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  Reply # 1136701 24-Sep-2014 16:29
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 It did entertain me when the neighbour came over the complain about our dog barking all day when he had been at day care since 9am though.



We had same.... they kept calling dog control - after the 2nd visit I was really ********* off so recorded the next day when everyone was out....dog didnt bark once. Dog control turned up next day... showed them the video, and they laughed and said they wouldnt be back - officially couldnt tell us which neighbor was complaining. But his eyes told a diff story ;) Found out shortly afterwards that the neighbor complained about everyones dogs and kids making noise during the day - because he worked night shifts. Dog control put it down as "conflict of lifestyles" and left it at that.






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  Reply # 1136747 24-Sep-2014 17:10
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 It did entertain me when the neighbour came over the complain about our dog barking all day when he had been at day care since 9am though.



We had same.... they kept calling dog control - after the 2nd visit I was really ********* off so recorded the next day when everyone was out....dog didnt bark once. Dog control turned up next day... showed them the video, and they laughed and said they wouldnt be back - officially couldnt tell us which neighbor was complaining. But his eyes told a diff story ;) Found out shortly afterwards that the neighbor complained about everyones dogs and kids making noise during the day - because he worked night shifts. Dog control put it down as "conflict of lifestyles" and left it at that.




I'm a shift worker and I struggle to sleep during the day when the neighbour hood kids are out in the street, or the toddler next door's having a melt down, or one of the many local dogs is preaching to the world... When you live in suburbia you've got to expect some noise during the day, neighbours like that cause more problems than they solve with their complaining. I'm glad to hear dog control saw some sense.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1138284 26-Sep-2014 14:47
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I have the same problem. The neighbour's dog does my head in...constant yapping. I have tried to say something to the neighbour's but they look blankly at me and pretend not to understand.
Frustrating to say the least. Even my dog has raised his eyebrow at me when he hears that little rug go off.
You can contact your local council. They can send someone out to investigate.

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  Reply # 1138292 26-Sep-2014 15:04
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Let me tell you about my experience.
My neighbours had a atrrier type. Bark, bark all day. Not just at things, more I'm bored and distressed barking.
They didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it, fed and watered and patted occasionally but that's it.

So I rang Animal Control - this is who you ring - SPCA is fro cruelty cases - a different matter.
You need to note dates and times - for a long time not just a few days or a week.

They will come.  However mine took 2 years.

I did not ring them all the time, but initially the lady for this area was fairly useless.
I live at a back section and so did next doors dog. So parking out on the road didn't tell her much about the noise - which is what she did apaprently.

Anyway I eventually made a complaint about Animal Control and then they go on to it, a new lady was sent and she was great. She hung around my place, visited the neighbours, tried to get them to help the dog - she said it was neglect too - and this went on for some time.
They get a certain time - it's not any specific time - and if they don't solve it then they get fined.

What my neighbours did in the end was ditch the dog.
No idea where but they gave up on it.

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  Reply # 1142995 28-Sep-2014 15:39
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We're in a situation, 9 week old son who just isn't sleeping very well, and neighbors dog just won't stop barking. 

 

They've had noise control there already (we know because they came to our house by mistake.) But they've not done a damn thing about it. 

 

The reason it barks is due to the walkway between our house which leads to a popular dog park, so naturally it's used by hundreds of dogs a week, and the neighbors dog is barking out of fear.

 

The neighbors don't give a crap and frequently leave it outside all night regardless. They know we have a wee one and even remarked to my wife's mother about how sorry they were their dog barks(!!!).

 

We don't want to be bad neighbors but as suggested in the thread, we could go there and ask them to do something, but if they don't (and their track record isn't good!) And we have to go to the council, they're going to put 2 and 2 together and get pissy at us. 

 

So at the moment I have no option but to complain to the council, and just keep doing so until they get the message.

 

Thoughts? Other options are more than welcome!

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  Reply # 1143012 28-Sep-2014 16:33
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You need THIS to solve the problem!

Entirely harmless to the dog but works.





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  Reply # 1143029 28-Sep-2014 17:46
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In Auckland there was a dog training class recommended through the
Council if they visited you with a noisy dog complaint. Had a reasonable low cost and if you attended, following a noise complaint, council were aware you were addressing the issue and left you alone.

When my dog got me to attend it was run on Milford beach at weekends or in the lower carpark of Milford mall in the evenings.
Once we also told the neighbours we were doing this they were happier to.

