No decision in Rossland when it comes to off leash area for dogs

Rossland council had some discussion this week about creating an off leash area for dogs around the community.

Mayor Kathy Moore says dogs are supposed to be on a leash everywhere within the city of Rossland, but that doesn't necessarily happen...especially on trails, which can lead to human dog conflicts.

She says the problem is irresponsible dog owners and it's hard to legislate good manners and civil behaviour.

She says no decisions were made, and she suspects the issue will be addressed again in the future.

In the meantime she says it would be hard to enforce leash laws on trails.

The part time bylaw officer focuses on dogs downtown, off leash as well as parking violations, and neighbour complaints.