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Hiya, 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… Read More
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Hiya,

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
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Had a neighbour that had a dog like that, we ended up moving house in the end, :thumbsup:
Asked them time and time again, would stop for a few weeks as they used to take it to their mothers house for those weeks. Then it would be back barking like crazy.
I feel for you, as it used to drive us nuts.
#2
You shouldn,t have mentioned it to him because you have now lost the option of poisoning it as they will be on to you straight away. I know how you feel. I've got the same problem with a dog a few doors away. i offered to buy a muzzle or one of those anti bark collars. i may as well have asked myself. The problem is that the dog barking obviously doesn't bother them as if it did they would have launched it. Either put up with it or move. They are your choices because the council or whoever deals with it are a waste of space. You go round and kick it though and they'll soon turn up I guarantee it.
#3
ypu find one of my posts,we have had to do many recordings,diary sheets regarding a alsation dog that barks from 7am till 8 30pm!!!council are rubbish,loads of neighbours have reported it too!!!i totaly understand the anger!!
#4
all u got to do op is buy one of those whistle things.....u know the ones that only dogs and some other animals can hear.....everytime it barks...blow the whistle......when it stops....stop blowing....ater a week or two it will understand that if it barks it will have to listen to that annoying sound......if this fails...buy a dog bone and inject poison into it. (thats a joke...i love dogs...but they arent just for christmas)


^^^^^

thats for all of the cruelty to animal activists.
#5
a little poisoned bone left in his back garden if it's really that bad.
#6
Thanks. But no poison bones will be used - just a straight jacket for me!

We have got the house up for sale (nothing to do with the dog) but now we are worried that IF we ever get a viewing, they'll get put off with the dog.

When I first posted the dog was barking its head off, then my neighbour came home, now he's gone back out and the dog is going ballistic aaaaaaaaargh

ps. I've got a dog of my own and thank god he's that old he can't hear next door. Also, if I used those noise things it would bother him and he's not the one being naughty (for once) x
#7
Poisining is harsh dude, not the dogs fault.:whistling:
#8
I feel really sorry for the puppie, It's no life been locked up in a cage all :-(
#9
i have a dog like this over the back left in the garden, i spoke to enviromental health department and they said they will send me a form. On this form i was to write down every time it starts to bark and when it finishes to which i said in the middle of the night whilst im trying to sleep this isnt going to happen, fortunately i had another small bedroom at the front of the house that i now sleep in. The responce i got from the people over the back when questioned about the barking was "but its only a puppy". I have to say if i didnt have the extra bedroom then im afraid it would have been the poisoned meat!!
#10
My next door neighbour's dog was left out in the garden all hours constantly barking,so I kidnapped it and put it in my garden.Then I rang him up and said "How do you like it?" :oops:
#11
Im in the same situation, my next door neighbours have had a yapping rat for a month now, it keeps us and my kids up till midnight and starts again around 3-6am. Now i have 2 very large english bull terriers and i love dogs but this thing next door is getting very close to me lifting the fence when its out the back and letting my 2 deal with it! I understand dogs bark but it should be only when needed like my 2, if they need to go out or there is a strange noise/person, if they did it at 3am they would have a load of water tipped over them! iv tried talking to my neighbours buts its done no good at all.
#12
You have provisions under common law to take action against your neighbour. Council's don't get involved in dog barking complaints as they're too common and because you can take action yourself.

I would however advise you to contact the council, as they often have a dog warden (my council does) who can attend and give advice and info on how to assist the owner with the dog.
#13
grex9101
a little poisoned bone left in his back garden if it's really that bad.

People like you seriously annoy the poo out of me, why punish the dog, when it's the owners fault? As for giving the animal poisoned meat, get a frigging grip!
I would have a chat with the owner, tell them that this is really affecting your home life and something has to be done. Discuss why the dog is barking? maybe leaving a owner comfort in the cage, such as a worn tshirt etc. There is obviously a reason why this is happening, and the owner must find the solution. A happy dog equals a happy owner :)
#14
Lulu'sMammy
People like you seriously annoy the poo out of me, why punish the dog, when it's the owners fault? As for giving the animal poisoned meat, get a frigging grip!
I would have a chat with the owner, tell them that this is really affecting your home life and something has to be done. Discuss why the dog is barking? maybe leaving a owner comfort in the cage, such as a worn tshirt etc. There is obviously a reason why this is happening, and the owner must find the solution. A happy dog equals a happy owner :)


Why single me out? Others suggested the same.

I was only joking. You get a grip. Reported.
#15
i wasnt joking btw.

and ill love to get a grip of u julie :) xx
#16
grex9101
Why single me out? Others suggested the same.

I was only joking. You get a grip. Reported.