Try ringing council to see if they still recommend someone.

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  Reply # 1143061 28-Sep-2014 18:41
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Geektastic: You need THIS to solve the problem!

Entirely harmless to the dog but works.


If I didn't have an inside dog I would! That's one of the frustrating things- we have a dog and if she barks we monitor and punish her immediately so she knows to not bark, or if she does we bring her back inside. So to live next to dog owners who really can't be stuffed to put the effort in on their animal..

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  Reply # 1143081 28-Sep-2014 19:33
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tehgerbil:
Geektastic: You need THIS to solve the problem!

Entirely harmless to the dog but works.


If I didn't have an inside dog I would! That's one of the frustrating things- we have a dog and if she barks we monitor and punish her immediately so she knows to not bark, or if she does we bring her back inside. So to live next to dog owners who really can't be stuffed to put the effort in on their animal..


I have two inside dogs but I never punish them for barking, I just trained them to stop when asked.

They are Tier One of the Home Defence System!

They are entirely harmless but sound like the Hound of the Baskervilles when anyone comes up the drive; I have found them most efficacious at discouraging riffraff.





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  Reply # 1143260 29-Sep-2014 08:51
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oxnsox: In Auckland there was a dog training class recommended through the
Council if they visited you with a noisy dog complaint. Had a reasonable low cost and if you attended, following a noise complaint, council were aware you were addressing the issue and left you alone.

When my dog got me to attend it was run on Milford beach at weekends or in the lower carpark of Milford mall in the evenings.
Once we also told the neighbours we were doing this they were happier to.

Try ringing council to see if they still recommend someone.


Yeah i attended the Milford class a few years ago with a different dog we had for a short while (so that actually makes the current one #2 Ive owned... forgot about the nutty dalmation) , it was good, I learnt a bit and so did the dog :)
Think the trainers learnt a bit about stupid dalmations as well .... ;)





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  Reply # 1143272 29-Sep-2014 09:24
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tehgerbil:
Geektastic: You need THIS to solve the problem!

Entirely harmless to the dog but works.


If I didn't have an inside dog I would! That's one of the frustrating things- we have a dog and if she barks we monitor and punish her immediately so she knows to not bark, or if she does we bring her back inside. So to live next to dog owners who really can't be stuffed to put the effort in on their animal..


Be VERY careful following this line. We have a German Shepherd, we have spent a lot of time around the Shepherd clubs and I once heard the president warning another owner against telling his dog off for growing at the kids they had. He said growling is a warning, and if you make them stop warning, then you don't get any preparation 
if the Dog is being pushed beyond it's limits and if the Dog lashes out, then people are like, wow the Dog was so placid, never gave any warning them BAM!

Our dog almost never makes noise except when we leave the house or someone comes down the drive. We have a command that acknowledges his warning and let's him know we will take it from there. 



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  Reply # 1143299 29-Sep-2014 09:33
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I think we did well with Rosie. She's a small dog (Lowchen) but quiet. She only ever barks if someone is coming down the driveway (very good early warning) or during the night when she's the crate and needs to go out - even so it's more of a low short yelp, Bella doesn't even stir in her room. Lucky she doesn't ask to go out at night now as she used when a puppy.

We did take her to a couple of obedience courses and take her every Sunday morning to a socialisation group where she meets other dogs - sometimes up to 20, of all sizes. This way she's knows how to behave around other canine beings (and people)...










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  Reply # 1143303 29-Sep-2014 09:39
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Socialization is probably THE most important thing you can do for a Dog in my opinion. I have seen Dogs acting Racist, which is simply that the owner has never introduced the Dog to enough types of people.

The Crate system is fantastic, we had 3 crates, one at my office, one at home and one at the inlaws. 

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  Reply # 1143306 29-Sep-2014 09:45
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Crates are great. If she's tired she'll retire herself. If we want her in there we just say "Rosie, bed" and she goes happily - perhaps the only command she performs immediately, no questions asked. If she's frightened (when we have noisy kids around for a play date for example), instead of growling she just goes to the crate herself.

She knows it's a safe place, and we never tell her off if she's in the crate - actually if she's told off somewhere in the house she will just go to the crate herself. 






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  Reply # 1143308 29-Sep-2014 09:48
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networkn: The Crate system is fantastic, we had 3 crates, one at my office, one at home and one at the inlaws. 



A crate for the inlaws, I am sure a few people would love to lock their mother in law in a crate haha.

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