A.   Under Restraint: It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog to allow such dog at any time to run at large. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, a dog shall be considered under restraint of the owner and therefore not "at large" when:
      1.   On a leash or lead;
      2.   The dog is under the control of its owner through the use of an electronic dog collar, provided that the owner maintains voice and sight control as outlined in subsection B of this section and carries a physical leash or lead with them at all times;
      3.   Confined within a vehicle;
      4.   Within the real property limits of the owner;
      5.   Within the real property limits of another with the express permission of the property owner;
      6.   The dog is an agricultural dog actively working;
      7.   The dog is hunting with its owner; or
      8.   The dog is within the boundaries of a designated off leash dog area adopted by ordinance or otherwise formally approved by the county, a municipality, a special service district, or a homeowners' association within the jurisdiction of the division of animal control.
   B.   Off Leash Dog Areas:
      1.   Voice And Sight Control: With respect to subsection A8 of this section, dogs within the boundaries of a designated off leash dog area must be managed through the use of "voice and sight control", defined as control of the behavior of a dog which is not leashed or otherwise physically restrained by its owner sufficient that the dog does not, without regard to circumstances or distractions:
         a.   Charge, chase, or otherwise display aggression toward any person or behave toward any person in a manner that a reasonable person would find harassing or disturbing;
         b.   Charge, chase, or otherwise display aggression toward any animal;
         c.   Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife or livestock; or
         d.   Fail to come to and stay with the owner immediately upon command by such person.
      2.   Off Leash Dog Area Regulations: The following shall be prohibited or illegal within the boundaries of any off leash dog area within the jurisdiction of Summit County animal control:
         a.   Failure of an owner of any dog within the boundaries of an off leash dog area to carry a leash or lead no longer than six feet (6') in length for each dog. Electronic dog collars may not substitute for a physical leash or lead.
         b.   An owner having more than four (4) dogs simultaneously unleashed.
         c.   Failure of an owner to exercise voice and sight control at all times.
         d.   Failure of an owner to properly clean up and dispose of dog waste.
         e.   Bringing a female dog in season (heat) into an off leash dog area.
         f.   Failure of a dog to be properly licensed per section 5-1-5 of this chapter and to wear a license tag per section 5-1-6 of this chapter.
         g.   Failure to follow any other posted off leash dog area rules and regulations.
   C.   Sensitive Areas: Summit County recognizes that there are certain sensitive places where dogs should be on leash at all times. Dogs may only be allowed off leash in areas formally designated as off leash areas. Dogs must remain on leash within one hundred fifty feet (150') of an off leash public trailhead.
   D.   Liability: The owner of any dog found running at large shall be strictly liable for a violation of this section regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the dog and regardless of whether or not he/she knows that the dog is running at large. (Ord. 832, 11-12-2014)