Thursday, October 29, 2009

if i hear one. more. bark.



Dilemma friends. I have a newish neighbor. He's been my neighbor for a month now. He just got a dog. IT BARKS ALL DAY AND NIGHT. When homeboy isn't home - its cries. When homeboy goes to work early in the morning - it cries. It. Always. Cries. I don't know what to do. He obviously crates it and probably has to because it will destroy the house or something but I feel like he needs to know it's making my life hell.
On the flip side, what is he going to do? Give the dog away? No. Stopping crating it? No. Never leave home? Nope.
So is it useless to tell him?? HELP.


4 comments:

KLaw said...

Tough call b/c you're probably right. I'd think the little guy would grow out of it eventually, but hopefully before you lose your mind.

Jenni said...

Im sure he'll grow out of it soon. Maybe give it another week or so and if nothing improves tell the guy? Maybe he could just put him in another room or something.

~KS said...

I don't think it's useles... you can be super nice about it, and let him know you're a pet person too... but just make him aware. Maybe the pup can wear a mild bark color... ?? My parents ended up getting a trainer for Hershey to get him to stop barking (I don't expect guy next door to do this, but why not try...). When Hannah was little, we learned a trick to put an old school alarm clock (the one with second and minutes hand that actually ticked) in her crate to get her to quiet down- the ticking is supposed to remind them of their mama's heart beat...
I would say something, and see if anything changes. If nothing else, get a cute little pair of ear plugs and give those a whirl ;)
And I will email you about my tearfest, but I have no energy and to be honest, it's just stupid and silly and my own fault, but sucks still the same...

Collins said...

Ughh...that is definitely a tough call. When Maddie barks it drives my roommates nuts and she only barks when someone comes home so it's a protective thing. He could always try a bark collar. A little ruthless but it works. :)