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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5539048 - 11/25/12 04:26 PM

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My cousin had two of them, and all they ever did was bark, and yap! They're high strung little goobers, my condolences.


My sister has 4 of them I guess she is a brute for punishment. All it take is for 1 to bark and the rest chime in.

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: mayidunk]
      #5542017 - 11/27/12 12:23 PM

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It looks to be a Shelty. My cousin had two of them, and all they ever did was bark, and yap! They're high strung little goobers, my condolences.




My brother used to have a Sheltie; her name was Lady, and gad! She was the most hyper dog I'd ever known! I don't think she ever slept; preferring to run around the yard at top speed, and above all, she barked! And she barked, and she barked, and she barked and barked and barked and barked, and then she would proceed to bark some more. My brother tried every possible remedy to shut that dog up, none of which worked, and he finally had to take her to the vet to be "debarked," after which Lady always sounded like she was choking on something.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: tomcody]
      #5542033 - 11/27/12 12:33 PM

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The dog needs to work off some energy everyday and an 80yr old owner probably can,t walk it. Ask the owner if you can walk the dog when you are able, you will be doing both of them a favor and geting some exercise for you too. After a good walk the dog should settle down.
Rex




Shelties are very high-strung, high-energy dogs; they were originally bred for herding sheep and the like, so it's in their nature to be very active and bark a lot. That lady's daughters obviously didn't do their homework; a mellower dog, perhaps even a carefully-chosen mutt from the pound, would've been far better and easier for an 80-year-old woman to take care of.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5542050 - 11/27/12 12:43 PM

Then throw a rabbit over the fence and watch.....(God knows there's no shortage of rabbits in Denver).....

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5542183 - 11/27/12 01:51 PM

Or a large, venemous snake ...

JUST KIDDING!

Edited by Meadeball (11/27/12 01:52 PM)


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5542277 - 11/27/12 02:52 PM

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Then throw a rabbit over the fence and watch.....(




We get deer, haven't seen him case them.

but here's the update.

this so cute dog must be bothering my heighbor so much that when he's out there carrying on, she'll come and make him go in but 10min's later he's back out carrying on. Like she can't take his carrying on inside.

I think since she's not active enough for the dog, he's developing neurotic behaivors and it is getting worse.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5542312 - 11/27/12 03:12 PM

I've read this whole thread, and I feel lucky.
I have a pug that has a Sioux name, "Barks at TV". Before I got the pug, I had NO idea how many animals appeared in ads and TV shows. NOW I know. I've learned to mute the TV during all ads--especially for pet food. She barked through the entirety of "We Bought A Zoo".
But during the night the only sound ever coming from this dog is snoring--loud and intense, with a little whimper at the end of each snore. It kept me awake for a couple months; now I just sleep through it.
And if I'm outside observing, I can look in through the window and see the dog in its bed, fast asleep. This dog gets two long walks every day, so it sacks out early in the evening, dead tired.
Dogs are like humans--they sleep very soundly if they get a lot of exercise. Sounds like this dog doesn't get any exercise.
It's the reason why older people should have cats, not dogs: they don't need to be walked, sleep 20+ hours per day, and DEFINITELY don't bark.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5542313 - 11/27/12 03:12 PM

Basicly; if you don't want to check with the authorities on whether there is a noise ordinance, & have them contact her; not much left to suggest.

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5542320 - 11/27/12 03:17 PM

Google for "sheltie bark"...

The first hit is a You-tube video of a sheltie going crazy simultaneously running, spinning, barking.

Bingo!! The second search result. You might want to show this to your neighbor and ask she minds if you become a "calm-assertive alpha figure".

Edited by ThreeD (11/27/12 03:20 PM)


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: ThreeD]
      #5543569 - 11/28/12 10:29 AM

Put your neighbor out on a leash at the same time.

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: star drop]
      #5544055 - 11/28/12 03:14 PM

You could always do what Jim Carrey does in "Me, Myself and Irene" in response to his neighbor constantly stealing his morning newspaper so she can read it while sitting on the toilet in the morning. I will not expound upon it here; you must watch the movie.

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: star drop]
      #5544569 - 11/28/12 09:17 PM

Get your own dog to keep hers busy!



Edited by csa/montana (11/28/12 10:27 PM)


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: orion61]
      #5545087 - 11/29/12 08:28 AM

and name it Cujo....

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5545127 - 11/29/12 09:02 AM

I have the same issue with my neighbor's dog. The stupid thing sits in the yard all day and just barks to hear itself bark--constantly. Oh, the dog is friendly enough. If I go into the back yard, it will stand at the fence and bark at me as if it wants to tear my head off. But when I go to the fence to pet it, it climbs up and wants to get all lovey and have its ears scratched. But as soon as you walk away, the barking immediately starts again. I finally got the neighbors to take it in at night. I told them that if they didn't do something, I was going to be doing a lot more late night woodworking.

I'm looking forward to a move to the country in the next year or so.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: okieav8r]
      #5545683 - 11/29/12 03:05 PM

The dogs are starved for attention and affection.Dogs are social animals and a dog by itself is very lonely .

Chances are the barking dog really is saying "wanna play,wanna play!"

Since the owners don't give the dogs attention the dogs bark.

Roll up a newspaper and go whack the......OWNERS until they behave better!


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: BigC]
      #5545813 - 11/29/12 04:34 PM

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The dogs are starved for attention and affection.Dogs are social animals and a dog by itself is very lonely .

Chances are the barking dog really is saying "wanna play,wanna play!"

Since the owners don't give the dogs attention the dogs bark.

Roll up a newspaper and go whack the......OWNERS until they behave better!




Folks, let's not forget that the owner of the dog in question here is an elderly woman in her 80's who recently lost her husband and whose daughter got her the dog for companionship. Personally, I'd say the poor woman has enough problems - this dog may be a major factor in keeping her happy and comforted.

The dog may be annoying to the OP but it also may be a lifeline to the new widow. A little compassion here could go a long way.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: Kfrank]
      #5545840 - 11/29/12 04:54 PM

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The dog may be annoying to the OP but it also may be a lifeline to the new widow. A little compassion here could go a long way.




Where's the "Like" button?


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5545871 - 11/29/12 05:18 PM

Out of curiosity, does the dog bark its fool head off whenever it is outside, even when you are not out observing? If not, the dog is just reacting to a potential threat (probably a genetic thing, like it thinks you're a wolf or something).

In any event, a dog like that should be put outside to do its business and nothing more. Just leaving it outside because it's driving the owner nuts is wrong. Tough situation. The daughter should be buried up to her neck in an anthill for convincing an 80-year old to take on the stressful responsibility of a new dog.


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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: jturie]
      #5546243 - 11/29/12 09:03 PM

Just a slightly different thought -- how about on a clear weekend night when the daughter is visiting, set up your scope and go over and knock on the door and invite them out to see the moon, Jupiter and a few other things? If the dog is yapping away at the time mention "oh yes that dog always helps me find things by barking." Might be a gentle way to deliver the message and also earn their goodwill.

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Re: Neighbor's Annoying Dog new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5546350 - 11/29/12 10:08 PM

Well thank the lord on high for showing compassion to me, cassie was inside last night while I was observing jupiter so close to the moon.

It was sOOooo nice to see both jupiter and the moon in the same eyepiece - in peace and quiet.


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