1. EVERY dog must have a microchip
2. EVERY dog owner's fence must say: "Beware of Dog"
3. EVERY dog owner has to have a "cage"/"kennel" for their dog, and it has to be approved.
4. EVERY dog has to have a muzzle if he/she is going to be walked anywhere.
5. Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times, unless the dog is in private property.
And those are all that I know of at the moment. URGH... we've had to do so much so soon. I can understand each and every one of these new laws... but I wish that the government gave everybody a bit of a warning before enforcing it all.
So, we went to the vet, and got her a microchip (I now call her robo-mutt). We got a "beware of dog" sign for our gate. We had our yard checked out, to see if it would count as a dog run/kennel, and it does. And we got our dog a muzzle.
The muzzle's the biggest thing. My dog has NEVER worn one in her entire life, except for the string things around her mouth when at the vet. So now, here she is, with a muzzle on and a leash on (which she pulls my arm off normally), and she keeps looking at me like I'm killing her, and stopping constantly to try and get it off. She needs to get used to it... but ARGH. It's so annoying! Why should WE have to worry about OUR dog when people have all of these little pekignese nightmares running around, snarling at everyone? It's just frustrating...
We used to be able to let our dog run around next to the river, at the park... but now I don't think that we'll be allowed to. Unless she has the muzzle on, and a leash. Which means that she can't just drink the water, and play in the water, because I'll be constantly worried that she'll get the muzzle caught on something, and then that I'll have to get her out of the mess. But if we take OFF the muzzle... we'll get in trouble. *sigh*
At least we now have a place out in the country where we can take her... if she'll get used to cars... :roll:
I'm hoping that I can get her used to horses so that we can go on rides together... like that'll happen any time soon... ARGH... :roll:
Oh well... sorry for the rant... I just had to get that out of my system...