It depends on how the dog lives. It depends whether the dog walks with a handler. This can be considered an occupation, whether by dog walker or owner, though in many areas, both are acceptable. In most areas, it is illegal to just walk your dog on leash like he’s your own child. If you do this, you run the risk of a dog attack.
Dog walking dog people are legally permitted to own dogs that are used by the owner for their own personal use. There are several situations:
You own four dogs in a fenced-in backyard and your dog is off-leash all day from dawn through dusk. Your dog only goes inside for exercise and walks alone at night. You only hire one dog walker to handle your dogs daily from sunrise to sunset. If in the event that any of your dogs attacks, what do you do? You can file a lawsuit against the dog walker. When would you file a lawsuit against the dog walker? Often, after the actual attack, the most effective remedy is to contact the dog walker and discuss your concerns.
When would you file a lawsuit against the dog walker? Often, after the actual attack, the most effective remedy is to contact the dog walker and discuss your concerns. Your dog is very active and walks alone all day long. He’s got a leash and all the other accessories — a small dog park, a toy dog park, a playpen and toys — and no one is around him. He is completely unsupervised. Your dog gets a treat at his designated place each morning, but no one watches over him at all times, especially if there are many children and teenagers around. Your dog walks with you at all times throughout the day. The dogs are kept separate. If the dog you’re walking accidentally gets run over in the street or hits a car, do you just give up on the dog? No. You file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog, not the dog walker.
Your dog will get sick or injured because you failed to clean up the mess you’ve made, or because you didn’t keep your yard tidy. Your dog does not leave your yard, unless he is being chased by a neighbor. If your dog has not eaten any of the food you gave him, or gotten a treat, and you never feed him even after he’s had his fill, what do you do? You file a lawsuit against the dog walker.