Obey Leash Laws
Enforcement may be lax in less populated areas of the state, but populated areas such as Boise are more strict about requiring dogs to be on leash. In addition, the parks in Boise and surrounding Ada County require dogs to be on leashes except in designated areas.
A dog owner must make sure his or her dog can’t escape the property. This is because an owner must take reasonable steps to prevent the dog from biting someone.
Idaho law requires dogs to be under the control of their owners at all times. This is generally interpreted to mean that dogs are either kept indoors, in a fenced yard, or on a leash. This also includes controlling the dog around guests invited to the owner’s home.
The dog owner must remove his or her dog from any situation where it has become agitated.
If the dog owner hasn’t taken reasonable steps including providing proper training, then he or she is liable for the dog’s actions.
If a dog has acted aggressively in the past, the dog’s owner has a duty to seek professional help.