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Old 08-13-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default New- seeking advice - neighbor's dog barking

Hello!

I, too, am new to the dog forum and appreciate having a place to share information. I am writing to see if anyone has suggestions for dealing with a neighbor's constantly barking dog. I love dogs and have one myself, so I'm trying to be as patient as I can. Perhaps I do not understand the situation as my own dog is bizarrely well behaved. I take no credit for this; he pretty much came from the shelter that way. He barks on occasion when there is a logical stimulus such as a doorbell, but it's a few barks and that's it. My neighbor's dog, however, barks at every car door, random person walking by, etc., which is pretty terrible as we live on a busy street. I've tried to talk to the neighbors, but their English is pretty limited and they just seem very embarrased, which is not at all my intent. They did ask me what I would suggest, but I don't actually know how to stop a barking dog as I have not had this problem. Basically, they have a large dog in a small apartment and they don't spend enough time with her.

Thank you for any thoughts you might have on the issue.

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Old 08-13-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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Hi nosirrah arual and

Offhand I would guess that we need a little more info in order to suggest anything. Are your neighbors home when their dog is barking or are they away?
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Great to have you with us.

That's a tough problem to solve if the dog is left alone outside all the time. Without the owner taking an active role in the intervention, I don't really think there is a reasonable solution. Is this apartment in a complex with on-site management? Possibly the landlord or apartment managers would have better success deal with the problem.

Sorry I can't help. I hope others have some suggestions for you. Good luck.
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You might suggest that they take the dog out more to sociaize it and provide some exercise to tire it out.

They have to be with the dog when it's barking in order to be able to stop it.
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Thank you for sharing your ideas. To answer the question for more information, the dog barks constantly, but more when the parents are not at home. I think there is an element of neglect as they really do leave her for very long stretches and it seems to me that our condos are too small for large dogs unless the parents are extremely on top of regular walks and play time. I've tried to suggest that you sort of can't just stick your dog on the deck and expect it to be happy, but they are on the clueless side. To complicate matters, they seem to think we have it in for their dog or that we are afraid of it because it is a big dog and ours is a toy breed. They keep pointing out that not all dogs are "perfect" like ours--as if this was a diversity issue. We try to explain that part of why our dog is quiet is that we do not leave him alone for 10 hours a day. We really do not want tension with our neighbors and can't believe we are in this situation as we love dogs, but the noise is really incessant. The condo association is mostly useless, so that's out. We could call the police, who take these things very seriously where we live, but are reluctant to anger our neighbors when they are at least semi-pleasant and open to discussion now.

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Welcome! I'm glad you found us. I don't know of an answer to your situation. However, you may try posting this in the "Dog General Discussion" forum. More people are likely to see it there. I hope we can help you.

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