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alisha29 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:13:36

hi i have just had my first complaint about dogs barking told they are barking all the time which they are not i let them out in the garden to the toilet and when we are playing she came round stating they need training, walking and she understands that i put them out when i have dinner??? i do not she says if i dont walk them they will run off which they have never done she says they were barking out the back all day??? i dont leave them out all day she oviously has a wonderfull mind saying all these things that are not true. does anyone know where i stand cause these are all lies

GypsyMoth Tue 16-Jun-09 22:19:00

To prosecute you she will need evidence . I am going through this with my neighbour........ Her dog barks constantly as soon as she goes out til she returns. I have involved everyone, RSPCA, environmental health,dog warden and her housing association.

I have done diary sheets, next step is for it to be either recorded on special measuring sound equipment which env health install, or to get dog warden to witness it. Then as she has had letters and advice, which has not been heeded, she can be prosecuted.

You don't seem unreasonable. But if it's all lies, then nothing much can happn

alisha29 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:31:33

yes i am also writing a diary,it is all lies but people and lies can be very dangerous. sorry to hear your having trouble with your neighbour i know a dog barking can be a nusiance of course they bark sometimes they are dogs but not no where near what she is saying i shut them up when they start or take them in they do not bark all day

GypsyMoth Tue 16-Jun-09 22:40:24

There are things you can do to help the barking. I'm a dog lover myself, but my neighbour keeps hers in the house, never walks him and her garden is just littered with dog mess. Seems cruel.

I think she tried keeping a radio on and she was advised to get a special collar to discourage barking. But it's started up again and goes on til past midnight some nights.

If you are seen to be co operative then I doubt the lies will get her very far

alisha29 Tue 16-Jun-09 23:22:57

i am i was even polite to her but she did catch me in a good moodgrin i am not an unresonable person even with her lies but i will not have her saying i am mistreating my dogs by not walking them keep them outside all day telling me they need training when the oldest one is very well behaved and the little one is coming on with promise she cannot be watching our every move unless she has nothing else to dohmm do you think i could take this somewhere with her telling lies about me?? arhhh god it gets me angry i hate liersangry

TheYearOfTheCat Tue 16-Jun-09 23:35:23

TBH I suspect that many dog owners don't realise how badly their pets behave because they are so used to it, IYSWIM? And because people love their dogs, they are more willing to overlook bad behaviour - a bit like the way we all tolerate more from our own children.

I have no way of knowing if this is the case with you, but speaking as someone who has been constantly harassed by my neighbour's dog, it is really, really frustrating. This is partly to do with not knowing how long the barking is going to go on for, and not being able to do anything about it when it happens.

Some councils offer mediation services between neighbours with dog barking problems. Perhaps it may be worthwhile contacting them for advice?

alisha29 Tue 16-Jun-09 23:49:37

my dog is a very good dog i agree with what you say but i asure you this is not the case example of a badly behaved dog..... constant barking no
running out of the house and nearly causing a crash no
agressive towards dogs and people no
she is a well behaved dog and i know she is she is no trouble at all she is a delight so i know these are all lies

alisha29 Tue 16-Jun-09 23:56:04

i am also not often out of the house only a couple of hours a week so i know, also she never said when they are in just when the dogs are out all day they are constantly barking bullshit!she never complained of anything else just barking and then went on about training and shit how does she know what i do with my dogs?? shes a loon. also these are neighbours a few doors down not actually right next door no complaints off others

alisha29 Tue 16-Jun-09 23:58:13

forgot to mention when i am out those couple of hours doing shopping one of my family members looks after the dogs

trixymalixy Tue 16-Jun-09 23:59:44

My neighbour never walks her dogs butlets them out into her garden to exercise. Thye bark constantly from the minute they are out till they go back in again.

It drives me nuts especially as it's generally after midnight or 7 in the morning when she lets them out so wake me up.

