I'm at the end of my sanity and need some advice please.
My neighbour got a puppy around 2 months ago and it barks all the time. Initially it was kept in the lounge in a cage and it would bark through the night and wake us up around 3am and 5am and again for only after the owner left for work in the morning and at lunch time.
After a week of little sleep I left a friendly note asking the neighbour if he could try and do something about the barking. He popped round and apologised and said he moved it into the kitchen so that the barking wasn't echoing up the chimney and waking us up. We had a chat and I offered to lend him my books and videos on dog/puppy care which he politely refused.
Now, the dog is kept in cage which is his choice but it's kept in from 9am - 1pm then again 1.30pm - 5pm and again when the owner goes to bed at night. The dog never used to bark but for the past month it's started the habit of barking all day. It's not constant but at least 10 times every hour and i'm going insane.
I don't want the dog took off him as I really don't think he's ill treated, just hasn't got an idea of how to look after it. He's had a cat for 17 years which lived outside and now has a border collie which gets took out for a walk at night.
We don't know each other and have only just started talking because of the dog and now if he's in the garden we have a quick natter.
How would you approach the situation?
Thanks for you help x