Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Spoofed for Asking Dog Owners to Keep Pets Quiet in Off-Leash Park

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Spoofed for Asking Dog Owners to Keep Pets Quiet in Off-Leash Park

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Halifax spoofed for seeking quieter dog park

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HALIFAX - Halifax has raised pet owners' ire by targeting dogs who allegedly bark too loudly at a popular park.

The municipality recently erected a sign at the off-leash area of Shubie Park asking pet owners to "control your dog's barking" or take the animal elsewhere.

Critics argue that in dog parks, dogs should be allowed to be dogs.

"The Mime for Canines class I am offering is almost fully booked," one Twitter user, Andy Bowers, joked on Tuesday.

Another user, Sean Joudry, tweeted a doctored photo of the city's sign that read: "Please do not use this area if you can't make your dog less like a dog."

But city spokesperson Tiffany Chase said the city had received "a number of complaints" from homeowners who live across a small lake from the Dartmouth park. …

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