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Old 01-14-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Maine does have this law: Title 7, §3911: Dogs at large which does not specifically say a dog must be on a leash, but must not be allowed to be "at large." It says: It is unlawful for any dog, licensed or unlicensed, to be at large, except when used for hunting. The owner or keeper of any dog found at large is subject to the penalties provided in this chapter. [1999, c. 254, 3 (AMD).]

I guess the next step is to find a legal definition of "at large" that has been accepted in a Maine court.

(BTW: If anybody ever finds one of my dogs "at large," please bring her home or call me.)
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Title 7, §3907: Definitions
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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6. At large. "At large" means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal.

Still doesn't say keep them on a leash.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Good. I kind of assumed that your border collie herding ducks was not "at large."
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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6. At large. "At large" means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal.

Still doesn't say keep them on a leash.

Oh, PLEEEEEEEEEEEZE!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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There is a beach in York Maine that allows people to let their dogs run - after 5 o'clock. Also Bangor City Forest allows people to walk there with their dogs under voice command.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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I was told by my local dog officer that mine had to be "within voice control" in order to be off leash.

( mine had selective hearing )


And yes, after Oct 1st the state park beaches will allow dogs on them.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh, PLEEEEEEEEEEEZE!
Did you have something to say?
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Our dogs have very selective hearing.

When they wish to, they can be very obedient and they know a few 'tricks'.

However, ...

I feel that Maine is very dog friendly.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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I mentioned "leashed" for a reason. I like to take my dog on hikes, but I don't like it when other people have their dog roaming around way ahead of them. Their dogs never listen and the people think I actually want someone elses dog jumping all over me and my dog. Also, no one mentioned the wildlife?
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