Barking Dogs and Other Noisy Animals 

May 21, 2011 10:00:00 AM

 In accordance with the City's Animal Care and Control By-law, pet owners must prevent their pet from constant barking or other noise that disturbs the peace. Such noise may also signal behavioural problems that the pet owner should address.

For example, barking or whining is your dog's way of communicating. Respond immediately to your dog's barking and do not let it continue. Train your dog not to bark needlessly. Also, ensure that your dog's basic needs (food, water, shelter, companionship) are met, and give it a toy or rawhide to reduce barking caused by boredom.

Register your concerns about barking dogs to the Client Service Centre at 3-1-1.

http://www.ottawa.ca/en/licence_permit/pet_animal/cats_dogs/dogs/barking_noise/index.html

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