Resorts: Bad Bowwows

Dog days came early to Bad Oeynhausen, West Germany, where town officials have issued an ultimatum: no barking from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. or from 1 to 3 p.m., the hours when guests of this spa community are presumed to be drying out in bed. What a dog does (chewing up a carpet slipper can be therapeutic, a muzzle is inhibiting) is his own business, so long as he keeps quiet about it and stays off the street. Fines start at $1.25.

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