"Any (dog) within the city limits needs to be on a leash anytime they're on public property," Weaver said. "On private property, you would not need to have a leash. But the minute the dog sets foot on the sidewalk, they would." Fife clarified that dogs may go off leash only on their owner's private property. "If it's someone else's private property, they need to be on a leash." It's also illegal, said Fife, for a person to tie their dog and leave, such as some people do when they tether dogs to bike racks downtown or in front of grocery stores while shopping. "There has to be a person on the other end of the leash from the dog," Fife said/David Johnson, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Question: Should the owner of a dog that barks be charged with a misdemeanor rather than an infraction?