The Humane Society of Hall County in Georgia is pushing for a complete ban on chaining dogs. Many other Atlanta counties also have some kind of anti-chaining ordinance. In the US, more are pushing for bans on dog chaining — over 100 communities in 30 states have some kind of ordinance related to chaining of dogs. Local government officials are realizing that chaining a dog is cruel and detrimental to the dog.
Why ban chaining? Chained dogs usually become neurotic and unpredictable because they don’t receive enough socialization and love. Due to this, chained up dogs can be more dangerous and aggressive. They can carry the mental and physical scars with them for the rest of their lives. If you chain up your dog for the whole day, why even have a dog?