ATCP 16.22(2)(a) (a) The floor area of the primary enclosure shall be at least equal to the sum of the floor areas under pars. (b) and (c), where each dog's length is measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b) (b) For the largest dog in the primary enclosure, the primary enclosure shall include a floor area at least equal to the following:
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 4.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 8 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 12 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)5. 5. For a dog 27 to 30 inches long, 24 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 30 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c) (c) For each additional dog in the primary enclosure, other than the dog under par. (b), the primary enclosure shall include a floor area at least equal to the following:
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 3.375 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 6 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 9 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 13.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)5. 5. For a dog 27 to 30 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 22.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(d) (d) The height of the primary enclosure shall be at least 12 inches taller than the tallest dog in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(2)(e) (e) Each dog kept in the primary enclosure shall have access for at least 30 minutes each day to an indoor or outdoor run or exercise area that meets the requirements under s. ATCP 16.20 (10).
ATCP 16.22 Note Note: A primary enclosure may also function as a run or exercise area if it complies with par. (e).
ATCP 16.22(3) (3) Primary enclosure for one dog that gets at least 120 minutes of exercise each day. A primary enclosure under this subsection shall comply with all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.22(3)(a) (a) No more than one dog may be kept in the primary enclosure at any time.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b) (b) The floor area of the primary enclosure shall be based on the length of the dog kept in the enclosure. The floor area shall be at least equal to the following, where the length of the dog is measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail:
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 4 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 6 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 10 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 14 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)5. 5. For a dog 27 to 30 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 20 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(c) (c) The height of the primary enclosure shall be at least 12 inches taller than the dog that is kept in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(3)(d) (d) The dog kept in the primary enclosure shall have access for at least 120 minutes each day to an indoor or outdoor run or exercise area that meets the requirements under s. ATCP 16.20 (10).
ATCP 16.22(7) (7) Lighting, temperature and ventilation.
ATCP 16.22(7)(a) (a) An indoor facility shall have well-distributed natural or artificial light that is adequate for proper care, maintenance and inspection of the facility and of all dogs kept in the facility. All areas in which dogs are kept shall have a diurnal lighting cycle.
ATCP 16.22(7)(b) (b) An indoor facility shall have adequate heating and cooling, and shall be heated at a minimum of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The indoor facility shall be heated or cooled as necessary to keep temperatures within appropriate limits, based on the dog breeds kept at the facility and the ability of those breeds to acclimate to temperature variation. Dogs shall be protected from heat, cold and humidity that may be injurious to their health.
ATCP 16.22(7)(c) (c) An indoor facility shall be adequately ventilated with fresh or filtered air to maintain the health and comfort of all dogs and to minimize odors, drafts, ammonia levels and moisture condensation. The facility shall provide an exchange of air between indoor areas where dogs are kept and the outdoors.
ATCP 16.22(8) (8) Cleaning and sanitation.
ATCP 16.22(8)(a) (a) Excreta shall be removed from primary enclosures, exercise areas, and other dog holding areas at least daily, and more often as necessary for the health and comfort of all dogs.
ATCP 16.22(8)(am) (am) Pests and parasites shall be controlled as necessary to maintain dog health and comfort.
ATCP 16.22(8)(b) (b) Primary enclosures and other dog holding areas shall be cleaned with an appropriate detergent, rinsed, and sanitized with an appropriate sanitizer, as often as necessary but at least once a week to keep them free of accumulated dirt, debris, and disease hazards.
ATCP 16.22(8)(c) (c) A primary enclosure shall be cleaned and sanitized before any new dog is placed in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(8)(d) (d) Dogs shall be removed from primary enclosures or other dog holding areas before those areas are cleaned and sanitized. Dogs may not be returned to the cleaned or sanitized enclosure or area until the enclosure or area is dry.
ATCP 16.22(8)(e) (e) All dogs shall have clean, dry and breed-appropriate bedding, or shall have a solid resting place that is appropriate for the dog's breed, age, health and physical condition, unless alternative special arrangements are necessary for the dog's health and safety.
ATCP 16.22 History History: CR 10-100: cr. Register May 2011 No. 665, eff. 6-1-11; correction in (8) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register May 2011 No. 665; CR 18-032: am. (1) (a), cr. (1) (am), am. (1) (b) 4., (c) 3., (2) (b) 5., (c) 5., (e), (3) (d), r. (4) to (6), am. (7) (b), (8) (a), cr. (8) (am), am. (8) (b) Register October 2019 No. 766, eff. 11-1-19.
ATCP 16.24 ATCP 16.24 Dogs kept outdoors. The following requirements apply to an outdoor facility at which a person keeps dogs pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 16.02 (1):
ATCP 16.24(1) (1) Dogs that may be kept in outdoor primary enclosures. A dog may not be kept in an outdoor primary enclosure unless all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.24(1)(a) (a) The dog is readily able to tolerate the outdoor temperatures and conditions to which the dog may be exposed in that primary enclosure, considering the dog's breed, age, health, and physical condition.
