My dogs are usually pretty quiet except for when someone walks up our driveway or they get super excited when we get home. However, being school holidays, the kids in our street are home. In one house, the teenaged son let their dog out the front and play fetch on the street with a noisy plastic toy and the dog runs on our driveway sometimes. Another house has 2 young boys, aged about 5 and 6, and they kick a soccer ball around in the street (quiet cul-de-sac) and it often comes up our driveway and even hits our roller door. In these instances my dog barks a lot. As soon as they go away / inside, shes quiet. I don't scold her unless she's going to wake my daughter up, because I think, it's not my fault or her fault that someone else is on our property and she's allowed to defend our property. If the neighbours don't like my barking dog, play in your own backyard like we do. Do you think this is the wrong attitude to have? I know it probably p!sses the non-offending neighbours off and I know two wrongs don't make a right, but if they weren't being annoying in the first place then my dog wouldn't bark. I just want to hear what others think about my way of thinking.
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10-07-2013 10:01 #1
Is this the wrong attitude to have towards my barking dog?
10-07-2013 10:11 #2
Hmmm no idea but I don't think it's an offense to play out on a road or cul de sac either lol. And I also don't think it's trespassing to come and retrieve a ball etc.
Has someone complained about the dog?
We have nasty neighbours on one side. They will ignore the kids if they go and knock on the front door to ask to retrieve a ball from their backyard etc. the kids won't go anywhere near their precious driveway but they have asked the people across the street if they can use their sloped driveway to scooter down and it's all good. I love that most people in our street see it as a community and certainly would not be bothered by a child coming into their yard to get a ball or to say hi or whatever. It's pretty normal.
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10-07-2013 10:15 #3
I'd probably introduce the dog to the neighbours so they are familiar and maybe it wouldn't bark at these particular people. I know alot of dogs that won't bark at someone familiar.
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10-07-2013 10:19 #4Junior Member
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I like your attitude JR. I wouldn't scold her either.
10-07-2013 10:26 #5Senior Member
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Its just doing what dogs do! My dogs are the same I tell them to be quiet but if there are dogs and kids running around the street I would expect them to bark. If your dog isn't barking all day every day then I don't think other neighbours should have a problem with it.
10-07-2013 10:26 #6
If shes just barking when someone comes on to your property then no, I think that's fine. If shes just barking while the kids are playing on the street then thats different and as a neighbour it would annoy the hell out of me.
Then again my view is tainted cos my neighbours dogs bark non stop and go crazy if my kids play in our own backyard, and my neighbours don't care and dont do anything to stop their dogs incessant barking.
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10-07-2013 10:27 #7
Is your dog allowed in the house?
I think if your dog is barking excessively then you should consider removing the dog from the situation temporarily (bring it into the house or garage) during the periods that it is being noisy.
My empathy lies with the neighbours who have to listen to your dog excessively barking, sorry.
The kids playing in the street is normal and expected for school holidays, and I'm sure they're not deliberately agitating your dog. It's just one of those things.
10-07-2013 10:29 #8
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I am in the middle of training my new adopted dog. I accept her barking when ppl are coming in the driveway or walking past but kids playing she is being trained to 'leave' and i bring her inside. It's up to you to train your dog and keep the peace in the neighborhood.
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