Make It Stop!!!!

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Ok, I have been home for a total of three hours today and the Yorkie next door WILL NOT SHUT UP!!! Everytime they leave the house he barks and barks until the come home. They must keep him contained in just the one room because he CONSTANTLY sits on the back of the couch, staring out the window, and BARKS!!! The window faces our house too, so with our windows and their windows open it seems like he is in our house. I have tried talking to him, while I'm sitting on the computer, to maybe get him to calm down but he will be quiet for a few minutes and then go at it agian. I want to talk to the neighbors but I know it's probably unfair because I'm pretty sure that our dogs can get noisy from time to time when we're not home. Oh well, I'll just have to put up with it, I guess! Does anyone else think it'd be rude to ask the people to atleast close the window when they are gone, seeing as my dogs probably bark every so often when we're not home.
     
  2. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    I'd close my window and ignore, If your dogs bark too , it;s 50/50 ! No dog " needs" to bark unless abused .
     
  3. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I would love to close my window and everything but it gets SO hot in this room from the computer so I'm dying even with a fan on. We don't have central air (only a window unit which my husband hasn't put in yet). I don't care that he barks but it's CONSTANT. I know my dogs don't bark CONSTANTLY while we aren't home, and when we aren't home I keep the window of the kitchen closed with their fans pointed directly into their kennels. The neighbors that face our kitchen say they can hear our dogs every so often if a firetruck goes by or police car or something. The nieghbors that face our kitchen say they hear Bach (the Yorkie) barking constantly. Plus when he isn't barking because his owners are gone the owners let him outside and he gets in everybody's yard and goes to the bathroom in everybody's yard but his own. It's very frustrating because everyone around here keeps their dogs either in backyards with fences or on leashes and he is running around the neighborhood antaganizing other dogs. I've actually caught him attack my pitbull mix a few times when I was outside doing something and my dog was on his outside cable Bach came up and bit him. I know it's not the dog's fault it's his stupid owner's fault. They don't understand that he could get hurt running around the neighborhood, or worse yet he could get stolden. We have a large number of pets that get stolden and sacrificied around here I've been told.
     
  4. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I think you should nicely talk to them. Maybe you can give a few suggestions on how to get them to stop. Ask if your dogs bother them so they are aware that you know it goes two ways. They may not even be aware of the problem or any possible solutions.
     
  5. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I'll do that. I know they try to keep him out of our yard atleast because you can hear them yelling at him everytime he starts to come over by our yard. I think they're afraid Mack's gonna eat him or something. They don't realize that Mack is PETRIFIED of their little Yorkie. Everytime he sees him he tries to run away from him (because the little yorkie always bites him). Although Mack has stood up to the Yorkie once when the Yorkie was chasing after Hannah (I don't know if he was playin or what). Mack barked and lunged at the Yorkie like he was gonna hurt him if he didn't leave Hannah alone (and it worked because the Yorkie left). I'll talk to them tomorrow when I see them outside. I think I'll talk to the lady though because I am afraid maybe the guy is mean to the dog because he was telling me that he hoped Mack attacks him (the Yorkie) one of these days.
     
  6. chazhound

    chazhound Alpha Dog Staff Member

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    That's what I would do to. Ask them if they know their dog barks when they are gone. Tell them he must miss them really bad because he is loud. They will bet the message.

    Chazhound
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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    Yup. Good for you. I'm sure as long as you are sympathetic to their problem they can't get worked up - assuming they are reasonable people. I'm sure you can be very charming and it will go well. :D
     
  8. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Well, I talked to the neighbors. They never even knew that their dog was barking while they were gone. They said they knew he barked right after they put him in "his" room, but they figured he shut up after a few minutes. So they said from now on they will close his window when they leave. I asked them if my dog's barking bothered them but they said they didn't even hear them barking (except if their outside playing).
     
  9. Swiftwind

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    I think it wouldn't be a problem if you went and talked to your neighbours about it (and the options). There are two Maltese Terriers next door to me and they bark, bark, bark so much in the morning when I'm trying to sleep. The owners have told us that they don't mind if we tell their dogs off for barking constantly, and they are allowed to do the same to our dogs. We know that these people are sensible and are dog-lovers. The only way they tell our dogs off is verbally (and their commands sound like they're nicely asking the dogs to stop barking! :D).
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Glad you had a talk with your neighbors. Sometimes we just assume that people know what's going on when they leave their house.
     
  11. Swiftwind

    Swiftwind Harley & Abby

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    Oops, I didn't even notice your reply, I though that was posted by someone else (probably because of the hearts at the bottom). Anyway, I'm really glad that you've worked something out, that's great! :)
     
  12. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    yeah we sort of worked things out. they closed the window for like a day and then they started leaving it open agian. OH WELL! Back to the drawing board I guess.
     
  13. Richie12345

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    lol, anyone watch seinfeld? There was an episode where Elaine couldn't get any sleep because of a barking dog. So she got the dognapper, Newman, to steal the dog and bring it to another home... lol, I love that episode...

    Seiously tho, That would suck!!! You must get headaches from all the barking!
     
  14. bubbatd

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    When I moved in here, there were a lot of dogs barking all over the 'hood.....guess I've learned to tune them out. It is a pain sometimes.
     
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    heh, seinfeld? lol
     
  16. Renee750il

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    Maybe, Julie, you should tape record the dogs barking and let the owners hear what you hear . . .
     
  17. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Yeah I saw that episode of seinfeld, it was good. I don't much like the show but that episode was ok. That's a good idea. I have being mean with the people (which I might) because it's not just the dog barking all the time when they are gone. They let the dog run loose through the neighborhood and he's constantly coming over here and attacking Hannah. It's not fair that my dogs should have to put up with him when they are properly contained in their yard and he is not. I have seperate cables for them outside but they aren't out for long periods, maybe a half an hour at a time and it's ALWAYS supervised (due to the neighbor's dog). I'll tape record what he does when they are gone and let them know what is going on...agian.
     
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    LOL, that's a killer idea! But then they might tape record JulieFurry's dog barking, lol.

    Good Luck with the nightmare!
     
  19. bridey_01

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    Maybe everytime he gets out take him back to the neighbours and say "excuse me, your dog got out AGAIN"
     
  20. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I can't touch the dog because he'll bite me as well. Anyway, the second he sees me coming for him he'll take back off and head for somewhere else. They know he gets out because they let him outside and don't watch him and just let him do whatever. Not only is that endangering other dogs but it's endangering him as well.
     

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