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Old 08-18-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Neighbor rant
AAAHHHHH I could just scream!!! This was just the icing on the cake for this crappy *** weekend. I'm sorry, I'm not usually like this...

Ok, we got a new dog 2 months ago and yes, he barks a bit. I'll tie them out in the yard when I'm doing something outside, I never just leave them out there. Well I had them tied out and I was in the garage and they couldn't see me so they started barking. The old guy across the street comes over and says "Don't you think it's rude to just let those dogs bark like that? If you don't do something I'm going to have to get someone else involved" WTF? They had only been out maybe 5 minutes and not barking to whole time.

The neighbor next to us tie their dog out all the time and she barks non stop. But it's a yappy bark, not a deep hound bark like mine. But if you're going to call out one person, you need to call out everyone. I even went over to the next door neighbors and asked if they were annoyed by my dogs and they said they had no complaint. THEY"RE DOGS RETARD, THEY BARK SOMETIMES!!!

Don't you think it's rude to go outside in your boxers showing off your saggy old man body. Or feeding all the stray cats so that at any given time I have at least 5 stray cats roaming my yard. HUH???
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Oh btw, before this happened I was thinking of getting one of these... http://www.upco.com/bark-free Do you think they work?
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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We used a barking collar for my sisters dog and it worked fabulously. bc he turned out to be a yappy dog. i've never seen one of those so i assume it works in a similar manner.

he probably already confronted that neighbor and got nothing obviously couldn't get that dog to stop so saw yours and just took his frustration out on you. you know you have done nothing wrong so just ignore him
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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Thank you for the encouragement. I'm just so stressed out this is not what I needed right now. I just feel like going off the deep end.
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Oh btw, before this happened I was thinking of getting one of these... http://www.upco.com/bark-free Do you think they work?

Whether or not it works depends upon just how good your neighbor's hearing is. If it doesn't shut him up see if you can get him to wear one of those shock collars.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:34 PM   #6
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Thanks, I needed that!
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Jessica,

Sometimes, when one person complains like that, it's simply best to ignore them. I think you have to look at what they're complaining about, see if they have a valid point, and then choose to either take action or not. It doesn't seem, from what you related, that this has been an ongoing thing. Perhaps the man walked out of his house and assumed that your dogs had been barking for a long time. The fact that it upset you is enough to know that you care about what your neighbors think.

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Whether or not it works depends upon just how good your neighbor's hearing is. If it doesn't shut him up see if you can get him to wear one of those shock collars.

Um, you meant for the dog to wear the shock collar, right?

I guess they don't work on barking old men?!

Jessica...he sounds like a crabby old goat who just wants to spread misery around because he has so much to spare. No wonder the dogs bark around him!

Let him make his empty threats. That guy deserves your pity more than your anger, since he is obviously so unhappy.
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Um, you meant for the dog to wear the shock collar, right?

I guess they don't work on barking old men?!
No, I meant the neighbor. I'd never advocate shocking a dog for being a dog.
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No, I meant the neighbor. I'd never advocate shocking a dog for being a dog.
Amen brother!

I just really took it as a slap in the face because I feel that we are considerate neighbors. It's just a lifestyle conflict I think. They are retired and NEVER leave the house. Usually spend their day in the front or back yard yelling at their cats. However, I work 1st shift, my husband is on 3rds. Someone is always coming and going. I have stuff I need to do and the dogs need fresh air. If I tie them out and they bark a bit, I'm sorry.
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