A.   Manner Of Confinement: Every person who owns, possesses, or harbors any dog within the town shall confine such dog to premises owned or controlled by him, either by a substantial fence or similar enclosure of sufficient strength and height to prevent the dog from escaping therefrom, or inside a house or other building, or by a leash consisting of a metal chain or other material of sufficient strength to prevent that dog from escaping from the premises when the leash is stretched to its full length.
   B.   Exceptions: This section shall not apply to any person who takes a dog upon private property with the consent of the owner or person in control of such property or upon any street, alley, or other public place when the dog is under the control of the person in a vehicle or by means of a chain or leash of sufficient strength and length to control the actions of such dog. (1984 Code § 4-125; amd. 2002 Code)
   C.   Service Dogs: Certified service dogs performing duties for which they are especially trained are exempt from the provisions of this section as long as they are under the control of their handlers or owners. (2002 Code)