No Barking Allowed!

Keep your dog 24/7, or get fined! That’s the rule one New Jersey community is enforcing.

In Piscataway, New Jersey, dogs are expected to be quiet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A town ordinance about incessant barking from 8pm to 8am has been expanded to 24 hours a day.  And, you could be fined if your dog barks!  Click here to read the story.

I get it, if you live next to a neighbor who leaves their dog out all the time and all it does is bark, yes, that can be annoying.  But, a dog’s bark is their way of talking.  How can we expect them to be quiet all of the time?  Dogs also bark to alert owners of strangers approaching, barking is useful!

My dog barks when we play… she growls… yips… and talks to me when we’re outside having fun playing tug or chase.

I think this is unfair.   What do you think of this ordinance?