Haligonians mock signs saying to keep dogs quiet in off-leash park

Halifax dogs are under scrutiny for barking at a dog 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 them elsewhere.

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The move raised the ire of critics who argued 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 while linking to a CTV Atlantic story.

The Mime For Canines class I am offering is almost fully booked. #HRMproblemspic.twitter.com/ZSOpb6Ch0c

— Andy Bowers (@evilpez4) March 1, 2016

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

Chase says the signs appear to be working, but if the complaints resume the city would have to look at moving the off-leash area elsewhere.



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