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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Afro American

Duluth, GA

#22 Jul 22, 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 .
Loose the Dog get a gun ROTFLMAO.....
Afro American

Duluth, GA

#23 Jul 22, 2010
joe wrote:
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.
loose the dogs and get guns 4 protection
Madax

Bay City, MI

#24 Jul 22, 2010
So if I lived there and I was mad at my neighbor and my neighbor had a dog I could go yell at his dog provoking it to bark and then call the police and get them fined.
lifes a beach

Bernville, PA

#25 Jul 22, 2010
Madax wrote:
So if I lived there and I was mad at my neighbor and my neighbor had a dog I could go yell at his dog provoking it to bark and then call the police and get them fined.
Yeah, some parts of Jersey are stupid like that. As I said, I'm glad I moved. Many of the attorneys I know refer to some of Jersey's various laws as part of the "Napoleonic Code of the East".
lifes a beach

Bernville, PA

#26 Jul 22, 2010
To Afro,

Good in theory; however, for certain paintball and bb guns you have to apply for a permit in Jersey. And no, I'm not kidding.
Kim

Croton On Hudson, NY

#27 Aug 25, 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.
THANK YOU! I too am a dog owner. I live in a neighborhood with many dogs and one person leaves their dogs and kids outside all day, every day. She obviously doesn't WANT to hear them IN her house but thinks it's OK for them to sit outside all day and bark. I have a 4 month old that cannot take a nap all day long because of this. Even if I put the A/C on the dog barks wake her up. And NO, dogs do NOT bark all the time for reasons. This law is not for a dog barking occasionally! It is for those of you out there that think because YOU have a dog your neighbors should have to hear it barking all day long. Sorry, more than 5 minutes of continuous barking is ENOUGH! take your dog in and YOU listen to it!
Kim

Croton On Hudson, NY

#28 Aug 25, 2010
Madax wrote:
So if I lived there and I was mad at my neighbor and my neighbor had a dog I could go yell at his dog provoking it to bark and then call the police and get them fined.
no, they come and check and make sure the animal is a nuisance. the poor dogs aren't to blame. it's their irresponsible owners who let them bark incessantly. when animal control comes by they can spot the house by where all of the noise is coming from!
Madax

Detroit, MI

#29 Aug 26, 2010
Kim wrote:
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no, they come and check and make sure the animal is a nuisance. the poor dogs aren't to blame. it's their irresponsible owners who let them bark incessantly. when animal control comes by they can spot the house by where all of the noise is coming from!
So if the dog has shut up by the time they come do they just drop it? If not some very persuasive neighbors could get some serious revenge.
Your Neighbor

Howell, MI

#31 Aug 27, 2010
It's amazing how self-centered and ignorant some people can be. I'm in my 50's and have had dogs my entire life. Pets can be categorized into 1 of 2 groups, Trained and Untrained. Dogs bark, we all know that. A Trained dog knows not to bark at just anything and will stop when commanded to do so by it's owner. An untrained dog will not. Untrained dogs are not much different than a wild animal on a rope. The problem is solely the Owner. People get dogs for the kids or for protection but won't take the responsibility that comes with it. A dog needs to be taught right from wrong, just like children and can be hard work. But all dogs can be trained and will learn, if an effort is made. Typically they're just begging for attention. But whatever the reason, what do we teach our children when they start yelling and screaming? We teach them, that behavior in Not acceptable. Why? Partly because, it's Simple Respect for those around you (like your Neighbors). A dogs bark cannot be compared to children playing or birds chirping. It's a loud, sharp, pulsing, very disruptive Noise. Sometimes it gets to the point that you need to close a window during a meal or turn up the volume on a movie, just to hear it. For this very reason, Many areas enforce "Laws" in order to drive the message home to the brain dead, ignorant pet owners that just don't get it on their own - or worse, don't care. If you own a dog and you're not on a 50 acre lot, get off your lazy, inconsiderate butt and think about someone else for once in your life and deal with your responsibilities, teach you dog Not to bark. Or maybe you'd rather deal with the police and ultimately Court. All because you're too lazy, inconsiderate, ignorant or all the above...
Madax

Detroit, MI

#32 Sep 6, 2010
The problem is solely the Owner.
Any statement "The problem is solely X" applied to any situation is false. Nothing happens for just one reason. Events are complex phenomena influenced by a large plurality of factors. Of course owners have a responsibility to train their dogs well, but unless you want to limit dog ownership to New Jersey's top 10 dog experts(and even then problems aren't impossible) this law makes no sense. Genetics plays a role in a dog's tendancy to bark and probably even at what the dog barks(so a seemingly quiet dog might suddenly start barking because of some sensitivity in the environment example: maybe its allergic to cats and the neighbors have cats). Agitation which could even be purposeful or it could be something random like a raccoon agitating the dog can also play a role.

Besides that the law makes no distinction for when a person is just starting out with a dog. Even the best trainer can't just snap their fingers and be done training their dog. It takes time.

Since: Mar 07

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#33 Nov 3, 2010
i have a small dog a pom puppy we have had for about 2 months...he barks..we have tried everything..a bark collar, spraying water, everything...so we only put him out for 5 mins at a time...this is when he barks if i go out with him he doesn't bark...but he doesn't go to the bathroom either...so what do i do..i put him out 3 times a day for 5 mins each time and that's it...now i have a neighbor that despises me..she runs the lake community i live in..due to her harassment i have had my house on the market for 3 yrs now...i can't wait to move..but with the housing market cannot...today animal control came to my door freaked out my nanny and tells her "we're gonna take the dog" thank god she told them no..my town has their very "own" noise ordinance that if it annoys someone it's against the law...West Milford Township..does anyone know what i can do..i am not exaggerating when i say i only put him out for 5 mins at a time 3 times a day...the barking annoys me also.... and i may add that i have 2 neighbors that work nites..both have dogs..one has a few..that have a doggy door and they bark constantly and i have never ever called the cops or animal control on anyone...
I hate stupid people

Trenton, NJ

#34 Jun 11, 2012
keep the noise in your house, we dont want to hear you or your stupid animals all day, thats it.....
Anonyms wrote:
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 town’s resources should be used in other areas.
mommapug3

Mullica Hill, NJ

#35 Aug 16, 2012
I cannot believe that a living, breathing being could, without any guilt, poison another living, breathing being! What is wrong with you? Would you give poison meatballs, to a child? Would you feed poison to your family? In your case, I certainly hope you never upset anyone enough in your family to serve you up some poison Italian style! I'm certainly glad I'm NOT your neighbor!!!!
Nuisance Dogs

Collingswood, NJ

#36 Sep 17, 2013
This is fantastic! Why can't Collingswood do this?? The place is overrun with dogs and dog noise!
Nuisance Dogs

Collingswood, NJ

#37 Sep 17, 2013
Fantastic! Collingswood should do this. The place is overrun with dogs and dog noise everywhere!

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