Does Your Neighbor’s Dog Bark All Night Long?

in Neighbors on by

When your apartment is separated from your neighbors’ by nothing more than a thin wall, it’s inevitable that you hear what’s happening on the other side. You hear their music, their fights, and their routine comings and goings. But most of the time, you can expect things to be quiet … unless your neighbor has a dog that won’t stop barking. When dog barking doesn’t stop, it can really make life in your apartment miserable. Even worse is a dog that barks throughout the night, causing you to lose sleep and be less productive at work. So what can you do to stop your neighbor’s barking dog?

Assess the situation

All dogs bark sometimes. If dogs are allowed in the apartment complex, occasional noise is something you’ll just have to put up with. The problem starts when the noise becomes excessive. Before you make a complaint to your neighbor or landlord, try to figure out how often the dog barks and what time of day it tends to happen. Does the dog bark during the day while your neighbor is out of the apartment? When people walk by the apartment complex? When someone knocks at the door? Dogs bark for different reasons. If you know why and when the dog barks, you and your neighbor may have an easier time figuring out how to solve the problem.

Why is the dog barking?

Dogs have a natural instinct to warn others about intruders. A dog that barks when someone knocks at the door may be acting on this protective instinct. In a city where people, cars, and other animals walk by the building all the time, most dogs become desensitized to the constant stimulus. However, dogs that are bored, under-exercised, neglected, or poorly trained may respond to anything that passes by the window and every sound in the hallway, resulting in incessant barking. Other dogs bark out of boredom or to get attention from their owners. Dogs also bark when they are excited and happy, like when their owners return home. However, this “happy barking” shouldn’t cause noise that never stops and keeps you up at night. Incessant barking is most likely the sign of a problem relating to a lack of training or the owner’s lack of attention to his dog.

Talk to the neighbor first

While it might be tempting to lodge a complaint with the landlord or management company, you can avoid dirty looks in the hallway and serious problems from your neighbors with noisy pets by approaching them first and explaining the problem. If they work long hours and are often away from home, they may not even be aware of the severity of the problem.

If you suspect the dog simply needs more attention or more exercise, make some concrete suggestions about ways your neighbors can address the problem. Let them know about a dog owners’ group in the local park or offer the number of the dog walker your friends use. Do some research about products designed to stop dog barking, such as collars that use citronella or products that emit an unpleasant ultrasonic noise that only the dog can hear when it barks. Ask your friends about products or ideas they have tried and pass on some of the more helpful tips to your neighbors. If your neighbors feel that you are willing to work with them to solve the barking dog problem, they may be more receptive to your suggestions and motivated to keep your relationship a pleasant one.

You may have heard about other products such as shock collars or “debarking” surgery that limits the volume of a dog’s bark. These painful options can threaten the dog’s health. Caring pet owners will not and should not consider these options. Your conversation will go better if you don’t even mention these options.

Finally, make sure that you have remedied any offending noises of your own before you confront your pet-owning neighbors. Your complaints won’t be as effective if you’re guilty of throwing late night parties, entertaining loud guests, or playing music late into the night. And if you have a newborn, all bets are off.

When your neighbor isn’t so receptive

Maybe you’ve already spoken to your neighbors but they reacted defensively. Maybe they promised to take the dog out more often, but the animal is still sitting home alone all the time. It’s time to get other people involved. Undoubtedly your other neighbors are annoyed too. Approach them and write a group letter or pay a group visit to the offending apartment. Let your neighbor with the noisy pet know that you intend to complain to the landlord if he or she doesn’t take concrete steps to resolve the problem. Make your expectations clear (hiring a dog walker, taking the dog out when it barks) and promise a followup. When this has failed, it’s time to go to the landlord. Complaints from multiple tenants could result in the owner being asked to move out or find another home for the dog, so be certain you’ve exhausted your other options before making the call. Take a look at your lease, which might include a clause that outlines a reasonable expectation on your part for “peace and quiet” or something to this end. You can argue (and rightfully so) that a dog that barks incessantly is a clear violation of your lease. With other neighbors on your side, you shouldn’t have much trouble convincing your landlord to take action.

Have you experienced this problem first-hand? Were you able to resolve it? Share your suggestions with other readers in our comments section!

255 Responses to “Does Your Neighbor’s Dog Bark All Night Long?”

  1. July 02, 2007 at 2:12 pm, Guest said:

    what if the manager is on the side of the lease violators.

    i had a nasty dog barking situation and i was told i was the ‘harrasser’. 10 hours a day 6 days a week sometimes holidays, no one would drop by i was alone in my nightmare.

    i called animal control, nothing.

    now i have another situation with an 40 something who loves to beat on things and hollar whenever things don’t go his way…. deal is nothing ever goes his way and there’s a small child in the apartment now.

    ugh!

    nothing i can do about it i’m told to ‘put up with it’.
    :(

    Reply

  2. July 03, 2007 at 2:29 am, Guest said:

    This depends on the apartment. I don’t live in a complex, but a house that has two apartments upstairs (the land lady lives downstairs). It’s basically a 3-unit place.

    My scumbag neighbor has a vicious dog that bit me… simply because I was walking down my own stairs and happened to go near it on the way.

    I tried to be nice and not call the cops because I have to leave next door to this dirt bag (and her dirtier bag of a boyfriend). They are alcoholics, and when I say dirt bag I mean it… They flipped out when I casually tried to explain to them what needed to happen with the dog and that I was going to be nice this first time. Instantly I felt like I was on Jerry Springer. They were shouting and just going wild, I can’t even describe it. Oh by the way, I’m 25 and they’re probably 40-45, yet they were acting like children while my jaw just dropped at what was happening and eventually I had to laugh because it was such a weird situation.

    In the end, they were slamming doors and refusing to talk like adults, so the land lady had to be brought in.

    If you’re in an apartment complex, don’t even talk to the neighbor.. just call the office and have them leave a note (obviously not specifying that you were the complainer). Of course if handling it this way would make it obvious that it was you, you may want to do something else. I hate to talk to someone that may be nice enough to you, but then beat their dog, because it’s really not the dog’s fault… it’s theirs!

    I can just speak to biting though. Screw it, unless you’re friends with the neighbors or plan on having any exchanges other than saying hi to them, just call the cops. I should have done it immediately, but I wanted to keep a civil environment around here, and I would have felt bad for the dog (for whatever might happen to it), because it’s the scum bag owners fault that it bites.

    ~Randy

    Reply

  3. July 05, 2007 at 12:35 am, Guest said:

    I have a dog in this complex and I have to say that a big part of the problem is the amount of noise from people. My dog barks when he hears the loud noises of people walking by no one here seems to know how to talk without yelling. When it’s quiet he is quiet. Why it is a dog is so annoying but all the kids running around yelling and the fighting is alright?

    Reply

  4. July 06, 2007 at 9:32 pm, Guest said:

    you could live in an apartment that doesn’t allow dogs? just a thought…

    Reply

  5. July 09, 2007 at 2:19 am, Guest said:

    luckily my city posted a new dog ordinance and I am sure taking advantage of it by reporting the main offender. they investigate and will issue a stiff fine, gradually increasing with each reported offense.

    three times in the last 2 days I was woken up or disturbed by this guy’s two dogs in my complex, and it almost doesn’t even matter if my window is open or not. one dog is bad enough in an apartment, personally I don’t even think they belong at all but if it’s within the rules and they don’t make much noise, run loose, or poop everywhere on the premises then it’s fine with me. but when you have multiple dogs and just leave them outside all day every day to bark up a storm what purpose is this serving? why do you need such pets if this is the case?

    when all else fails, call in the authorities. when they authorities don’t want to do anything, call them on it.

    Reply

  6. July 09, 2007 at 10:42 am, Guest said:

    What if you live downstairs and the dog doesnt bark but staps his/her tail on the floor all night?

    it gets t be annoying already that the walls arre thin and the floors are squeeky, and the fat lady sings upstairs, but that damn dog! and her kid runs and beats toys on the floor she isnt a infant she is 7-8 years old do they forget that people do live downstairs? gosh its too much at times but ive learned to drown them out with music when they get to somping and slapping and all that pounding? is that okay and when they complain my music is loud then i complain well they have no consideration for the people below! i hate it!!!

    Reply

  7. July 09, 2007 at 10:46 am, Guest said:

    car set on fire?? who set that mad ladys car on fire? was it an accident or did someone do it? happen a couple weeks ago and was about 2am? do you know????

    Reply

  8. July 09, 2007 at 8:24 pm, Guest said:

    We had a dog nighmare! We had new neighbors move in and they had two of the cutest dogs…well they were cute until the new neighbors put the dogs on the balcony and they barked all night. AAAAHHHH!!!! They woke everyone up in four buildings. The apartment management sent a complaint to the new neighbors. You can imagine our surprise when these new neighbors went knocking door to door to find out who made the complaints. Hikes!!! I hope they only signed a 6-month lease.

    Reply

  9. July 10, 2007 at 10:07 pm, Guest said:

    The problem with that suggestion is that a new management could take over and change the rules. It happens all the time.

    Reply

  10. July 13, 2007 at 2:13 am, Guest said:

    I have a 3 month old puppy, I spend all day with him right now because I am out of school for the summer and not working. Well, heaven forbid I put him in his kennel and leave him for 2 hours to grocery shop at 3 pm! I returned home to find a note on my door to “do something about my howling dog.” I am a good dog owner, he is rarely home alone.. we walk 2 times a day. When I am home, he doesnt bark.. So, I wonder, what should I do???

    I should never leave my house, so my dog wont bark during the day? Not only that, Im glad that he was since, he is a dog and you intruded by coming up to my front door and placing a note on it, that is his job! Oh yes, and why not sign it with Tom BlahBlah, rather that “Your Neighbor” ??

    Seriously, he is a puppy! What can I do?

    Reply

  11. July 13, 2007 at 6:24 pm, Guest said:

    Exactly what happened where I live – cats only, then suddenly dogs OK. The mgmt said dog barking would not be tolerated, and took my complaint. 3 months later, new mgmt does nothing anonymously. Best bet is to find out what dog barking laws are in affect – stiff fines will get the owner’s attention!

    Reply

  12. July 14, 2007 at 1:23 pm, Guest said:

    I have a dog that barks occasionally, but not incessantly. The good thing about apartment living is it works when you are not ready to buy a place. The bad thing about apartment living is that you must put up with other people’s stuff. It sounds like apartment living may be too much for people who have problems with dogs’ barking. Moving to a single family home may be your best bet.

    Reply

  13. July 15, 2007 at 7:45 pm, Guest said:

    Consider purchasing one of these ultra-sound emitting bark-stopping devices (just do a google search on ‘bark stop’). With one of these devices installed near your neighbor’s apartment, those dog barking days will soon become a thing of the past!

    Reply

  14. July 15, 2007 at 10:18 pm, Guest said:

    I have 2 dogs and I completely agree with one of the earlier messages. People seem to have no problem complaining about dogs which are much more difficult to control as you can’t exactly reason with them. What people don’t seem to have an issue with is the children/teenagers around here. They ruin your fun at the pool by cussing like sailors and they run up and down the courtyards. This gets my dogs riled up. It’s their protection mode. As for the one that has a biter, just get a humane muzzle (one that allows the dog to pant and drink) just to put on when he/she goes outside to avoid biting incidents. The collars with citronella are good to help quell the barking and not harmful at all. P.S. Vets won’t even do the “no barking” surgery any longer (at least ones I’ve heard from) because it’s too inhumane. We don’t complain about your kids so please analyze the dog situation and make sure it’s really worth complaining over. Otherwise, maybe there should be complexes that are pet friendly but not kid friendly and vice-versa. Again, some of us who have chosen not to have kids get pretty aggravated, too. What can we do? Will they ask you to get rid of your kid????

    Reply

  15. July 16, 2007 at 5:15 am, Guest said:

    How about not buy a dog unless you live somewhere appropriate for it–like a house with a yard?

    What are your neighbors supposed to do? Pay rent but put up with noise?

    Puppies in particular howl and whine–it’s even worse than barking.

    Having a dog (no matter the size) in the ridiculously small spaces in LA is irresponsible.

    Reply

  16. July 16, 2007 at 6:43 pm, Guest said:

    Honestly, the best thing to do, if your neighbors aren’t amenable to working on the problem, is to drown it out with music & some other kind of white noise like a fan or a/c.

    Reply

  17. July 16, 2007 at 11:50 pm, Guest said:

    What a supreme idiot you are? Do you not realize it’s a privilege to have dogs living in an apartment? You act like it’s your ——– right

    I’ll bet you’re the type who owns big dogs well over the 30 lb. limit, entitlement queen. You take your dogs onto the main walkway and let them do their poop there. Then, you look around to see if anyone saw them poop, and leave it lying there for some poor tenant to step in.

    Most of all, you’re being really cruel to your dogs by caging them up everyday in your apartment. Dogs should live in houses and have large backyards to run and play in. Not small apartments not meant for your dobermans to piss, —-, eat, sleep, bank, play, or attack in.

    You piece of shit entitlement queen, You’ve managed to —- up everyone’s lives around you including your landlord that you BS’d to (told them you had one small terrier) who worries day and night about how she will get the —- stains out that cover 99% of your apartment carpet, all your neighbors (all who would like to stick your head in the dryer in the laundry room), the cops in your area, and the mailman that your dogs chase away.

    You got a problem with me saying this —-face? Maybe you’d like to sick your dogs on me? C’mon, chicken—-!

    Reply

  18. July 22, 2007 at 1:55 am, Guest said:

    Maybe people in apartments should wait until they have a house to have a dog. If you had a house and a dog and have to move into an apartment, then you should find a specifically dog-friendly building. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect everyone in a building to be conscious of the fact that there are other people around. If you want to be loud, go to a loud place or get your own place.

    Reply

  19. July 24, 2007 at 1:37 pm, Guest said:

    I have moved around the country(Mass-Mich-Cali-NCaroling-New Jersy-the UK), and I have only ever lived in places that did not allow pets! I just moved to hawaii, and I sought out one of the few places that allow dogs and I moved there! And I bought a dog! I have a fenced in yard, I have 1700 sq feet. Its a one story condo.. and my neighbors complain about my puppy. Give me a break, move to one of the millions of places that do not allow dogs here!

    I dont complain about your children crying or playing in “MY” yard.. Or your phone ringing constantly..Your TV blasting, your car alarm going off, your trash all over your front yard!

    Some people just need things to complain about.. its your choice, just like its everyone elses. If you live in a community that allows dogs and you dont like them. MOVE… or get over it!

    Reply

  20. July 24, 2007 at 1:45 pm, Guest said:

    I do not live in LA, and I do have a yard and a big condo!

    I have to pay rent and listen to everyone else’s noise! I didnt know that apartments/ condos/ townhomes are like bubbles the outside world doesnt exist when you are inside of it.

    God I wish it were like that.. I wouldnt have to listen to kids screaming and crying all day and night!

    This is life folks, the world doesnt cater to you. I dont expect it to cater to me either, thats why I chose to live in a pet-friendly community.

    Reply

  21. July 24, 2007 at 6:10 pm, Guest said:

    Even though this is a guide for renters, I think my experience may be similar…

    I bought a house across the street from my best friend and her husband. After a year, they adopted an adorable little beagle mix who had been neglected, and possibly abused.
    After several months, this puppy started to bark whenever they both left her alone.
    When I called to tell them it had been happening a lot, these former friends hung up on me.

    When the dog barks for hours on end, I go over to see her, and she is shaking horribly, in quite a state. Just rubbing her nose through the window screen seems to calm her down….at least temporarily.

    Does anyone have any solutions for a dog who has frantic abandonment issues? Honestly, I love her, but she is driving me INSANE.

    If it were anyone else but friends, I would have called animal enforcement already. But, even doing that wouldn’t tell the dog owners how to make the barking stop.

    I, too, suffer from apathetic neighbors. They hate the extended barking as much as I do, but would rather put up with it than risk hard feelings. I say, I have some pretty hard feelings already. …to put it mildly. Why in the world would I be more concerned about making nice with rude people than with obtaining some peace and quiet?

    Once you are informed that the dog’s behavior is very bad, and has been going on for a while, what do you do? (Other than hanging up on the messenger)? Has anyone successfully used a ticking clock wrapped in a towel, or a tv/radio left on (not at full blast, please) to soothe a damaged puppy?

    Any useful suggestions?

    Reply

  22. July 30, 2007 at 9:57 pm, Guest said:

    That’s a pretty ignorant and arrogant comment there. “If you don’t like it, move” is about as useless and tactless a statement as they come.

    You are exactly the kind of rude and irresponsible person this article is discussing.

    -Josh B.

    Reply

  23. July 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm, Guest said:

    One good idea, if you’re at your wit’s end with dealing with a dog, would be to poison a slice of meat and slide it under the door for the dog to eat. End of dog, end of noise, and end of problem. This is only to be used if you have exhausted all other attempts to solve the situation.

    Reply

  24. August 06, 2007 at 3:33 am, Guest said:

    yeah, like that works… nice try though.

    there are 3 bad dogs in my neighborhood. two live in my apartment complex (behind my apartment, but facing an adjacent courtyard to said window), and one is across the street, about 50 yards from my window. I can hear any one of these 3 dogs barking at each other, or god knows what, at any given time. this is the case even WITH the window closed and a fan on and tv running.

    previously, I lived in an upstairs apartment with poor circulation and even poorer A/C. I live in CA. it’s generally warm. it was not possible to keep the windows closed in this place, especially during summer months where it became almost unbearable even with all windows and doors open, and multiple fans running. there was a large dog across a major 4-lane street, and I could hear that thing barking to wake me up every morning. during on some ‘white noise’ would really have accomplished nothing.

    Reply

  25. August 08, 2007 at 6:49 pm, Guest said:

    First let me say you are the one who moved into the area,others have lived there for i’m sure quite some time with peace and quiet, you are the one who brought your yappy dog with you, your neighbors didn’t ask for the noise and out of “respect” you should be mindful to noise control especially at night if that is a complaint. I have a neighbor who leaves his dogs out 24/7 and they bark constantly.He is a “piece” of ghetto trash and has no repect for my childrens need to sleep or the neighbors.Most neighborhoods have ordinances and in case you didn’t know there are laws against dogs or puppies that bark too much so even if you “live in a community that allows dogs” it doesn’t mean that you can disturb your neighbors! just because you see fit.

