April 29, 2005

5-Minute Barking Rule

(Filed under: Laws & Ordinances)

Dogs in St. Paul have only five minutes to bark before they'll be declared a nuissance. Well, not exactly. But a new ordinance does give specific rules as to what constitutes annoying barking from dogs, the five-minute rule being one example. City Council member Jay Benanav explains that a "reasonable annoyance" is not limited to the five-minute rule.

"We needed something on the books we could enforce to keep neighborhoods quiet," Benanav said. "It would take a pretty smart dog to bark for 4.5 minutes and stop."

Somehow I can see my dog doing that.

Posted by kevin at April 29, 2005 8:27 AM

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