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perrita Wed 31-Aug-16 17:19:27

NDNs have just got a new dog, very cute, a one year old cockapoo-type rescue.

Problem is, they both leave early for work, around 5:30 and once they're gone, the dog starts to bark. And howl. And cry. And doesn't stop until about 7:30am.

DH and I are not very confrontational but I don't know how long I can go on being woken up at 5:30 every morning, as it's impossible to sleep through. Our house is in a small cul de sac and one of the other neighbours has spoke to me about it, it's waking them up too. It's also affecting our puppy too who wets in his cage on the morning this dog does this, despite being pretty much toilet trained before.

I want to say something to the neighbours, but DH doesn't want to start a conflict or fall out with them, and doesn't see what they could even do about it as they're not even in. WIBU to say something to them?? If not how could I put it nicely?

NavyandWhite Wed 31-Aug-16 17:21:02

You have to say something not only for yourself but especially for the poor dog!

How long is it left for?

Themoleisdead Wed 31-Aug-16 17:23:12

Did it come from a rescue - if so I am surprised they rehomed it with people who work.

perrita Wed 31-Aug-16 17:34:01

I think it can't have come from a proper rescue tbh because they work so much. They're never in. It's left in all day, like now they're still not home yet and I haven't seen them during the day.

PageStillNotFound404 Wed 31-Aug-16 17:34:30

I'd speak to them OP. It doesn't have to be confrontational; I'd say something like "I know you'd want to know that Puppypoo is howling non-stop for the first couple of hours after you leave the house. It's started to cause our dog to regress in his toilet training. I'd love it if we could come up with a solution. Do you want to have a think about what might help? Thanks for listening."

Non-accusatory, non-emotive, factual, calm and inclusive without making it your problem to solve for them.

NavyandWhite Wed 31-Aug-16 17:36:54

Go round and explain that you're concerned about the dog as it is howling and barking from 5.30 till 7.30 and that it's disturbing you.

Keep a log and speak to EH if it carries on.

Why do people have dogs then go out to work all day?! Do they have a walker coming in?

Cheerybigbottom Wed 31-Aug-16 17:42:00

I'm having a similar problem. Ndn has moved a partner in and their dog is howling when they go out. 3 days it's been, we are concerned for the dog more than us as its evening time and not affecting our ds, and annoying as it is I keep wondering how rubbish the fog must be feeling. Unfortunately my neighbours don't like me at all (I took umbrage at them going FOUR doors down to complain the houses crying newborn in the garden was disturbing their enjoyment of their own garden hmm) and husband doesn't like to rock the boat because he think I'll start a war. Honestly.

PikachuSayBoo Wed 31-Aug-16 17:43:04

Doesn't have to be a confrontation. nDN came and told me about my barking dog and im glad they told us. I told him we would make changes and try a few things and if it continued to be a problem could he let me know.

So we moved rooms, left a radio on, started using a Kong. Neighbour says its all good now.

princessmombi Wed 31-Aug-16 17:48:25

My ndn approached me about my dog barking - he does it when we get back from our holiday home for a couple of days then he settles. She said 'I noticed your dog barked for a long time on x day - I was a bit worried about him is/was he ok?' It must have been very irritating for her that day but I felt she was a nice as she possibly could be. Maybe you could approach it like that?

thepenguinsrock Wed 31-Aug-16 17:58:44

Poor puppy 😢

TheCrowFromBelow Wed 31-Aug-16 18:07:18

I would much rather know if my dog barked or was distressed when we are out.
Please do tell them, they might think about putting him into day care or similar.
Poor wee thing.

CoraPirbright Wed 31-Aug-16 18:10:44

Poor puppy - that is far far too long to be left. I feel absolutely nauseous with guilt if I leave my dog longer than about an hour blush

SootyShearwater Wed 31-Aug-16 22:31:03

I too am concerned about the length of time this puppy may be being left for. As pp have suggested, a quiet non-confrontational chat with your neighbours might sort things out, but if not, can you try to work out how long they are actually leaving it for each time and then contact the RSPCA? I can't bear to think of a poor little puppy just shut in a house and left to itself sad

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