We propose legislation in line with the following statements: A. No person shall, at any time, fasten, chain, or tie any dog or cause such dog to be fastened, chained or tied while such dog is on the dog owner’s property or on the property of the dog owner’s landlord. (Exception: A dog may be tethered while the owner is outside with the dog or within close range at all times to prevent injury to the dog). B. Any dogs confined within a fenced yard must have an adequate space for exercise based on a dimension of at least 250 square feet, and shall provide adequate shade and shelter from all types of weather. Provided, further, that where dogs are kept or housed on property without a fenced yard, the owner of such dogs or persons having custody of such dogs shall contain the dog at all times by means of a leash or hand and voice commands.