Thursday, July 5, 2012

This Week's Barking News Roundup - 07/05/12

I'd like to start this post by saying that, except for the couple profiled in "A Blind Spot in Their Eco-Consciousness," the neighbors kept their dogs quiet yesterday. See, that wasn't so difficult, now was it? Why don't you make every day like the 4th of July?

Barking Dogs?

Excerpt: A neighbor's dog barks.

And barks.

And barks.

Can the County intervene?

Sorry, no commenting on this story. But you can give the editor a piece of your mind by following the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.

Dog kennel owner barks back at town

Excerpt: One problem: [the owner] never got a permit for the business, because he didn't know he needed one. He rectified the issue during the summer of 2009, when the town planning board gave him an official OK. Everything seemed cool.

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Woman facing charges after barking dogs give chicken coronary

Excerpt: She told the Kansas City star: "I just can’t wrap my mind around it. All of this because of a dead chicken."

Tip: This news story is open for comments. Follow the above link to add yours. 
Teenagers plead guilty after denying attack over barking dog

Excerpt: Two teenagers accused of beating a man "black and blue" when he complained about a noisy dog in a Gloucester house have admitted their guilt.

No one likes a barking dog

Excerpt: Everybody thinks their dog is "amazing" and "wonderfully loving." This does not mean it is OK to let your dog bark. Neighbors have a right to peace in their own backyards. I'm glad you rescued your dog, but this does not give you some sort of special dispensation to let your dog bark and disturb neighbors to the point where they have to leave a note on your car.

The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion. As I've said before, the goal of this blog is to make chronic barking as unfashionable as secondhand smoke. Well, everything that's unfashionable needs a fashionable counterpart. Hence, my QuietBarkingDogs store, where you can find tee shirts that say things like "Your Dog's Yapping Isn't Cute - It's Annoying." Take that, owner of the chicken-killing barker. Or, as a reminder to all neighbors, how about a bumpers sticker that says "Yes You Can Keep Your Dog Quiet."

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