Seriously...Tell me...AM I OUT OF LINE???

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zobi's picture
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Seriously...Tell me...AM I OUT OF LINE???

So the story go like this...We have a neighbour, who bought a puppy just before I had Charlie...YAY...bark bark bark bark!!!! Right outside our bedroom...

So its been a year now and for that whole year we have put up with being woken at all hours of the night to her barking in her kennel (only about 10ft from our bedroom) The neighbours bedroom is on the other side of her house and doesnt hear her or chooses not to, we dont know...And then she barked all day too...

She did get better (the dog that is) and stopped the night time barking...So GOOD...but we are still woken almost every morning at 6am to her barking to be fed when the neighbour gets up to get ready for work...this may go on for only 5-10mins...but at 6am its a long wakes us and the kids...

Now in the last month something else has started happening...The neighbour when she leaves for work at 6.26am will put a bone in the I (SO has got up from frustration and no point in trying to go back to sleep) So I then lay there listening to the dog grinding its teeth on the bone and thrashing it around on the wooden floor of the kennel...I know it doesnt sound like much BUT IT IS REALLY LOUD...

Now the dog has taken to starting to do this thrashing the bone around at 4am!!!!!! So we are getting woken up now at 4am!!! And it will continue to do this on and off for 30mins at a time till 6am!!!


So I rang her just before to ask her...Very politely...If at all possible at night time could she please take the bone (or whatever it is the dogs thrashing around) out of the kennel...Explained whats been happening etc...And she got shi**y with me...

Am I out of line????

Seriously...Im doing her a favour by ringing her...Because if it happens this weekend, shes going to be dealing with SO and will be wild with her and hes said hes going to ring animal control and complain...Now this dog has already got a complaint because she bit a child riding past on his its not going to take much for the dog to DISAPEAR if you know what I mean...

Now I may sound like an anti dog person...But Im not we have our own dog, I LOVE dogs... but she NEVER barks unless someone she doesnt know comes up our driveway...And we have NEVER had any complaint about our dog what so ever...

What do you ladies think????

lizzib45's picture
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Not out of line at all...... I'd call animal control..... Its not a neighborly thing to do to annoy your neighors with a yappy dog so honestly if thats how they have treated you, then I say to he** with them and stand up for yourself and your fam! U get em Nat!

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Ugh how annoying!!! Def call animal control if she doesn't sort it out soon. Sorry you have to deal with this!! I would be exactly the same, I hate my sleep being interrupted!!

zobi's picture
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I mean YEAH...We have young children WE NEED SOME SLEEP...And all our kids sleep well and all night...So give us a break and let us sleep past 4am!!!
We totally blame her, its not the dogs fault...she hasnt trained the dog well and the dog is so disobedient...And it lives a pretty sad life shut up in a kennel while she is at work...then shut back in it over night...
I mean shes not mistreated at all, shes a happy enough dog, big smiles all the time...But I just feel if you have a dog you need to have more time for it than she does...
After all they are your family...

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I agree with everyone else.... I would call animal control. You don't have to put up with that at all! I give you kudos for sticking it out the whole year!!!

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I can't believe you've put up with it for so long! I have a low tolerance for that kind of stuff and would call animal control or whatever you need to do. Good luck Smile

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Nope, I would totally call! KUP!

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We have a dog who likes to bark. Sometimes he gets in barking fits and will not stop until we let him in.....It is annoying! When the barking starts up, I right away go and make him stop. I respect our neighbors enough to not let him stay out there and bark. And I assure you if he did that at 4am, he would no longer live with us!!

I don't think you are out of line at all! You should not have to put up with that, especially at 4 in the morning. That is just crazy. I would call and file a complaint.

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I cannot believe you put up with it that long either.

I had similar issues with our neighbor. Not that bad though.

antifreeze anyone? kidding

I absolutely hate undisciplined dogs.