Tuesday, February 21, 2012

All I have to say is Yay Ohio!

For those of you who haven't heard, Ohio's governor has signed HB 14 into law. This will end the state wide breed ban and overhaul the dangerous dog laws of the state. With the new laws directed towards a dog's behavior rather than looks, this law should not only be much more effective in controlling dangerous dogs in the state, but is a huge win for those who have spent so much time fighting BSL.

Ohio has been a model of a BSL state for so long that their change in the state wide laws will hopefully have a greater effect not just in their state, but country wide. Those areas who have been thinking of enacting BSL may now think again with Ohio admitting it does not work. It may even have a positive effect in helping areas with current BSL in repealing their current laws and instead enacting laws which define dangerous dogs based on actions and behavior, rather than breed and physical appearance.

As awesome as this is, it is important to note that the law does not require counties and cities within Ohio to change their dangerous dog laws. Many counties and cities have breed bans in effect, so please continue to research carefully before taking your dog of ANY breed into this area.


  1. Good to Hear the Dogs have great Win!! If we could just the the Bad Owners to train, and be responsible this could all have been avoided!!!

  2. Dear friends,

    Sorry for not dropping in awhile :) I've been busy working (helping mom) thus kind of forgot to update my blog. Glad to know both of you still a happy-go-lucky pups!

    I might not be able to post as often as before so please head over to my newest post and leave a comment so I could add you on mom's new site. With this we could still keep in contact and it'll easier for me to drop by often to your page :)

    Autumn & Jasmine

  3. That is AWESOME! I am so happy for Ohio dogs. That's just fantastic