    Reply

  26. August 11, 2007 at 5:00 pm, Guest said:

    Not acceptable. You need your honor and your self respect more than you need peace and quiet. If all else HAS failed and your assertiveness skills aren’t enough to motivate the manager — recruit a more skillfully assertive person to help you complain to the magager — and to the police and animal control, if necessary.

    Reply

  27. August 13, 2007 at 3:59 pm, Guest said:

    1. I agree that people with dogs should not rent apartments that prohibit dogs. They also should not have dogs that exceed the communities weight limit (which in some communities is <80lbs and even no limit in some others, but <25lbs is more common). They also should not have dogs that violate any breed restrictions. In other words, they should follow the rules like everybody else.

    2. I agree that dog owners, who rent apartments, or buy houses, in communities that allow dogs, should still be considerate of their neighbors.

    3. I agree that ANY member of the community, whether they live in an apartment or a house, should be considerate of their neighbors.

    The point is that people should stay within the rules, and go beyond the rules whenever possible, to be extra considerate to their neighbors. What are some examples of problems with no clear-cut solutions:

    Couples Fighting (they can control, but sometimes it is hard)

    Loud Music (can always control)

    Kids screaming at the top of their lungs (parents should always control)

    Kids playing, being kids, making reasonable noise (OK)

    Dogs barking day and night (sometimes can control, sometimes cannot. Beagles are known for barking, and you shouldn’t live in an apartment with one, or even a house unless you have good sound insulation)

    Dogs barking intermittently (can’t control)

    Babies crying day and night (hard to control)

    Babies crying intermittently (can’t control)

    If you are the cause of, or are responsible for, any of these disturbances, and IT CAN BE CONTROLLED BUT YOU DON’T CONTROL IT, you are at fault and should be fined or even asked to leave.

    If you are responsible for any of these disturbances and IT CANNOT BE CONTROLLED, then your neighbors should learn to deal with it as a fact of life.

    If your neighbers can control the problem, but do not, and are not fined or asked to leave, then you have three choices:

    –Do what you can within the law to stop the problem.

    –Accept the situation and try and cope.

    –Move

    Reply

  28. August 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm, Guest said:

    You are a freaking Pig…I hope you never have neighbors who have noisy children you are a PIG PIG PIG. What if you don’t like your boss??? You should live alone…far away from society because you are a PIG>..

    Reply

  29. August 22, 2007 at 10:32 am, Guest said:

    I agree completely!

    But a poison meat ball made up of ground beef and tylenol is very effective.

    Reply

  30. August 22, 2007 at 10:36 am, Guest said:

    Get rid of the dog is what you should do. If you can’t properly supervise your dog, you shouldn’t have one.

    Reply

  31. August 24, 2007 at 11:56 am, Guest said:

    Barking dog ATLAS!!!!!!! NOW!!
    Is your neighbor’s noisy dog getting you down? Too much barking? Post it here at the barkingdogATLAS.blogspot.com/

    Reply

  32. August 25, 2007 at 10:04 am, Guest said:

    I’m just online looking for tips to stop the occasional barking my dog does at night – running across your venomous message has me shaking my head in disbelief. So much hatred based mostly on supposition, my thought is you are the last person you should be listening to. I hope you get therapy.

    Reply

  33. August 25, 2007 at 10:23 pm, Guest said:

    Regarding “my dog doesn’t bark”, dogs frequently behave differently when they are left alone. Most dogs are not going to bark when the owner is at home.

    Puppies tend to bark when left alone, and when it becomes a habit, adult dogs may do it non-stop during boring parts of their day. They are complaining.

    Barking can be triggered by a sound the dog associates with the owner coming home, such as a car door/motor sound.

    “Your Neighbor” left a note because he/she was unsure as to whether your response would be rational or violent. It’s been my experience that the owners of barking dogs have no idea how to resolve the issue, so usually it’s best to go to the building management, with witnesses to back up your complaint. Bob

    Reply

  34. August 28, 2007 at 9:25 pm, Guest said:

    You need to take a chill.

    Reply

  35. September 02, 2007 at 11:47 pm, Guest said:

    ya your a sick —-. maybe someone should poison you.

    Reply

  36. September 03, 2007 at 1:04 am, Guest said:

    when you say poison do you mean chocolate with meat? what exactly are you puttin there?

    Reply

  37. September 07, 2007 at 11:09 pm, Guest said:

    You people who got down on the fella for tylenol meat ball the dog should be grown up on the farm. I’ve shot dogs before and its no big deal. If I had a neighbors dog barking all night long I wouldn’t waste my time with tylenol. I’d just shoot it with a 22 short in the head. Its quiet and quite effective. Then hall the dog off and throw it in the trash. Make it look like the dog just got away.

    Reply

  38. September 12, 2007 at 4:33 pm, Guest said:

    DON’T BUY THE BARK STOP! WASTE OF MONEY!!! I did and it doesn’t work. I bought this device after trying to talk politely to these people. They wanted to fight instead and then tied their barking dogs next to my bedroom window! I was really hoping that the ‘bark stop’ would work,but the sound it made was very loud and it only made my rude neighbors even more angry to the point that they threatened to kill me and my family repeatedly! So I tried putting it on ‘silent mode’, which has low sensitivity and high sensitivity settings and the dogs still continued to bark. I called animal control many many times too. They said if you can get a neighbor to sign with you, you can take them to court over the dogs being a nuisance. But then my neighbors entered my house after I complained and assaulted me. Now we are moving.
    My advice…buy earplugs and sleeping pills :)

    Reply

  39. September 15, 2007 at 10:34 am, Guest said:

    To the people justifying their dog’s nuisance barking, by saying, well, what about your kids (or other noise)?

    What about all the people (the majority) living in apartments who either don’t have kids or keep their kids quiet? How do you justify annoying them with your dog? Because you are.

    I don’t have a kid and I am a very quiet tenant. And my apartment complex is very quiet (no loud kids) – or it was until an irresponsible dog owner moved in. So explain to me why I have to keep my windows shut and STILL have your dog wake me up every morning? And jar my nerves all day while he’s constantly barking at NOTHING – leaves falling from trees? the wind blowing? someone peacefully going about their daily business in public space (and earth to you, that’s what apartment living is, you need to share public walkways! what, are we supposed to beam up to our apartment so your dog won’t bark?) The person who lives below me leaves his dog out on his balcony all day, and the dog barks at EVERYTHING.

    I like dogs, personally – my own childhood dog was a sweetheart and rarely barked, because there was no need to. Watch the dog training shows on TV (there are lots of good ones), or surf online or just get a book out from the library – dogs can be easily trained to indicate a visitor by just going to the door and sitting down. That’s what we trained our dog to do. You just have to take the time to train them. And if you have a dog you can’t train, you have no business keeping him in an apartment (or at all – give the dog a chance at a better life with a new owner). I will have another dog one day when I have a house in the country. But I will take the time and trouble to train my dog, and I won’t leave the dog out in the yard or on my deck unsupervised.

    Why do you think we should pay rent and be considerate of you, just to put up with your dog barking? I don’t make you listen to my noise. I keep my stereo or TV super low. I don’t even run my garbage disposal or vacuum after 9 PM. But I have to listen to your dog 24/7 that you are too lazy to train or supervise? You get to blast noise into my apartment? Why do you think you have that right? A pet is optional, and in my opinion, only a very well trained small dog should live in an apartment – anything else is selfish and inconsiderate both to the dog and to the neighbors.

    Dogs nuisance bark because they are bored, lonely, scared – and the dog owners are cruel to make them remain in this state – or their owner is just too damned lazy to fill a squirt bottle with water and train them in one afternoon. I contend most “dog lovers” don’t love dogs and don’t love people. I contend most dog owners are passive-aggressive dog and people haters. I contend they really want to bug people, and USE their dogs to this end. And judging by the tone of the owners of nuisance barking dogs on this page, selfish as all get out.

    And as for this article saying, go jump through 100 hoops before reporting a neighbor with a nuisance barking dog to the landlord, that’s nuts. Once your neighbor knows it’s you that complained (and he would know that if you knocked on his door) he could retaliate – I have experienced that first hand, when the neighbor stuck nails in my tires! I have yet to hear a case of one neighbor being nice – or receptive – when he found out someone had the nerve to speak up about his dog barking. When someone is that inconsiderate to start with (and they KNOW they are bothering people – how could they not?), then trying to appeal to their better nature is just a waste of time – because they likely don’t have one, or they would have been considerate in the first place, but more importantly, why put the burden on the quiet person? It’s the job of management to deal with these things.

    Reply

  40. September 17, 2007 at 8:13 pm, Guest said:

    After reading all your opionions, I thought to myself and chuckled. KARMA is a b*tch I have onwed my home for 9yrs and trying to sell. My neighbor has been trashy, stinky, and has a barking dog. Many years I bitched to my husband , but bit my tongue. I would of have confronter them, but I speak my mind and might make the situation worse. I have personally we out of my way to complain to HOA, Animal Control and nothing. HOA cant do nothing since its the back yard, but hey if you add a patio please fill a form of approval first?? BULLSH*T!!! Animal Control, well in TX just add a pool of brown water and old food left for days and shade off my trees then they are not neglected. I have children and yes my son is loud what 3yo is not, but this might be between 6-7p.m.? Anyways I could never hurt Freckles I spend more time with her then the owner. She is preganant by the other dog who has been tied up for 9yrs. I really wonder who is to blame, the neighbor or myself b.c. of laws around TX countys to help me help her find a better home and not be killed at the shelter. My thought to all of this is play the owners game, when he sleeps during the day blast my music to annoy the he* out of him, but then we are a quiet family. Any thoughts?

    Reply

  41. September 24, 2007 at 6:23 pm, Guest said:

    So, what do I do if I’m in a situation where I have a neighbor who does not turn their music down at hours that they should, and despite the property manager being called MANY times, nothing is ever fixed, and the property manager NEVER fixes the situation entirely? In addition I have people around me who do all manner of other things that are out of line that the manager says he’s “taking care of” but NEVER does.

    I’m in this situation and it’s making me absolutely batty, I am on the verge of calling the cops to handle these situations instead of the property manager, because he barely takes care of things at all, and it’s affecting my quality of life GREATLY. I’m beyond trying to explain to these people that they are messing with my life, if they don’t get it when they’re told by the manager that they have to stop, only to do it again the next day, then they’re not going to get it when I tell them myself.

    Reply

  42. September 29, 2007 at 3:18 pm, Guest said:

    HAHAHAHA

    I will never understand people who rent and complain about noise!

    You live with other people, they all have lives, they all make noise. EVEN YOU! Get over it You are all so whiny. Get a better job and buy a house. If you are poor, get used to the noise. You people piss me off.

    Reply

  43. October 02, 2007 at 4:26 pm, Guest said:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Ignorant jackasses like you piss me off.

    Just because a person lives in an apartment complex does not mean they have to put up with excessive noise from a neighbor and their dog.

    If a person lives in a community, such as an apartment, then there is a degree of noise that they would have to accept – it goes with the territory. But to say they have to put up with a barking and howling dog is just an asinine statement.

    However, it is not your fault that you cannot comprehend the difference; you were clearly born an imbecile and have slipped down into complete moron status.

    Reply

  44. October 06, 2007 at 12:44 am, Guest said:

    Not a word of this makes any sense.

    Reply

  45. October 06, 2007 at 2:52 pm, Guest said:

    You are a filthy, sociopathic waste of oxygen. I hope someone does the same to you. Total neanderthal.

    Reply

  46. October 06, 2007 at 2:55 pm, Guest said:

    You are a sick, sociopathic piece of trash. Complete waste of oxygen. I hope you eat some poisoned meat and vomit/ crap yourself to death in as painful a way as it would be for the animal(s) you endorse murdering.

    Absolute disgusting sub-human freak.

    Reply

  47. October 07, 2007 at 5:08 pm, Guest said:

    Commenter #73831: I don’t endorse the murdering of animals but I think your comment was way out of line.

    Reply

  48. October 13, 2007 at 12:25 pm, Guest said:

    Your nieghbors assaulted you? Why did you not have them arrested. If someone threatens to kill you not only can you leagaly break your lease but you can get a restraining order.

    Reply

  49. October 13, 2007 at 12:27 pm, Guest said:

    The citrnella collars work

    Reply

  50. October 14, 2007 at 1:48 pm, Guest said:

    Simple solution to the neighbors dog barking. Offer to pet sit for the little darling while the owner is away. Go out and buy a shock collar. When the owner comes back return collar for full refund. The owner will never know = )

    Reply

  51. October 17, 2007 at 10:36 pm, Guest said:

    i wish you were online so i could get your ISP and report you to the humane society,you waste of human flesh.murderer.

    Reply

  52. October 23, 2007 at 9:09 pm, Guest said:

    “you waste of human flesh.murderer”??? Actually, I more worried about you than the guy who wants to off a barking dog.

    Reply

  53. October 31, 2007 at 2:52 am, Guest said:

    This doesn’t just happen in an apartment. In fact, right now as I type this at 3am, two and three houses down, the dogs are barking to each other. Do the owners not realize it? How can they continue to ignore it? These people are not deaf. This is night ten. Call the cops and the cops take 2 hours to get there. It wasn’t barking is all they say. Well yea…..it was barking for an hour when I called you and it took you two hours to get there. Brilliant.

    They could record this dog and use the recording to torture prisoners. We would know where bin Laden is after 45′. No problem.

    I effing hate dogs now.

    Reply

  54. October 31, 2007 at 1:22 pm, Guest said:

    id like to say something. i agree somewhat but heres where you get me going. it actually is some peoples right! my husband is blind, so even though we live in a complex with a 25 lbs weight limit on dogs, we are legally able to have our german shephard in with us. and also, we have another dog who is a small poodle with us also. they both get out and have exercise daily for at least 2-3 hours, rosco (the german shephard) even more so, since he goes everywhere with us. we keep tut (poodle) so rosco has a companion when we go out on our own. if you know how to treat a dog and keep them healthy and happy, then there is nothing wrong.

    lol and yes i would like to sick my dogs on you, so dont even bother asking.

    Reply

  55. November 01, 2007 at 1:41 am, Guest said:

    ill have yo know, that some people are entitled to having a dog! my husband is blind and we have a german shepard thats his service dog, and we live in a comunity that only allows 25 lbs…. heres the thing. if the owner spends the time training the dogs then it wont be a problem. just like our poodle…hes 3 lbs and only barks when something is really wrong. i went outside one day and he fallowed me and i almost walked right beside a water mocisan that was under the bush. but tut started barking violently for some reason so i walked back to see what was wrong. and thats when i saw it… so its almost never the dogs fault. oh and if you give your og pleny of exercise they dont have to be on a farm or something to be happy

    Reply

  56. November 01, 2007 at 2:20 pm, Guest said:

    I live in an apartment and I understand noise and even occassional barking but I think that this article and people responding to this article are all talking about the same thing. Constant day or night barking because some fool has a dog and they leave it alone all the time. It’s common courtesy to be respectful of your neighbors when living in an apartment and having pets is a privilege that is not offered in all complexes so don’t abuse it.

    I haven’t slept a good nights sleep in over a month due to a dog upstairs that never shuts up. It is locked in the bedroom directly above mine and numerous complaints to the tenants themselves and the landlord have done nothing. The landlord had told them to get rid of the dog because everyone in the building has complained at least once about either the barking or the lack of leash control in the hallway. There are several people that have dogs in the building that take the proper care in training them and also are actually home to take care of them so that they are not constantly barking. It’s not the animals fault and these people should not be aloud to have pets as it is obviously an inconvenience to them and anyone with an animal in an apartment should keep in mind that you live in an apartment and you need to take proper steps to ensure that you are respectful of your fellow tenants. Having an animal is a privilege in an apartment not a right. You are renting you don’t own it therefor you are not the only person in the building that matters!

    Reply

  57. November 10, 2007 at 1:13 pm, Guest said:

    You are not alone, I am a full time student and study Alot, but my grades are falling because I have neighbors on both sides of me that turn their bass on their stereos all the way up through out the day and late at night, making it very very hard to study!! We should call the cops…in most leases you are not allowed to have loud disturbing noises anytime during the day.

    Reply

  58. November 10, 2007 at 11:15 pm, Guest said:

    Well, personally I agree with buddy about shooting the dog if all else fails. It would definitely eliminate the problem! See if ‘ol Fido can continue barking from doggy heaven! ;)

    Reply

  59. November 16, 2007 at 8:37 am, Guest said:

    I suggest hamburger and antifreeze…no dog can resist.

    Reply

  60. November 20, 2007 at 9:21 am, Guest said:

    I Second that.

    Reply

  61. November 21, 2007 at 1:04 pm, Guest said:

    Wow………..shoot the dog because it’s the dog’s fault the owner neglects it? And then what? Shoot the next and the next dog that barks because it is neglected by the same person.

    Reply

  62. November 21, 2007 at 1:12 pm, Guest said:

    I agree. Oh, and I do know of one apartment complex downtown from here that does not allow children. It is for people who work downtown and want a quiet home. They do allow pets though! However, it is ridiculously expensive.

    Reply

  63. November 21, 2007 at 1:15 pm, Guest said:

    I didn’t realize that proper supervision of a dog required you to be home with him 24/7.

    Reply

  64. November 22, 2007 at 9:59 pm, Guest said:

    How about if I shoot you first you asshole. If you don’t like dogs, move to a damn place where there aren’t pets allowed. Enough said….we don’t need finicky people like you anyway!!

    Reply

  65. November 22, 2007 at 10:05 pm, Guest said:

    I totally agree with you. The world is not made to make everything convienient for you. Not everyone is gonna cater to your spoiled whiny needs. Go live in a rural area if you can’t stand noise. Noise is inevitable. Put up with it or move out.

    Reply

  66. November 22, 2007 at 10:13 pm, Guest said:

    I swear to GOD I hope one day karma will bite you hard from murdering animals that someone will come up to you and make your life a living hell, or torturing you to the point where you ask to die and end up getting shot. You are a waste of a human life. After what you said…..a dog’s life is a million times more valuable than your own pathetic self.

