Dog ownership, release from the obligation to leash

In Hamburg, dogs are generally required to be kept on a leash. Anyone who has passed the prescribed obedience test with the dog with a recognized expert (see links) or who has passed an equivalent test with the dog (responsible: specialist departments for consumer protection, trade and environment of the district offices) can be exempted from this. Exceptions for old and sick dogs are possible, provided that a corresponding certificate, in which a veterinary assessment of the dog's behavior is listed, can be presented. Dangerous dogs cannot be released.
At the expert: ID card or passport with final confirmation of registration, the documents required for registration (pet ID, animal vaccination pass + chip number, proof of registration in the dog register, proof of an existing liability insurance), provided that the dog is to be registered at the same time.
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m Specialist Office for Consumer Protection, Trade and Environment of the District Offices: As above and, if applicable, proof that a recognized dog obedience test has been passed (e.g. dog driver license or companion dog test).

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Dog owners from outside of Hamburg can be exempted from the leash requirement if they use the Hamburg area, for example, to go for a walk. This exemption can only be applied for at the specialist office for consumer protection, trade and the environment in the district office of Hamburg-Mitte.
Hamburg Law on Keeping and Leading Dogs (Dog Law - Dog Act)
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Related Links

  • Dog law - keep dogs in Hamburg
  • Dog Act (also the responsible specialist office for consumer protection, trade and the environment of the district offices)
  • Dog ownership, registration
  • Leash compulsory for dogs

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