I am a dog owner and always walk my lhasa apso at the Tennis Park on Hopyard.
My dog is always on a leash when we walk. On several occasions I have had
encountered the same woman with two dogs (one big dog and a small dog) who never has her dogs on a leash. Twice her dogs have chased me and my dog thru the park. Twice I have called animal services and complained about her off leash dogs. Twice animal services has given her a courtesy notice instead of citing her the for the second offense.
There is clearly a notice posted at the park at both ends--however, for some reason several dog owners feel they don't need to obey it. If there is a city code for dogs off leash, and owners are reported then they should be given a citation. Animal Services needs to get tough on these citations instead of issuing courtesy notices which mean nothing. If a person runs a stop sign, they are given a ticket the same should hold for dog owners whose dogs are off leash and chasing people and dogs thru the park. If you want people to take this seriously then enforce the code and issue citations on the first offense.