Florida counties have ordinances regarding dogs and domestic animals. There is a leash law in effect for St. Johns County Florida and other counties in Florida. You can read more about the leash law at the St. Johns County Florida Website. I live in a neighborhood where some dogs run free or have an invisible fence in place for the dog. A few neighbors have been cited by the Homeowner’s Association for the failure to have a dog on a leash.
The leash laws are in place for several purposes including the reduction of stray dogs, spread of disease, and ti reduce / prevent Florida dog bites.
It makes sense that a dog leash dog would reduce the incidents of dog bites. However, you should be aware that Florida’s Dog Bite Statute does not give a dog owner a defense if the dog bite took place while the dog was on a leash.
Keep your dog on a leash or in a fenced yard. This is good advice whether there is a dog leash law in your county.