The RTE Dog Kennels is launching its new campaign on social media on Friday to raise awareness of dog kenyesis and dog barking.
The campaign, called ‘What’s your dog barking about?’ will feature photos and videos of dogs in their homes and ask the audience to share their experiences.
It will also aim to educate people about the signs of dog barking and to encourage people to adopt a kennel dog.
The dog kennis have raised awareness around the world and have been featured in many publications including the Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Independent.
It comes as the country’s best dog owners have launched a campaign to get people to ‘put a stop to the barking’ and help protect their dogs.
A campaign to stop dog barking in Ireland is being launched on Facebook and Instagram with more than 15,000 likes and over 50,000 shares.
Kenny Kennels general manager Peter Connolly said it was important to encourage the public to get involved and get to know their pets.
“We want people to get to grips with their dog, get to the point where they can tell their family what’s wrong with their dogs,” he said.
“And then hopefully if you’re one of the lucky people who get to go and see a dog and get some peace and quiet and they can come back to you and say they’ve got a treat for you, that’s the ultimate win-win.”
Dog kennelling is now illegal in Ireland and it is against the law for dogs to bark or otherwise disturb the peace of a home.
The Irish Kennel Club (IKC) says the law is based on the fact that the noise levels in a dog’s home are not that much different to what you’d hear in a car or an office building.
“There are dogs out there that are extremely noisy, and if they’re not barking, there’s probably not that many problems,” IKC president Paul Walsh said.
However, the IKC has said the law can be broken.
The IKC’s policy on dog barking is to have dogs on leashes in the house and to prevent them from entering the living quarters.
“The rules are pretty strict in terms of what can happen and what can’t,” Walsh said, adding that dog barking can also be a form of aggression, particularly when dogs are kept apart from other pets.
The owners of many of the UK’s best-known kenneled dogs, including David Beckham, Mark Zuckerberg and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have also launched a ‘no-barking’ campaign to raise public awareness.
“If you’re an average-looking dog and you’re coming into your own as a person, then I think the rules around it are quite clear,” Connolly explained.
“When you have a pet in your life, it’s not always going to be that easy to just keep a dog on leash.”
So it’s important to do your homework before you do it and be realistic about what your pet’s situation is and make sure that you can keep them safe.
“Dog barking is considered a nuisance, but it is not a crime in Ireland.