Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -Did you know the city of Rochester does not require dogs to be on a leash when their owners take them for a walk?

Some residents are concerned about that and have asked the city to consider adopting a “leash law” similar to other cities in Minnesota.

The City Council is scheduled to discuss the issue at its Monday committee meeting.

In a memo to the council, city administration says the current ordinance does not require dogs to be on a leash when off private property. It just says the animal needs to be under the control of the owner, which means by " command or leash, chain or cable. “

The ordinance also says when its owner is " walking, jogging or bicycling on public property or the private property of another, a dog must be within six feet of its owner at all times."

Staff reviewed ordinances in other cities around the state and found most require leashes.

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