(Closed) Frustrated with the neighbors dog

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re on the other end right now since our new puppy is an awful barker when we crate him. Right now he barks every morning for an hour from 7:30am-8:30am. Someone is always home though working with him to stop his barking and he is getting better so our situation is a little different. This morning he only barked twice but I think it might have been a fluke and don’t want to jinx it. For a few painful hours, during which he barked like an absolute loon, we considered a shock collar but its really inhumane and we ultimately decided against it. We’re trying a spray bottle with water and vinegar and leaving him tons of kongs stuffed with food to keep him occupied. Regardless, we feel horribly guilty every time he starts his racket. 

Your situation sounds like your neighbor’s dog might be getting triggered by something since he barks at the same time. Could he be barking at the newspaper being dropped off? Or a cat/squirrel/animal that comes out every morning? It’s possible that his owners might not even hear/notice his barking since they can sleep through it. You could nicely let them know next time you see them or drop a note in their mailbox but if he’s barking at something a dog is supposed to bark at (like the newspaper boy coming up to the door to drop off the paper) I’m not sure if there’s anything the owners can do :/

Post # 4
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Whenever I see a post like this I freak out and think “ohmygosh, this bee is my neighbor and I’m making her crazy”.  Haha.

We got a complaint from the lady underneath us that “others” have been complaining about our dog (uh…then why haven’t they said anything??).  ANYWAY.  She only barks when we leave, and as far as we can tell, she quiets after 5 minutes and that’s it.  But…neighbor(s) are unhappy, so we have to deal with it.  I’m slowly working on crate training her, and will be getting her a spray collar soon.

If you aren’t close with the neighbors, I would just write them a note and leave it in their mailbox explaining what’s happening and how frustrating it is.  I do imagine that they know that it’s irritating, and perhaps they’re trying to work with him?  I would suggest a nice note at first, just so they know.


Post # 5
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

That’s a hard thing. My dog used to bark so much, and I finally got him a bark collar because I was afraid of disturbing my neighbors (apartment). It didn’t work very well… so I took it off, and he eventually stopped barking excessively on his own. I also stopped because another neighbor moved in and her two dogs are way worse than I can even imagine my dog ever being. Non-stop barking… loud… shrill… obnoxious. I would just talk to your neighbors and say you can hear the dog barking. From there, they should be responsible to at least try and quiet it down.

Post # 6
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

As another responsible dog owner this kind of stuff drives me crazy! While my pups bark sometimes when we are out (or come home) we turn the radio on to keep them from hearing things going on around them. If they do bark when we are home we react immediately.

I would try to find a good time (ie; don’t do it at dinner time) and talk to them. Try to keep the topic light without confrontation. I would hope that when they realize how loud the dog is they might make efforts to stop the problem. Should the issue continue you can contact the police with a noise complaint and the owners will be notified.


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