of the Q and A respondents claimed enforcement of leash laws would cause "... a lot of people to not get a dog. I live in a studio. (Being off-leash) is critical for the well-being of a dog."

Not true. Dogs all over the country do very well living in apartments and being walked on a leash. Another stated she "would have to move out of the city. No dog can be well-behaved without enough exercise."

Both statements are incorrect. I am in favor of dog parks; but to imply that the only 'real' exercise a dog gets is off-leash is ridiculous.

--Kiley Blackman, Animal Defenders of Westchester
 


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