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Old 07-24-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Ok gotta pitch in here. I have a neighbor with 2 dogs who bark EVERY time we walk down the street (you'd think they'd know us by now!). These dogs bark alot and it drives me crazy! What would make me feel better about this situation would be if the man would come out of his house and tell them NO. Even if the dogs mumbled and grumbled that would make a world of difference. When your pooches are out and these lovely neighbors are home, show them that you are aware of the problem, discipline your dogs, and give the man a nice little wave and smile (you are free to say names under your breath). He seems angry but you are better than that and it might make things alot nicer between you both. When they are not home, let 'er rip! Good luck dear.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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The dog was probably barking at the lawnmower and the charming child that kicked the fence didn't help.
The dogs and his children need the privacy fence, put the privacy fence up, the best you can afford, and go from there.
I have four dogs that love kids,even after I caught the neighbors brats throwing rocks and poking at them with sticks, so I threatened the kids with bodily harm and notified the parents if I caught them on my property again I would immediately call the police. Next weekend up went the privacy fence with big signs Beware of Dogs.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:01 AM
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I wouldn't like it if every time I went in my yard the neighbors dogs barked at me either. I absolutely don't support his violence against your dog, but I don't think it's unreasonable to expect you to stop them from barking at him.

You need to find a way to mitigate that problem. My dog has a run in my backyard and occasionally barks at other dogs in the street (when she can see them, she's in the back) or the back neighbors, I jump ALL over that situation right way so she rarely gets out a peep or 2 and if see is particularly frazzled, I bring her back inside until the distraction is gone.

There is really no good excuse for allowing your dog to continually bark at the neighbors.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Southeast Kansas
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My little dog barks at everything, does not matter if she is inside or outside, if she hears a noise , off she gos..there is about a 15 foot space between myself and the neighbor..she barks if she hears them open and shut thier side door., and she barks when he is mowing the lawn , even when she is in the house, because she hears it..the sound of the lawnmore hurts thier ears, that is why they bark. So outta site outa mind does not always work .
When she is outside she is on a lead, she barks , and I reprimand...however, my vet told me it is the nature of a schnalzer to bark, I won't ever remove her voice box...I like it when she barks to let me know when someone is around...she knows the word quiet...and usually does shutup when told to.

She is your dog....and if she gos out to potty in her own back yard for a brief time..and he gets barked at...oh well...let him call the police, you can in turn tell the police if they show up, how he came over towards your dog with a club to hit her.,
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Default Give your neighbor a diversion!

Dogs do what dogs do, bark. If I were you, I'd learn how to bark and bark at the S.O.B. the next time he whines about your dogs. You've got some good advice here, apparently your neighbor has precious little to worry about if he's getting his panties in a bunch about barking dogs. HEY..here's an idea, go out and get yourself a rooster...better yet, a couple of guinea hens or a peacock!!! That will completely get his little mind off your dogs!
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:47 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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OK.. I have an ahole for a neighbor, in the 2 years I have lived here this is the only time he said anything to me.
He was mowing his grass and I was standing on my deck in my backyard watching the dogs play, when they heard/saw him and started barking at the chain link fence. He started yelling at them and was walking toward my yard with something in his hand when he saw me, at that point he started screaming at me threatened to call the police because the dogs barked at him. "I am tired of your dogs barking at me and my kids. There is a noise ordinance"..
Now, my dogs go out only a couple of times a day to do their thing.. and sometimes they play and run around my fenced yard. This man was suspected of poisoning the Yorkie who lived here before me and another dog. The Yorkie got out of the fence and the other dog will walk down our street and then back to his house. I have heard him tell his young boys he didn't care if they killed the dog.

I let the dogs out this afternoon and they saw his boys playing in their yard, of course, they barked, I then saw the oldest (13 yo) go over and kick at his fence (yes he has a his own chain link fence as do I)
I did go to the police station and they said I could file an harassment charge on him if he threatened me, but to be honest I couldn't hear everything he was saying because of the lawnmower.
I just wish I had known about him before I bought this house. What would you do?
For the sake of yourself and for your pups, install a privacy fence (or something, that can be attached to your excisting one).....
That way, you don't have to deal with the a*hole neighbor and see his ugly face, and your dogs might not bark that much anymore due to sight restriction.
As for your a*hole neighbor....watch your pups and him/ them like a hawk....I wouldn't trust them!!
See......that's the reason I don't want neighbors.....period!
Good luck!

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Old 07-24-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Dogs bark. It's what they do.
I'm really amazed that some people in here spoil dogs more than kids. What if your neighbor's kids came out in the back yard while you were gardening and started taunting you, or screaming at you at the top of their lungs?

Then, when you go over to your neighbor's house to complain, they just say "Well, kids will be kids. Deal with it."

That's essentially what you are doing by allowing your dogs to bark at the neighbors and not disciplining them. Talk about a bad neighbor!
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:15 PM
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I agree strongly with sponger, my previous statement holds.... There is really no good excuse for allowing your dog to continually bark at the neighbors.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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I'm really amazed that some people in here spoil dogs more than kids. What if your neighbor's kids came out in the back yard while you were gardening and started taunting you, or screaming at you at the top of their lungs?

Then, when you go over to your neighbor's house to complain, they just say "Well, kids will be kids. Deal with it."

That's essentially what you are doing by allowing your dogs to bark at the neighbors and not disciplining them. Talk about a bad neighbor!


I disagree with the comparison above.

BTW, I don't find it 'amazing' at all that people spoil their dogs.

This is obviously a case of reading too much into
what I commented on.
I don't recall ever stating that I don't discipline my dogs?
Or is that just a quick to judge conclusion...

Both my dogs are very well trained and well mannered. They can also
sense when a person is evil. My dogs just don't bark for the sake of barking.
And I do not let them continue to bark....

However....

If my dogs are barking because of an A..hole neighbor ...-for lack of a better term-... ...and I have tried to to communicate with this person on more than a dozen times as well as the entire neighborhood, but yet they continue to antagonize my dogs and other peoples dogs for NO reason...and I'm suppose to put up with it? LOL...I don't think so.
So yes, dogs are doing what they do...and that's bark.


I have dealt with A..hole neighbors. The police were called more than once on a psychotic neighbor that pretty much taunted the entire street.
He was a crack head to boot...so that didn't help matters.
The police encouraged all of us to report the A..hole and that's pretty much what we did. And he was given citations several times.
HE was the nuisance. NOT the dogs barking.
And thank God the idiot finally moved.
Amazing the street became extremely quiet after his departure.


The place I live now I couldn't ask for better neighbors.
But then again a privacy fence does wonders.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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It seems to me your dogs originally started barking because that is what some dogs do.
Now, it seems to me they are doing this because they are being what is called agitated by your neighbor and also their kids. They are provoking the dogs to behave like this with their threatening behavior. And what they have learned has to be unlearned and shown this is unacceptable behavior.
And showing them is not done by surgery on their voice box , electric shock, or anything harmful to them.

This can be reversed, but I do not feel your neighbors will participate and they would have to participate and everyone would have to put in time and effort. And you would have to take a dominant stance with your dogs to let them no when you say no, they need to back away from the fence and go about their own business.
You can put them in a sit stay when you see your neighbors out, and eventually occupy their time some other way outside. You have to get them focused off of your neighbors and solely on you. Not an easy task after so much agitation from your neighbors.
But if your neighbor is this bratty.....a privacy fence is really going to help you immensely also.
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