A concept whose time has come. A new way of dealing with leash law violations based on the model of traffic violations.
Responsible Pet Ownership Program
Presently, this program is available only to residents of the City of San Diego. There are plans to make it a county-wide program. It cannot come to North County soon enough, as far as I am concerned.
It seems to me that this model could be expanded to more serious violations involving attacks on humans and other dogs by off-leash dogs, using DUI enforcement as a model.
My bias is for stiff, graduated fines for these attacks, with the ultimate penalty of the loss of the right to have a dog, if violations persist.
Owning a dog is a privilege, not a right!