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Dogs

I will admit it (although it often gets me dirty looks from strangers is heaven forbid I say it out loud) I am NOT an animal person. I don't get all gooshy when I see a puppy or a kitten. I just think of the mess and the hassle that they bring. When we moved into our new house I was not thrilled about the idea of living right in between two houses that have multiple dogs. I have come to find out that I was correct in my fear.

You know how some people end up living next to someone who has that loud yippy dog. OR they end up next to someone with a big dog with a loud bark. OR they end up next to someone who leaves their dog outside all day and all night. OR they get neighbors with no manners at all about noise. Well, we hit the jackpot. Both kinds of dog, day and night, holidays, weekends. It is driving me insane. They wake up the girls constantly. We have spoken with them about it and it has gotten only slightly better.

What I want to know is would it be unneighborly for me to purchase bark collars for each of their dogs and give them as Christmas presents?

3 comments:

Lindsey 1:15 PM  

Do it!! I've had similar neighbors and they drive me crazy too!! :)

Anonymous 2:45 PM  

Ha! You oughta try getting one of those high pitched sound machines that activates whenever the dogs bark. Put it as close to their property as possible. It might work--it tends to work better with smaller dogs than larger. We had neighbors like this and after asking nicely several times for them to deal with their dogs' barking (including me baking them cookies), we finally decided to fight fire with fire. Every time their dogs barked for more than a few moments, we would call them both on their cell phones to let them know. After getting up to 6 calls a day from us, they started making changes. We also let them know that our next step was to lodge a complaint with County code compliance for noise ordinance violations. We kept friendly, polite, and patient the entire time so it made it almost impossible for them to get angry at us.

Good luck. People who let their dogs bark are either oblivious, in denial, angry and irrational, or lazy. Here's hoping you don't have the angry type...they are the worst!

Mich 3:05 PM  

Well, I love WELL BEHAVED dogs. I miss mine terribly.

With that said, I've never been in your situation but I think Anonymous is onto something good - I second his/her ideas!

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