Amos

what are some ways to control incessant dog barking at residential dog park?

how can owners be held accountable for poor dog park ettiquette by not attempting to minimize their dog's incessant and persistent barking. unfortunately, dog park is not "manned".


Asked by Amos on Sep 19th 2011 Tagged dogpark, incessantbarking, dogparkettiquette, residentialneighborhood, responsibledogownership, courteoustoneighbors in U.S. New England
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SNEAKERS

You can't, you have even less control over a Dog's etiquette, than you do it's Owners.

Your options are...
Deal with it,
Go to another Dog Park,
Go at a different time of Day.


SNEAKERS answered on 9/20/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Bruno CGC

I don't think you can expect peace and quiet at the dog park... barking is just what dogs do.

I looked over the rules of over a dozen urban dog parks (available online if you Google "dog park rules") and not even ONE mentioned barking or noise control.


Bruno CGC answered on 9/20/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Megan

This made me laugh. The community I live in actually refers to them as 'bark parks'. Don't like barking, don't go.


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Snickers

Color me pink, but responsible....

My Snickers was adopted at age 2 from the Humane Society and the writing in big blue marker on his cage tag didn't dissuade us.

It said " VERY VOCAL"

As luck would have it, he wasn't too bad until about a year ago.

Except at the dog park.
To make matters worse, he has an irritating bark. Fingernails on the chalkboard irritating.

As soon as he started barking, I called him over and sat him out til he calmed down. Released him. Repeat in 5 minutes....etc, etc.

No one asked me to quiet him. Many other owners don't correct their dog's behavior and some is NOT acceptable per the rules. Rarely helps.

Dogue de Bordeaux are questionable at dog parks anyway. Even if well socialized, they have a low tolerance for fools, and dog parks are full of them. (This is the opinion of Lilly, our DP's regular Dogue - during off hours only)


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