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Potential Nuisance Dog Classification

Known as the “Pre-Bite” Ordinance, it deals with the control of dogs to prevent an attack before it happens. It is designed to identify dogs showing signs of aggression, and outlines a process to take corrective action. Below is a summary of this ordinance. For the full text of this ordinance, click here.

Process for Classifying a Potential Nuisance Dog

  1. A resident calls the Avon Lake Police Department to report a dog showing signs of aggression (growling, charging, snarling, etc.)
  1. An investigation will take place and will include:
  1. A determination will be made — either:
  1. The determination can be appealed.

Owner Responsibilities for a Classified POTENTIAL NUISANCE DOG

  1. Post a sign that reads “Threat Dog”
  2. While the dog is ON the owner’s property, the classified dog must:
  1. While the dog is OFF the owner’s property, the classified dog must:

Process for Declassifying a Potential Nuisance Dog

Potential Nuisance Dogs may be declassified if:

  1. For one year, following classification, there have been no aggressive or “nuisance” dog behaviors; AND
  2. No violations of this ordinance; AND
  3. Obedience training has been satisfactorily completed; AND
  4. The owner applies in writing to the Avon Lake Police Department.

If there are any questions about this ordinance, please contact Councilman David Kos by email: DKos@avonlake.org or call 440-930-7737.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a dog’s behavior, please call the Avon Lake Police Department at 440-933-4567.

 

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October 15, 2015


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