My neighbor's dog barks for hours on end. That damned hound from hell stands
at our fence, about 50 feet away, and has a very loud bark.This makes it
impossible to enjoy my patio, sipping a cool beer.
The neighbors are gone all day and could not care less. The city requires
that 3 homeowners complain about the barking. Problem is, all other
neighbors are beyond barking distance.
Short of shooting the neurotic dog, is there any way of stopping it from
barking? Do the highly touted super-sonic sound generators actually stop
dogs from barking? They are probably no more effective against dogs than
Any ideas or suggestions?
Do you include the local butcher shop or rendering plant in that?
That data refers to people torturing animals for their own entertainment. That
isn't this situation, so don't be so shrill.
The problem is, some (note I said *some*) dog owners don't want to do anything,
stay under the radar one way or the other of the law (by temporary compliance
then back-sliding, or lying, or whatever) and the option left to their neighbors
isn't a pretty one. In a country setting, the loose dog problem gets solved
rather quickly and becomes a lost dog problem. Penned dogs barking is another
problem. But if the dog owner doesn't give a solution, some neighbors will
If you dont' like it, advocate that dog owners be responsible. That's all there
is to it.
The problem with dogs that run loose is they tend to run in packs and then
go after livestock... We had that problem on our ranch and basically the
policy became that if the animal was on our property, it was fair game...
Oh, it's simple. Just shoot it with water whenever it decides to bark.
It'll learn real quick that it's better to keep quiet than to get
fired with water and be wet for a while.
This is my solution after a year of putting up with it. I've called
the neighbors, then animal control who issued a warning. That was six
months ago. They kept it a little quieter for a while, but recently
it's been barking on and off regularly and again driving us nuts. The
neighbors obviously don't care, so take matters into your own hands. A
stream of water is cheap and readily available (garden hose with
nozle), evaporates (so they won't know if they're not home), harmless,
and very effective.
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