Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners: Ammend Leash Law to include e-collars as an approved device for dogs
Allowing people who spend time and energy training their dogs to enjoy them more freely will promote better dog ownership as well as make Charlotte into a truly dog-friendly city.
Current county leash laws accept electronic containment systems (ie Invisible fence) as an acceptable containment solution for dogs. We want this acceptance to expand to hand held electronic collars when people are with their dogs.
Just to our South, York County has the following as their leash law without any significant safety problems: York County requires all animals to be either fenced in, on a leash, or under the control of their owners at all times when outside.
One simple benefit of this amendment is dogs can freely swim in surrounding lakes without violating the leash laws.
Current county leash laws accept electronic containment systems (ie Invisible fence) as an acceptable containment control for dogs. We want this rule to expand to hand held electronic collars when people are with their dogs.
We respectfully submit the following amendment: Use of electronic collars (e-collars) is approved as long as the owner also carries a leash with them and upon being asked, is able demonstrate voice control of his/her dog with normal voice commands.