People living next door to barking dogs face the challenge of trying to work with their neighbors to get the problem resolved in a fair manner.
Complicating the problem is the fact that dogs bark as a means of communication, as well as a way to ward off unwanted intruders to their property.
At the same time, pet owners have a responsibility to ensure their pets don’t become local nuisances or a threat to those who aren’t the owners.
A recent court decision in Oregon has confirmed an extreme solution to a long-standing dispute between neighbors over one couple’s dogs barking continuously.
In extreme cases, dog owners can face the prospect of having to have dogs undergo a surgical procedure to “debark” them to cut down on excessive noise. On the next page, learn how an Oregon court resolved such a dispute and the lingering ill will that continues to fester between the parties involved.