I know absolutely nothing about dogs so figured I'd ask here.
I think my neighbour has just got a puppy, I haven't seen it but I've heard it barking and crying.
They seem to out it outside at about 5 every night then again about 9ish. It's outside now and it's barking and crying. The houses are quite close together but I can still hear it from inside. Is this a normal thing when you get a dog? It seems a bit cruel to me.
My neighbours did the exact same thing. A year later and the routine and noise hasn't changed a bit. It's just worse because she's now a big dog that jumps at the door which reverberates through my house. Neighbours don't do anything with the dog other than shit her in the house or out in the garden because 'she's wild'. They can't seem to figure out that it's their own fault for not bothering with any exercise or training.
IMO it's cruel and shows that they shouldn't be dog owners. It only takes a short time of going outside when the dog does, praising weed and poos and letting the dog back in to teach them to do their business quietly. It's lazy dog ownership and shows no consideration for the neighbours who have to tolerate the noise.
What are the chances that the dog will be rehomed soon because of its terrible behaviour despite the owners taking no time to teach it what behaviour is expected?
Like your husband says I'd guess they're trying to toilet train him. But 30 minutes is a long time to just leave the puppy outside on its own. They could do with just walking around the garden with him. Keep him company.