(Closed) Neighbors Dogs – HELP!!

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What did the police say when you called them about it?  Considering you’ve tried talking to the neighbors and they don’t give a damn, I think I would just keep calling the police about the noise nusiance until someone takes it seriously.

Post # 4
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cowoman:  Agreed.  If you have already talked to the neighbors and nothing’s been done, keep calling the police.  Maybe try animal control?

Post # 6
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@cowoman:  i wonder if it would be illegal to discreetly video tape them/audio record the disturbance? aside from them being irritating, the dogs probably shouldnt be left alone in the elements for such long periods of time. do the dogs look like they are being taken care of properly? if not, then animal control can investigate due to neglect.

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee

You could try this in the yard for your daschund although with them being at home in their space it might be difficult:

Let your dog look at something (another dog, person, etc.) and you call them back before they have time to react and give them a really good treat. This helps build attention to handler and prevents the dog from becoming too excited or reactive. If a dog reacts over and over again, either excitably or aggressively, they will keep doing so and start to react stronger and quicker over time.

Hopefully it helps!


Post # 9
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cowoman:  As far as the fence goes, you could get a steak and a cable and tie the two out so they can’t reach the edge of the fence. That way they will still roam about outside without being able to fight at the fence. Idk, personally that is what I would do. 

As far as the barking, it is SO HARD to get animal control to do anything about barking dogs. Growing up we had neighbors that had outside dogs and bred them. They barked all hours of the day. Animal control did nothing. So if you can prove it, do it! Write down how long they barked for, how many times a day, what hours, etc. I suppose you could get a tape recorder and record them as well! 

As far as barking goes inside the house, maybe get a water bottle and spray each time your dogs start up? 

When something really upsets my dog (garbage truck, mail truck, she just hates loud trucks) and she goes into a barking fit, I firmly tell her no. Then I have her sit and lay down and rub her belly until she calms down. I keep assuring her that the noise is okay. When she doesn’t bark during the noise I’ll give her a little treat. So far it’s working, but man she really hates trucks. 

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cowoman:  go to your county’s wesbite and look for a contact on noise control.  if they are barking after hours they face hefty fines. 

Post # 11
982 posts
Busy bee

@cowoman:  A friend of my parents swears by having some rocks in a tin and shaking it every time the neighbour’s dogs bark. Try that!

I was dog sitting over the weekend, and we have a lot of barking dogs in the neighbourhood. The little dog I was looking after started to growl, and I just told him ‘NO’, and he calmed down. He did bark at the neighbour in her yard and I told him off. I guess his owners have done something to curb his barking, just not sure what, but he responded well to being told no, and lots of pats for not reacting to the other dogs. He seemed to want to react but I would just call him back to sit by me.

I totally understand how much of a nuisance barking dogs can be, especially if they’re setting off your dogs. You could always take it to your local council, where I live you can get fined for incessant barking dogs, they send someone out to listen at random times – so it’s hard to know when they would be there, but the downside would be that if your dogs are barking too, you may cop a fine also 🙁

I hope you can find a solution. When I lived at home and had to deal with the white fluffy dog next door barking non-stop while the owners were sitting inside, I would scream ‘SHUT UP!’ at the top of my lungs. Of course the dog didn’t understand that, but the owners sure did, and would take the dog inside. 

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