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home : opinions : your opinions April 15, 2014


7/29/2013 1:20:00 PM
No need to get police involved
Justin Randall, Rice Lake

I live here in the great town of Rice Lake. Recently I was visited by an officer of the Rice Lake Police Department citing a warning for a barking dog complaint. When I asked the officer whom the person was filing the complaint, he was reluctant to say. Four of the eight surrounding houses have dogs so I am skeptical as to if it is my dog or not. But instead of this person knocking on the door and politely asking if we could do something about our dog barking during the day, I get three separate complaints filed by the RLPD.
I work on most day from 5:30 to 4 just a few blocks away from my residence while my dogs are home alone. Living in town is not the life for a dog. Not only are they cooped up in a house most of the day but now they don't even have the "freedom" to bark.
My dogs are inside the house barking at people who pass by or come uncomfortably close to my house (say for instance,the mail carrier), basically as a security measure. They are not mean or intend to harm anyone; that is simply their way of protecting their owner's domain while they are gone. I see no problem with this. And neither do sevenof my other neighbors.
So the question is this: Why is it that we as a society are so afraid of confrontation that a simple request from a neighbor is too much to bear? When someone calls the police or goes to the station and fills out a report for a noise complaint, is that really the best way of solving such a simple issue?
If this person filing the noise complaint would have asked me in person the first time this became an issue, it would have been taken care of.

Justin Randall, Rice Lake

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