    Reply

  67. November 22, 2007 at 10:18 pm, Guest said:

    Seriously, dude. Just get hit by a train already.

    Reply

  68. November 22, 2007 at 10:33 pm, Guest said:

    You seriously need to stfu. If you move to a pet friendly place, be expected to hear barking. As for leaving dogs poop and having tenants step on it, how about assholes who smoke and leave their damn butts everywhere? How about people who litter and people step on them? As far as noise, how about people yelling at night? Music on too loud at night?? Loud cars at night?? Babies constantly crying and screaming at night??? That doesn’t annoy you but barking does??? You act like dogs are the only things that dirty carpets. There are many housebroken ones, and you can step into an apartment and you wouldn’t think a pet lives there by how clean it is. How about kids who spill things constantly on the carpet? Kids who write on the walls? Everyday honest accidental spills or people who walk on the carpet with dirty shoes? Before you reply to someone about their dog with a stupid message like that, be a little more open minded and less idiotic before you say something. There are far more disturbances and problems other than dogs.

    Reply

  69. November 24, 2007 at 11:58 pm, Guest said:

    You need some serious help – and fast!

    Reply

  70. November 25, 2007 at 12:05 am, Guest said:

    What good does living in a “no pets allowed” apartment complex do if management changes the policy?!?

    My apartment complex used to be “no pets allowed” then management decided otherwise. It was the most boneheaded decision they ever made.

    Reply

  71. November 25, 2007 at 12:06 am, Guest said:

    Commentor #75079: I think you are the one who needs to move!!!

    Reply

  72. November 25, 2007 at 12:08 am, Guest said:

    “Wow………..shoot the dog because it’s the dog’s fault the owner neglects it? ”

    Works for me commentor 75030

    Reply

  73. December 11, 2007 at 5:45 pm, Guest said:

    Consider the person with health issues. A non stop barking dog is depriving them of rest. The student trying to study, the list goes on…Dogs bark, its what they do, babies cry and people make noise. When others are deprived of peace of mind in their homes because of the habits or pets of others, its time to take stock of basic human kindness and consideration. Your right to own a pet doesn’t give the pet the right to destroy the tranquility of others. There is no sound argument for constantly disturbing those around you. None of us has the right to impose ourselves, our music, our pets, or our domestic disputes on the lives of others. There is no logical or rational argument that will support that disturbance. Treat your neighbors like you want to be treated. If that doesn’t work, give them some of their own medicine. My neighbor kept her bass up too loud and I couldn’t sleep. So, I put my speakers against the wall and turned up the gospel music. Its been a while since I even heard her coming or going.
    Chances are that your neighbor doesn’t realize what a bother they are. Don’t tell them, SHOW THEM!!!
    My guess is that they’ll get the message!

    Reply

  74. December 13, 2007 at 7:45 pm, Guest said:

    Commentor 75572: You are a blasted fool if you think the answer to fighting your loud neighbors is to “give them some of their own medicine.” But I guess you’ll find out the hard way after your landlord kicks you and your neighbor out into the street. Good luck to you.

    Reply

  75. December 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm, Guest said:

    Before a barking problem can be solved, a dog’s owner must first understand why the dog is barking. For many dogs, chronic barking or howling is a cry for help. A dog who does not receive enough care or attention from his owner often becomes a barker. One way of solving the barking problem is by using no bark collars: http://www.nobarkcollars-4less.com that are effective, humane and safe for controlling unwanted.

    Reply

  76. December 18, 2007 at 5:24 pm, Guest said:

    Yeah!!

    Reply

  77. December 18, 2007 at 5:27 pm, Guest said:

    It is poor owners that cause these issue and I would venture to say you could be lumped in the same group. You more than likely just get rid of the animal instead of training or working with the pet. Comments like yours are uncalled for and inappropriate.

    Reply

  78. December 25, 2007 at 4:30 pm, Guest said:

    Just like people, some dogs are noisy assholes, some are sweethearts. We deal with the assholes in a more severe manner and move on with our lives, in a hopefully more tranquil environment. I understand the veegan animal ‘lover’ perspective, but they would be dead wrong. Go with the anti-freeze/tylenol meat solution. Lay it on the ground where the little squealing shitheads bark, especially if they’ve gone after your ankles like my neighbor’s dogs have done. I’d rather just snap their necks and throw them in the dumpster, but they’re never out alone.

    Reply

  79. December 30, 2007 at 9:03 pm, Guest said:

    My neighbors (next house over, not apartment) have three kids and a dog. None of which are controlled at all. Working night shift gets quite interesting. Kids in the back yard, screaming and hollering and the dog barking at it all. Wonderful. It doesen’t help that one of the kids when she screams, honestly sounds like someone is murdering her. I’ve actually run outside a couple of times to see what is wrong. HOW on earth do you deal with the quardruple whammy of it? I’m thinking the dog is the biggest problem (barks all day AND all night), but the kids…Maybe without the dog barking they’d be a little quieter. I don’t know. This noise is driving me nuts…I’m not about to set out poisoned food like some jackass suggested, and I can’t afford to “just move” like some other (likely rich) simpleton suggested. At what point do you start reporting these people and having them fined just because they’re too dumb and negligent to teach their kids and train their dog.

    Reply

  80. December 31, 2007 at 6:46 am, Guest said:

    Son of Sam was driven insane by a barking dog. Went out and killed a bunch of people. I’ll vote for the poison.

    Reply

  81. January 01, 2008 at 12:35 am, Guest said:

    Sure you can poison the dog, if it’s so worth going to jail for. :)

    Reply

  82. January 01, 2008 at 12:36 am, Guest said:

    Haha they’re never out alone cuz you’re afraid they’ll gang up on you and rip you apart. You deserve it. Snap their necks and the only thing you’ll get are good slaps on the wrists and you won’t ever have to worry about dogs barking again when you’re sitting your ass in jail. :)

    Reply

  83. January 01, 2008 at 12:39 am, Guest said:

    I suggest some cyanide inside chocolate cake. An idiot like you can’t resist. ;)

    Reply

  84. January 01, 2008 at 12:40 am, Guest said:

    Do that and you’ll spend your days in jail. See if we ever hear you whine and bitch again. :)

    Reply

  85. January 01, 2008 at 12:42 am, Guest said:

    lol wow good comeback. How long did it take for you to come up with that one? If you don’t like pets, don’t move into one where they allow them. Problem solved. Just go somewhere else and put up with people and kids who make noise.

    Reply

  86. January 01, 2008 at 12:43 am, Guest said:

    No, you’re just failing because you’re stupid. Don’t put the blame on something else.

    Reply

  87. January 01, 2008 at 12:46 am, Guest said:

    Commenter 73484: I hope the same thing happens to you. With the kind of person you, I doubt anyone would miss you.

    Reply

  88. January 02, 2008 at 12:00 pm, Guest said:

    people like YOU are pathetic! if you think owning a house makes you someone special – think again – you have the self centered attitude of a big bellied beer sucking moron. is it a house you live in or a trailer? – either way I am sure your neighbors have just a lovely opinion of you…………

    Reply

  89. January 04, 2008 at 10:49 pm, Guest said:

    It seems that we are now spying on everywhere. When the world does not feel safe, schools and businesses to return to the use of electronic means. Usually, this consists of hidden cameras. Sometimes there is even a bathroom hidden cameras.

    Schools are using more and more surveillance. That should help keep students safe. It also helps solve crimes that have already occurred. Knowing the cameras have reason to think students before they came to misbehavior.

    Reply

  90. January 09, 2008 at 5:56 pm, Guest said:

    “Do that and you’ll spend your days in jail. ” Only if you get caught!!!

    “See if we ever hear you whine and bitch again.” Whine! Whine! Whine! Bitch! Bitch! Bitch! 8-<>

    Reply

  91. January 09, 2008 at 5:57 pm, Guest said:

    Only if you get caught (which is highly unlikely considering the overwhelming number of unsolved crimes in this country)

    Reply

  92. January 09, 2008 at 6:02 pm, Guest said:

    AMEN to that!!!

    Reply

  93. January 12, 2008 at 2:03 pm, Guest said:

    You are such a stupid —- I’m not even going to bother to respond.

    Reply

  94. January 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm, Guest said:

    you people need to get a life!!! Dogs bark because they are DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe it bothers you because you have nothing else to do but stay at home and dream up ways to commit murder of an inicent animal who knows of no other way to communicate but bark.

    My advice… GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  95. January 17, 2008 at 9:04 pm, Guest said:

    Hey ——-, when you get awakened by barking dogs at 530 am EVERY morning, maybe you’d understand.

    Reply

  96. January 21, 2008 at 7:30 pm, Guest said:

    Dogs are vile filthy animals as are their owners.

    I have a bumper sticker on my car which reads,”If your dog barks it will end up as lunch special at Wongs”

    You retarded owners need to be responsible and not torment us with their barking. Move to the fucking country!

    Remember it IS illegal for dogs to bark. If I had neighbors with barking dogs I’d probably be in prison now for assault.

    Reply

  97. January 21, 2008 at 7:31 pm, Guest said:

    I’ll shoot you, your dog, your entire family.

    —-

    “finicky”?

    Because I don’t like to be disturbed by some —-ing dog barking?

    As I said YOU move. Far away.

    Reply

  98. January 22, 2008 at 5:33 pm, Guest said:

    Most of you complain about dogs barking and not getting any rest…either move to a complex that doesn’t allow pets Or try EAR PLUGS and stop bitching!

    Reply

  99. January 22, 2008 at 11:36 pm, Guest said:

    Well you must be the people that have the dog that barks all night long……it is 10:30pm where I live and this dog has been going off for the past hour and does every night until 1 or 2 in the morning and when you have to get up at 5 to go to work as well as caring for your child in the night it doesnt make your day go well…so to you people that do not stay home and actually take care of your pets maybe you should consider getting rid of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  100. January 23, 2008 at 9:38 pm, Guest said:

    This is just sick! Are you going to do the same thing when and IF you have kids? Just shoot them in the head with a 22, then haul it off and throw it in the trash, no big deal. Make it look like the kid just got away? If you say no, I don’t believe you, you would do something if the kid got on your nerves, anything short of murder? Maybe, maybe not. You apparently have no respect for life, whether it be a dog or a human. I would rather hear a dog bark than a kid scream any day. Hell, you can get earplugs instead of killing it, plus stay out of prison in the process. (They have prison sentences now for people who abuse/kill animals), the likelyhood of them killing a human is greater. Think Jeffery Dahmer!!

    Reply

  101. January 24, 2008 at 11:39 pm, Guest said:

    the dog owners need to be killed.

    Thats all.

    Reply

  102. January 25, 2008 at 12:45 am, Guest said:

    I see nothing wrong with “murdering” a dog if it is costing you precious sleep.
    The owners are insensitive clods anyway.

    Reply

  103. January 25, 2008 at 10:54 am, Guest said:

    My nieghbor next door rented her house recently she keeps her dog out alot even in the cold weather many of my other niegbors have reported her to security.She actually thinks its me and she took revenge out on me by having her friedn i believe tamper with my car and i do believe she recently poisoned my dog.What do you do to people like this she is assuming i called security on her because of her dog but i didnt and she is taking revenge out on me so how can i prove this.I found my car hood opened like someone tampered with it and that time she had her boyfriends brother staying there at her house .Now its my dog

    Reply

  104. January 25, 2008 at 11:22 am, Guest said:

    What the f is the humane society going to do?

    They need to be firebombed.

    I love the episode of the Planet of the apes where dogs have become exinct.

    Lets try and replicate that scenario.

    Filthy animals and their retarded owners.

    All need to be punished

    Reply

  105. January 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm, Guest said:

    Before you all freak out that there are all these dog muderers out there, there ARE people with nothing better to do than sit there and say that they will shoot a dog or feed it glass or cyanide or whatever to get you riled up and pissed off just to see what your reaction will be on these posts. They are weirdos.

    I have lived in many apartments with noisy neighbors. Now, I live in a house, and yes there are still barking dogs, screaming kids, loud bass, etc. It doesnt matter whether you’re in a house or apartment, just grow up and learn how to handle things with people like an adult first, without resorting to poisoning dogs, calling the cops, slashing tires, etc.

    I was formerly a property manager, and noise complaints are definitely some of the most difficult to handle. Some complaints are legitimate, and of course some complaints are people that are just a little too sensitive to noise. Apartments are noisy. It’s part of apartment living, you share walls, and you have to expect SOME noise. (Always live on the top floor if you can help it, they are the quietest!)

    I had one resident that complained constantly about their upstairs neighbors making too much noise. It turned out that the upstairs neighbors had a 1 year old baby that was learning to walk. What was I supposed to do? Tell the family that their baby can’t learn to walk because their downstairs neighbor expect dead silence? Then the residents think it’s managements fault because they aren’t “fixing it.”

    Excessive barking dogs, partying late at night, rampant kids out of control, thats another story, those inconsiderate residents need to know what they are doing is wrong.

    My suggestion is to meet your neighbors when you move in, that way if you ever have a problem with each other there is an “open door” of communication. Sometimes I think people are afraid of their neighbors, but if you are nice about it, most of the time people don’t even realize they were bothering you, and they fix the problem.

    If that doesn’t work, go to your manager, but keep in mind that the manager can’t do a whole lot about it. It is VERY hard to evict people just because they are making too much noise. The judge does not like to put people on the street easily for such minor things.

    If it really bugs you, last resort, call the cops, but be prepared that that will REALLY piss off your neighbor, more than just you knocking on their door. But, the good thing is that if you call the cops, you can get documentation that is back up that the manager can use to help in the eviction, if necessary.

    Reply

  106. January 26, 2008 at 8:59 am, Guest said:

    I’m sure everyone wants you for a neighbor

    Reply

  107. January 28, 2008 at 12:54 am, Guest said:

    Poisoned Pets? Thats just sick. Double punish a neglected pet for an ***hole owner…?! Call your local animal control and get them fined and maybe the dog will get adopted out to a good owner that gives it enough positive attention and behavioral control for being bad.I hope the sickos that poison do it to the wrong persons dog. Maybe the owner will return the favor or worse.

    Reply

  108. January 28, 2008 at 8:39 am, Guest said:

    Different subject:

    How can someone get back at pathetic man who shots neighbor’s cats for sitting on top of his car? This individual said that he shot two (2) of the neighbor’s cats, and brags about it (as stupid as he is) at the fire department where he is a fire fighter.

    What an AssHole!

    I would like to have this guy arrested.

    Reply

  109. February 04, 2008 at 12:35 am, Guest said:

    I have a neighbor who likes to play music late at night, just below my bedroom, very loud. I’m talking from 2am through to 7. Basically my exact sleeping hours. I talked to him about it, tried to resolve the issues, suggested perhaps moving the sound system into the living room which is not just below my room, etc. but nothing had really changed.

    Then one day I realized that I have a lot of music in my library and a very VERY powerful sound system, particularly the bass. I point one speaker at the floor, crank it, and put on the crappiest techno I can think of at 9am before I leave for class, so that the cd plays out over the course of a little over an hour. The neighbor sometimes calls me during this period, and I text him back that I am in class and have no idea what he’s talking about. Every time I hear music from there late at night, I do this on the following morning. There is nothing a partier hates more than being bombarded with very loud dance music just after falling asleep. When asked about it, I deny all knowledge, say it must be some other neighbor.

    The problem grows significantly less each day. Take matters into your own hands but not to the point of excess or violence. Just give them a taste of their own medicine without much cost to yourself and watch the issues resolve themselves.

    Also there are always earplugs and window fans to reduce noise, if you can get used to sleeping with those. I have slept with both since I was a child. Growing up in a city will do that to you. Just learn to deal so that you don’t kill yourself with anxiety.

    the other thing to do is to research the area that you are moving into. Ask the landlord if you can spend a night or two on a mattress and see if it will work for you, before you agree to rent, if the house/apartment is empty. Renting a small rowhouse in a quiet neighborhood can often be very inexpensive and is usually the queitest situation you can find. As a musician, I know how valuable quiet is and there is nothing like a quiet night’s sleep after a long gig. Non-musicians and late-night workers (bartenders et al) tend not to share this sentiment.

    Reply

  110. February 12, 2008 at 1:04 pm, Guest said:

    “You people who got down on the fella for tylenol meat ball the dog should be grown up on the farm”

    Well, you apparently grew up on a farm since you can’t speak English properly, you ——- ——–!

    You can’t just shoot someone’s dog because it’s INCONVENIENCING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully if you ever do that to your neighbor’s dog they’ll find out and shoot YOU in the head with a 22. It’s quiet and quite effective to shut ——- idiot redneck @$$holes up.

    Reply

  111. February 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm, Guest said:

    —- YOU! Maybe somebody should kill you for NOT owning a dog

    Reply

  112. February 13, 2008 at 11:30 pm, Guest said:

    I would just like to stay I am currently on the recieveing attempt of these complaints and from my perspective I have little understanding for my neighbor who is complaining about the occasional bark. he went straight to the tenant i have never even seen him because he works the 3rd shift complaining about my dog barking when i leave in the morning. I think people that feel the need to complain about there neighbors in this fashion need to think of the lives they are affecting by making these calls. I am incredibly upset because i might have to either get rid of my dog, which i wont do, or pay thousands of dollars to break my lease and find somewhere to go with my dog that may or may not have an understanding neighbor that my dog might occasionally bark in the morning. I have had my dog for 1.5 years i walk her multiple times a day, yet she barks occasionally when she hears a noise. Before making such assumptions that the owner is lazy you should consider that maybe your neighbor might jsut be a jerk that is 35 still living in an aparment by himself.

    Reply

  113. February 21, 2008 at 11:16 pm, Guest said:

    I used one of those ultra sound devices too my backyard neighbors dogs a few years back. And as soon as it went on that dog wanted in. Worked nice. I live in Lynbrook NY and I dont understand why some people own two three dogs on a small piece of property? Get some bigger property before you get more dogs? the jerk lives at 50 hollywood Ave. Seems like him and his wife rather have dogs then kids? Very strange. Dogs costing them more $$$ in food then a child would.

