Jump to content

Dog barks incessantly
PLEASE HELP! Neighbours on holidays


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Bart.

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

There is a dog two houses up that barks incessantly.  I filmed this tonight at 11:15pm:

http://youtu.be/E6oEdawHeCo

It can bark like this for ten-hours straight. cry1.gif

Problem is, the owners are on holidays for an unknown time and they have someone feed the dog once a day, so the animal is bored and lonely.

Unfortunately, I have a misophonia (a phobia for repetitive noises) and anxiety and this dog makes it intolerable to live here.

I don't know what to do.  I called the Rangers and they won't do anything until a diary is kept for two weeks, then they'll issue a warning; I'll go nuts by then. It's locked in a small enclosure in the yard so we'd have to trespass to reach the dog.  None of the neighbours have the owner's phone number and don't want to cause any trouble so they're just putting up with it (the ones I've spoken to are almost as peeved as I am).  

It escapes a lot but runs like the wind when you get near it.  As I type this, it sounds like its sitting in the front yard and is barking like the above but its so much louder (it's now midnight).  rant.gif

Could I have some advice, please, on what I can do?

ETA at 12:08am: I just grabbed a torch and walked up and sure enough, it was in the front yard, barking.  I growled at it to stop and it barked even worse and now it sounds like it's been stirred up even more! cry1.gif However, it has moved into the back yard again and with the windows closed, it's harder to hear it.

Edited by Bartholomew, 27 December 2012 - 11:10 PM.


#2 Lyn86

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Any chance you could talk to the person feeding the dog? See if they could spend more time with it or if they have a contact number for the owners?

#3 RichardParker

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

Poor dog and poor you.

Maybe use earplugs or something to get through the night.  If you can tomorrow, maybe keep an eye out for the person who's coming to feed the dog, and tell them about the problem. Maybe they can contact the owner and let them know what is happening.

#4 MoonPie

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

Poor pooch sad.gif

Firstly, stop going round there in the dead of night - no wonder the poor dog is barking!

I second getting hold of whoever is feeding the dog and talking to them about it. Does it usually bark when its owners are around?

#5 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:11 AM

I'd leave a note on the door for the dog feeder saying the times the dog barked for, and asking them to do something or you will need to contact the ranger.

#6 starsg

Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:20 AM

If it's escaping can you call the ranger to take it to the pound? A $200 fine might encourage the owners to make sure it's better cared for when they go away next.

ETA did you say it's locked in a small enclosure all day, and that's what it's escaping from? If the neighbours intention was for it to be locked in a small pen all day I'd call the RSPCA and see what advice they have.

Edited by starsg, 28 December 2012 - 04:24 AM.


#7 Bart.

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

Thanks everyone. I'll leave a note and see what happens. Appreciate it.

QUOTE (Rebothy @ 28/12/2012, 12:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Poor pooch sad.gif

Firstly, stop going round there in the dead of night - no wonder the poor dog is barking!

I second getting hold of whoever is feeding the dog and talking to them about it. Does it usually bark when its owners are around?

This was the first time I'd been to the house. The dog was in the front yard and the barking was louder than ever. I went to see if getting close would shut it up. After another 20 minutes of it, the dog did settle down. It barks for hours straight without human intervention but not so much when the neighbours are there.

The dog gets out of its enclosure AND the front yard. The neighbours say it roams freely all the time but the owners don't stop it.

ETA I like the idea of the pound ( ph34r.gif ) but I should try other avenues first. Tounge1.gif

Edited by Bartholomew, 28 December 2012 - 06:37 AM.


#8 FERALfoxgirls

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

A PP said to call the RSPCA, surely your not allowed to leave a dog alone and just have it fed by someone?
I have heard they will not let you adopt a dog if you make them sleep outside, so surely leaving it alone for 2 weeks in the yard isn't cool?



#9 Carmen02

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

defiently have a chat to the person feeding it, that happened to us years ago our neighbours dog it would not stop!! Spoke to the person feeding it and they ended up taking the dog to their house! it was bliss!

