Barking!!!!!!!

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  1. caseyd

    caseyd New Member

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    I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I have a border collie, who on his own likes to bark a lot, at birds, squirrels, etc. However, our neighbour has 2 dogs, who also like to bark A LOT. Like any good dog owner, when our dog barks we bring him inside. But these dogs bark all the time, no matter what time of day. Yesterday they barked for 3 hours, no exaggeration! It was the afternoon, so there is not too much that we can say, but it is still very frustrating, because my dog gets really wound up and barks and whines when they're barking. I don't want to be a rude neighbour and call or go over and ask them to put their dogs in, we had a neighbour from the other side of our house complain about our dog and he was very rude about it, immediately calling us the moment he began barking, and not saying very nice things to us. We have a 2 year old child, and so it is not always possible to run to the door as soon as he starts barking, but we do our best. Anyway, I was just wondering if there is anything I can do. The only thing that I can come up with is a dog whistle, but I am not sure if that would cause them to bark more or work in my favour. I know that they are more for training, but I thought that it might get their attention or something. At least to make them quiet for a little while. I don't want to seem like a bad neighbour, and we could also use the whistle for training our dog! Does anyone think this will work?
     
  2. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Do you have a fence? There are actually small machines you can attach to a fence post that lets out a sound when a dog barks to stop the dog from barking. I know how annoying barking dogs can be--my neighbors have two sheepdogs that don't ever seem to be quiet! Maybe your neighbor's dogs are barking out of boredom. I know the sheepdogs are. Offer to train or play with the dogs, or recommend a professional trainer or doggie daycare to your neighbors.
     
  3. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    I'm going through the same thing with my Corgi, Chloe. I actually asked about it in here last week and someone recommended a "Citronella Collar". It lets off an odor that they don't like. I'm going to try one. Chloe barks at everything...when I sneeze, when I open the blinds, when I close or open a window, and at everything she hears or sees outside. It gets really old after a while. :eek: I feel for you.
     
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    Maybe if you just walk over and talk to their dogs and see if you can get them to stop barking then they will take the hint. There is an older guy with a bunch of beagles down the road and every little thing sets them off. I don't think theres much going to help with it though!
     
  5. Rose's Gal

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    I know how you feel when it comes to dogs barking....our old neighbor (they recently moved) has a Boxer that they'd chain up in their backyard. (They used to just let it run, but it was causing problems, so they chained it.) Now, chaining a Boxer is a BIG no no. Since it wasn't with its people it barked and barked and barked and barked and barked and barked. Really annoying. Well, I was going to offer to walk him and such, but then they moved.

    I also know how you feel when it comes to not wanting to be a bad neighbor. We have a neighbor that has a Lab/Chow mix (whom I've dubbed Sweetie). Whenever I walk our dogs, Sweetie will come out and bark at us. I wouldn't mind this so much, but now, Sweetie is starting to come out toward us more, still barking. I'm afraid that Sweetie will get hurt if she gets to close to us because, not only does Rose have fear aggresion towards her, if the get in a fight, it will be all I can do to hold Blackie. I don't want my dogs hurting her, and I don't want our dogs to have any more bad experiences with dogs trying to eat them. And I don't want to complain, because Sweetie isn't bad with all dogs, just ours, and the neighbors were tolorant when we let Blackie run loose and he caused lots of trouble. (I know, shame on us. We are smarter now.) I think if Sweetie comes out towards us again, I'm just going to throw a rock at her. Not hitting her, but close enough to get her to back off. I used to just yell at her, but now she doesn't care, and I'm afraid that by yelling at her, I'm just geting our dogs more riled up.
     
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    I would go talk to your neighbor. Does he keep the dogs outside all the time? If he does, I would politely ask him to let them in when they start barking, and if he doesn't, call the cops and complain about it. There are laws for that. Maybe if he gets fined he will get the hint.

    I will never understand why people get dogs if it's to leave them outside all the time...
     

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