That was the norm in my area before they passed leash laws.
It wasn't exclusive to the homeless but just applied to the average pet dog that was never leashed, ran the streets with the kids, and went places with their owners because the dogs were so well behaved that taking them places was a non issue.
It still is quite common in third world countries where there are no leash laws.
If you need equipment to maintain control of your dog, understand you’re hanging on to your dog’s body because you’ve lost his mind!
Last edited by MineAreWorkingline; 09-06-2017 at 08:20 PM.