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New neighbour told out to shut up in a unfriendly manner!

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JK2012 Mon 08-Apr-19 18:44:45

Hi, so we have new people behind us. Our gardens are quite long but back onto each other. I haven’t seen much of them yet. They don’t seem to be home much and I don’t like talking over the fence.

Today, we were out for a couple hours and came home. I let our dog out as I always do, she’s a Jack Russell, she can be pretty yappy at times (mainly when she sees people rather than dogs) but she’s never let out too early or too late so doesn’t disturb the neighbours and she’s never left outside barking for long. If she barks we call her in. There are dogs in most houses around here. She ran straight up to the back fence which I thought was odd and started barking - new neighbor and his dog doing something at the back of their garden by the looks of i at first glance. I couldn’t see them very well behind the tall fence and behind the trampoline so he probably couldn’t see me by my back door. Anyway, my dog starts to bark (she wouldn’t hurt a fly, just a bit annoying at times but his dog didn’t bark back). I put my shoes back on to call her over but I heard the new neighbour telling my dog to shut the f**k up just as I was about to call her. I called her back and neighbour must of realised I was there and heard him. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking to his dog as the dog hadn’t reacted (it’s geeat he has such a well behaved dog).

Now, I’m not easily offended, far from it. I didn’t think much of it at the time as I was busy but now I’ve come to think of it’s rid quite rude.

Yes my dog can bark at times but she’s never left out to bark. She doesn’t go out early, or too late and she doesn’t bark indoors or anything. Just around new people as she’s more nervous of people than dogs. If it was just the dog she would of been fine!

Aibu to think he was being rude? I’m not the type of person to ever bring this up with them but I’m worried what they will think of us. Often in the summer, the dog and D.C. run around the garden having fun. They will probably hate us 😂

BloodyDisgrace Mon 08-Apr-19 19:02:28

He didn't say it to you but to the dog. Is the dog sufficiently offended?

I'm a cat person and we have a yappy small dog next door. It bursts at seems if it's in the garden when I come to my shed, but I know she is a pissy little thing, brain small, and it gives her joy - so let her bark, I sometimes even talk to her.

Often in the summer, the dog and D.C. run around the garden having fun - I'd suggest the fun had a quiet section as well.

Slicedpineapple Mon 08-Apr-19 19:02:32

Yappy dogs. Not happy digs

I prefer happy digs grin

Aquamarine1029 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:03:08

Jack Russell's are infamous for their yapping, and it is enough to drive people fucking insane. I once had a neighbour who had one and they were completely oblivious as to how much the dog actually barked. It was a nightmare. I think you really need to work on properly socializing your dog.

MrBrown Mon 08-Apr-19 19:03:24

Doesn't matter what time of the day is it, dog barking is always annoying.

JustAWaferThinMint Mon 08-Apr-19 19:04:08

Was your dog offended? After all, it was the fucking annoying yapper that rightly got told to fuck off. Jack Russells have the most annoying bark of all breeds.

AnnieMay100 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:04:45

I feel for him, he’s just moved in and the neighbours dog is yapping, I’d say the same as I have done many times to neighbours yappy creature who has yapped constantly for 2 years. You might be fine with the barking but no one else is and it’s your responsibility to train your dog to behave.

ReadMyLipss Mon 08-Apr-19 19:05:01

So you're offended on your dog's behalf?

I wish I had so little in my life to get offended by.

multiplemum3 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:05:24

You're offended that someone told your annoying as fuck dog to shut up?

TallulahBetty Mon 08-Apr-19 19:05:32

Your dog is fucking annoying. HTH

Justmuddlingalong Mon 08-Apr-19 19:06:31

He was restrained in that he told your dog to shut the fuck up. My previous neighbour's yap bag of a dog barked constantly. I roared over the fence for her to shut that fucking dog up.
I think it's good to air your grievances. Then everyone knows where they stand.

ILoveMaxiBondi Mon 08-Apr-19 19:06:52

Jack Russell's are infamous for their yapping

They’re called yap Russell’s in this house! grin

Raspberry88 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:06:57

Oh God, YAB so U. Barking is unbearably annoying. It might not seem to bad to you but it really is.