I've never complained about it, but one day in conversation she said what good guard dogs they are and how they never bark unless necessary. I was shock and hmm. Couldn't believe how utterly deluded she was about her dog's behaviour.

I'm not saying this is what you are like alisha, but it seems to me that dog owners do seem to be oblivious to their dog's barking.

If these allegations aren't true then you have nothing to worry about.

alisha29 Wed 17-Jun-09 00:09:56

oh i am not worried about it i am peed off cause these are the rumours she is spreading about me she is lucky i am a polite person if she had of done this to anyone else in my area then she would have got some back lash. trixy how do you know she never walks her dogs are you in all day? and night? watching im just interested on how people come up with this?

trixymalixy Wed 17-Jun-09 00:29:53

My Dh works from home and I was pretty much in all day when off on mat leave for a year and neither of us have ever seen her walking the dog apart from once on bonfire night of course.

How do you get on with your other neighbours? have you thought about asking them whether they think your dog barks a lot?

alisha29 Wed 17-Jun-09 10:00:50

yes that was the complaint that my dogs are barking all day and they are in the garden all day which is crap they go out to the toilet and we go out to play. i know them to say hello to
but no i dont mix with them

alisha29 Wed 17-Jun-09 10:10:50

she assumed i dont train them my dogs or i have never give her reason to think that, she has never seen me out on walks with them. i have hardly seen her so am i right to assume she is dead cause i hardly see her?? she says dogs cause crashes if they run out my dogs have never done this she says they are out in the garden barking all day which is a a lie just as the rest above ive always thought she was oddhmm

hercules1 Thu 18-Jun-09 13:09:09

Do you really get someone in to watch your dogs whilst you go out? It's really not necessary. It must be very difficult not leaving them at all apart from a couple of hours a week.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 13:16:42

There isn't some other dog barking in the neighbourhood is there? Some barks can carry a long way, and sound bounces off buildings so it could be she is mistaking the direction and blaming your dogs.

alisha29 Thu 18-Jun-09 13:50:05

yes i do the little one is not very old so dont like leaving her on her own smile their is another two dogs over the way and they bark alot i thought that too but she seems certain its mine but i know its crap cause ive asked her since and she said hmm not bad(as if to say yes they have but not saying)hmm and i know they havent barked so she just comfirmed she is a liergrin

girlylala0807 Thu 18-Jun-09 13:52:40

Can you take your dogs out one day without her seeing you'?

Come back and ask if they have been making a noise and if she said they have been you will now she has not been telling truth.

I know someone who did this and it worked well for them.

alisha29 Thu 18-Jun-09 14:27:22

yes i took them out all day 9 to 2 and the next day i asked her about the barking thats when she said hmm not bad makes you wonder eh

alisha29 Thu 18-Jun-09 14:28:21

i never see her maybe once a month

alisha29 Thu 18-Jun-09 14:30:29

girlylala how did your friend stop them from lieing??

TheYearOfTheCatMPADist Thu 18-Jun-09 15:34:09

I don't really know what is to be achieved by going round and continuing any conversation with the neighbour, or asking how today has been.

She has raised her concerns, you have noted them, and are doing everything in your power to ensure there is no barking. If it is still a problem the neighbour can go through official channels. If your dogs aren't barking, you have nothing to worry about.

alisha29 Thu 18-Jun-09 15:44:17

note:i wasnt going around i had to get something off her i didnt just go round and ask. fact: she is lieing about me so i want to know what people thought as i dont want to go mouthing off at her but if thats all i can do so be it.

girlylala0807 Thu 18-Jun-09 21:02:01

She never stopped her,

she just had proof she was out the house with the dogs when the woman was saying she could here them barking.

I think she went to a dog shelter and explained the situation to them and they confirmed she had visited them with the dog at a certain time while the women had recored in a diary she could hear them at that time iyswim.

CountryGirl2007 Fri 26-Jun-09 12:27:44

How much exersize do they get each day? and is you're garden secure?

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