505.02  CONFINEMENT OF DOGS; DANGEROUS DOGS AND  VICIOUS DOGS.
   (a)    As used in this section, "dangerous dog" and "vicious dog" have the same meanings as in Section 505.01 of the Lorain Codified Ordinances.
   (b)    No owner, keeper or harborer of any female dog shall permit it to go beyond the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer at any time the dog is in heat unless the dog is properly in leash.
   (c)    Except when a dog is lawfully engaged in hunting and accompanied by the owner, keeper, harborer or handler of the dog, no owner, keeper or harborer of any dog shall fail at any time to do either of the following:
      (1)    Keep the dog physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision or secure enclosure to prevent escape;
      (2)    Keep the dogs on a leash and under the reasonable control of some person  when off the premises of the owner and remove any feces originating from the dog from the property;
      (3)    The running at large of a dog off the premises of the owner is prima facie evidence that it is unconfined in violation of this section.
   
   (d)    No owner, keeper or harborer of a dangerous or vicious dog shall fail to do either of the following:
      (1)    While that dog is on the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer, securely confine it at all times in a locked pen that has a top, locked fenced yard, or other locked enclosure that has a top, except that a dangerous dog may, in the alternative, be tied with a leash or tether so that the dog is adequately restrained;
      (2)    While that dog is off the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer, keep that dog on a chain-link leash or tether that is not more than six feet in length and additionally do at least one of the following:
         A.    Keep that dog in a locked pen that has a top, locked fenced yard or other locked enclosure that has a top;
         B.    Have the leash or tether controlled by a person who is of suitable age and discretion or securely attach, tie or affix the leash or tether to the ground or a stationary object or fixture so that the dog is adequately restrained and station such a person in close enough proximity to that dog so as to prevent it from causing injury to any person and muzzle that dog. 
(Ord. 65-16.  Passed 7-5-16.)