    Reply

  114. February 23, 2008 at 4:27 pm, Guest said:

    Loud Dog
    Positive turnout . I had the same problem but i acted like a grown woman and taLked to my nieghbor and come to find out it was puppy who was scared. Animals are just like people “have feelings”. I offered to help watch it when she went to work at night and come to find out i want a dog. My neighbor and i have become girlfriends and i notice now she is more conciderate with not making alot of noise above me. Life is too short to be acting like children. Also it is how you approach the person. Always smile and shake the person’s hand and 99percent of the time nails will not be put in your tires.But if the person is a jerk you can call the police because all city have a noise ordinace 6am-10pm. Good luck!! I am a prodject leader for IBM and have a background is Physicology if anyone needs any suggestions email me ssoftware@comcast.net. GOD BLESS AND REMEMBER WE COULD BE IN THE MIDDLE EAST DEALING WITH BOMBS BUT INSTEAD WE ARE IN THE U.S. WITH SUCH GREAT OPPORTUNITIES. LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH GREAT APPRECIATION!!

    Reply

  115. February 24, 2008 at 6:56 pm, Guest said:

    How do you know the dog doesn’t bark the entire time you’re gone? What if your neighbor is just getting done with work and wants to sleep? I have a dog across the hall from me that’s left home alone all night and barks insanely. I want to kill it. How about MY feelings?

    Reply

  116. March 07, 2008 at 5:02 am, Guest said:

    I’d love to snap your neck and throw you in a dumpster you ignorant Bastard. How about letting me serve you up a platter of meat soaked in anti freeze and sprinkled with tylanol and just have a seat and watch the show as you slowly feel the agoney of your stomach being eaten away by the anti freeze and then I could serve you up a nice Tall glass of SHUT THE HELL UP to wash it down with you and people with your insensative mentality are a worthless waste of space and air. EAT UP DUMBASS!!

    Reply

  117. March 12, 2008 at 1:57 pm, Guest said:

    Kenneling works quite well. Kenneling during the times they are gone gives the dog a sense of security and they are away from windows. Getting some literature off a trainer’s website about the benefits of kennel training and giving it to your friends may help.

    The problem most people have with kennels is people believe them to be inhumane. The are not inhumane! Read up about them. Many dogs are easily kenneled trained and get that security feeling so much that they use the kennels to sleep in. Kennels are not punishment, rather a safe haven. Dogs should only be allowed to stand up, turn around, and lay down. You’d be amazed at how far a simple training can go.

    To all the insensitive dog killers out there, the concoction of anti-freeze and meat was used on my friends’ dog. I have got to tell you how devastating it was for them. The dog had been with the family for six years! They never had any complaints about noise and all of sudden they dogs dead. What cruel world we live in that people can enjoy the companionship a dog can bring you. Obviously you’ve never had the pleasure of knowing true love until you own a dog or have children.

    Reply

  118. March 12, 2008 at 3:29 pm, Guest said:

    I only live in an apartment while i’m at university and on campus durring the year. Why should I listen to a dog bark for hours on end while i’m trying to study. I dont care if it only barks some times, but when it just sits there all day. Its not like its the apartment next to me either, its 6 down the hall.
    I’m pretty sure im not going to buy a house for 8 months out of the year.

    Reply

  119. March 16, 2008 at 10:28 pm, Guest said:

    Hi,
    I live in an apartment in Melbourne, next door to a nightclubbing sociopath. He LOVES his bassy stereo, played several nights a week between 2am-1pm for the past 3 years (Yes, I have mentioned that his noise is a tad intrusive several times, like I said a sociopath) Across the hall lives an elderly pianist with his much younger boyfriend (not that there’s anything wrong with that) although he plays the piano ALL DAY he can only manage 1 melody. He also enjoys cooking what smells like fried cats piss for breakfast whilst wearing his only outfit (white polo shirt and blue shorts.) A screaming baby resides downstairs and a bored shrill barking dog on the other side. Funnily enough I’m pretty happy here, it’s only noise, I have deaf friends that would kill to be pissed off by any sound! I (nearly) own this apartment, they are all renters and I KNOW that the next lot CAN’T be any worse. Onwards and upwards, smile, wear earplugs and drink-up!
    Shazz from down under.

    Reply

  120. March 18, 2008 at 12:33 pm, Guest said:

    I think it’s freaking inconsiderate and rude to have your dogs barking all day and night. I have 2 dogs and I make sure they don’t bark out of control. I think it’s the responsibility of the dog owners to make sure their dogs do not constantly disturb their neighbors.
    I live across from Section 8 people who are constantly leaving their dogs out in their yards all day and night. They don’t give a crap how much their damn dogs bark all the time. You try to be nice and they cop an attitude. I’m trying a sonic sound device to make them shut up. If that doesn’t work then I’ll let the damn dogs loose, if that doesn’t work then I’ll throw eggs at the dog owner’s houses. If that doesn’t work then I’ll poison the damn dogs.
    I cannot do anything to the neighbors because for some damn reason it’s not against the law for dogs to bark all day and night. Cops won’t do shit about it. So, people HAVE to take matter into their own hands.

    Reply

  121. March 19, 2008 at 10:47 am, Guest said:

    I am having the same problem. My neighbors have have sent letters to everyone in the area, have taken me to the animal regulations dept. and have even hosed my dog with water. I am fed up with it. I walk my dogs on a daily basis and everything. I don’t know what to do! I don’t want to lose them… I mean dogs should be allowed to bark… These people are constantly keeping track of every noise that comes out of my yard. They need to get a life!

    Reply

  122. March 22, 2008 at 11:52 pm, Guest said:

    I am shocked and saddened to read that people have so little regard for the well being of not only the sad lives of abused animals, but also the well being of fellow humans. Shame on those of you who so casually would kill an animal because of the neglect of its cruel and stupid owner, and also on you cruel and thoughtless people who have ABSOLUTELY NO CONSIDERATION for others who chose not to be surrounded by the constant noise of barking or music or other offensive noise pollution. Some people are truly disturbed by either loud or constant noises or both, and if you can’t understand that, then you are as guilty of abuse as someone who would neglect or kill an animal, because you care so little for the sanity or well-being of others.

    Reply

  123. March 23, 2008 at 4:19 pm, Guest said:

    have fun in jail, dude. also, say goodbye to your credit and your reputation.

    Reply

  124. March 25, 2008 at 2:22 pm, Guest said:

    It’s legally okay to have your dog barking outside day and night and the police won’t do a damn thing about it. So, these Section 8 people who have 3 pitbulls, who don’t work and collect welfare can not only milk the system of all your tax dollars but also keep you up all night with their barking dogs while doing it and that’s okay according to the law makers of our country.
    Isn’t this wonderful?
    As for you who compare dogs barking all day and night to kids and babies crying-cut me a break. If people left their kid screaming and crying outside all day and night in the cold weather, they’d be put in jail for child abuse. There’s no freaking comparison.

    Reply

  125. March 27, 2008 at 2:08 am, Guest said:

    I agree. I live in an apartment and my neighbors leave for work at 8 am and get home sometime around 1am, during which their dog whines/howls the ENTIRE time. Unfortunately my landlady is friends with these renters and told me their other dog died and current dog is in mourning. I sympathize with the situation, but if your Grandma was in mourning over you Grandpa’s death, I don’t think you’d lock her up in the house all day alone with no bathroom access. So, I ended up writing them a SUPER nice note (really) basically saying: you might not be aware that your dog is very distressed and howling for hours on end; your apartment shares a wall with my mom-in-law’s bedroom and the dog is keeping her up all night, can we talk about this? The next day there was crap on my doorstep. Real mature.
    I’m peeved by this silly American sentiment that animal rights are more important than human rights. We’re miserable, the dog is miserable, but the owners swear they adore their pet. I’m not buying it…

    Reply

  126. April 05, 2008 at 1:05 pm, Guest said:

    Have you tried talking to them? Surely they know their lifestyle is ridiculous even though they probably live in denial… maybe the parents just need to hear it.

    You’re probably not the only one bothered by that family, perhaps you can get some of the other neighbors together to file a joint complaint.

    Reply

  127. April 05, 2008 at 1:18 pm, Guest said:

    I completely agree. And in regard to other comments here – who ever said you needed to be rich to live away from other people? Some of the poorest people in this world live in rural areas.

    Oh, but wait… that would mean giving up other conveniences you’ve become accustomed to. I guess it all boils down to what’s more important to you: peace and quiet, or a 2 minute drive to Walmart?

    Reply

  128. April 11, 2008 at 8:51 pm, Guest said:

    The dog in one of the apartments downstairs has been barking all day (as usual). It barks often enough when the owner is home to be an incredible disturbance – the owner just sits there while the dog goes off for 10 minutes at a stretch. Takes a breath. Then does it again. The owner is on a power trip and ENJOYS annoying people. But when the owner is gone, it’s NONSTOP BARKING. Not even a rest. ALL DAY LONG. The dog sits at the open screen door that opens to the patio (sometimes it manages to open the door) and BELLOWS out and across the land. It’s a big dog with a SUPER LOUD bark. Astonishingly loud. I can’t tell you how many times it has woken me out of a sound sleep (and I’m a good sleeper). And the owner has been gone more and more often lately – while her big, insanely lonely, bored as all get out, brainless dog with the loudest imaginable bark sits there alone in a tiny one bedroom apartment all day and just BARKS BARKS BARKS. Yeah, right, she’s a dog lover – HA, HA, HA. Who do you think you irresponsible dog owners are fooling. You are really a dog AND people haters. And everyone knows this.

    I don’t even want to be in my own apartment that I work hard to pay for anymore – I think up reasons not to come home, so I don’t have to listen to BARK BARK BARK. I complained to the office but they did nothing, they never do – they are just there to collect money. There is nothing I can do – I already have to keep the windows and patio door shut all the time – forget about getting nice breezes or cutting down on the electric bill. But that doesn’t even make a dent in the barking, it’s that loud. And fans, forget about that, that would do nothing – we are talking a BIG DOG barking at a volume as loud as a horn blast – and it’s just 10 feet away from me. And to the inconsiderate passive aggressive dog owners who are making cracks – how about this, why don’t YOU wear earplugs while I stand outside your window day blowing a horn for ten minutes straight at regular intervals? Because that’s the equivalent of what this dog does.

    The sad thing is I’m not alone – this is happening to so many people. The minority are taking away the basic right of peace in one’s own home from the majority and getting away with it.

    Reply

  129. April 12, 2008 at 11:15 am, Guest said:

    So should smokers have a right to blow smoke directly in my face just because I’m in a bar? You can make a choice to do (or own) something but that still doesn’t give you the right to impose your choices on others.

    And yes….us non-dog owners view your pet as an annoyance just like cigarette smoke. :(

    Reply

  130. April 15, 2008 at 4:09 pm, Guest said:

    Earplugs don’t work morons and yes, I do have a life but I cannot live it peacefully with a bunch of dogs barking day and night. If a person blasts a stereo 2 in the morning the cops will tell them that they are disturbing the peace and they have to quiet down. Call those same cops about a dog barking 2 am and they won’t do shit. I tried talking to the neighbors like an adult, I’ve tried freaking earplugs-using 2 methods at once with a fan on high AND a loud humming air purifier but the dogs’ barking pierces through my sleep ’cause they are outside with very high pitched and loud barking.

    For the people thinking there’s nothing wrong with this you’ve obviously never had a dog constantly waking you up in the night. Youv’e never gone to work with only 2 hours of sleep for the freaking fifth day in a row because some moronic asshole who only waters and puts food out for a living, breathing animal, left alone all day and night, doesn’t know how to take care of them and doesn’t want to.
    Animal control won’t do anything about it. I’ve made lots of complaints. I have a life. I have better things to do but my quality of life has diminished becuase these damn dogs have not shut the hell up for the past 4 freaking hours and I’m about to freaking blpow their god damn heads off.

    Reply

  131. April 16, 2008 at 10:36 am, Guest said:

    You’re a freaking idiot. “God Bless”? Screw you – Satan Rules and you are a moron. If a dog bothers you – KILL IT. You really make me vomit with your physico-babble

    Reply

  132. April 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm, Guest said:

    You expect people to feel sorry for you because you may have to get rid of your loud ass dog? Go to hell!! Dog owners DO NOT CARE that their dog disturbs others. Like you said you “have little understanding for your neighbor”. You are the one who sounds like a jerk. Why should anyone care that you have to move because your dog won’t shut up? I don’t think anyone agrees with you. All the stories I’ve read agree: SHUT YOUR DOG UP OR MOVE AWAY!! Also, why are you insulting anyone that lives in an apartment when you obviously live in one? And what kind of loser pays thousands of dollars to break a lease so their dog can bark? That is stupid. I certainly don’t care about “lives I am effecting” by making noise complaints. The neighbors obviously don’t care about effecting my life with all that damn noise they make. I can’t beleive you even posted something as stupid as that. Feel sorry for you? Never.

    Reply

  133. April 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm, Guest said:

    To the thing that said people are failing their classes because they are stupid and not to blame others: Go to hell! I know Exactly where those students are coming from. Why don’t you try studying for your Chemistry II test when you work 40 hrs a week and when you are at home, and try to study, there is ALWAYS noise. Whether it be loud barking bitches, bastard children, or men with tiny penises blaring their car stereo to show how big and loud it is. People are SO INCONSIDERATE! I am far from stupid. I know I would be doing a lot better in school if i could concentrate. And before you even say go to the library to study, kids have taken over all of those too. Besides, I don’t pay rent so I can go to the library to study.

    Reply

  134. April 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm, Guest said:

    To the people justifying… I totally agree with you. You sound just like me. I am quiet, so why can’t others be? I used to live next door to this old hag with a dog in an apt. When I moved in, she said her dog didn’t bark that much. What a crock! She took it outside every 5 minutes or so, never cleaned up after it, and it never stopped barking whether it was inside or out.Whenever I asked her politely to make the dog stop barking, everytime she would say “it will stop in a minute”. she was a —– just like her dog. Sometimes her dog woke me up really early in the morning when she took it out, and one time I opened the door and yelled to “please shut that ugly dog up” (it was so ugly) She told me I had an ugly mouth. Then she told management I was harrassing her and management threatened to evict me. Again, what a crock! She never told me to stop complaining to her, so how could I be harrassing her? It was the other way around. Dog owners are assholes. I used to really like dogs, but I don’t so much anymore. I like fish, they never bother anyone.

    Reply

  135. April 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm, Guest said:

    Just because someone grew up on a farm or in the south doesn’t make them stupid. Where do you think your fruits, vegetables, chicken, eggs, milk, beef, pork, etc. come from? Farmers. He/she only has that mentality because on the farm, it is nothing to kill an animal. That is ok. What is wrong is tormenting an animal. When I was younger, my dad shot the neighbor’s dog because it kept eating his chickens. Do you think that was wrong? I don’t. Neither did the sheriff’s dept. He called them after it happened and to find out if he broke the law. Humans are certainly more important than chickens, but when they bother us, no one cares.

    Reply

  136. April 18, 2008 at 3:47 pm, Guest said:

    to This is just sick: A DOG IS NOT A CHILD. A CHILD IS NOT A DOG. I can’t stand people who treat animals like they are people. True, most serial killers abused animals first. I agree animal abuse is wrong. Killing them with one quick shot is not. Especially if they are bothering a human person. Do you think people who kill deer for fun shouldn’t have kids too? Some people are way too obsessed with animal rights and have forgotten about people. That last sentence is for all the extreme animal rights people.

    Reply

  137. April 18, 2008 at 4:02 pm, Guest said:

    You seriously need to stfu: what does stfu mean? Anyway, I smoke but i DO NOT LITTER, so don’t call me an asshole. All the other things you mentioned; babies, cars, kids, yelling, radios; they all annoy me as much as dogs do. I am not picking on dogs it’s just that that is what the topic is. And it is very disgusting that people don’t pick up after their dog and others step in it.

    Reply

  138. April 20, 2008 at 6:28 am, Guest said:

    I understand completely how you feel. It’s 4:20 in the morning and i haven’t cought a single minute of sleep. I want to take a shotgun and blow the dogs $#@*&%^ head off but I have neighbors that are not really approachable so I’m thinking about calling animal control or the police but you have made it evidently clear that they won’t do a god damn thing so I might take that shotgun and blow my own head off. It’s good to know someone feels the same way I do.

    Reply

  139. April 29, 2008 at 8:01 am, Guest said:

    New neighbors above me, 2 dogs, one of which over 25lbs (the apt weight limit for animals). It sounds like horses galloping above me all day long. Then all night I get treated to howls, barks and whimpers. Landlord was left a message at 12:30am this morning.

    I’m not Michael Vick, but doggy needs to be quiet — and fast. If anyone is cruel to the dog, it is its’ owner for sticking them in an 800 square foot apartment. He is selfish and has no consideration for his dogs or his neighbors

    Reply

  140. May 02, 2008 at 3:08 pm, Guest said:

    I have a problem with a neighbors dog next door, who not only barks all the fcking time but will also aggressively jump up on the wooden fence and snap and bark at the neighborhood kids as they are cutting thru the backyard and even jumps up on the fence and barks at the wife of the house as she brings grocerys in!!! This dog is not abused or left outside at night, and is in very good health. But when let out during the day, all it does is run from one side of the fence to the other barking its head off NONSTOP. sometimes at nothing at all, the really bad thing is now all the other neighbors dogs on eaither side of us (which used to all be quiet with no problmes) have started doing the same thing now!! jumping up on the fence and baRKING at kids walking by, or cars, birds, u name it, just any reason at all to bark non stop. lIKE i said the only time the dog is out is during the day and late evening when the owner is home, and obviously knows whats going on. So im not going to waste my time and try to talk to them, if that would work, they would have already done something about the dog. to all of you other fcking idiots that feel a dog is more important than a human, i hope we never cross paths, because your a fcking retard. I cant belive i actually read on response that told the person to move away where dogs are not allowed?….oh my…personally, Im going to loosen a few boards up on the fence one night where the thing is always jumping up and barking (and you must understand this fact) the thing is trying to GET OVER THE FENCE, it will jump up and try its best to CLIMB over the fence. After the board loosing, i intend to wait the next day on my deck, with shotgun loaded with 00buck, and as soon as that fcker crosses the property line he’s going down for the count, no doubt. As i have 2 boys, im sure the police will understand my concern when the owner calls them.

