What constitutes a “barking dog?

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What constitutes a “barking dog?

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Continued and repeated barking that disturbs the peace of a neighborhood is a violation. Of course, we recognize that dogs will bark when they see something or someone, and we do look for a cause of the barking. Gwinnett County law addresses barking dogs in the Nuisance section (Ordinance Section 10-33) as any “animal which excessively makes disturbing noises including, but not limited to, continued and repeated howling, barking, disturbance or discomfort to neighbors or others in close proximity to the premises where the animal is kept.

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The “Barking Dog” ordinance states that it is illegal for any dog to bark in a manner that disturbs the peace of the neighborhood. We are aware that dogs will bark when they see something or someone. However, they should not bark at every person walking by. We look for a cause of the dog’s barking or whether the dog is barking for no reason. When Animal Control receives a complaint, a license and rabies vaccination check is done. The normal procedure is to a send letter to the dog owner and make him/her aware of the complaint and a letter to the complainant advising what the next steps are. If the barking continues the complainant must complete documentation forms on the barking. An Animal Control Officer will then respond and try to get as close to the area as possible without letting the animal see or hear him/her. The officer will sit and listen to determine if a dog is barking in the area. Once the officer hears a dog barking, he/she will then try to determine if there is anything

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City code 5-10. The “Barking Dog” ordinance states that it shall be unlawful for any person to keep a dog without exercising proper care and control of such dog to prevent it from disturbing the peace of others by barking in a loud, continuous or untimely manner. We are aware that dogs will bark when they see something or someone. We look for a cause of the dog’s barking or whether the dog is barking for no reason.

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City code 5-532. The “Barking Dog” ordinance states that it shall be unlawful for any person to keep a dog without exercising proper care and control of such dog to prevent it from disturbing the peace of others by barking in a loud, continuous or untimely manner. We are aware that dogs will bark when they see something or someone. We look for a cause of the dog’s barking or whether the dog is barking for no reason.

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