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These Cities Have the Best Dog Owners … and These Have the Worst

Geotagged Twitter data was analyzed “to find the cities where people were the most likely to complain about bad dog owner etiquette.




New findings from the Dog Advisory Council examine which U.S. cities have the best and worst dog owners.

The informational website analyzed geotagged Twitter data “to find the cities where people were the most likely to complain about bad dog owner etiquette such as not cleaning up after their pooch, letting their dog off the leash in public spaces, and leaving their pup to bark or howl through the night.” Cities were scored on their relative performance in each category; the higher the score, the more complaints per capita.

Tucson, AZ, is home to America’s most considerate and best-behaved dog owners, ranking third among cities with the least off-leash and barking complaints and fifth in dog poop complaints with just 5.1 per 100,000 people.

Dog owners in Pittsburgh are America’s least courteous, according to the research. Ranking seventh in reports of dogs off-leash, fourth for barking complaints and third for dog poop sightings, Pittsburgh finished with a total score of 88.5 out of 100 on the dog owner index.

Read the full report here.

See the list of cities with the best dog owners below.





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