AIBU to leave dog in garden for a couple of hours even though I know she will bark?
CoolAs10Fonzies · 24/07/2015 10:28
she has fleas and has been treated but we need to fog the house and animals need to be outside
I have messaged my neighbour to find out whether she is on nights and needs to sleep today, if so I won't do it.
I thought doing it this afternoon when the likelihood is that most people would be at as opposed to sunday afternoon.
I have family down (they are at local hotel) and we are taking dd out for a couple of hours - so full car and won't be able to take dog with us.
we never leave the dog to bark in the garden as it disturbs people but would I be unreasonable to do this just once?
reddaisy · 24/07/2015 10:39
I think that is fine, it would be better if you explain the reason to your immediate neighbours so they know you aren't just being inconsiderate. I would have perhaps tried to take the dog out somewhere for a couple of hours instead - could you do two trips in the car so you can take the dog with you?
midnightvelvetPart2 · 24/07/2015 10:43
What if it rains, would the dog have any shelter?
What do you usually do when you go on holidays, does ddog go to kennels or a dogsitter in-their-own-home type thing. Could you book her in there for the afternoon or day? Would the fleas preclude this?
Be prepared for neighbours to be extremely pissed off & maybe call the dog warden or RSPCA
PurpleHairAndPearls · 24/07/2015 10:49
Yabu. Dogs barking is anti social and one of the most annoying sounds in the world to me, and lots of other people I'm sure. Also won't the dog be bored and fed up, if it's left alone to bark?
I really think you should cancel/change your plans so you can take the dog with you.
mmmuffins · 24/07/2015 10:52
YABU. You need to change your plans. Something like family comes over and you all take the dog out locally, or you drop DD off with them and come straight home, whatever. You can't leave the neighbourhood to listen to your barking dog for several hours, that is really mean! And may result in a noise complaint.
echt · 24/07/2015 10:52
YABVU - ask a neighbour friend to look after the dog.
We asked a neighbour to kitten sit when having termite proofing (Au). The dog went to a professional dog walking service who took him all day. He walked his arse off.
You know your dog will bark, so leaving it outside is out of order.
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