One Of my neighbors has a black Chow. She barks all night and all day. There isnt a time she isnt barking. She is driving me up the wall. I have spoke to her owner and explained I have health problems. That causes me to be in a lot of pain constantly. So when she barks all night she wakes me up. Her owner says" She is a dog she is supposes to bark".
Well Here is my dilemmia. Her Owner isnt going to do anything about Kelsey. If I call Animal Control she is labeled "Vicious and Dangerous". For Killing a another dog and biting someone. So this dog has some issues. If I call Animal Control she will be PTS.Since she already is already labeled Vicious and Dangerous.Do I just let her bark or call ac?
I have thought that since she is a outside only dog. That she is maybe just bored or lonely. So I went outside and tried to bring her a organic dog treat. Well she attacked the fence at me. So I decided to stay away from her.
If we ban Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are humans some dont like next ?
If it's that bad tell the neighbor she has 3 choices, 1) take the dog inside at night so you can sleep, 2) buy the dog a bark collar so she will stop barking at night so you can sleep or 3) as much as it would pain you to do so, you will call AC and she will lose the dog and you will be able to get some sleep. The choice is entirely hers. You have been patient, you explained, even though you didn't have to and she is being an inconsiderate neighbor and a bad pet owner.
Beau is a BIG time barker. He barks at the wind, leaves, he barks when the neighbor's dog barks (not HIS fault his bark is "bigger & badder"). He barks at people opening and closing their doors 2 blocks over and butterflies passing gas.
HOWEVER, my dogs are inside dogs and are only out during the day when they choose to be (doggie door). They are never out at night.
If he goes out and starts barking, he is brought into the house. If he really wants to be out and is in a barking "mood", he wears the citronella collar. My neighbors love my beasts, but there is a limit to what I will ask them to endure.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
You have tried other means of dealing with her and the dog, and she chooses not to do anything about it. I would call AC about the dog. It isn't your fault the dog would have to be put to sleep, it is hers for not being a good dog owner.
I'm really surprised the neighbor gets to keep a dog that is labeled "vicious and dangerous". I thought if they killed another dog and/or bit somebody they would have already been taken away and put down. But maybe that's just in my state. I would not feel comfortable with that thing living in my neighborhood in the first place. I'm with Pyrmom on this, give the neighbor her choices on how to deal with it and if she won't play fair, then you need to do whatever makes the problem go away. Nobody should have to live that way day after day.
We sound like we're in the same boat. I'm waiting for back surgery, and knee surgery. I live beside a woman who had 2 dogs tied to the same post all summer, last year, and of course they were constantly barking. I would go over and untangle them, and give them a treat. The one was really getting agressive, and the family never took the dogs for a walk. My bedroom window is on their side of the house; so I had to listen to that all night. I phoned the woman umpteen times, to no avail.Finally I phoned the town office, and the next day the more aggressive one was gone. I still feel guilty about that, because she was probably put to sleep, through no fault of her own. So the remaining dog is tied to about a 6 foot chain, and sits and howls and barks, all day and all night. Last week, a couple moved in right next door, and sure enough, they have a small brown cross, with the loudest bark I've ever heard, bordering on a Rottie voice, unreal. These people have this dog on about a 4 foot rope.....all day. I give him a treat every day; so if you can give your grumpy dog next door a treat without getting hurt, I would persist. Maybe she will at least realize that there are a couple of kind humans out there. Good luck.
Sorry Jgermash, but it sounds like you will have to call AC. Our dogs is a loud boy too- howls and cries, but we NEVER leave him out at night and if he's outside in the day and starts up, I bring him in immediately. Before when we lived in a duplex, he was a problem for our neighbors, but we did everything we could (including moving in the end) to try to keep it peaceful. Your neighbor has a responsibility to her neighborhood and to her pet! Even though the dog reacted aggressively towards you- in reality it probably is extremely bored and lonely! They need to learn responsiblity. Let them know that you will call A.C. if they do not quiet the dog and then it's up to them what happens.