    Reply

  141. May 06, 2008 at 7:15 am, Guest said:

    I have neighbors and the woman has kids from a previous marriage.The kids are half white,black and god knows whatelse.I guess the mother really got around.The teen son is pissed off because he is white and not black.Now that is fvcked up.They have pit bulls that they threaten us with and bark all the time.I called the spca,animal control and they come out &slap them with a fine.The kid puts holes in the fence so the pits can see my dogs when they are out.And,the stupid bitch has the nerve to say my dog,who is trained by the same guy that trains the local police dogs…is the agresive one.She tried her best to get the animal control guy to take my dog.If that happened,I’d shot their dogs and probably the white trash mother and son.check out http://www.justrage.com a great site to vent about morons like this.

    Reply

  142. May 16, 2008 at 10:54 pm, Guest said:

    you can do something – it is illegal to do what you say this man did, contact the animal legal defense fund (aldf)

    Reply

  143. May 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm, Guest said:

    hi instead of shooting it,try a bathroom sponge smothered in lard (dripping),and throw it over the fence.the f***er will devour it then the sponge will swell in its stomach and wahey no more dog.nobody will know you did it,and it works a treat ALLEGEDLY.

    Reply

  144. May 21, 2008 at 4:43 pm, Guest said:

    We don’t have to kill them but some night I will do a drive by on my neigbors house with a borrowed car, entice the barking dog inside, and drive away and give it to a shelter three states away.

    Reply

  145. May 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm, Guest said:

    You are an idiot and deserve to be shot when you disprupt other people’s lives as well.

    Reply

  146. May 30, 2008 at 2:24 pm, Guest said:

    You think it’s okay to let your dogs all night long, but complain about someone blasting music. Those are both nuisances!

    Reply

  147. June 03, 2008 at 4:56 am, Guest said:

    OMG!!! i have not gotten any sleep and i have to take care of my son its almost 6 am and this has been going on sense 3 am i have not been able to do anything i went and knock on there door and they dont care to answer i know they here the poor @#!$*&% dog cuz there #$%$#^$%^ home and somehow them and there 6 kids ages 6 months – 6 yrs. are sleeping threw this!! i believe they have it locked up in a back room sense i hear it most there! i wrote an email to the landlord at 5am because i dont know much about these people and dont really care to try to fix it with them sense they let all or there kids have screaming wars all threw the damn day so i know they dont give a rats @ss about the dog barking bothering people! i have an 18 month old son who does not sleep well as it is and you throw this shit at me what the hell am i suppose to do tomarrow night when my son is home from his visit with his grandmother and there new dog wants to play this shit then? i dont even know if my landlord knew they had a dog but hes gonna know now. and the worse part is i got talked to by my landlord about noise complaints from my upstairs neighbor about us playing with my son cuz these walls and floors echo every damn sound!!! he better do something or i will!!!!

    Reply

  148. June 05, 2008 at 12:51 pm, Guest said:

    Apparently, for the grammar, punctuation, and spelling of your comments, you live in the ghetto. I suggest going back to High School to get an education, sterilize yourself, and then move.

    Reply

  149. June 05, 2008 at 2:54 pm, Guest said:

    “It seems that we are now spying on everywhere. When the world does not feel safe, schools and businesses to return to the use of electronic means. Usually, this consists of hidden cameras. Sometimes there is even a bathroom hidden cameras.
    Schools are using more and more surveillance. That should help keep students safe. It also helps solve crimes that have already occurred. Knowing the cameras have reason to think students before they came to misbehavior.”

    What the —- are you talking about? Moron.

    Reply

  150. June 06, 2008 at 7:44 am, Guest said:

    You know I don’t really think it should matter if you live in a house OR an apartment, putting up with other peoples’ dog barking is a pain. I don’t understand how the sound of a dog barking can be compared to a child screaming. There is no place that I can think of that would ban a screaming child or charge a security deposit for one. I’ve lived in a lot of different places and I don’t mind the human produced noise nearly as much as I mind dogs barking at every hour of the night. Someone mentioned sarcastically that they didn’t know that owning a dog was a 24/7 job…well if you don’t want to be stuck with your dog all the time, what the hell makes you think that anyone wants to be stuck hearing your dog all the time? If I wanted to constantly hear a dog barking, I would own a dog. I don’t think asking for peace and quiet during hours that humans can’t play loud music is too much to ask. All dog owners should remember that when you own a dog, you’re not the only person to have to “deal” with the dog…all of your neighbors also have to deal with it too. If you don’t have the time to teach your dog when it is approriate to bark, maybe you shouldn’t have a dog. Cuz after a while of losing sleep, people turn cranky and ugly things happen.

    Reply

  151. June 06, 2008 at 7:57 am, Guest said:

    You know I’m so disgustingly SICK of freak dog lovers comparing HUMANS TO DOGS. There is NO comparison. My children are far more important than your irritating precious little mutt friend, sorry. If children keep you up all night like your dogs keep us non dog owners up all night, maybe then you have grounds to stand on. If kids are crapping in your yard, yes that’s a reason to complain. CHILDREN, and DOGS are different. NObody should be kept up all night by a dog. This day in age, dogs have more civil rights than we humans have. Dog freaks think the world would be much better if it was run by dogs….Okay if you say so moron. Same kind of idiot who thinks it’s okay for their dumb dog to stick its nose up my crotch and sniff around. Dogs are nothing but a huge waste of time…take them off their pedestals and come to your senses because it’s pretty disturbing that you would value an animals life over your own species.

    Reply

  152. June 25, 2008 at 5:23 am, Guest said:

    WoW!!!!, I don’t have this probLem but I really don’t know what I’d do if I did. Its sad!!!My wife wants a dog, we have neighbors, we live on third floor, condo. I tell her no all the time for many reasons, now I have many more reasons not to give in. Thanks!!!

    Reply

  153. July 08, 2008 at 1:17 pm, Guest said:

    OMG< you are a very insensitive, pompous a-hole! She said she hasn’t gotten any sleep and she has two very young children. I don’t know anyone that could write correctly under those circumstances, She’s came to this site for help, not criticism. Why don’t you go pedal your racist bullshit somewhere else.

    Reply

  154. July 11, 2008 at 1:15 pm, Guest said:

    i agree.

    Reply

  155. July 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm, Guest said:

    he said his dog only barks occasionally. your so stupid.

    Reply

  156. July 17, 2008 at 2:49 am, Guest said:

    i own a small dog that barks everytime someone rings the bell but that’s it. the dog is always asleep in it’s bed or playing with its toys. i know people say dogs are annoying because they wake you up at 2am and you get 2 hours of sleep? my neighbors have a dog that barks non-stop and another who thinks throwing parties at 1am is cool wtf? i haven’t moved because i actually like my home. don’t poison or kill barking dogs, that just makes you sound like an idiot when you can just as easily solve it in some other way. Better yet if the dog annoys everyone just have them write a letter and send all of these huge letters to the landlord and trust me, he’s going to do something about it unless he’d like to receive these letters every single day for the next 5 years.

    P.S. people saying ‘you’re an asshole’ ‘i’d kill you’ etc. think they are psychos…heh don’t make me laugh. i bet you’re all 15 or something right?

    Reply

  157. July 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm, Guest said:

    Well that’s one way to do it. Hilarious. Inhumane, but hilarious.

    Reply

  158. July 26, 2008 at 9:20 pm, Guest said:

    NO!!! Don’t send them here to the country! We already have our fair share of rude, insensitive dog owners who seem to have a hearing problem. The dogs in question here are about 4 acres away- YES! -and sound as if they are in my house. I love dogs, but would be perfectly happy if these animals suddenly disappeared. *POOF* gone, bye-bye. They’ve been barking for 5 months now, and their landlord can, in the near future, expect a $1500 per day fine for zoning violations, as they’ve left us no choice but to report them for renting out a trailer to someone on a single family residence lot. Go find a neighbor that’s an attorney and hears the same barking, it helps!!

    Reply

  159. July 27, 2008 at 8:39 am, Guest said:

    Why doesn’t everyone quit being whiny and fake by posting stuff on the internet and actually DO SOMETHING about it??? Tell the owner, call the police, call animal control. There are animal nuisance laws and what not, so just research them and do something. What is whining on a forum gonna do? And NO I do not mean hurt the dog because they sound more logical by barking than all of this nonsense!

    Reply

  160. July 30, 2008 at 2:16 am, Guest said:

    I feel so bad for you folks having to put up with excessive dog barking,it sure messes with your head.I had a similar problem a while back with my neighbours dog, he left it tied up in the garden all day and night, surrounded by dozens of piles of its own cack…….someone phoned the rspca, but they did jack……the dog died, and he got another,an out of control vicious german shepherd.This beast actually went for his mother in laws throat……but he still kept it, with 2 tiny kids, what a moron……finally, it ripped up his sofa, and only then did he get rid, bringing me the much longed for peace and quiet i deserved.We all deserve a little respect from our neighbours, but rarely do we get it.Most neighbours faced with a complaint go on the defensive, making it very difficult to make yourself heard…..if you have tried being reasonable,do what i did………blow your top!im usually mrs mouse, but one day i lost it with the loser next door drilling til midnight, he was so shocked!Hey presto, no more midnight diy!Do what you gotta do, but dont give in and take it……keep plugging away, either to them direct or to the relevant authoroties and you will eventually get results, good luck.

    Reply

  161. August 04, 2008 at 11:58 am, Guest said:

    Why doesn’t everyone quit being whiny and fake by posting stuff on the internet… What is whining on a forum gonna do?

    What’s it done for you? It’s not like you have people outside your window reading their internet posts out loud 24/7.

    Reply

  162. August 06, 2008 at 10:48 pm, Guest said:

    Um…ever think that the music/TV are so loud due to the ——- BARKING WORTHLESS MUTT???????

    Reply

  163. September 01, 2008 at 9:30 am, Guest said:

    Dog owners will always say that their dos only barks occasionally, when it really barks non stop while their gone and they just dont know it!

    Reply

  164. September 01, 2008 at 10:19 am, Guest said:

    I agree, but its not “murder”, as animals should not be equated to people, therefore cannot be “murdered”. And I do not care what this society thinks, you are all stupid treating your animals like they are humans.

    Reply

  165. September 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm, Guest said:

    Here in Gt. Britain our drugstores sell a chocolate based laxative called Ex-Lax. We all know that dogs love chocolate and that revenge is “sweet”. You can work the rest out for yourselves!Damn dog would be too scared to bark!

    Reply

  166. September 13, 2008 at 8:32 pm, Guest said:

    People on this site who say things like “i see nothing wrong with murdering a dog” etc make me sick. First of all some of you, SOME, could be over reacting…i wouldn’t be surprised if you were since you over react to the fact there’s a barking dog and decide hurting/killing it is the way to go…yeah b/c that’s COMPLETELY rational.

    Reply

  167. September 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm, Guest said:

    I havent laughed this much in weeks!! Some of these comments have me in stitches. Thanks guys! I was looking for a way to shut my next door neighbours dog up but I would rather read this anyway at 2, 3 and 4 am. My neighbour has 4 large dogs (German Sheppards I think) and they only start barking around midnight for a few hours. I like my neighbours (he reminds me of the Panda-kung fu panda) so wont fight with him, and I like the dogs. You cant blame an animal. I just cant believe the neighbours cant hear it. they get all the dogs in the street barking and have upset a few people. But the other guys dont know its from next door and I dont like the old fuddy duddy bat that complained about it.
    There have been times when lack of sleep and the dark of the night make you go cookoo and you come up with all sorts of things to do to them, I have thrown rocks over our wall and broke a few roof tiles. But they have 2 houses on the property with relatives living in (again, nice people but HOW DO THEY SLEEP THROUGH IT WHEN ITS RIGHT NEXT TO THEM). I guess Im jealous I cant sleep through it. I have all their numbers now and instead of having to get out into the cold to throw rocks (childish I know) I just call all of them (anonymosly) just to wake them up. If I cant sleep then sorry buddy, you aint sleepin!

    Reply

  168. September 26, 2008 at 3:14 pm, Guest said:

    I understand the aggressive feelings of those who have an inconsiderate neighbor who leaves their dog outside all day barking I lose a lot of sleep because of this barking dog. I am almost psychotic!!! However, I am appalled at the poor grammar, spelling etc. on this site.

    Reply

  169. October 01, 2008 at 11:42 pm, Guest said:

    i can’t stand ignorant a-holes who allow their neurotic dogs to bark all the time! They buy a dog or two, put them in the yard and give them no attention and NEVER take them for a walk or let them inside. The dogs bark out of boredom and because it sucks living under such hopeless conditions. The noise is so IRRITATING! Sometimes I throw rocks at the fence, spray them with my hose, or scream shut up!
    If you don’t have time to walk your dog and give it any attention then do everyone else in the neighborhood a frickin’ favor and put it out of our misery..

    Reply

  170. October 08, 2008 at 3:37 pm, Guest said:

    I’m gonna snipe my neighbor’s dog

    Not only does it bark from 1am to 3am non stop, i’ve seen him let the dog excrete on the street and NOT clean up after him. it’s disgusting.

    why have a dog if he can’t even take care of himself, he’s rather disgusting himself.

    Reply

  171. October 13, 2008 at 10:37 pm, Guest said:

    hi im in the same boat as you and ffffffffing cops won’t do shit about this if u have asolution please email me
    santuna123@aol.com
    Call your mayor I did I shut them up
    respond to your neighbor dogs

    Reply

  172. October 15, 2008 at 12:07 pm, Guest said:

    There are doggie day care, kennels, puppy schools, etc that entertain and teach dogs manners. People are harder to train, but it’s easier to sell to dog-lovers that don’t want shock collar for thier Fido. Suggest citronella collar, or constant complaints to cops and landlord. Also, if you start posting reviews and complaints on internet reviews that the landlord is incompetent and doesn’t do their job they might lose business.
    You could try a squirt gun with citronella, water-vinegar, or pepper spray. Show the incompetent owner that they don’t care about Fido or their neighbors, it may be their first real thought, thanks to you. Stick it to the rental agency where it hurts, their wallet. Cops want respect and power, which is why you should remind them that they are lazy moochers who’s salary you pay –so do something about the constant noise.
    I wonder if contacting suicide hotline for those of you who are more severely affected would be beneficial. I mean, it was your thought, do some research …mental health is important and if you are pessemistic sounding when you call in they might send SWAT after the mutt. Or they might put you in a padded room that’s nice and quiet. Either way, you win.

    Reply

  173. October 20, 2008 at 6:13 pm, Guest said:

    The way i see it if yall dont like dogs barking the next time someone heres you talking outside they have the right to come out and tell you to be quiet and stop talking. What would you reply. Im a loud i have the right. The why dont dogs have the right to talk “Barking”. If they could talk like you and me would you allow them to then. I here kids playing all the time and yelling. How is that so different then dogs barking. But no when the kids do it its cute right… So if you all have a problem with dogs barking. I suggest you teach them to speak like you and me. If you cant do that which you wont be able to put up with it. Because all dogs bark and there is nothing wrong with it. At night is a different story because people sleep and its quiet time. but during the day it should be aloud no problem no complaints… Thank You and look at the world you live in. You have bigger problems to worry about.

    Reply

  174. October 20, 2008 at 6:15 pm, Guest said:

    You are criticizing him how are you so much better treating them like that. How bout i take you when you yell. And put you in a cage and spray you with a fire hose and scream at you until you shut up. And also throw stones at you…. Learn a little lesson in respect.

    Reply

  175. October 24, 2008 at 9:50 pm, Guest said:

    HOW ABOUT WHEN A NEIGHBOR IS ABOVE YOU AND SHE KEEPS ON JUMPING DOWN

    Reply

  176. October 26, 2008 at 3:33 pm, Guest said:

    I live in my own house and my neighbor’s dog gets let out to go to the bathroom. The neighbor then ignores the dog wanting to come back in… the dog barks, scratches at the glass door, and the neighbor does nothing. The sad part is that the neighbor will be in the kitchen literally right next to the glass door that the dog is scratching at and she does nothing. I know it isn’t the dog’s fault, he/she just wants to be let in. I don’t know what can be done about this situation as the neighbor is clearly negligent and definately not someone that I can work with. I am thinking about calling the local law enforcement for assistance, but am not sure if this will yield any help.

    Reply

  177. November 02, 2008 at 9:54 am, Guest said:

    So, I live in a basement apartment and the home owners are never home and have two huge dogs upstairs that bark constantly all day and all night. I have complained on a number of occasions wrote a
    letter, many face to face conversations and a couple
    of texts and voice mails but they are still barking,. Everythime i tell them they act so nice and their like it wont happen we have a shock collar now but they still bark. Damn people no one can live like this !!

    Reply

  178. November 03, 2008 at 9:52 am, Guest said:

    Does anyone Knows if the Dog Off products surpass the roof?
    And if so, does anyone knows any that emits a signal periodical, like every 5 minutes?
    I’m not looking for anti-barking systems, just for a product that can keeps away my upstairs neighbours dog from my sleeping room.

    Reply

  179. November 04, 2008 at 6:59 am, Guest said:

    Well I would suggest the simple, low impact way of dealing with these dogs, poison them. I’m going to the hardware store today to get 2 different chemicals. First one, rat poison granules, and the second is antifreeze (must be ethylene glycol).

    Then I’ll chop up the rat poison granules (wear your glove and a face mask to avoid inhaling and absorbing the poisons yourself…..and I’ll make some brown gravy then once the brown gravy is cool, I’ll mix the chopped up granules in it and then mix it with hamburger meat. Then for the dessert, mix the antifreeze with peanut butter and a bit of chocolate to make a batch of sweet balls that will help kill them faster than just doing the rat poison alone.

    I don’t want to kill my neighbors dogs, however, I’ve been up for the past several nights and the neighbors could care less that I have to work the next day. If it were my dog, I would have made certain to make sure that none of my neighbors are impacted by my decision to have a dog. I try to be a good person, and would have loved to have resolved this peacefully, but after last night’s howl-a-thon, I’m done wth civility…. I want the dogs dead and I want a good night’s rest…. I have asked for God’s forgiveness and understanding, so I have no guilt going forward with my decision. I hope you guys are able to find good quality rat poisons locally in you hardware stores. Goodluck and you are not alone.