ATCP 16.24(1)(b) (b) The dog is acclimated to the outdoor temperatures and temperature variations that may occur in that primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(2) (2) Outdoor primary enclosure; minimum area. The area of an outdoor primary enclosure, not counting the area of any dog shelter under sub. (5), shall be at least equal to the sum of the following, where each dog's length is measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail:
ATCP 16.24(2)(a) (a) For the largest dog in the primary enclosure, the following area:
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 4.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 8 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 12 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)5. 5. For a dog 27 to 30 inches long, 24 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(a)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 30 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b) (b) For each additional dog in the primary enclosure, the following area:
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 3.375 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 6 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 9 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 13.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)5. 5. For a dog 27 to 30 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(2)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 22.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.24(3) (3) Outdoor primary enclosure; construction. An outdoor primary enclosure shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair to protect the dog from injury and to prevent the dog from escaping the enclosure. If any portion of the primary enclosure is covered by a roof or overhead screen, the roof or screen shall be at least 12 inches above the standing height of the tallest dog kept in the primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(3m) (3m)   Outdoor nursery and temporary dog enclosures. A primary nursery enclosure may be outside if it meets the requirements under s. ATCP 16.20 (8). A temporary dog enclosure may be kept outdoors if it meets the requirements under s. ATCP 16.20 (9).
ATCP 16.24(4) (4) Shelter, shade and windbreak. An outdoor primary enclosure shall contain all of the following:
ATCP 16.24(4)(a) (a) One or more dog shelters that collectively comply with sub. (5).
ATCP 16.24(4)(b) (b) A shaded area, other than the dog shelter under sub. (5), which is adequate to shade all dogs in the primary enclosure from direct sunlight during any sunlight hours in which heat stress may occur, without crowding.
ATCP 16.24(4)(c) (c) A windbreak, other than the dog shelter under sub. (5), which is adequate to shelter all dogs in the primary enclosure from wind for protection against cold temperatures that may adversely affect the health of the dogs.
ATCP 16.24(5) (5) Dog shelter. A dog shelter, under sub. (4) (a), shall meet all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.24(5)(a) (a) It shall be a moisture proof and windproof structure, insulated to protect against cold and dampness, and made of a durable material with 4 sides, a roof, and a flat, solid moisture-proof floor or a floor raised at least two inches from the ground.
ATCP 16.24(5)(am) (am) During cold or inclement weather likely to have an adverse impact on the health of the dog, the structure shall have a windbreak at the entrance and clean, dry bedding that is appropriate for the dog's breed, age and physical condition.
ATCP 16.24(5)(b) (b) Its interior shall be readily accessible by all dogs kept in the primary enclosure.
ATCP 16.24(5)(c) (c) It shall be large enough to accommodate, without crowding, all dogs kept in the primary enclosure. The shelter shall be large enough so that all of the dogs in the primary enclosure can turn around and lie down when all of those dogs are in the shelter.
ATCP 16.24(5)(d) (d) It shall be tall enough to allow the tallest dog in the primary enclosure to stand normally and comfortably in the shelter.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e) (e) It shall be constructed and maintained to do all of the following:
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)1. 1. Prevent injury to dogs that use it.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)2. 2. Allow all dogs using it to retain or dissipate enough body heat for health and comfort.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)3. 3. Allow all dogs using it to remain dry and clean.
ATCP 16.24(5)(e)4. 4. Give all dogs using it reasonable protection from predators.
ATCP 16.24(6) (6) Tethering.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)(a) A dog may not be tethered outdoors unless all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)1. 1. The dog is of a breed that can tolerate tethering.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)2. 2. The dog can readily tolerate tethering, based on its age, health and physical condition.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)3. 3. The tethered dog can easily enter and lie down in a dog shelter that complies with sub. (5).
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)4. 4. The tethered dog is not a pregnant or nursing female.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)5. 5. The tether cannot become entangled with any object.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)6. 6. The tether has an anchor swivel.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)7. 7. The tether is at least 6 feet long and of sufficient length for the size of the dog.
ATCP 16.24(6)(a)8. 8. The tether is attached to the dog by means of a non-tightening collar or harness of sufficient size for the dog.
ATCP 16.24(6)(b) (b) Dogs may not be tethered outdoors at an animal control facility or animal shelter, except that a dog may be temporarily tethered outdoors in compliance with par. (a) for not more than 4 hours in any day. The responsible caretaker, or an individual implementing a caretaker's written or oral instructions, shall be on the premises during the temporary tethering and shall ensure that the tethering complies with par. (a).
ATCP 16.24(7) (7) Runs and exercise areas.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.