#10 Natahs_mum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:46 AM

Gosh are you one of my neighbours????

We have a dog in our st, no idea where... tho as we live in a gully and you sound travels.. but this dog can bark and bark and its annoying for us but feel for the people who live closer to it..

Speak to the person who is feeding it.

I can understand about the repeative noise.. i hate them too..

Porr doggie tho

#11 miinii

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE (foxgirls @ 28/12/2012, 07:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A PP said to call the RSPCA, surely your not allowed to leave a dog alone and just have it fed by someone?
I have heard they will not let you adopt a dog if you make them sleep outside, so surely leaving it alone for 2 weeks in the yard isn't cool?


As long as the dog is fed and has water im pretty sure they arnt doing anything illegal.

I have neighbours with TWO dogs that bark like that from 11:30 in the morning (When the guy leaves for work) Until late late at night. I have called the council and also told to keep a diary however they did contact them before asking me to do that. They had sent a letter and the lady came to my door asking if it were me. I said it wasnt because of a run in with her DP a few months earlier where he was up on the fence throwing bottles and crap at my chihuahua because he had a rough day at work and when he went out the back my dog barked at his dogs who were scratching and sniffing around the fence where my dog was.
I caught him doing it and when i yelled for him to stop i got told "Shut your F***ing dog up then" My dog rarely barked. I was always home when he was outside and he was inside when i was out. He only ever barked when his dogs were jumping on the fence or scratching at it trying to get to him.
So anyway i kept the diary and sent it in and they got yet another letter and did nothing. So i put a letter in their letter box to explain that i was about to have a newborn and myself and 2 other children are losing sleep because of their dogs barking. My girls were unable to nap because the barking was so constant they either wouldnt be able to get to sleep or would be woken.
She came over and informed me that she was pregnant (12 weeks) And asked me to put up with it till she has her baby and is home on maternity leave and able to stop it.

So about another 20 weeks. I had my baby a couple of days later and te barking was like torture. I sent more letters and still they did nothing.

We got to the point where we were thinking about moving. At the time though with a new baby we just couldnt afford it. There were days where i would be in tears because i couldnt get the bay to sleep without him being woken from the horrid barking.

Like the dog your dealing with these ones would only bark worse when told to shut up.

I hope your neighbours are more understanding. I think your best bet would be to stick a note on the door for the person feeding the dog and explain the situation.

Good luck OP

#12 Holidayromp

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:29 AM


Continually barking dogs with NOTHING being done about it would do my head in.  We are very lucky here and there are no dogs near us.

However a continually barking dog means an unhappy dog so the RSPCA should have something to do with it.

I really feel for you OP.

#13 EBeditor

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

I have removed an inappropriate post. Please keep your suggestions to the OP legal and humane.

#14 Duck-o-lah

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE (foxgirls @ 28/12/2012, 07:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A PP said to call the RSPCA, surely your not allowed to leave a dog alone and just have it fed by someone?
I have heard they will not let you adopt a dog if you make them sleep outside, so surely leaving it alone for 2 weeks in the yard isn't cool?

huh.gif  My dogs are perfectly happy sleeping outside. When we adopted them from the RSPCA they were extremely thorough and this was never mentioned.

If the dog is getting out I would call the local ranger, council etc, to come and secure it. I have friends who are looking after a dog while the owners are away. The dog got out, ran away and is nowhere to be found sad.gif At least if the dog is secure it will be safe.

#15 Smoo

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

unfortunately for a friend of mine a neighbours dogs was driving a whole street nuts, until the partner of one of the other neighbours got out of prison apparently there were some very nasty words and the dogs never troubled anyone again  unsure.gif

It's really unfortunate that some owners can't be bothered; i'd be calling the pound every time it got out, dogs off the leash are dangerous

#16 Juki

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

I used to have a dog that barked a lot, we went and saw Bark Busters who taught us how to train him better. It only took us a couple of weeks but we got him to stop the crazy barking.
http://www.barkbusters.com.au/
Maybe leave a print out in the mail box.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.