9th November 2013, 07:25 AM
common issue - neighbor dogs left outside to bark continuously for hrs all day and night. I am outside with bentley when he goes out and I do not let him get caught up in the chorus of dogs barking at the barkers. i distract him or take him inside. so far it works, he ignores the constant barking. He can bark if he feels danger or such but I do not want him to be a neighborhood niusance like so many dogs are around me.
9th November 2013, 06:09 PM
As I understand it, a dog will provide a "territorial" bark intended to let your dog know this is his/her property and not to intrude. Anything beyond that is simply nuisance barking. You are a much better person than me - if these dogs are barking continuously day and night I'd be looking for local nuisance codes to determine if you have a redress to enjoy peace and quiet in your neighborhood. And, an animal control officer to provide you with future options. If I don't get a good night's sleep I'm the old man barking in my neighborhood. Sad that your neighbors don't think of others. Applause that you do.
11th November 2013, 03:41 PM
Bosco doesn't bark. I've heard him bark a few times so I know he can do it, but other than that, he is pretty much silent, with occassional whines. I consider this one of his best qualities! LOL!!
12th November 2013, 07:07 PM
Thank you for not contributing to the delinquency of your neighborhood dogs... LOL.
I'm the same way with mine. They're allowed a bark or two, and then they're called straight into the house.
I'm guessing your town has a noise ordinance. If you don't feel like confronting your neighbor, give the city/town a call. I think it's terribly wrong for the dog to be left outside forever and terribly rude to the neighbors.
12th November 2013, 10:44 PM