Neighbour complained...

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Kilter, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Kilter

    Kilter New Member

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    That was a first! The dogs were outside and roughhousing, the odd yip and bark but not a constant barking. Kilt barks the worst when she's playing. Anyway the new neighbour came over and asked if I could put them in because all she could hear was their barking. Which I did, not a problem. I guess I'll watch out for the yipping more. The window in the kitchen is in the dog run and I was making dinner and didn't hear them doing anything too bad, and I hate it when they bark too.

    I'm hoping like me she's just had a bad day, she can't complain that they've been a pest all weekend since we were gone.... sigh.
     
  2. houlahoops

    houlahoops New Member

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    That's a shame!

    Maybe she's just not a dog person. I know happy dog barking doesn't bother me much, but annoying attention barks grate on my nerves. To non-dog people, I imagine a lot of it just sounds the same! At least she came to you directly instead of calling AC =)
     
  3. Kaydee

    Kaydee Guest

    Your neighbor would go daffy here. Sophie doesn't really bark much at all, but the 4 yards around us have barking around the clock...I don't really pay attention except late night
     
  4. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Mine get brought in whenever they start carrying on and such. Knock on wood we've never been complained about.
     
  5. Kilter

    Kilter New Member

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    They do have a dog, and for the most part any barking has been because their dog is fence fighting with my crew.

    I'm hoping it was just a bad day on her part, I'll make a point of putting them in earlier if they're out and rowdy. And keep looking at acreages....
     
  6. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    My neighbors are saints. I mean, I try to keep my dogs quiet & they're usually ok - they're most noisy INDOORS when I'm trying to leave for work in the morning - Rage makes this horrid, mournful, warbling howl as soon as she hears the coffee maker :/

    I'm the loud one - I was getting ready to leave for the airport and was in the backyard at 4am in my underwear screaming at Rage. Oops. Lol
     
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    Rage also HOWLS when the dog sitter opens the garage to come in, and HOWLS when the dog sitter closes the garage door to leave. :rofl1:
     
  8. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    She HATES that garage door. It always indicates we are leaving, so she freaks out, or she doesn't know who is coming in, and freaks out again.
     
  9. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    One time, my neighbor said "Can you keep those dogs quiet?!" while he was out doing yardwork and I was out with the dogs. They were just chasing each other, wrestling and making minimal noise. Meanwhile... his bratty underexercised Springer was running back and fourth on their side of the fence barking. D:

    I said, "My dogs are playing. Can they not play in their own yard? Your dog is welcome to come over and play with them. I'll take them inside in a few minutes" and that shut him up. Some people just need to understand what's going on. People who don't know much about dogs might think your dogs are fighting, or simply barking, and would be more understanding if you told them they were playing.
     
  10. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    Every single person in our neighborhood has a dog - usually more than one. Literally there is not one moment of the day a dog isn't barking somewhere within earshot. We had a new renter move in down the street who went door to door filling out noise complaints for the entire neighborhood earlier this year because he just didn't like dogs and all their yapping while he jogged, not that a dog was bothering him, not that anyone was chasing him or charging the fence, he just didn't like barking.

    That said, I do try to be a good neighbor and keep the noise down. I just think some people are ridiculous with their noise control issues.
     
  11. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    You're lucky she went to you... I'm that neighbour who just yells out the window "SHUT YOUR DOG UP", most of the time it probably has some more... colourful words in there.. It's rude to let your dog make lots of noise when you live in a neighbourhood with neighbours close by. Especially in the summer when people will likely have their windows open. Yes, *you* are awake. Yes, *you* already worked today. 2/5 people here, myself included, work nights. Do I let my dog bark and make noises at night because I am awake and I don't have to be up for work in 4 hours? No, so have the same respect.

    It's part of living in a neighbourhood. Through the good and the bad, at the end of the day, you have neighbours you have to think about too.

    /end on-but-off-topic rant

    Regardless, it doesn't sound like they were making much noise, but I agree, just be glad she came to you rather than making a complaint!
     
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    I don't mind if the dogs rough house/make a bit of noise through the day, as long as it isn't constant. I don't mind if they are making noise for a few minutes but when it comes to night, I make sure they are quite. I think some people take it over the top, getting annoyed if dogs are playing and being noisy here and there while having a small play session.
     
  13. Saeleofu

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    Pfft, here in the summer everyone has windows SHUT, air conditioner going 24/7, and fans on full blast on top of that. :rofl1:

    The last apartment I was in I used to startle people becuuse they had NO idea a dog was living there. Gavorche never barked, and he was there as an ESA since it was no-pets. So we'd just walk by and people would do a double take lol. The land lord told me she was just SURE there was this one person that was going to throw a FIT about Gavroche being there, but I never, ever saw anyone have any sort of problem with him. All I ever got was praise over how good and quiet he was. I never had any problems with other dogs barking because it was no-pets and Gavroche was the only dog in the whole complex.

    Then we moved into a trailer park, and there were tons of dogs. For the most part they were good and didn't bark until you got up close to their yard, though the bitchy neighbor across the street had a loud, annoying dog. but what was worse was the kids screaming outside at all hours of the way and night. Somehow it's not okay for a dog to play and make noise, but it's perfectly acceptable for kids to SCREAM the entire time they're outside. Give me a barky dog any day!
     
  14. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Yah, I don't have air conditioning in the upper levels where the bedrooms are LOL and fan on doesn't help if there's only stagnant hot air :p

    ETA: oh I yell at kids to STFU all the time. There's a school yard for screaming, or the park.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Ah the joy of no longer having any real direct neighbours!
     
  16. Romy

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    That's pretty much what our neighborhood is like. Three of our neighbors have multiple beagles, and the homeless camp just added a very rambunctious GIANT rottie mix puppy who alerts to everything. lol.

    Unless you're (general you) able to live in a bubble there's going to be noise. Dogs, kids, buses, trains, ambulances, airplanes, blah blah blah. While people should be considerate, if someone has special considerations like working weird hours, it makes sense for them to take extra measures to minimize distractions. Like a white noise machine, or blackout curtains if light bugs them. Stuff like that. It doesn't make sense, nor is it effective, to expect the rest of the world to conform to your personal scheduling requirements.
     
  17. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I don't expect them to conform, I expect them to be considerate of others ;) I'm sure mothers with sleeping babies would be thankful, too ;)

    It's not even like it's just a little screaming or barking or yelling -- I have slept through 3 fire trucks while the house next door burned down, a drive-by shooting in front of my house and numerous ambulances that come to the retirement home almost nightly. I'm not talking about a little screaming or barkin in the distance, I mean literally on my property (where they shouldn't be to begin with)

    TBH, I don't want to hear their dog continually barking or child continually screaming while I'm awake, either
     
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    Well yeah, people shouldn't be trespassing. I have a baby who is a light sleeper. Sometimes stuff wakes him up. That's life though, and we deal with it. I used to work graveyard at a nursing home and had a figure out a sleep schedule for that too. Was glad to get out of that job, for multiple reasons (mostly the dead people).
     
  19. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Evidently it's a area thing, because people here "deal with it" by coming out and yelling that their baby was sleeping and to stfu
     
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    People in general are really laid back in this part of the country. lol. I'm having a hard time imagining part of Canada like you describe, but I've only been to BC which is pretty much the same as here only more laid back.
     

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