Auramigraine Mon 08-Apr-19 19:07:04

‘Your dog is fucking annoying. HTH’


FluffyBumps Mon 08-Apr-19 19:07:56

The fact you have a dog should not impact ANYONE at ANY TIME of the day or night.

I live by a yappy small dog who belongs to a lovely friendly couple. Everyone I arrive home their dog barks and yaps. Not for long but by god it fucks me off. I've had dogs in the past and consider myself quite tolerant but the yap yap yap for 45 seconds or so every time anyone comes or goes from our house is very very annoying.

We lived opposite a jack russel about 5 years ago. Again, nice enough neighbours but like you absolutely no idea how much their dogs yapping pissed the neighbours off. I don't think anyone ever said anything yo the owners but it was a known annoyance amongst the whole street.

Dogs don't need to bark early late or all day long to piss neighbours off. Just a few times a day for a few seconds can become annoying. Just because no one has ever complained you cannot assume it's not a nuisance.

Sorry if I sound harsh. I can't have a dog at the moment as our lifestyle wouldn't suit one. I love dogs but get really annoyed so one else's pet can impact on me.

Janleverton Mon 08-Apr-19 19:08:03

My neighbours have a jack russell. He’s about 5 now and still barks every bloody time I or the dc go into the garden. And at pigeons. And birds. Neighbours do an ineffectual “billy, billy, quiet” but usually seem to let him bark for a few minutes before taking him inside. Frankly, while I appreciate that the actual amount of time the dog is barking for is quite short, it has had a big impact on the enjoyment of my garden. It’s like every time I do anything, weed, mow the grass, walk in it, it’s met by small dog yapping up and down the fence.

Janleverton Mon 08-Apr-19 19:08:52

Barks if we happen to leave the house at the same time. Barks if we walk past the front window (on public pavement). Sigh.

HoneysuckIejasmine Mon 08-Apr-19 19:09:04

Argh! I lived next door to yappy dogs. I couldn't even open the bloody back door without getting constantly barked at. All whilst the neighbour pathetically called her dog to no fucking avail. Could hear them barking through the walk from about 6am. Was so relieved when they moved. I liked the neighbour but as she got more dogs and they were so poorly trained, I made no secret that I hated them.

SandAndSea Mon 08-Apr-19 19:09:24

Maybe you could make 'training the dog not to bark' the new, fun game for the children?

Slicedpineapple Mon 08-Apr-19 19:10:10

They’re called yap Russell’s in this house!

I can't even share what somebody I met the other day called one because its so ridiculously un-PC. We mostly refer to them as 'those fucking dogs' (about a specific couple a little way down that everyone can hear at all times). My dog just tilts his head like he is asking them what they are on about.

NaomifromMilkshake Mon 08-Apr-19 19:11:54

ReadMyLips grin

You have just made me spray wine

Leeds2 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:11:54

I hope you have got the message, OP! Your poor neighbour has probably had enough.

Shortandsweet96 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:12:38

My house backs onto the garden of someone with 3 Jack Russell's.

They are constantly outside and they are constantly barking. It is never peaceful. I do hate that set of neighbours.

I have a one year old chihuahua (yappy breed) but we took him to puppy training classes and cut out the unnecessary barking. He hardly ever barks now unless we wind him up. Even then us one or all barks then he shuts up.

Train your dog not to constantly yap.

ILoveMaxiBondi Mon 08-Apr-19 19:13:06

My dog just tilts his head like he is asking them what they are on about.

grin my cats do this at neighbours dog. And yes he barks at them too. But they are also in their own garden.

JK2012 Mon 08-Apr-19 19:14:40

She barked for about 20 seconds before I called her over to come in! Not like I left her out there to do bark is it 😂

She doesn’t excessively bark at dogs or anything, just people. If I see my neighbours outside, I don’t let her out but I didn’t see him at the end of the garden! Jeeezzz...

saraclara Mon 08-Apr-19 19:16:24

Your idea of 'not for long' is guaranteed to be very different from any neighbour's idea of it.

My friends let their yappy dog out in their garden, and even in the few minutes she's out, the noise drives me nuts. Meanwhile my friends smile indulgently and say how much she loves playing in the garden. I don't know how their neighbours stand it.

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