If you love your dog, leash your dog

Feb 1, 2023

Residents are reminded that all dogs are required to be on a leash and under the owner’s control when leaving their property. Owners of dogs who are found off leash on public property will be faced with a Provincial Offence Notice, which carries a set fine of $300, plus court costs.  

There are many great reasons to keep your pet on leash, including:  

  • It keeps your dog safe. While on a leash, dogs are less likely to get hit by a vehicle, get into a fight with another dog or get injured from wildlife.  

  • It’s part of being a good neighbour. Not everyone is comfortable with dogs and it’s not polite for your dog to run up to other dogs or people uninvited.  

  • It can improve your relationship with your dog. Walking a well-trained dog on a leash is enjoyable and helps to maintain a strong bond.   

  • It reduces accidents and animal bites.  

  • It’s the law! The law is meant to protect the safety and well-being of you, your pet and other people and animals. 

For any questions or to report an animal control by-law complaint, contact 311 by phone or live web chat.   

For more information about leash laws visit the Greater Sudbury website at: Roaming, Loose or Off-leash Pets (greatersudbury.ca)  


Contact: communications@greatersudbury.ca