Indifference turns clarity into denial. ~Quan Tracy Cherry
just a sugestion is there a Chow rescue or all breed rescue in your area? sometimes if a person from a rescue group contacts the owner and offers to take the dog off their hands the dog will be surrendered. even the best natured dog will become a barker and possibly agressive if kept on a chain for a while.this seems like a better out come for that poor dog than calling animal control.
I am In Chattanooga I dont think there is a chow rescue around here. I was very surprised they got to keep her as well. The owner had to pay for a new dog for the dog she killed. Then they had to pay the medical bills for the women she bit. They want even get into the fence with her or there other dog. They lay food and water over the fence to not get trapped with her.
I am sure it is not Kelsey's fault. It is her owners that she is that way. They have another dog but he is ok. The owner says they are both OLD. Kelsey is about 10yrs old. I am hoping that the owner will learn and not get anymore dogs. I guess I am going to call AC if they dont shut her up.
If we ban Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are humans some dont like next ?
Isn't a constantly barking dog annoying? They must lead a sad, lonely life, being tied 24/7 without interaction from the family. I see the same thing with my Mom's neighbors. They have 3 Golden Retrievers penned up constantly, day and night. One is a constant barker, but you can't blame the dog, I blame the less than attentive owners. These dogs in question were a part of the family when their children were home, they raised countless litters of puppies. Now that the kids are grown and moved away, I NEVER see them take the dogs indoors or even take them out of the pen to walk or play with them. Why keep the dogs if they can't be a part of the family.
In your case, you should call Animal Control. This dog sounds like it is leading a less than satisfying life now and it seems like the owner could care less. At least she wouldn't have to live out the rest of her days tied on a short chain.
Grrrrrrr, some people shouldn't be able to have pets or children, either.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
First, I can't understand why people want to keep dogs in that manner. The dogs essentially become expensive lawn ornaments, so why would anyone do it.
Second I can sympathize with you. A couple of years ago my neighbors made the huge mistake of getting two yellow lab puppies at the same time. Long story short it went to you know where in a hand basket and the dogs are now kept in the back yard or tiny laundry room. They bark the whole time they are outdoors. It wouldn't be that bad, except until recently the husband went to work at 4 AM and that's when the dogs went out. About six months after they got the dogs he extended their fence to where it is right by my bedroom window. WTH
Harley spends several hours outside during the day but he is indoors during the evening and at night time. I too bring him inside if his barking gets out of hand. I don't think that asking too much of anyone.
Pen, I feel sorry for your situtation. Rottie bark are extremely loud. Harley was about 7 months old the first time he ever barked. He scared everyone in the house including himself.
Sad to say but it is highly unlikely that any rescue would accept a dog that has already been legally deemed vicious and dangerous. Lay it out for the neighbor as already suggested. Give her the choices. Back it up with action if necessary by calling ac. Anyone who keeps a v&d dog has to agree to certain conditions and I'm sure that applies in every state where the owner has the option to keep the dog. One of those conditions she agreed to, I believe, is that the dog not be permitted to be a nuisance. There is no excuse for her failure to keep her dog from ruining your peace. It isn't your fault and it is not the dog's fault. The fault is entirely hers for whatever happens. I disagree with you going to the fence again and continuing to try giving that dog treats. The dog is already proven to be unsociable and you are only going to upset the dog, not comfort it. Other unfriendly dogs maybe but not one that is v&d.
Sounds like you've done what you thought you should do to be friendly to your neighbor. You tried. Call AC and get some sleep. I know how you feel. We live in the country, our neighbor, two miles away, turns his coon hounds loose at night, do they hunt coons, no, they hunt our trash cans. No matter how tight we put the lids on, they manage to get them open. We have a 5 year old lab, she is kept inside at night. For the respect of others, plus we really love our dog.