Law-Abiding Dog Carries His Own Leash

Jack is one law-abiding dog.

Dog Carries Own Leash A city ordinance in Sioux City, Iowa, says all pets must be on a leash — but it doesn’t say who has to be carrying the leash.

One Iowa dog, Jack, has been walking himself since he was a puppy. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever holds his own leash in his mouth as he walks with his owner, Brad Ralph.

“So far, we haven’t been cited,” Ralph said. “I don’t know how that would hold up in court, but he is technically on a leash.”

That he is.

via J.D. Tuccille

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  1. My Lab actually does this as well. It’s very cute.

  2. MB says:

    How adorable!
    Though it’s hard to determine if the ACLU would back that dog. 😉