What kind of dogs do your neighbours have? Are they nice dogs to live close to or really irritating? My landlords live right next door and have a german shepard (badly bred). He is LOVELY. Really annoying that they leave him outside all day to bark on the back deck but him and Bandit are the best of freinds. A lab and a Shih Tzu live on my block as well. The lab gets along really well with Bandit and the little dog's owners just let him run loose from time to time.