    Reply

  180. November 07, 2008 at 4:31 pm, Guest said:

    Some people should never have dog like some people should never have kids. But here is how I solved my problem by taking a defensive position. I purchase a 100 dbl Siren on ebay and a timer from home depot. I live next to a nonsense burking dog so I pointed the serene toward the owner window and every time I heard the Dog I would turn the siren on Since I live inside the house and the serene faces his house I don’t here the serene that much, bottom line she now keeps here dogs inside. I don’t here the dog that much at all. She will not talk to me, but my other neighborhood told her what I told him. That I have the right ot have an alarm as she has to have the dog. She could not fight me. Peace is now restored.

    Reply

  181. November 10, 2008 at 8:21 pm, Guest said:

    Your an idiot ! Teach your dog to talk and ill think otherwise. You obiously have never lived close to an incredibly annoying dog barking constantly that you can hear with windows closed and tv on ….you are the kind of ignorant pet owner i hate..may you experience the hell it is to put up with asshole pet owners with multiple yappy muts that are to fat and lazy to get of couch five feet from door and let them in.

    Reply

  182. November 11, 2008 at 12:57 pm, Guest said:

    If I play reggae, the dog calms down and stops barking – no kidding – apparently, this chahauhau digs reggae. :)

    Reply

  183. November 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm, Guest said:

    I really hope this is a JOKE, but I fear it’s not. This is the most disgusting thing I’ve heard for awhile. First of all, it’s not the dogs fault it’s barking; It’s the owners. Secondly, because you asked for “God’s forgiveness and understanding” it makes it OK?? Well, then, since you ask for God’s forgiveness and understanding, killing innocent people will be be OK too?? What you’re talking about is illegal, and cruelty to animals. You, and you’re ignorance, make me sick.

    Call Animal Control, or the Police, and the neighbor will be fined if it continues. Problem solved without ILLEGAL violence and harm to the innocent.

    Reply

  184. November 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm, Guest said:

    I don’t know how I am going to drive home from work tonight….because I am so freaking tired after being kept up all night by the neighbor’s dog. I am going on no sleep and I am at risk trying to get behind the wheel, but I have to work!! This woman does not work….she is —–, on welfare and has about 10 different kids…I can’t enjoy what time I have with my kids because of this woman!!! Much less, drive my kids around when I feel I would be putting them at risk. She rarely gets her children as it is……….I AM SO ANGRY!!!!

    Reply

  185. November 19, 2008 at 11:24 pm, Guest said:

    The reality of it:
    Go ahead and talk to your neighbor about the problem. After all, they are wonderful, loving, responsible pet owners who are receptive to anyone with a legitimate complaint and are ready and willing to do what it takes to take care of the problem. RIGHT? Yeah. They are more likely your typical 21st century Americans lost in their own egos and incapable of criticism of any kind. No matter the circumstances… in their minds, THEY ARE ALWAYS RIGHT.
    If you call the police, be prepared for some dumb– with a law enforcement degree from the community college to show up and ask you why you can’t just learn to live with the noise (after all, its only a dog and you’ve irritated the cop by calling him away from his fantasy of being a TV hero to waste time on your little nuisance problem).
    Yes, your neighbors are PRICKS. They do not care for you or anyone else. They are unwilling to do a SIMPLE thing like train a dog not to bark. Instead, they would have you take the time and effort to compose letters, fill out forms, make phone calls… and in the end NOTHING will change.
    I once watched as my wonderful, caring neighbor allowed his dog to walk up to the steps of my back porch and take a huge crap. As the man was walking across the street back to his house, I opened the door and informed him that he would be picking up his dog’s crap from my yard, he looked me straight in the eye and said ‘my dog didn’t do that’.

    In the end, if you want something done right… you must do it yourself. Yes, your neighbors have put you in an uncomfortable position… they don’t give a damn. The sight of a dead dog might just be the wake-up call they need.

    Reply

  186. November 20, 2008 at 5:48 pm, Guest said:

    I love you. Thank you so much for this comment. I had a new neighbour move in 2 months ago (the other two apartments have been filled for a couple years so we all know each other) I have repeatedly talked to my new neighbours and my landlord about their noisy, disgusting dog/dog habits. Nothing changes. Finally I wrote this for there door. At least my other neighbour and I got a laugh:

    No one wants to deal with your dog’s —. Apartments have tiny lawns. If you move into a place where (a) there are other dogs and (b) there are other children, stop for a minute and take a look around. See dog —- on the lawn? No? Well that’s because people’s kids play there. Either ask if there’s an out of the way place for your dog to —-, or PICK IT UP LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES. It is not cool to scrape dog — off your shoes on the communal steps. It is not cool to leave your dog hooked up alone outside and their chain across the communal steps. It is not cool to leave dog —- on the sidewalk.

    Your dog barks/howls while you’re away. I know, I know. You keep your dog quiet. Look. It barks when you’re not there. I know you’ve never heard it – YOU’RE NOT THERE. It barks, it howls, it whines, it spins in circles. It howls some more. It digs at the bottom of the door. Get a kennel. Better yet, take it with you.

    The fact is, I have a dog. I have to pick up stinky dog poo every fricken day. It’s not fun, but I want my dog and I want my little girl to be able to run around in the grass instead of the street. —–. They are everywhere.

    Reply

  187. November 21, 2008 at 10:21 pm, Guest said:

    The dog upstairs not only barks but I can hear it running all over the appartment. Its not just that, since they have no carpet, my neighbors wear shoes all the time. What the hell do i do? I already spoke to the neighbors about how I cannot sleep because I hear every step they take and the dog(s) take. She denied all the noises. Infact once when the dog woke me up at 7am, I took my comb and tapped my ceiling and instead of the noise stopping, she stomped back! So when I woke up that morning at 10am, I called the building management to complain that she has a dog when we have a no dog management building. One week has passed. I’m pretty sure she got a letter. Nothing has changed.I even saw her in the elevator and thought it was useless to speak to her when she will only deny everything. What do I do?

    Reply

  188. November 26, 2008 at 1:51 pm, Guest said:

    I heard that you can complain to animal control and the dog owner can get fined. I am having the same problem except my neighbors live downstairs and barks constantly and I’ve complained to management, but nothing so far. It looks like I may have to move.

    Reply

  189. November 29, 2008 at 1:27 am, Guest said:

    ok i have a question…how long is too long for a dog to continously bark.
    I have a problem nowhere near as bad as some of you now I feel lucky BUT my neighbor puts her dog out about 5 times a day and when it is ready to come in it barks for about 10-15 minutes every single time nonstop but usually never over 15 minutes and never past 10-1030pm should I be happy

    Reply

  190. November 30, 2008 at 3:30 pm, Guest said:

    People who are true dog-lovers would never leave their pet to bark for hours at a time. Any dog that barks is unhappy, uncomfortable or bored, and an owner who cares for their pet would make sure the dog was none of these things. NEGLECTED dogs bark and this is not the dog’s fault, it’s the owner’s.

    I live in the UK where new guidelines are shortly coming into force about the welfare of animals. Failure to follow these guidelines (about meeting the animal’s needs) can be investigated by the appropriate authorities – no actual cruelty will be needed for an investigation to take place. Animals whose owners simply stick them out in the garden or yard and leave them there all day/night will find themselves in trouble under these new guidelines.

    One tip I have for anyone who can’t relax or sleep because of barking: get a while noise machine which masks sound and turn it up to a volume that drowns out the noise of the barking. Many of these machines have different sounds to choose from – a stream rippling or ocean waves or rainfall – and most have a timer. You might think you don’t want to get rid of one noise by listening to another, but the thing is that you will quickly get used to the machine noise and so won’t even notice it, the way you don’t notice a ticking clock after a while. The machines aren’t expensive and I urge people to give them a go.

    Please don’t think of harming/killing the dog. None of this is the dog’s fault and, apart from the cruelty aspect, how do you know the owner won’t simply replace the dog with an even noisier one – or two?

    I hope this is of some help.

    Reply

  191. November 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm, Guest said:

    Could I just say that if someone decides to get a dog then they must accept all the responsibilities that go with dog ownership. These include training the dog not to bark for no reason and not to be aggressive and also include the owner’s responsibility to pick up after their dog, to house it properly, to feed it and care for its health. No one who is unprepared to do this should even contemplate getting a dog, because they are not fit to have charge of one.

    Now, a puppy – it has to be trained. If you don’t know how to train a puppy yourself then consider dog obedience classes or look online for sites that give advice. It takes time and much effort to train some dogs but who else is going to do it if not the owner? You can’t just get a puppy, then trust to luck it’ll learn how to behave without any training! Anyone who loves dogs will want to do the right thing for their pet, they won’t want to leave it to its own devices, then wonder some day why it has to be put down because it bit someone. A dog sees its owner as leader of the pact and it EXPECTS to be under the leadership of its owner.

    A good dog is a happy dog; a happy dog only barks when strictly necessary, it doesn’t bark for hours on end because it doesn’t need to. Unfortunately many of the people who get dogs are NOT dog-lovers; they have no intention of caring properly and responsibly for their pet. I personally think the laws everywhere should be much stricter so that only people who love pets can own one – not just dogs, but cats or birds or anything else too. Neglect of animals that share our lives is just disgusting.

    Reply

  192. December 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm, Guest said:

    Real Solutions to consider:

    Soundproof Panels- They help muffle the sound of the dogs

    Texmark Ultrasonic Kennel Silencers- They are a more professional grade product

    If those two things don’t work, then I would suggest more aggressice measures.

    Antifreeze with Rat Poison..

    Now all those people who think that a rude neighbor and his dog has the right to affect your livelihood and happiness, then you are idiots. My job puts food on the table for my wife and children, and that dog is affecting my ability to make money by keeping me up at night. The dog will die 100X over before I let that happen. And if the neighbor get upset and attempts to assault me, well then, I guess he should not try to walk in my open door, which constitutes intrusion.. Hence me using my right to protect myself against an intruder with my legal shotgun. ;-)

    Reply

  193. December 30, 2008 at 12:10 am, Guest said:

    Personally, I’d suggest a good ol’ shotgun aimed smack-dab in that dog’s freakin’ barking’ mouth. Bingo! No more noise!

    Reply

  194. January 04, 2009 at 1:11 am, Guest said:

    Rat poison laced upon a slab of juicy steak thrown over the fence at night (so no one sees you) will do the trick. They will be dead by morning. Finally, we’ll all be able to rest.

    Reply

  195. January 05, 2009 at 10:15 pm, Guest said:

    I know you sound like you’re joking, but I don’t think you understand that a lot of dog owners love their pets as much as their children.

    So hypothetically speaking of course, if you do ever poison my dogs, then you will shortly die as a consequence. No smiley faces here.

    Reply

  196. January 13, 2009 at 7:05 pm, Guest said:

    Get a life. Seriously, you must be a very lonely person to equate canine with human being. Shouldn’t you be dressing your dog in a little goofy sweater right now?

    Reply

  197. January 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm, Guest said:

    Hey, aren’t you that annoying white trash neighbor with the 10 kids? Maybe try teaching your 10 bastard kids how to read – then you can teach all those poor, helpless dogs out there to speak english! You apparently have all the time in the world and nothing to do!

    Reply

  198. January 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm, Guest said:

    You are an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  199. January 21, 2009 at 12:12 am, Guest said:

    I am so at that point. I was thinking a little laxative first

    Reply

  200. March 20, 2009 at 2:56 am, Nadia Azer said:

    I live in a house with a big backyard for 30 years, we had dogs over the years never any complain from the neighbors, now I have a little poodle that is 11/2 years old the new neighbor complains that my dog barks when she go out the front to pick her news paper or when she goes to her car I said to her the dog goes to the back yard for bathroom and hardly barck for a minute or two I always take him in when he barks also you can’t have a mute dog it is normal that the dog barks when hearing any noise as long is not barking for a long time or at night time, the dog is always inside, but she wants me to get him the collar to control his barking, I really don’t know what to do with this woman who have 3 boys and their friends playing and making a lot of noise in the back yard and we never said anything and here she is coming to dictate on us what to do with our dog

    Reply

  201. March 30, 2009 at 12:13 am, D. Webb said:

    If anyone EVER threatened to kill my dog for ANY reason just because they didn’t like dogs, I would call the police and report you. There appears to be one or more persons threatening to kill their neighbor’s dog, and that is inexcusable.

    If I every caught anyone actually placing poison where the neighbor’s dog can get it, that person will have lived their last day. I will kill the person trying to do the poisoning, and trash them in the nearest reservoir so they will be catfish fodder before they are every found.

    Reply

  202. April 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm, Das said:

    I rent from a friend and her dogs abrk constantly as well. I pay my rent on time, and in full and have tried using earplugs before complaining, So I think I can rightfully complain when said animals are barking at 10:30 at night all the way up to 1:30 in the morning.
    The few times I’ve mentioned it both the finace and the roommate just ignore me or tell me I’m whining.

    It’s people like this that ruin any chance of renting elsewhere when owning animals.

    Reply

  203. May 17, 2009 at 1:38 am, J said:

    I live on 6 acres of land and have two dogs. I keep my dogs inside at night (from 8 pm-9 am) and I am a stay at home mom. My dogs bark at animals coming in the yard, and people pulling in my driveway. My neighbor, who lives about a 1/2 a mile away, complained that she can hear my dogs barking during the day when she is outside doing yard work. What am I supposed to do about that? So can I complain when I can hear her lawnmower and my kids are sleeping? Of course not! That would be absurd. She is allowed to make noise during the day on her own property, and I have to do my job as a parent to make my OWN house calm and quiet. As suggested by some people on this thread, I “moved out to the country” so that my dogs COULD bark occasionally and not disturb my neighbors. I have two small children, and my dogs are not allowed to bark incessantly because I can see how it would make someone crazy. But hearing my dogs barking in the distance? I have to say in this case: get over it. My dogs are in my yard, barking maybe once or twice every hour, and when I am in my house I can barely hear them. There has to be a balance. Learn to control your dogs-if you have to leave your dog alone for extended periods of time (which we all do-grocery shopping, errands, WORK) be sure to leave them with something to do. Take them on a long walk BEFORE you leave. I try to walk my dogs for about 45 minutes before I go anywhere, leave them with plenty of water and a chew toy. On the other hand, noise is going to happen. Making noise during the day in just the way it is. I understand people work the night shift; my husband often does. Babies cry, children yell, teenagers will act foolish. Is it pleasant? No. But just try to deal with it. If it is out of control, certainly talk to the neighbor, but be realistic with your expectations of behavior. There is no perfect situation.

    Reply

  204. May 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm, Ben said:

    I love dogs

    Reply

  205. June 18, 2009 at 12:52 am, mark said:

    Thanks for the help. I’m going to try the hamburger meat and antifreeze combo. I know that antifreeze(ethylene glycol) has a sweet taste and I’ve heard of dogs drinking it when it’s left out. I’m sure I’ll be chastized for it but I think it’s probably better for the poor dog who is neglected and mistreated by it’s worthless, irresponsible, ***hole of an owner. Looking forward to peace and serenity.

    Reply

  206. June 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm, mark said:

    I’m just amazed when people express outrage that someone would kill a dog. If it’s done humanely, what’s the problem? We slaughter millions of animals in this country to feed the population. Get over your love affair with the canine. These are probably the same people that think killing babies in the womb…or as they’re coming out is a great idea. It’s a choice after all and we’d be so much better off if we had more of it. What’s the world coming to?

    Reply

  207. July 03, 2009 at 3:50 pm, Had Enough Of This said:

    I’ve read through many of these and I have great empathy with anyone having this problem.

    I have a cousin who right now is living near me in an apartment complex that rents to people with dogs. The lease actually says “no animals allowed” but also indicates the management can make an addendum to allow animals if they want, which they do because there are so many apartment complexes in this area that if they didn’t they’d lose out on a lot of money. Typical.

    When she first got here with my elderly aunt, there was no one living above as the complex was relatively new. Then a couple with kids moved in for about five months while they waited to close on a house. Endless noise. My cousin never complained. When they moved she called management and said “It was a real problem, could you tell whoever moves in next that my elderly mom lives here, etc, etc…” The management said if there was ever a problem again to call them.

    So, these folks with a huge dog move in. The animal runs around constantly and its like they never walk him. My cousin has to work and my aunt sits here alone all day quietly watching TV and doing whatever it is old folks like to do. She’s not at all noisy. I decided to stop by one day to check up on my aunt and the noise of the dog running around was insane. So, I called management. I give these folks a lot of credit; they came over right away and I almost died of shock right on the spot. And, they went up and told the tenant the level of noise was unacceptable. More shock.

    Its gotten better for them over the last few weeks but its still annoying. When their lease is up in three months they are moving. My cousin wants a townhouse but I told her she ought to rent a house. There’s a trade off because in a managed complex its a lot easier to get repairs quickly but I’ll take a broken toilet over noise any day.

    All this being said, please don’t advocate killing animals. Its not the dog’s fault. And, unless you are blind and entitled to have a guide dog it is NOT a right. Its a privilege. If it bothers others its time for the dog to go or you and your dog.

    Reply

  208. August 05, 2009 at 6:59 am, His dogs are barking. said:

    The majority of barking dogs do so because they are under socialized, ill treated, or of a breed not suited for the lifestyle they currently lead. ie. A sheep herding type which are bred to have excessive amounts of energy which are then confined to a yard or dwelling. So if your considering buying a dog for companionship take into consideration the best interest of the dog, yourself and the living situation. People who truly are dog lovers do this, the rest who don’t are ignorant to what a dog lover is. Yes, you have a right to own a dog, but should you. If your gone for long periods of time then maybe a puppy or high energy dog is not the best choice.

    So maybe you’ve made all the right choices or have all the evidence is in front of you that you’ve made a bad one(you are human after all), and the dog is not working out for your living situation. Do the loving thing, change your life to meet the dogs needs or take the time to find it a home where it will be more suited for it to be happy.

