For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AT LARGE. A dog shall be termed at large when it is not under restraint, as defined herein.
   DOG. A domestic canine.
   HARBORER. The harborer of a dog shall be any person who has custody of any dog or permits a dog to be kept or to stay on or about his or her premises.
   OWNER. Any person, groups of persons, or legal entity owning, keeping or harboring a dog or dogs.
   POLICE. The police officers of the city, or any person, firm, or agency hired or engaged by the city to assist the police in the performance of their duties.
   RESTRAINT. A dog is under restraint if it is controlled by a leash not exceeding 8 feet in length; or if it is under the voice of signal command of a competent person, providing that the dog will immediately respond to and obey the voice or signal commands of the person; or if it is within the boundaries of the owner’s or harborer’s premises.
(Prior Code, § 406.01) (Am. Ord. 2021-09-07C, passed 9-7-2021)