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Jim
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Username: Jimr

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 03:06 pm:   

I have a question regarding leashed pets in Frisco. Ordinance 05-04-27 seems to indicate that animals are not permitted to roam "at large" off the owners premises or be out of the owners control and chase cars, attack other animals, etc. When we take our dogs out for walks, we occasionally see dogs being walked without a leash or playing w. kids in front of their house. We were just wondering if you could clarify what the rules are.

thanks
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 264
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 09:46 am:   

Dogs are not allowed to be at large or otherwise not controlled by their owners. When outside the confines of yard areas, dogs must be under the physical control of their owner or the owner’s designee by a leash, chain, cord, or rope. If you have an issue with dogs running at large or other related questions, please call Animal Control at 972-335-5580 ext 137.
 

Joyce2
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Username: Joyce2

Post Number: 6
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 03:57 pm:   

What about in the play areas of public parks? I often go to Frisco Commons and see people inside the wooden play area with their dogs and kids; sometimes leashed, sometimes not. I always get rude replies when I comment to the owners that it is not appropriate to have their dogs in this play area, but should keep them on the other side of the fencing if they must bring them. Are dogs allowed inside the play area of the park? if not, could signs be posted; if they are allowed, I'll keep my mouth shut and take my children home when dogs are there.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 219
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 07:54 am:   

Dear Joyce,

Thank you for forwarding your concerns about animals at our playgrounds. Because we have had numerous similar complaints, we are actually taking an amendment to our Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Ordinance to our City Council for approval on June 6 that addresses this issue. If passed, the amendment will specifically make it unlawful for any animal to be allowed on any playground, which means the entire safety surface area around and under playground equipment.

Obviously, this would include all of the area inside the fences at The Commons playground. Also, if passed, the amendment could subject violators to a fine up to $500.00. An ordinance is already in place that requires all animals on public property to be on a leash. There is a sign at The Commons playground that states that requirement. If the amendment is passed on July 6, we will also be adding additional signage that addresses the playground.

I regret your experience at The Commons was less than pleasurable, but I hope you will not let the lack of common courtesy by a few people keep you and your family from enjoying the park in the future. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any future park related questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
972-335-5517
bjohnson@friscotexas.gov





 

Bryan Fritchie
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Username: Hogcall

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 03:08 pm:   

What is the status of this amendment? Did it pass?
 

Darrell Moore
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Username: Dmoore2168

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2010
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 05:04 pm:   

My neighbors, repeatedly allow their pitt bull loose in the front yard to go to the bathroom with out a leash and unsupervised. Sadly, the dog does not stay in his own yard but uses mine as his personal toilet and is scaring my wife and 9 year old son. I have asked him numerous times to kennel his dog in his own back yard and if he is to let the dog out in the front yard, to make sure the dog is restrained to no avail. Yesterday, my 9 year old rode his bike home from school but could not enter the house because the pitt bull was in my yard and was standing there staring at my son like, "just try", to the point, I had to drive home from work and call animal control. This is a big pitt bull and I do not want to wait until something bad happens before something is done. Please help...
 

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
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Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 38
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:40 am:   

The City Ordinance states that all dogs must be in a fenced area or under the direct control of someone. Citations do get issued even if the dog was in your own front yard.

It really doesn’t matter if it is a Pit Bull or a Pekinese. The “It’s my yard, and my dog is friendly or well behaved” argument doesn’t matter. Does a person that is terrified of dogs have the right to use a city street or sidewalk? Absolutely! A friendly Golden Retriever running up to someone can be traumatic. They don’t know if the dog is aggressive or just wants to be social.

Even well trained dogs can be unpredictable. Can you absolutely guarantee that your dog won’t run up to someone walking by with their dog on a leash? No! Can you absolutely guarantee that your dog won’t run after a rabbit? No! Can you absolutely guarantee that your dog won’t run up to a kid ridding by on a bike and cause them to wreck because they get scared? No!

Call Animal Control if you have a neighbor like this. Their direct number is (972) 292-5303. You can also call the police non emergency line at (972) 292-6010 and they will dispatch an officer or animal control officer. Taking pictures helps us if we have to go to court. We will try to talk with the neighbor to let them know the reasons for not letting their pets run free and what consequences can occur.
 

Curious Now
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Username: Curiousnow

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2012
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 09:38 am:   

Can I have my dog off leash to fetch balls out of a my neighborhood pond without a leash. She is voice and hand singnal trained. If not can you get a permit to do so?
 

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
Moderator
Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 43
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 02:46 pm:   

Dogs are not allowed to be at large or otherwise not controlled by their owners. When outside the confines of yard areas, dogs must be under the physical control of their owner or the owner’s designee by a leash, chain, cord, or rope.

Even if it is a well trained dog they can still run off or chase something they are not supposed to. I would recommend trying out the dog bark at BF Phillips park.

Here is the link. http://www.friscofun.org/parks/parks/Pages/RuffRangeDogPark.aspx
 

Martha Ware
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Username: Mawa2013

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2013
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 05:43 pm:   

I used to go to Frisco Commons to walk with my dog. I repeatedly have unpleasant encounters with a certain gray hair guy that walk 3 large dogs- appear to be Labradors without a leash or anything.

(Message edited by admin on March 05, 2013)
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 356
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 08:19 am:   

City Ordinance requires dogs to be on a leash at all times. Code Enforcment will be contacting you.
 

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
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Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 46
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 09:10 am:   

Our Animal Control Officers will be monitoring the area. We will also put up signs to remind residents of the ordinance. You can call the Police Department non emergency line at (972) 292-6010 to report incidents. The PD dispatches for Animal Control.

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