    When I lived out in the country which was by most means not secluded, my family adopted Homer an Aussie Shepherd/Golden Retriever mutt from the county shelter. Though not aggressive, he barked often, he was resistant to training and in addition he was very good at escaping through the fence. Yes the yard was big. Anyway we wound up having to look for a new home for Homer, which ended being on a ranch(my father’s). A month later I asked how the dog was doing. I was informed that he was the best ranch dog my father had ever had or met. The dog just seemed to know what to do with out being worked with or told. Take from that what you will, but it might help you to know that I’m not all that fluffy about animals.

    Once a friend had me watch their dog. I had met the dog several times before and the friend assured me it was a very kid friendly dog. So the friend left me with the dog for a week. While I was doing yard work one day the dog tried to bite my 5 year old daughter. I watched as they were playing, then he just lunged at her. I scooped my daughter up over my shoulder and carried her inside the house, all the while the dog was following me and barking. I came back outside with a 12 gauge and shot it . Dogs are not children.

    Assistance dogs are a different story, obviously. Not only do they help people, they’re trained to only bark at specific times.

    Just because you move into a place that allows dogs, does not mean you have the right to let your dog bark incessantly. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve paid. Most if not all US states states have it written into tenant law that the occupant has “the right to quiet enjoyment”. Take note if you live in an apartment and your neighbor is noisy. You can break the lease anytime if you can provide documentation, via law enforcement and written eyewitness accounts(this can be people who have visited your home). Before you move and once you have the documentation, send the manager a polite but firm letter of what your about to do. Usually that produces results. If not wait two weeks, obtain the property owners address and send them the same letter, and in it inform them that you have previously tried to work with the manager. If nothing happens, NOW you have proof that the landlord has violated the the lease agreement via the law. Technically the landlord broke the lease and you are entitled to any lost monies due to it’s early termination. A second CERTIFIED letter to the manager or owner informing them of this and that you might pursue said reimbursement should be enough to allow you to terminate the lease agreement without your having to pay penalties. This is if the manager has done nothing to address the issue and doesn’t lie. As a disclaimer, I’m not a lawyer just someone who has managed an apartment complex or 2. So in accordance this is my understanding of the applicable laws.

    As an aside, I have known many people who have dogs and who live in apartments or condos and they would be almost mortified if their dog continuously barked and annoyed the neighbors.
    To do so is obnoxious. What is it that’s often said, dogs are like their owners. Most people who have dogs that do this instinctually know that. So in the times that I’m forced to talk to such a tenant or neighbor I try to catch them at a convenient time and allow them a way of saving face while they fix the problem.

    If you have a dog that barks don’t assume that people aren’t P.O.’d just because they don’t say anything, your neighbors may assume your unreasonable for allowing the dog to behave in such a way for a sustained period of time.

    Reply

  209. August 17, 2009 at 12:07 am, Brontegirl said:

    I have 2 Cavaliers who never used to bark until my neighbor to the rear of me got a yappy dog. They leave the dog out all day and fron 10pm until 4am every night. It is annoying but I have my a/c on and my windows shut so it is not too bad.

    A couple of weeks ago we received a ticket for my dog barking. My dogs were sleeping on the foot of my bed all night. However the officer said he saw a dog in our fenced yard and issued the citation.

    My dogs do not go outside without their bark collars on. I am pretty sure I got a ticket because of the rear neighbors’ yappy dog. The citation is only $20 but I’m fighting it. I have a video of the dumb yapper barking and am bringing the bark collars with me to the hearing.

    Just the fact that I got a ticket though for something I didn’t do makes me want to leave my dogs out without the collars, let them bark. Heck, maybe I’ll bark too! Then when I see the cop car, we’ll go into the house. When the cops go away maybe repeat until the idiots who pointed the finger at us go insane. I wouldn’t do that though because it would irritate my other neighbors and I wouldn’t want that to happen to me.

    The next time I hear yapper, I’m calling the police and giving them the corrct address of the menace. It is ridiculous that we get blamed for something that isn’t our fault.

    Reply

  210. August 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm, lou ciullo said:

    i an tired to put up with a dog barking dog

    Reply

  211. August 23, 2009 at 10:34 pm, Lorin said:

    Listen, If you are not an animal lover and can not tolerate the sound of barking at all than I think that you would be much better suited for an apartment that does not allow pets at all. I can understand being annoyed if a dog is barking day in and day out but if it’s during the day and not constant than really what is the big deal? It’s just like a crying baby or a screaming kid. If it isn’t happening always than so be it. In life there are something we can not control. I have a beagle and we live in an apartment so for who ever said that beagles should not live in an apartment is wrong. My dog barks when she hears someone in the hallway or outside, that’s about it. And, guess what? Beagle or not, any dog would do the same. Many dogs suffer from seperation anxiety so just like a toddler when the parent is out the dog or baby will cry. My beagle cries for a short time but eventually stops. I can’t stand people that complain over everything. Like I said, if you don’t like animals than perhaps you shouldn’t live in an animal friendly community. LIfe is to short to bitc* about everything, so for those that do I have 3 words for you:Get over it!

    Reply

  212. August 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm, Enough Of This Stuff said:

    Dogs don’t belong in apartment buildings. Period.

    Reply

  213. November 07, 2009 at 3:07 am, Shoot Me said:

    If I screamed out my window day and night, I’d expect to be shot by a neighbor after a month. But maybe a warning is nicer… I have two dogs. I sent my My neighbor an anonymous a very polite not asking him to correct the problem. I waited two weeks… Nothing. So I sent a note every day with a few dog tirds. After two weeks- problem solved. When they put their mind to it they solved the problem because it became their problem. no more barking dog!

    Reply

  214. November 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm, guest said:

    I wouldn’t get a dog if you live in an apartment. Unless it is a small dog, he/she should have a yard to play in.

    Reply

  215. December 04, 2009 at 12:03 pm, neat-o said:

    I have an annoying barking dog next door to my townhouse. I can hear him through the walls all day long. It’s incredibly annoying, but I would never do anything to hurt the dog. He’s just whining because his owners are white-trash idiots, who should have never gotten a dog because they’re gone 12 hours a day minimum. If you aren’t gonna be home to show your dog attention, then don’t get one. pathetic f@#$ers.

    Reply

  216. January 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm, Chris said:

    For the people who are threatening to kill the other people who are threatening to poison dogs; you have just committed a felony.

    Reply

  217. January 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm, TheRayBan said:

    If you are like me, I hate to talk to my neighbor’s I am not acquainted with, as so many people take offense (some are NUTS!!!) to asking them anything about their dog barking and etc. So, I worry about them getting mad and doing something to my property or pets. I found the site below and it might help with some neighbor problems like the barking dog. I copied the info from the front page of the site below and the link. Good Luck!…. Have you ever been frustrated with a neighbor because their dog is off a leash, dog is barking too much, playing loud music (noise), car alarm, suspicious activity, driving too fast in a residential neighborhood, running a business from their home, etc? If you’re like most people you may not be comfortable confronting these individuals. So you sit in silence and do nothing. Then you feel frustrated because your neighbors never recognize their trespasses. Your first instinct is to call the appropriate agency and file a complaint, but this strategy breaks your anonymity and often leads to hard feelings, strained relationships, and potentially puts you at risk. Who wants to live like that? Now there is a way to address these issues anonymously. Most neighbors don’t realize they’re being inconsiderate. NYN can bring the issue to their attention without you ever engaging them. You may not realize this, but most disputes can be resolved in a civil manner by clear, concise, and respectful communication and can be done anonymously without any awkward situations. At your request NYN will send an anonymous, respectful letter that states the issue and asks for resolution.

    Reply

  218. January 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm, TheRayBan said:

    I do not know if I posted that right, but it looks like you have to click on my name “TheRayBan” to go to the link… Notify Your Neighbor (dot) com

    Thank you!

    Ray

    Reply

  219. February 03, 2010 at 7:13 pm, arana said:

    just poison the stupid owners, end of story!

    Reply

  220. March 09, 2010 at 12:05 pm, Wow.... said:

    Wow. I am a landlord and was searching around for ideas for our tenants who have a rather large yellow lab they leave in a kennel during the day. As soon as they leave, the dog barks and whines while loudly pawing at the kennel he does this off and on throughout the day. It is frustrating to be woken up by this every day. We own a house with a small one bedroom apartment downstairs. The tenants were living here when we bought the place. We gave them a 6-month lease as a trial basis. Many things were written in the lease to cover annoyances. Pick up your dog poo, etc. It is just sad. I do not leave my children in the house to whine and scream all day while I am gone. I would not do the same to a dog. I don’t equate my children to a dog but the animal needs to be taken care of. Doggy day care or some form of activity during the day so he doesn’t go stir crazy in that darn kennel. The dog lept at my child and nipped him under the eye. Poor untrained dog is going to end up on death row at the shelter… needless to say – no more pets allowed. So sad.

    Reply

  221. March 09, 2010 at 11:05 pm, guest said:

    As a dog owner, I find it very, very disturbing to find people equating their dogs with children. While pets can bring a lot of enjoyment, the last time I checked, they’re not responsible for carrying on our our species. (although I gotta admit, there are quite a few previous posts that remind me that the gene pool has no life guards on duty)

    I checked out this website because my neighbor’s dog was barking for a couple of hours, and my poor dog just looked up at me with those eyes that seemed to say, “I wish that b@sterd would just shut the hell up”

    Lots of good ideas (mixed in with some really dumb ones). I may invest in a ultras-sonic sound uni-directional blaster that is responsive to barking. That sounds like a much more humane way to try to increase my peace of mind than poisoning some dumb animal.

    Reply

  222. March 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm, Enough Of This Stuff said:

    @TheRayBan

    I went to the link you posted:

    notifyyourneighbor.com/”

    IMHO not really sure how useful this is (please keep in mind that I appreciate you posting it):

    1. Who’s really going to pay attention to some letter sent by an anonymous company with no ties to the authorities?

    2. I don’t like the fact that all the letters end with “All of us in the neighborhood would appreciate your attention to this matter”. Dragging others into it without their knowledge? Let’s say the person who sent the letter lives next door to the offender but the offender somehow thinks it’s the guy across the street and beats him up or some horror? I realize that signing it “I would appreciate” could cause the same thing to happen but I really don’t like the wording “All” because the whole neighborhood may not have a problem with the offender. If a dog is barking in a town home complex the person who lives two streets away may not care at all.

    3. The “Suspicious Activity” letter is hilarious and downright dangerous in my opinion. If you think a crack smoking gang banger can even read well enough to interpret that, think again. And even if they can, they won’t give a f–k. You have drug problems in the neighborhood you call the cops.

    4. The “noisy dog” letter is good. Apparently the folks who started the site owned dogs that caused a problem and received a letter themselves. They realized they were causing an issue, corrected it, and decided to start a company to help others. I can respect that.

    They’re showing every letter on the website so what’s to stop someone from just copying the text and sending it themselves? And so what if they send it with their logo on the top; someone visits the website and gets an explanation of why they were sent the letter? I’m sure they’ve already figured out why by the time they get there.

    Reply

  223. April 06, 2010 at 1:56 pm, Janice said:

    I found so many of the comments on this website disturbing. Some of you are obviously not in possession of all your mental faculties and should certainly seek professional help. Problem is, most of you who made comments that were “abnormal” have no idea that their reasoning and thinking process are ultimately flawed with narcissism, passive agressiveness and just plain sick. Some of you are sociopaths.

    Dog owners who let their dogs bark at me every time I come or go from my house, every time I use my pool, everytime I touch my doorknob, every time I work in my garden, ARE BEING INCONSIDERATE. We do have a noise ordinance, but it is not enforced. The police do nothing.
    So, those of you who own dogs or think barking is natural and that I should have to wear earplugs, turn up my tv or use white noise to be comfortable in my own home are in the wrong. You don’t have the right to disturb someone else’s comfort because you wanted a dog. If you aren’t intelligent enough to comprehend that, I don’t know what to tell you. Seems it’s always the party causing all the noise that becomes the aggressor when people have legitimate reasons to not want to listen to a barking dog.

    Reply

  224. April 09, 2010 at 11:27 am, Enough Of This Stuff said:

    @Janice,

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. ABSOLUTELY. Best comment that has been left on here.

    Reply

  225. May 03, 2010 at 3:27 pm, p martin said:

    I have had to listen to a neighbour’s dog for six years. It barks, howls yelps and it is kept in a small yard,never exercised and it a damn menace to me and the other people around here. This dog belongs to a cop. I summonsed him to court. He tore up the summons. Told me to fuck off and threatened to beat me up. I complained to the cops at the local station.They investigated and then threated me like dirt ordering me out of the police station.I live in Ireland. Not the US. Corruption is rife in this country even down to things like this. So, it looks like this is a problem world wide. I used to like dogs and animals generally but now I hate them and their owners. Responsible dog owners ignore the las t remark. If you exercise your dog and prevent it from barking excessively then thats fine. Listening to constant repetive noise whether it is loud music shouting or anything which is preventable over a long period of time is a form of torture.But some dog owners refuse to accept this and their dogs are allowed to act as they please. The only solution is to kill the animals as they are vermin. Noise pollution is the same as sewage. No one should be close to it.

    Reply

  226. May 15, 2010 at 10:22 am, Mickey said:

    Antifreeze.

    Problem solved.

    Reply

  227. May 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm, Done said:

    These people who allow the barking are trash…..pure and simple. I have one near me and I’m moving……just renting but if I owned a home I’d be even angrier. My present to my LL is that I’ll go to court to testify against her. It will be my chance to do something…..

    I would never hurt a dog but if I saw someone do something… I would NEVER report them…….

    Reply

  228. June 10, 2010 at 1:18 am, Anonymous said:

    I hope that all of the people against poisoning obnoxious, vicious dogs are vegetarians. Otherwise, they are responsible for the deaths of many more animals than one silly dog. Just because they didn’t do the murdering doesn’t mean they aren’t the cause.

    I’m a vegetarian, so I say kill the damn dog.

    Reply

  229. June 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm, Anonymous said:

    I had a problem with barking dogs. I killed one of the dogs. When the neighbor confronted me I told him I didn’t know what he was talking about. They kept the other dog inside after that and moved away about a year later.

    Reply

  230. June 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm, Had enough said:

    You know, it is near impossible to resolve this isse. The best thing to do is to threaten violance against law enforcement, that refuse to stop the noise. Be ready to follow through. I put up with noise from a neighbour for too long. I am only resolved to sort this out violently from now on. I had to move, but I will not again. Assault the head of the authority supposed to keep peace in the community and let them know if they did their job this would not have happened, then “remove” the ogs, for good!

    Reply

  231. June 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm, Had enough said:

    Maintaining a bad situation is the fault of the Authorities, we need to get the message through to them some how, and so far, they refuse to listen. That is why my previous post is so extreme. It seems to me this is the kind of action needed to get peace in ones own home. No one can tell me a sure fire way to peace except through violent meants at this time. If you had good results otherwise, you were just lucky! I do not wish to live in a violent society, but violance is being forced upon us by Government. DO not accept any dereliction on this issue is what I must say. Stand up and be forceful. Until the Authorities begin to do their jobs, then they are up for the same sad end that many dogs and dog owners are bringing upon themselves.

    This is the plain truth. No laws equals lawlessness, and this is what we suffer. One day of dog barking is even too much. Dog owners and Authorities, TAKE NOTE NOW!

    Reply

  232. June 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm, Justus Rowe said:

    Why on earth should people who don’t want to put up with barking and howling jobs move into a single family home? That’s ass backwards. It’s the other way around! Apartment living is a very limited living situation and when you start adding noise making animals like dogs and birds, etc. you are actually the one in error. I mean are you serious? You have a building with many apartments in it separated by thin walls and you really think that it’s a place for dogs, birds or any other type of loud noises?

    And I’ll say to the helpless puppy owner that you should not have a dog if you 1. don’t understand how to take care of it and 2. Don’t have a plan for how you can manage it while living in an apartment.

    I love dogs but it’s wrong to having them in apartment complexes if you can’t train them to not bark or howl at everything and Beagles (just had one move in downstairs 2 days ago) should not be allowed in apartments at all. They just howl and howl and howl and it’s not their fault.

    What I find is that people with dogs are so emotionally involved in this debate because it’s a pet and a part of their family and they may not be able to afford a single family home that they refuse to see the basic fact that dogs, birds and other noisy pets don’t really belong in apartment complexes. This used to be a very common understanding with few apartment complexes allowing pets, especially noisy ones. But now since most people can’t afford single family homes and apartment complexes desperately needing to keep their units rented, this reality is being ignored.

    You will also have this problem until noisy pet owners stop being selfish and/or contractors start building absolute soundproof apartments. I’m sorry, it is just down right wrong to make YOUR decision to have a dog or other noisy animal, your NEIGHBOR’S decision as well. That’s how I feel with this dog that just moved in. I feel like now I have to put up with the dog because they want to have a dog but I would never get a dog on my own without having my own house and land. I’m currently in Florida and own a 2 family rental property in NY. I never allowed dogs, not because I was being mean or wanted to keep people from being pet owners but because everyone has a right to peace and quite in the home they are paying to rent and with a 100 year old property such as the one I own, there is already enough everyday noise to make peace with that having to deal with a barking dog is just unacceptable.

    Stop blaming people for not wanting to hear your dog bark all the time! Sheesh.

    Reply

  233. July 06, 2010 at 11:07 am, Enough Of This Stuff said:

    @Justus Rowe,

    Your post is right on. I love dogs but they absolutely do not belong in apartments and I’ll never stop “barking” about it (sorry).

    I want to add this: I’m noticing that the trend of renting to folks with dogs seems to be more of a problem in the south than the north. I’m from NY originally but living in the southeast temporarily. In the suburbs of NYC, where I used to live, you never see landlords renting apartments to people with dogs. There is no need to; there aren’t as many apartment complexes and if you can’t afford to buy a house and don’t want the apartment because you don’t want to give up your dog, then they’ll just rent to someone else. Where I currently live there are a lot of “Yankee” transplants, a lot of new construction and a lot of apartment complexes competing for your dollar. Many people just live in this places temporarily while they save for a house, whereas in the north you have no choice becuase you can’t afford a house. In NYC, however, many places do allow dogs.

