Barking dogs a growing problem in Canton
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 1:40 pm

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning and after working all week, my husband and I are awakened by someone who thinks it’s a good idea to walk a dog by our house that barks the whole time it is being walked. I know some people need to walk the dog early, but on a Saturday, when your neighbors might be sleeping and you know the dog barks, walk it around where no one lives. There are many open spaces in our neighborhood that would be more appropriate. There are quite a few dog owners on lower Judson Street in Canton, and most of them are very inconsiderate. Some leave their dogs tied up and never walk them, just let them bark incessantly. Others keep their dogs confined with electric fencing, but let them bark and bark, as if everyone around them enjoys this. I find it obnoxious and rude and feel like there aren’t any times when I can work in my yard or just sit in my yard without having to listen to someone’s annoying dog that has been left out to bark. Of course the dog control officer and the police won’t do anything, so I must put the statement here.