Barking to excess! Stylish Chevy Chase locale in Maryland preclude excessively noisy dogs at new park who ‘are disrupting their peace’
According to a recent report in the Washington Post residents in the village of Chevy Chase, Maryland, have complained about the barking at a new local dog park, saying the noisy pooches have disrupted their peace.
Those of us at Doggedly Yours” have a vested interest in this story. The thing is we like to bark. In fact, we do lots of it. One might say we are experts.
Indeed, the issue is a classic one. It bits one group with particular desires against another group with different interest. My old economics professor might observe that one group is suffering the externality costs occasioned by a different group,s benefits.
It occurs to me that this case of Chevy Chase dog park controversy can serve as a teachable moment for us all. We can, and must, learn to communicate with others with whom we do not identify. After all, we all live in the same “dog park” known as society.
Responding to the complaints, the village put up signs at the park warning, ‘no excessive barking’
Despite putting up the ‘no excessive barking’ signs, residents kept on complaining.