Well, you have a point.
But unfortunately, it's the *O.P.* that needs a crystal ball to determine if
talking to the neighbor would:
1. Result in an amicable solution.
2. Result in a less-than amicable solution, and the neighbor would be pegged as
a complainer, and perceived 'likely culprit' should anyone *else* do the dog in
(or anything, really).
So one has to guess best one can, based on the evidence one has. Such as - we
have here a person that thinks it's perfectly OK to let their dog bark at 6:30
am. Would the interaction be in category 1., or category 2., based on that?
Hard to tell for sure, but IME it's the most egregious violations that are the
least well addressed by a friendly talk. Because the violator's "F.U." attitude
is pretty much evident already.
On 08 Jun 2004 00:39:58 GMT, email@example.com (KRusso6984)
You could knock on her door and give her a plate of brownies. That
will let her know right off the bat you are on friendly terms.
Unless she is very inconsiderate, it WILL work. Speak with a calm
I had to quit my night-shift job due to dogs barking. It was easier
to get another job than to move.
Most important thing to remember is that the problem needs to be the
neighbor's problem, not yours.
People have the legal right to what's called "quiet enjoyment". A barking
dog is a well-known condition, and laws have been created to keep it from
being your problem. A reminder of the process at
Specifics regarding dog at
I'm not the expert on this but the only time I've ever called the authorities
on anyone in my life was because of the yappring dog three doors down. I had a
list of numbers to call from our little neighborhood newspaper and the # was
Animal Control for this sort of offense. The guy next door was also ticked off
and we called on the same day. Has it improved? A little. Is there still
yapping? Yes, for a couple of hours today. We will probably have to call
again. But the woman I talked to on the phone gave me the third degree and
asked me a ton of questions. These people have a high fence and I have not
seen the dog so could not tell her what breed it was or its size. I guess I
have to walk down the alley and peek in the yard. I know my neighbor will
probably call again soon. I'm sure Animal Control has to deal with lots of
cranks and then the dog-owners who want to fight them when they get citations
for their obnoxious dogs. It's not yapping now.
This is in Denver.
Dogs like chocolate. If the neighbor wont cooperate get some exlax
and toss it over the fence shortly before the dog is brought into the
house. Several hours later the neighbor will be quite busy. One of
my former coworkers claimed this solved his problem when all else fails
But then what? Will the neighbor make the connections -
Somehow that seems unlikely.
You'll most likely get -
You *may* get -
....which pretty much forever for the future preclude the neighbor making the
In other words, that will get you nowhere, or put you backwards.
Unless you dont' care if the dog barks, you just want your jollies.
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