NJ Dog Owners Face Hefty Fines for Barking

Mar 25, 2010 Full story: ClipSyndicate 35

Some New Jersey dog owners will have get their pets to keep the barking to a minimum or face up to a 600 dollar fine.

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jmn

Vinje, Norway

#2 Mar 26, 2010
Take it away,Piscataway!!!
News from your town travels around the world,the ban of dog barking.
Your town officials just won a price;the dumbest persons on this planet!!!
Have a good weekend
Bark
Jostein Naadland,Norway
Anonyms

Hicksville, NY

#3 Apr 7, 2010
To expect any animal human or not to be quite 24/7 is totally unreasonable. Just like humans there are dogs that are very vocal. This just fuels animosity toward each other and gives neighbors another way to intrude on each other lives. Now if I do not like who lives next door and they have a dog I could just have them fined to death. I live in a very noisy neighborhood and most of us have dogs but are problem results from people racing up down the streets with very loud cars and motorcycles are they going to pass a law against that. This is something that causes the dogs in the neighbor hood to bark. I want my dog to bark it is her job to alert me when someone approaches my home and if my neighbors do not like it they can just move. I have lived in my home for ten years and have never heard of anyone having this problem. I think the townís resources should be used in other areas.
Anonymous

United States

#4 Apr 7, 2010
New Jessey does not allow dogs to be DE-BARKED but Piscataway is encouraging you to have the surgery because in this town; dogs are not allowed to BARK. Dogs DO NOT bark for no reason, they warn their owners of strangers coming on their property and to protect their families. Now if you and and your neighbors do not get along, Police beware for numerous dog complaint calls. If this new Ordinance is enforced why isn't the one about dogs running loose enforced??? When you call the dog warden, you are asked if you have the STRAY dog contained.
This new Ordinance is absurd.
Heidi

Glasgow, KY

#5 Apr 7, 2010
New Jersey is getting the reputation of being the Gestapo State. This adds to it. People have dogs not only for companionship but for protection. If you fine dogs for barking when they are doing their job of alerting their families that there is a possible threat, what will you do next? Ban pet ownership entirely? Ban service animals for the handicapped? There are already too many laws and regulations in existence, taking away freedoms. THIS is outrageous!!!
Anonymous

Union City, NJ

#6 Apr 7, 2010
Gestapo state is right. Dogs bark for a reason - mine bark to alert, or if they're excited while playing. My own rule is to keep them from barking before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m. at anything, but if there's a 500 lb. bear climbing my back fence - I don't care if it's 4 a.m. I will be grateful if my dogs alert me to this fact! Kid across the street has been dealing drugs at the end of his driveway for two years - Cops say there's nothing they can do - the buyers drive by blowing their horn so he'll come out and hand them their drugs - all day - all nite - horns blowing - BOOMBOXES BLARING - with the bass so loud, the house shakes - cops won't come - even tho the town has a noise ordinance against blowing horns, ringing bells - etc. My dog was attacked by a neighbor's loose pitbull 3 doors from where the dog lived - the ACO stood up for the pitbull - said she was a "lovely dog"....after he took her to the local police academy - and threw a ball for her....Piscataway law makers should be ashamed. People talk - dogs bark - cats meow - what's next - the birds chirping gonna bother somebody and we poison all the birds? Get a life - Nobody's dog should be barking from boredom all day or nite - As a dog trainer - I can tell you - it's not normal for dogs to bark 24/7 - it is a cry for help or for attention if they do - I don't like the speeders, bikes with no pipes, boomboxes, horn blowers and drug dealers - guess what? Got to learn to live with it - or move - Put people to work - forget about silencing the poor dogs - train the owners - and work on fixing the Joisey economy - I could use a job - and maybe the lawmakers in this state passing stupid laws should look for new jobs - onto bigger and better things - leave the dogs alone.
jim

Somerset, NJ

#7 Apr 7, 2010
Towns already have legislation for noise abatement
why single out this issue, why not lawn mowers, music, or leaf blowers. why not just talk to your neighbor and let them know you issues
JBB

Essex Fells, NJ

#8 Apr 7, 2010
No Barking. All animals, whether human or not, have their way of communicating. Dogs bark for many reasons. I understand if a dog is barking incessantly, however, to expect a dog not to bark at all is like telling a human not to talk. You would think this would be against the law. So should Piscataway's ordinance.
jen

Union, NJ

#9 May 1, 2010
To all you people thinking this is a dog-bashing ordinance. This has to do with the OWNERS. I was woken up at 6:20 this morning by my neighbor's dogs. This is the ONE day I get to sleep in. It was a nice evening and we had our windows open. I have that right. I AM A DOG OWNER and am all for this ordinance.
JSF