    When I complained of a dog problem in the place we used to live in down here I pointed out a clause in the lease that said “dogs are not allowed”. The manager showed me something I had missed, which is that they can allow it at their discretion. He then said that if they didn’t allow it, no one would rent because so many folks have dogs and there are so many other places to go.

    Ridiculous. Live and learn.

    Reply

  234. July 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm, Lonestar Gil said:

    My Neighbors And The Dogs From He11!

    We had been having trouble for months with our neighbors and their dogs. The dogs will bark all day and all night and it does not seem to bother them.

    I have tried everything from cursing at the neighbors to calling the cops but nothing worked and it seemed like the cops felt like they had better things to do.

    I finally found a solution to this problem and I could not believe how easy it was.

    Just go to antibarkingdevice.com and it will show exactly how to stop your neighbor’s dog from barking.

    It worked after one day and I was totally amazed. Anytime I hear them bark, I give them a taste of the blast just to remind them not to bark. You will love the power of shutting them up!

    Reply

  235. September 27, 2010 at 12:56 am, Anonymous said:

    I completely disagree with some of these people. Just because you have a dog does not, in the least, mean that it can do whatever it so pleases. You have neighbors who pay rent and expect the peace and quiet they give you. Yes, having a dog is a privilege. It is NOT whatsoever a right. I don’t care if you’ve got the cutest puppy in the world. The dog does not have to bark. Just because you can’t train your dog correctly or give it the training it so deserves, does not mean you get to nag about other people complaining about your annoying dog. You can spend all day with your dog and it won’t bark. Just because you spend all day with your dog does not mean you have trained your dog. If you had a day job, maybe your dog wouldn’t have such an annoying separation anxiety when you leave. I know for a fact that you can train a puppy not to bark. In case you were wondering, yes, it will take time. It seems that you’re spending so much time with your dog anyway, might as well use it productively.

    Besides my ranting, I just want to note, that when you live in an apartment complex that only allow college students, it does not mean you can do whatever you want either. (For any college kids reading this.)

    Leaving your dog cramped up in your apartment all day is torture for your dog. You can take your dog out, but at the end of the day, your dog still has to go home and squeeze into this tiny apartment of yours. Also, for apartment dog owners, if you’re here complaining about other people complaining about your dog, get over it. Deal with it. You are obviously an adult. Take criticism like one. People don’t like your —— dog. Do something about it. No one wants to hear your gripe about how other people are complaining about you. You are not some “Sex and the City” character. You are an adult and you are expected to act like one. Don’t tell other people to deal with your dog. Also, if you can train your dog to not be so protective if ANYONE walks by your apartment. A sheer sign of an incessant barking coming from your dog is from your blatant negligence or lack of training. So next time, before you want to make it clear that there is nothing you can do, you might want to rethink that statement.

    Reply

  236. November 05, 2010 at 6:21 pm, Sleepless said:

    We recently moved into a new apartment. We deliberately chose a complex that does not allow dogs. We have lived in Dog Friendly complexes before and while we love dogs- we never want to live in a Dog Friendly place again.

    The first night we were in here- the very first night- we heard a yippee little dog. We hoped he was just visiting for the weekend. But nope…every morning at 6 am yip yip yip. Every night as we make dinner. Yip yip yip.

    We are out of the house all day and go away for the weekend often so maybe we’ll be able to tough this out for a year. But SO disappointing. The dog friendly complex was cheaper and newer. We chose this just to avoid the dog owners.

    Because like most people say, it is never the dog’s fault. It is always poor leadership on the part of the owner. Many many people don’t have the time for a dog. They shouldn’t get one.

    Reply

  237. November 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm, grrrr said:

    Seriously… nothing more irritating than dog owners saying, “what am I to do? It’s a dog… they bark.” If you are going to own a dog, YOU are responsible for your dog. YOU need to find a solution. And don’t start complaining about children. Children are HUMANS and Dogs are DOGS. You can reason and discipline children and you can discipline dogs. Personally, I hate dogs. I moved into a duplex that was dog free and was told by management that only small dogs would be allowed in the neighborhood but barking would not be tolerated. Then my neighbor whom I’ve grown to love dearly got 2 dogs and I hate them. When my neighbors aren’t home… their dogs bark bark bark bark bark bark bark. I hate to confront them about it because we are good friends…yet their dogs are now MY problem. I have a 3 year old and he gets excited and I’m sure that my neighbors hear him… but he might get excited for a minute or two and the dogs can bark for 3 hours straight. My 3 year old can’t compete! It’s not neighborly to have barking dogs. When my neighbor is home and her dogs bark for one minute she’s completely annoyed with them. I want to get a barking machine and let it bark on my side for 3 hours so she can see what it’s like… but I won’t. Eventually… I’ll have to talk with them. It’s not right to put your neighbors in that situation!

    Reply

  238. May 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm, lala said:

    that s a good idea kill whatever we dont like?

    Reply

  239. May 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm, GRRRR2 said:

    EXACTLY.THAT S WHAT WE HUMANS DO AS LONG AS WE LIVE HERE IN EARTH.WE KILL EACH OTHER AND WHATEVER WE DONT LIKE …LADY..WAKE UP.

    Reply

  240. September 19, 2011 at 10:12 am, fed up said:

    what are you supposed to do when you move into a apt that DOESNT allow pets in the bldg…then they change it!..how is that fair to the tenants that already were there and DONT have pets!!!..why shoud i have to listen to your dam dog yapping at 12:30 am, 4:30am..ridiculous…im a single mother and cant AFFORD to move..

    Reply

  241. September 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm, ryan said:

    do what i do every time it starts barking i start stomping on the floor.

    Reply

  242. November 14, 2011 at 10:45 am, Luke said:

    I wish i had the guts to kill the dog. There are many types of people in society and some will get sick if this inccesant noise is not controlled. I care more about people than animals. Would you have someone die of mental illness and get sick from stress and lose their life just because you have no basic respect for anyone else. If i could do it i would. I am a coward for saying this but pest control should start doing side jobs. In some countries i lived in it was the trashman. So maybe depending on where you live it is finding the right sort of people. I feel greatly ashamed. I hope all of you become vegtarian after you read this of the cruelty of this world and the things i have seen in the battery and fish farm *sob* *sob*

    Reply

  243. November 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm, Ms.Jade said:

    My neighbors have this dog we have nicknamed Cujo. The dog looks quite young but is a big mutt, larger than my 50lb. lab mix. The owners let the dog lunge at the door of the apartment or the window which has caused my dog to start barking in defense.

    I love dogs and do not want to report this woman (who barely walks Cujo) but I take my dog out 3-4 times a day and my husband walks her 1-2 more times because DOGS NEED WALKS especially high energy dogs sitting in apartments all day.

    I am tired of having to dodge this apartment door (which is hard in a tiny hall way). I have been trying to read how to train my dog better to ‘ignore’ Cujo but I am afraid I will fall and get hurt trying to drag my dog away from this crazy dog who seems to goad my dog from behind the door EVERY time. (Cujo also barks at any one else coming in or out).

    Lesson–get a dog you don’t need to walk 4 times a day if you live in a small apartment and you are more interested in ‘getting drunk’ or going out than walking your pet.

    Reply

  244. December 10, 2011 at 8:44 am, Anonymous said:

    Poison meatball or shot to the head, kill that sumbitch and go to bed.

    Reply

  245. December 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm, Anonymous said:

    Reading some of these comments where the pro-dog people are saying ‘well just deal with it, I have to deal with blah blah blah’ are completely selfish and ignorant. Having a dog in an apartment or condo complex that barks all day when the owner is gone is completely irresponsible and disrespectful to everyone else living there.

    I don’t leave my alarm on all day when I leave for work, or blast music. Why is your dog any different? Maybe you should have trained it better, maybe you should have waited to get a dog until you were living in a house? Bottom line is the dog is your responsibility and if it is a nuisance to others, you need to get rid of it or move. I swear Americans act like they’re entitled to do whatever they want at the expense of others.

    Reply

  246. January 17, 2012 at 10:38 am, maya jones said:

    These dogs are very stubborn but are great pets once you have them TRAINED!

    You gotta send them to school just like your kids or your dogs will be STUPID!

    I had a similar problem and found a great solution that does not hurt the dog.

    The website is at http://www.antibarkingdevice.com if you are interested.

    This device will even work on your NEIGHBOR’S DOG… It is very powerful!

    .

    Reply

  247. February 07, 2012 at 3:28 pm, Anonymous said:

    I have an upstairs neighbor who has a big ass dog that barks and stratches the door and growls constantly to the point and so loud that the damn dog might as well be in my apt… I have complained to the leasing office, and they said they will “talk” with the stupid idiot that doesnt realize that her dog running back and forth in a less than 600 sq ft apt is annoying.. last night I went to her door bcz it was that bad..I went off pretty bad on the idiot. If it continues I will be demanding that I be moved to another apt. It is so annoying and ridiculous that anyone has to live and pay rent to hear YOUR dog making noise all night long. Not to mention I am pregnant. Good thing I am moving into a house in 6mos but for now.. I want to fight this hoe! and kill her dog :)

    Reply

  248. February 07, 2012 at 3:35 pm, Annoyed said:

    I have an upstairs neighbor who has a big ass dog that barks and stratches the door and growls constantly to the point and so loud that the damn dog might as well be in my apt… I have complained to the leasing office, and they said they will “talk” with the stupid idiot that doesnt realize that her dog running back and forth in a less than 600 sq ft apt is annoying.. last night I went to her door bcz it was that bad..I went off pretty bad on the idiot. If it continues I will be demanding that I be moved to another apt. It is so annoying and ridiculous that anyone has to live and pay rent to hear YOUR dog making noise all night long. Not to mention I am pregnant. Good thing I am moving into a house in 6mos but for now.. I want to fight this hoe! and kill her dog :)

    Reply

  249. March 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm, Livid said:

    For over TEN years ,I have suffered with a prick neighbors barking dog–it may not be the same dog all these ten years,but he must have replaced the first dog with an identical mutt that barks more and longer than the first one–like it was picked out special just for its annoying bark!…..my dad died a slow death from Parkinsons disease,spent those ten last years of his life lying in bed,and had to suffer listening to that dam dog 24/7….numerous requests to PLEASE keep the dog inside or quiet,were ignored..cops rarely showed up if we called and reported it too–guess they were too “busy” to be bothered with trivial matters like a barking dog…

    Now that neighbor isn’t the only prick with a barking dog–a town COP moved in right behind him,and I think he has at least 2 LARGE dogs,either Sheperds or Rotties,that are a lot louder and closer than the first annoying peice of living dogshit is..often they get left outside to bark incessantly.and they get every dog within half a mile barking…I cant walk in my yard or get my mail without being “hounded” to death.their houses are about 100-150 feet away,but the dogs sound like they are right next to you…

    ..you’d think a cop would have more respect for his neighbors,but I suppose since they are above the law,they need not obey them,right?…and I am not going to waste my breath complaining to him,I dont need to be pulled over and harassed every time I go anywhere,or have him hold grudges ,this is a small town in MA,and it appears everyone with a dog feels its their God given right to tie one outside and let it bark incessantly ,lie in its own crap and probably never feed or water it when its outside….

    SO many nights I have wanted to get in my pickup and run that dam dog over,smash its head in,or better yet–punch the ignoranus owner in the face!…if I had a gun I’d probably be in jail long ago..

    I only make “nessasary” noise like running a chain saw during “bussiness” hours once in a while so I dont freeze to death,mow my lawn at times others are awake (NOT at 7 am Sunday mornings!)–I try not to piss anyone off,yet everybody else here seems to think they can do whatever,whenever,and if you dare complain–YOUR the asshole!…

    I dont live in a “city” area either–there is NO peace and quiet anywhere now–rural or not….so dont say “move”,there is NO place you can get away from jerks like this…I wish it were legal to silence barking dogs permanently,with a bullet…being deprived of sleep tends to make you do things you’d never consider otherwise–cops should know it can push someone over the edge…
    Its time that laws regarding this were enforced,or the poor person who has suffered should be not held avvountable for his actions if he does flip out and resort to violence…people can take just so much you know–…

    Reply

  250. August 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm, Fed UP said:

    One person said they complained, and the neighbor with the dog came over and assaulted them so they moved. Their advice was get earplugs…. UH- MY ADVICE TO YOU IS GET A GUN.
    I feel as if they would have preferred to have ‘no trouble’ than stand up for their right to peace and quiet- or at least freedom from incessant disturbances. Just because one neighbor handled it badly doesn’t mean other people should sit back and do nothing- THAT’S IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD!! People are SHEEP and too afraid to stand up for themselves.

    My neighbor’s dog barks ALL DAY, NON STOP. I have a dog. He barks at the door and an occasional passerby in the stairwell (they echo and we can hear everything from inside). But he does not bark INCESSANTLY. I have complained MANY times and the management told me the tenants were ‘working on it.’ That was 3 months ago and THIS time when I called, they actually QUESTIONED ME if i was SURE it was coming from their apt, bc the neighbors ‘claim’ it’s not their dog that’s barking. Trust me- IT IS. I have stood outside every apartment door to be 100% sure.

    I have asked neighbors to complain but SO MANY PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO STAND UP FOR ANYTHING that no one complains- bc most of them work a 9-5 job. I work from home and am in school. I am also disabled. So I am here most of the day listening to their dog. I am to my wits end and seriously about to drive 45 minutes to the University so that I can get peace and quiet in their library. (I graduated from there and now am at community college where there are no individual study rooms available.) With my back pain and the time and gas, I can’t do it and shouldn’t have to.

    Even worse, I heard them BEAT the dog after I had called to complain. Now I’m angry, unproductive, AND feel guilty. It’s not the poor dog’s fault.

    Oh and to the owner who posted and said he/she ‘does everything they can’ and takes their dog out TWICE a day??? give me a break. what if YOU could only go outside and/or go to the bathroom twice a day? And twice a day for 10 MINUTES? or twice a day for 10 MILES? THERE’S A DIFFERENCE!!!! And your dog knows the difference.

    TRAIN YOUR FUCKING DOGS!!!

    I don’t have kids. I don’t have parties. Stop acting like everyone who complains about dogs has a child and no pets and contributes so much noise themselves, that YOU shouldn’t have to contain your own noises (dog or otherwise).

    I agree with many people: If you don’t have the time for the dog and you can’t train it- GIVE IT A NEW HOME!!! The saddest part is that although I’m miserable, I know that poor dog is even more miserable.

    MIND YOU- I lived in COLLEGE apartments and NEVER experienced the disruptions that I do here (in a professional, more upscale, family apt.) I mean even neighbors partying 10pm-3 am was LESS annoying than a dog that barks ALL DAY while I’m trying to work. Loud music doesn’t even drown out his bark and I’m pretty sure the bass makes him bark MORE. It’s on the third floor and you can hear him from the first floor, across the street WITH a leaf-blower, AND 3 buildings away.

    What is WRONG with people??

    I think I’ll leave a note suggesting the noise thingy, the citronella, more walks, leaving a TV or something on (I bought a nature DVD for MY dog) and suggest natural supplements you can give dogs to help relieve stress and calm them down (it’s all natural and safe).

    I got a free sample at a pet expo in Texas: PetNaturals “Calming” for dogs. I’m thinking it could go a long way in helping to reduce separation anxiety. My dog sometimes chews on his foot and it seems to be helping him.

    Why can’t we all just get along???? ; )

    GOOD LUCK TO BOTH THE ANNOYERS AND THE ANNOY-EES!!!

    Reply

  251. September 06, 2012 at 6:25 am, joe blow said:

    If you live in an apartment then you do not have the means to care for a dog. If you want to be loud, have parties, make noise and have animals then you need a house. It’s wine taste on not even a beer budget and your screwing other people over hardcore. Of course that’s only for considerate people but everyone is far better and more important than anyone else.

    Reply

  252. November 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm, Patty said:

    The problem is people (the dog’s owner) are so self-absorbed that they have absolutely no care or concern for other people. This incessant barking in the apartments can obviously drive people to do acts of violence they would not normally think of. I find myself wanting to injure the dog upstair because he never stops barking. Dogs don’t pay the rent and people should stop giving the rights over to the animals. Dogs don’t belong pent up in apartments all day howling, barking and driving the neighbors to insanity.

    Reply

  253. January 05, 2013 at 8:42 pm, Concerned said:

    Dog apologists attempting to compare a human voice to that of a dogs are barking up the wrong tree. The average dog bark measures around 100 decibels – that’s 16 TIMES LOUDER than normal conversation. There are laws against dog barking for a reason. If you insist on owning one of these animals within earshot of another human being, do the right thing and train it to be good canine citizen. That means no barking – period. If all you want is a security system then have one professionally installed and stop terrorizing your neighbors. And don’t give me your, “dogs bark” schpeil. Dogs will maul children, hump your girlfriend’s leg and shit on the carpet if allowed to do so. Dogs will indulge in all manner of heinous and criminal activity if given the opportunity – that doesn’t mean it has any place in civil society. If you want to keep a predatory pack animal among humans you best train it act in a civil manner – or someone else will. And you may not like their tactics.

    The problem of irresponsible dog ownership is now pandemic. Dogs are a liability and certainly a public nuisance in the wrong hands, which unfortunately seems to apply to the bulk of dog owners. That’s why I contend there need to be strict regulations regarding who’s allowed to own and breed these animals.

    Reply

  254. March 25, 2013 at 6:30 am, ---- Dog Owners said:

    If you think you have a right to a dog in an apartment, next time I get woken up by the dog below me, I will get out of bed and jump up and down on the floor and stomp my feet. If you have the right to piss me off, I’ll piss you off twice as much.

    I own two hedgehogs. They don’t make loud noises. They don’t bother anybody. Pets should be defined as “animal slaves that do not have the potential to piss off the neighbors.”

    Reply

  255. December 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm, nothx said:

    Same here. 24/7….I use headphones to listen to music But still it won’t help. Can’t talk to owners because them assholes. Called the police but never showed up even once. That’s life. Hey it could have been worse maybe I could have been born Syria during war without parents or something. Thats kinda more awful. But anyway, dog owners should train their dogs in order to live among people… There should be a more drastic way to fight this, rather than having to kill the dog(wich I woouldn’t) or having to complain to a neigbour that probably will end to a bad arguement…
    Life should be way more beautiful n simple

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *