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Old 04-16-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill,Homestead for now
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Our neighbor moved in about 8 months ago. He has a dog that as soon as he leaves for work the dog will bark non stop for 4 hrs. We talked to him about it and was apologetic. He took the dog to his friend. We live in a townhome so the dog is inside the all day. He used to live in a house and the dog was okay roaming outside. After couple of months the friend was tired of the dog and the dog is back barking again.
We talked to him again when the dog came back about the dog barking non stop for 4 hrs. He lives home at 5am so the dog will start barking from 5am to about 9am. We don't want to be pain the ass neighbor. Another thing the guy walks his dog one block and then take the dog back inside. The dog is never outside for more than 5 mins.

One time i was so mad i banged metal pots, hit the wall and the damn dog would not stop ahhh
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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Ha go on over to my thread about a problematic dog I'm dog sitting.

The hatred and bile I received for asking for help on handling him, is quite staggering.

Pure unadulterated vitriol from people who claim to be "caring". Not if you don't have 4 legs apparently.

The dogs right to bark and generally behave like an ill trained arsehat are far, far, FAR more important than my rights to peace and quiet, or anyone else's within ear shot.

Sorry I can't be more help. There's Them and Us, dog owner wise.

I actually lived in a house where I was literally surrounded by barking/howling dogs all day, every day.

I sold the house.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Most HOAs have rules about noise (quiet time in my HOA, for example, is 10PM to 7AM) and sustained barking is a noise violation if it is 15 minutes sustained, or 30 minutes over a 2 hour period ( a single bark, or an alert is not nuisance barking).

Getting a pet removed is hard, but getting an owner fined is not. Bottom line is the owner is responsible for the nuisance his dog creates, and is expected to control or mitigate the problem.

You are not a jerk for complaining, the neighbor is a jerk for not controlling the dog.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Our neighbor moved in about 8 months ago. He has a dog that as soon as he leaves for work the dog will bark non stop for 4 hrs. We talked to him about it and was apologetic. He took the dog to his friend. We live in a townhome so the dog is inside the all day. He used to live in a house and the dog was okay roaming outside. After couple of months the friend was tired of the dog and the dog is back barking again.
We talked to him again when the dog came back about the dog barking non stop for 4 hrs. He lives home at 5am so the dog will start barking from 5am to about 9am. We don't want to be pain the ass neighbor. Another thing the guy walks his dog one block and then take the dog back inside. The dog is never outside for more than 5 mins.

One time i was so mad i banged metal pots, hit the wall and the damn dog would not stop ahhh
How long has the dog been back?

More than likely he will give up on this behavior after awhile of seeing no results come from it.

Hitting the wall, yelling ect is only going to encourage more of the behavior.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Try talking to the owner again, letting him know the problem is still going on.

And check your city ordinances about nuisance barking.

The owner may just not know what to do about it. Introduce him to google! LOL
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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suggest the owner try a citronella bark collar... It sprays out citronella when the dog barks and does not hurt the dog. I have had great luck with them with two different reactive dogs that liked to bark at noises they hear. I use it when I am not home and as a result when I am home and it is off and the dog starts barking all I have to say is "do you want Barkey?" I always called it Barkey when I put it on them so in both cases they knew what that meant and became quiet and stayed quiet. I too live in a condo and even have asked my neighbors to report any barking so I can take care of it. The only time any neighbor did was with one of the current dogs so I told her my plan to try the collar and asked her to let me know if it was working that was over 2 yrs ago and since I have heard nothing more I sometimes ask and she says all has been quiet.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: FL
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A nurse I work with has a dog with separation anxiety and gives it meds as well as using behavioral modification to deal with his barking when she leaves. She also hired a dog walker to walk the dogs, she has 2, while she's at work. If your neighbor is someone you feel comfortable talking with you might suggest more exercise, a tired dog is a quiet one - also a bored dog is usually going to get in trouble, barking, chewing, something humans don't like.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill,Homestead for now
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I don't mind if the dog barks but not non stop for 4 hrs. Been watching him the dog does not get any exercise at all...i feel sorry for the poor dog. We have a dog park nearly and he has never taken the dog to the park.

cindersslipper- I could not find your thread about a problematic dog

Tuck's Dad-We were trying to work with him before involving HOA. We don't want anyone to be in trouble maybe we are just way too nice.

SoHoVe-the dog has been back for about 2 months.

lunetunelover-When we talk to him he says oh i am sorry. Last time we suggested going to the pest store and asking for some help

Dashdog-We suggested to try dog collar and he did not say anything back. We took it as that was a no

Orion2-I agree anxiety meds for the dog is a good idea. I don't know if he will be willing to go to a vet for that as it seems like he is just trying to make ends meet.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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NC - it's been closed.

You can still find it if you search for "freakin mutt" lol.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Are you an active person? Would you be willing to walk the dog yourself? I actually did that with a neighbor's dog. She'd been banished to live outside and I couldn't rest in my own home, not just because of her barking (which was constant), but because I felt so sorry for her. I do a lot of hiking and thought about offering to take the dog with me on some of my hikes. Then I worried they would think I was judging them. Well I WAS judging them for sticking her outside and ignoring her all the time, but I decided I didn't care what they thoguht, my concern was for the dog. I didn't approach them in a judgmental way of course, I just said I went for a lot of hikes and walks and wondered if their dog would like to come with me. They were actually thrilled.

As it turned out I ended up actually almost completely adopting her. In the winter when it got cold they stuck her in the basement. I couldn't stand it so any time I was home I got her and brought her over here. They continued to buy her food and pay for vet trips (but I took her to the vet), but she pretty much lived with me and my cats except for one thing, she always always wanted to go home at night.

I suppose that is best case scenario for everyone concerned, but even if you could walk the dog every day for an hour or two, just for some peace and quiet, it might be worth it.

That is if the dog will allow himself to be walked by relative strangers.
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