Blue Bell, PA

#10 May 15, 2010
If you leave our house at 6 AM and leave you dog out all day and the animals barks continuously all day until you come home at 9:30 PM, then you should be fined. If you the situation persists, you should be TAZED. Yes that's extreme. But if I work the night shift, why should the ignorance of the dog owner keep me from getting sleep. This is the most densely populated state in the county. You have an obligation to control your pets. Be a good neighbor and crate your dog in the house.
joe

United States

#11 Jun 22, 2010
Its not the dogs that are the problem it is the people as usual.People no longer care about anybody else, including the animals they will leave outside barking into the wee hours of the noght just because they dont have the decency to take thier responsiblity inside the house.Unfortunately the only way people learn is if they have to pay for it.I think the rule is great and look forward to calling it in the next time the neighbor leaves the dog outside all night and does not let the rest of the neighborhood sleep.
Bill - Piscataway

Hicksville, NY

#12 Jun 26, 2010
joe is right.

I lived next to a dog that the owenrs let outside and barked all damn day.

When confronted about it, they said I was picking on them. Give me a break.

If it is really your pet you will take care of it not let the poor thing bark for ever to get back in the house.

We had dogs and did not let them bark on endlessly.

Thanks not only being a bad neighbor it's being cruel to your "pet".

Bill - Piscataway

Hicksville, NY

#13 Jun 26, 2010
Joe is right.

I lived next to a dog that the owners used to let outside and barked all damn day & night.

When confronted about it, they said I was picking on them. Give me a break.

If it is really your pet you will take care of it not let the poor thing bark for ever to get back in the house.

We had dogs and did not let them bark on endlessly.

Thanks not only being a bad neighbor it's being cruel to your "pet".

Kym

Saddle Brook, NJ

#14 Jul 3, 2010
Piscataway can shove it up there A**!! This friggin town is absolutly absurd. Fix the friggin potholes!
Dead dogs dont bark

New York, NY

#15 Jul 8, 2010
I have, on occasion, tossed meatballs stuffed with d-con over the fence. Problem solved. If the self centered dog owners don't like it, THEY can move.
There's always a way to resolve the problem .
ProVallone

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jul 13, 2010
There is always a way to deal with cowardly neighbors who poison animals.
Douche bag neighbor mysteriously dissapears.
Problem solved.
Abdullah the Butcher

Clifton, NJ

#17 Jul 13, 2010
Dead dogs dont bark wrote:
I have, on occasion, tossed meatballs stuffed with d-con over the fence. Problem solved. If the self centered dog owners don't like it, THEY can move.
There's always a way to resolve the problem .
Hey, that's a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I was thinking of trying Coumadin wrapped in cheese, but I like your idea better!
lifes a beach

Bernville, PA

#18 Jul 17, 2010
jen wrote:
To all you people thinking this is a dog-bashing ordinance. This has to do with the OWNERS. I was woken up at 6:20 this morning by my neighbor's dogs. This is the ONE day I get to sleep in. It was a nice evening and we had our windows open. I have that right. I AM A DOG OWNER and am all for this ordinance.
Boo Hoo. It's part of life. If it happens everyday then I see your point but if it is just one day and that really throws you into a frenzy, I suggest being thicker skinned. Btw, did you ever find out WHY the dog was barking? Maybe it was a person creeping around your or your neighbor's house. Get some sleep and hopefully you'll realize how absurd you sound.
lifes a beach

Bernville, PA

#19 Jul 17, 2010
JSF wrote:
If you leave our house at 6 AM and leave you dog out all day and the animals barks continuously all day until you come home at 9:30 PM, then you should be fined. If you the situation persists, you should be TAZED. Yes that's extreme. But if I work the night shift, why should the ignorance of the dog owner keep me from getting sleep. This is the most densely populated state in the county. You have an obligation to control your pets. Be a good neighbor and crate your dog in the house.
And perhaps thats just another downfall of working the graveyard shift. Good grief, thank goodness I left New Jersey, what a bunch of whiners.
lifes a beach

Bernville, PA

#20 Jul 17, 2010
Dead dogs dont bark wrote:
I have, on occasion, tossed meatballs stuffed with d-con over the fence. Problem solved. If the self centered dog owners don't like it, THEY can move.
There's always a way to resolve the problem .
I hope someone traces this post and catches you in the act next time, coward. Some neighbor idiot kept purposefully running over my cats and chickens (who were in my yard at the time). I found out who it was and bye bye truckie ;). It's called justice.
lifes a beach

Bernville, PA

#21 Jul 17, 2010
ProVallone wrote:
There is always a way to deal with cowardly neighbors who poison animals.
Douche bag neighbor mysteriously dissapears.
Problem solved.
Or the neighbor's car happens to be on cinder blocks the next morning. Don't like it? Move, haha. What goes around comes around and it's just a matter of time before people like that mess with the wrong person.

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