LMFAO!! Playground material, reported for what? I singled you out, because you were the first post i read. And as for joking, well how hilarious, i nearly wet my pants laughing so hard...not!
#17
Was also kidding about reported.

That's the thing about the internet, you can't take verything so seriously.
#18
Im not being nasty to you or anybody, im just unsure how people find killing dogs etc funny? It's past me!
#19
My next door neighbour's dog was left out in the garden all hours constantly barking,so I kidnapped it and put it in my garden.Then I rang him up and said "How do you like it?"

PMSL!:-D
#20
Lulu'sMammy
People like you seriously annoy the poo out of me, why punish the dog, when it's the owners fault? As for giving the animal poisoned meat, get a frigging grip!
I would have a chat with the owner, tell them that this is really affecting your home life and something has to be done. Discuss why the dog is barking? maybe leaving a owner comfort in the cage, such as a worn tshirt etc. There is obviously a reason why this is happening, and the owner must find the solution. A happy dog equals a happy owner :)


You're talking out of your backside. It's not about 'punishing' the dog. It's about stopping the little sh*t barking all the time! People who are prepared to sit there and listen to their own dog barking non stop are not going to entertain polite mediation meetings.

I say poison it if it's the only way to stop it. I swear that if I hadn't made the mistake of trying to talk to my neighbour about my problem, I WOULD have sorted it out by now. I would be in bark-free heaven.
banned#21
deek72;3830739
You're talking out of your backside. It's not about 'punishing' the dog. It's about stopping the little sh*t barking all the time! People who are prepared to sit there and listen to their own dog barking non stop are not going to entertain polite mediation meetings.

I say poison it if it's the only way to stop it. I swear that if I hadn't made the mistake of trying to talk to my neighbour about my problem, I WOULD have sorted it out by now. I would be in bark-free heaven.

happy days...:roll:
#22
good times
banned#23
I had this. The only compromise for me was with the old rifle. Took his head off the poor little thing.

Na I'm joking. I did try and use one of those dog whistles though, to no avail.

Luckily (damn am I lucky) they moved about 5 months ago.
#24
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banned#25
the puppy probably needs stimulation and played with in the garden on and off threw out the day and taken on longish walks to tired it out.

then it might sleep at night and not bark alll the time.

out cat used to meow all the time when we locked him out our bedroom
#26
Well I have been up for one hour already cause of the yapping rat next door, how the hell they sleep through it is behond me, unless they dont and can just ignore it!
#27
Our dog used to bark when nobody was in. Nobody complained though. But if I had a problem with a dog barking all night I would have to train it. Send him a letter and make it look all official and say its an official order to train the dog to stop barking or have it taken away.
#28
A border collie needs at least 3 good walks a day. Each one at least an hour long.
They are intelligent dogs and need stimulation.
What your neighbour is doing is cruel.
If it were me, I would ring the rspca.
suspended#29
does the owner KNOW the dog barks and goes ballistic everytime he leaves it hun ?

because i never knew my dog did until a neighbour told me :oops: i thought she was fine alone and felt so awful when i found out

i now leave the tv or radio on for her and one of my jumpers that smells of me if i ever have to leave her alone which iv been told has stopped the problem .... she still barks if the door knocks though i cant stop that

im very considerate of my neighbours but i feel for you cos many arent ...
#30
He doesn't know it's this bad. I'll try and catch him when he comes home from work for a chat.

When he first got the dog he did ask me if it barked and I said no, as it only did it when he first left the house. We also discussed about his dog leaping the joint fence (we've just replaced the fence with a 4ft high fence). He said that he'd need to do something about it as they are very agile. We warned him that another collied used to jump in our back garden and our terrier would attack it and I'd hate the same to happen to his dog... he still hasn't done anything yet and it's now bigger than our dog!

I agree with the other post about the dog being bored. It's the owners ignorance not to investigate what attention the breed or care of any dog needs before buying it.

Kidnapping the dog - omg, that was funny x
#31
try talking to him, if he does nothing about it, when the dog wakes you up wake its owner up, either knock on the walls or knock on his door, as most people have said its not the dogs fault, but there is nothing more annoying than a barking dog, in fact there is, dog owners that get dogs for company at night, then they leave it on its own all day.
#32
deek72
You're talking out of your backside. It's not about 'punishing' the dog. It's about stopping the little sh*t barking all the time! People who are prepared to sit there and listen to their own dog barking non stop are not going to entertain polite mediation meetings.

I say poison it if it's the only way to stop it. I swear that if I hadn't made the mistake of trying to talk to my neighbour about my problem, I WOULD have sorted it out by now. I would be in bark-free heaven.

And your obviously an expert in these areas..... unlike myself :) next time post words of wisdom, not words of plop :)

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