A federal judge ruled on Thursday against a National Park Service ranger who used a stun gun on a man for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog in an unincorporated San Mateo Park.
Some dog owners use prong collars in order to get their pets to obey, but some animal experts are not encouraging their use and provide alternatives to the “medieval” training device.
A San Mateo County man is suing the National Park Service and a park ranger who allegedly shot him with a stun gun for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog.
The park service is reconsidering plans to ban dogs from certain areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area after receiving thousands of comments about the proposal, many of them critical.
A Peninsula congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when she used a stun gun on a man walking his dogs.
A park spokesman said a man walking his dogs in San Mateo County was hit with a stun gun only after it “developed into a more serious law enforcement situation.”
A woman was bitten in Union City on Monday morning when she tried to stop two dogs from attacking her terrier, police said.
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s takes on the GGNRA’s proposed dog leash restrictions on Tuesday as the dividing lines between dog lovers and preservationists have been drawn.
A hearing Monday will assess the possible effects of a federal proposal to restrict the areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where dogs can go without a leash.
The law will soon be changing for people who walk or bike with their dogs on San Jose creek trails after the City Council voted unanimously to require shorter leashes in the wake of a fatal accident.