Barking dog

(4 Posts)
bonkersLFDT20 Mon 17-Mar-14 11:51:02

That is all.
2 doors down. Moved in 6 months ago with labrador. Every time dog is left alone it barks and cries.

Neighbour was very good when she moved in - saying how she hoped dog would not disturb us, but that it needed to settle in. Fair enough, I recognise that. But this was 6 months ago.

Have put a note through her door.

I work from home so it's very annoying. Poor dog.

bonkersLFDT20 Tue 18-Mar-14 08:49:54

She came round to talk to me and basically said we all have to grin and bear it while she trains her dog to get used to being alone.

Oh really.

chocaholic73 Tue 18-Mar-14 09:04:14

How long is the dog being left? Is it for an acceptable amount of time? Of course some dogs hate being left whether it's for 10 minutes or several hours. There was a programme on TV a little while ago on this, where they put in cameras when the owners went out and a lot of the owners were very distressed when they saw how upset their dogs got (some already knew about the barking from their neighbours!). For the a lot of them the situation was improved through the right training, without that I would have thought the dog is unlikely to "get used" to being left on its own because it's going to think "I bark and eventually if I bark long enough my person will come back". I would say your neighbour needs to seek the advice of a trainer but how you get her to do this might be another issue! Good luck - I own a dog and love them but a couple of times have been woken up by some poor dog frantically barking - it's incredibly irritating as well as being unfair on the dog..

bonkersLFDT20 Wed 19-Mar-14 10:21:30

It's not being left for very long periods of time. A couple of hours at most. But, not knowing how long it will go on for is annoying.

She's annoying all the neighbours both with the barking and her "we're all in it together" attitude so I don't think it will be a long term problem.

I don't want there to be hard feelings between us, but I will not put up with it. And I think she knows that.

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