Leash laws are put in place for a reason. Many dog owners tend to think that it's no big deal if their dog is leashed. After all, Rover has such a pleasant demeanor, he'll never be aggressive toward other dogs. And you know what, they could be right.

But as Benton (or Fenton?) shows in this video, even the most good-natured canine can get into a heap of trouble when it's off the leash. Not only causing the rare park stampede, but also threatening a major traffic mishap.

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While the dog's owner's beleaguered and exasperated chase is what makes the video wildly amusing and relatable for every dog owner who's had a dog that was tough to corral, it's also a sort of cautionary tale. Leash up your dog before it wreaks havoc on the park and your sense of shame.

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Dogs, Outdoors