A Commmunity Barking Protocol
Since barking has been the most emotive issue around the bylaw so far, one of the things we will be attempting to develop is a barking protocol which communities can adopt. Dogs do not necessarily understand suburbia or human manners, and a willingness to ‘think dog’ a bit is vital for successful control of nuisance barking, whether you are a dog lover or not!
Topics will include:
- reasons for barking, including boredom and separation distress
- teaching ‘quiet’
- how to make your neighbour’s dog worse
- implications of dogs being a crepuscular species (most active at dawn and dusk)
- anti-barking devices (a contentious topic)
- surgical de-barking (an even more contentious topic!)
…and many others.
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