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Subject: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: roofian-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 12 Oct 2006 12:36 PDT
Expires: 11 Nov 2006 11:36 PST
Question ID: 772987
I have 3 neighbor dogs (Chihuahuas).  There are two on one side and
one on the other side of my house.  THEY BARK INCESSANTLY.  My wife
and I are ready to short circuit.  Called the SPCA and they gave me a
whole list of things to do (keep a log-which they sent me, etc., etc.)
 I am willing to do this but it just seems too time consuming and
unjust for that matter.  It's very irritating how people can be so
inconsiderate...I can't believe they don't hear their own dogs
barking!  Anyway, I've reached the breaking point and am willing to do
whatever I need to do to stop it (fill out log, mail it in, etc.,
etc.)  What I would like to know is if anyone has had this problem and
if they have found some creative ways to deal with it (hire
someone...i.e. subpoena deliverer? or someone like this) to go talk to
the people.  I've also looked into the no bark devices that you can
place in your yard...not sure if these will work.  Any solutions out
there?  Thanks for your help!!  Really apprecaite it!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Oct 2006 12:47 PDT
Many cities have ordinances that deal with barking dogs. If your city
has such laws, you may want to file a formal complaint. Even if there
is no specific law, the more general category of "disturbing the
peace" might apply.
Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: kariotoglou-ga on 12 Oct 2006 16:18 PDT
Small dogs have the point to prove that they are just as tough as the
big dogs. Barking is their way of warning everyone and everything that
you should not mess with them.  There is a good chance that the
neighbours are not home all the time so are not aware of the
serousness of the problem.  You should speak to your neighbours
directly (and calmly) about the problem.  The barking may be escalated
because the three dogs are in two different yards and so they feel
safe to bark at each other all day.  They are dogs and need to protect
their territory - its in their nature.  Find out if your neighbours
are interested in having all three dogs in the same yard for a while -
the results may surprise you.
Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: probonopublico-ga on 12 Oct 2006 21:35 PDT
Buy a lion.

Have you ever heard a lion roar?

Boy when your lion roars, he will scare those little mutts s**tless.
Subject: Showing at a Theatre near you (Hopefully)
From: mongolia-ga on 14 Oct 2006 21:23 PDT
You may wish to see the recent Movie "Keeping Mum"

although I would not recommend taking all the measures adopted in the
movie to solving your problem, It may make you feel better!

Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: kemlo-ga on 15 Oct 2006 00:28 PDT
you could try this
Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: cynthia-ga on 15 Oct 2006 01:48 PDT
kariotoglou, - Although I agree with your advice, it's not just that
the dogs are small! I own 2 chihuahuas that rarely bark. I work 6 days
a week at odd hours, they never know when I'm coming or going. I'm
sure there are other small dog owners that agree with me. It's so
funny you said that because I had a neighbor a couple years ago that
had a BIG dog, next to me over a fence. This dog barked incessently.
The neighbors and I finally complained so many times they moved. My 2
dogs sat here all day, quiet, and had access to go bark at that dog
via a doggie-door, and they were quiet all day, or so my neighbors
said. Must have been because dogs are not an issue on this street

It's the owners that are responsible for their dogs behavior. Owners
that ignore their dogs or that leave them out all day with no access
to the house, or tied out all day end up with socially problem dogs.
Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: probonopublico-ga on 15 Oct 2006 05:13 PDT
Invite Cynthia to stay with you for a couple of days and ask her to
look over both fences and scowl.

I know that, if I were a dog, that would scare me even more than a lion.
Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: cynthia-ga on 15 Oct 2006 05:38 PDT
OMG Bryan!  You must have been in line for the cruise to Alaska and
seen me !BARK! at some kids that kept bumping suitcases into my heels.
Boy were they surprised! Where did you hear about me scowling and
barking? Do you know someone that saw me do that? I was very LOUD and
on the cruise, several people bought me drinks for it after I told
them the Why of it...
Subject: Re: Neighbor's barking dog(s)
From: probonopublico-ga on 15 Oct 2006 06:36 PDT
Hi Cynthia

My understanding is that the entire GA-laxy has heard about your
adventures en route to Alaska.

It's amazing how quickly such stories do the rounds.

In fact, I've also heard that it's coming out on DVD for Christmas,
and this will solve a lot of people's gift probs.

You really are a celeb, you know.


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