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Barking dogs

Posted: Thu 18 Aug 2016 17:58
by Maximus
Hi all
We have a neighbour who ties his dog to a tree and then goes out for the whole day - The dog is obviously bored and barks all day - when I say he barks all day that is barking continuously every minute of every hour, all day

To me this is abuse of an animal and causing a nuisance to neighbours

Before I go to confront the owners - does anyone have any experience of handling situations like this in France ? is there anything the Marie can do for example? and is there animal protection legislation that might cover this?

Hopefully the owner will be accommodating but I have a bad feeling that they won't be


Posted: Thu 18 Aug 2016 18:46
by Charlotte
Hi Maximus,We've had no luck we talked to them about it,and then started sending recorded delivery letters so there was a paper trail to take to the maire.unfortunately after the first one they simply refused the post lady,and wouldn't accept the sign for letters.It has got better ie the dog is left outside to bark all night.Tha'ts when it makes you irrational.Maybe some of our french neighbours have also talked to him.Peter

Posted: Thu 18 Aug 2016 21:39
by opas
Look on service public fr, sure there is something on there.

Posted: Fri 19 Aug 2016 09:38
by Kate
I think it constitutes a public nuisance issue.(Nuisances sonores) ... roits/F612

Dont know how your french is but here are a couple of links which might help. ... boyer.html
http://droit-finances.commentcamarche.n ... des-chiens

Here also is a model letter warning of action to be taken if this continues.

Be careful though. This may be a dog who is mainly loved and in a happy home (tho being tied up all day indicates the contraire I agree but we dont know their situation) so do try and avoid the dog being taken away - it's not his fault, it's the owners!!

Je me permets de vous adresser ce courrier pour vous signaler que nous avons malheureusement constaté les aboiements répétés de votre chien qui troublent les rapports de bon voisinage.
En effet, le caractère intempestif et répétitif des aboiements est incontestable puisque votre chien aboie _______ [when, where, how often].
Il est bien évident que nous souhaitons privilégier de bonnes relations de voisinage. C’est pourquoi nous vous mettons en demeure de faire cesser ces aboiements intempestifs.
A défaut, vous nous verriez malheureusement contraints à avertir les autorités compétentes auprès de la mairie ou, le cas échéant, auprès de la police municipale.
En effet, je vous rappelle que les bruits de voisinage sont de la compétence du maire en vertu de l’article L. 2212-2- 2° du Code général des collectivités territoriales. Les témoignages d’autres voisins pourront corroborer notre constat à propos de votre chien et confirmer le bien-fondé de notre demande.
Dans l’attente de votre réponse, et comptant sur votre compréhension, veuillez agréer, Madame, Monsieur, l’expression de notre considération distinguée.

Posted: Fri 19 Aug 2016 17:20
by Maximus
Thanks Kate that is good info - Ill try a simple letter first just incase the owner is somehow unaware of the nuisance the dog is causing - then I'll ramp it up hopefully with the help of someone from the Maire

Posted: Fri 19 Aug 2016 20:56
by Sus
I would firstly try and speak to your neighbour and assume positive intend. Assuming you don't yet know them, maybe also a good way to introduce yourself?