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What is leash law? Does it apply in Washington State?

"Leash laws" are generally instituted and enforced by a city or a municipality. So there isn't a single leash law regarding the whole of Washington state.

There is a Seattle ordinance that requires all pets (except for cats and, strangely enough, pigeons) to be kept on leashes anytime they are off their owners' property. The pet may be "at large," which means that it can move around without a leash, in certain parks, commonly referred to as "dog parks." This dog park rule wasn't added until 1997.