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OSMP to Expand Voice and Sight Program to All 5 Senses


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According to city spokesperson Wolf Barker, the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks department will expand the current dogs-on-open-space regulations (known as the Voice and Sight program) to include dog control based on all five senses: sound, sight, touch, smell and taste.

Citing a similar program in Portland, Oregon, Barker said, “We believe the city’s dog guardians have the kinds of relationships with their dogs that will make this expansion possible.”

Smell control, if implemented, would require guardians to carry a spray bottle filled with either chicken or beef broth. Touch control would require guardians to be able to identify their dogs while blindfolded. The latter could be important on a dusty, windy day, Barker explained.

When asked about how owners would control their dogs through the sense of taste, Barker responded, “The residents can rest assured that we have that covered. We’ve hired a consultant.”


This post originally appeared in the 2015 April Fool’s issue of the Blue Line.

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