New Offleash Laws to Favor Dog Walkers Who Make a Profit

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors might gripe about the seemingly onerous plan to severely restrict dogs from roaming offleash in areas owned by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

But when it comes to that key question of how to handle dogwalkers who herd packs of dogs for profit, the Park Service seems unusually lenient.

For years, the park stewards have tried to create a policy that limits free-roaming dogs in some areas. In San Francisco, where dogs far outnumber children, the Park Service's seemingly cromulent dog-reining effort has seen a backlash. 
Yet those who walk dogs for a living seem to have been spared, and they are actually treated kindly under the proposed rules.

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