It is very stressful and disconcerting, not just for us but, I suspect, for the dog. I know, because I’ve been a dog lover all my life.
Barking dogs fall under the category of the “golden rule,” so when our dog barks, we just bring her in the house. Problem solved.
There’s also a barking dog ordinance on the books. It’s straightforward enough.
But finding a police officer or animal control officer willing to help you enforce it is another matter. They complain about being “understaffed,” so I hope the tax measures that just passed in both towns help.
I guess you could file a civil suit, but the courts already are tied up with bigger problems. It’s really a big waste of taxpayer money, especially when you already are paying for animal control officers and police officers.
In the end, it seems that the citizens who are vilified are the ones who complain — not the offenders. Nobody wants to be accountable; they twist it into a “personal liberty” argument.
It’s become the American way.