(Closed) Service dog? Neighbor claims he has one.

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

What is ‘curbing’ a dog? I’ve never heard that before. It might be worth a call/email etc to the condo board if it’s annoying you that much. But they may not be able to do anything – since when you say condo, I assume everyone owns their unit? It’s not like they could kick him out of something he owns. 

Post # 4
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

mnp:  Training a service dog does not exempt him from bylaws.

I would document what’s happening to the Board and have them decide if he is violating bylaws or if he is exempt from them.

Post # 5
680 posts
Busy bee

I don’t get how training a service dog means he can be loud and annoying at night…I’d slip an annonymous note in his mailbox asking him to please respect the neighbors. If that doesn’t help, then I’d tell the condo board. 

Post # 8
4932 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would think that any service dog would have to start with leash training, coming when it’s called.. things like that. I call BS. 

Post # 9
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pinkmoon:  Actually they can. A strata group just outside Vancouver recently forced an owner to sell their unit for years of consicously vioating the bylaws of the strata and not paying the subsequent fines imposed.

Willful disregard of stata rules can have serious consequences. It is a long drawn out process but bad behavior does have implications.

You may own your unit but that is conditional to the rules of the strata which you have to sign that you agree to follow when you purchase your unit.

Post # 10
11693 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

mnp:  I know there are several groups around here that train service animals but they all follow normal rules of good animal manners.  It is possible that he is being trained to respond to the sound of a clap to come back but he shouldn’t be permitted to disrupt his neighbours.  Besides, once my dog was house trained (which only took a couple weeks) he generally didn’t go out after 9:30/10:00 until we got up the next morning.

Post # 12
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My grandmother trains service dogs. She would never, ever be so disrespectful to anyone! Most service dogs are trained by hand commands, and yes verbal, but not loud noises. And training a dog to return is not just done when it goes to the restroom EVERY time. This guy is either lying and just rude, or ignorant.  Not picking up poop is definitely NOT a part of service dog training. Sounds like he is just a liar.

Post # 13
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mnp:  Um, no. If anything, service dogs need to be more polite and unobtrusive than other pets because they go places where dogs are not typically allowed. Service dogs need to learn to be well-behaved and respond to discreet commands. I take it this is not a simple “Neal, come!” and a clap?

Either way, the fact that he doesn’t pick up after his dog makes me think he’s full of shit (see what I did there?!). Seriously, though, anyone who lets his dog poop everywhere is not responsible enough to be training a service dog.

Post # 14
8610 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do you have a condo association you can file a complaint with? Even if it was a service dog (which I doubt), that’s no reason for behaving like that.

Post # 15
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

mnp:  Yes, complain.  Even if he is training a service dog, (which I highly doubt), so what? That doesn’t give him the right to disturb the peace every night or let the dog off leash to shit all over the common area. 

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