Good Dog Neighbor Etiquette
Recently, neighbors moved in with a new dog. I thought it might be great to come over and meet them with our dog, Sasha.
The family seemed nice, a husband and wife and two young children, and a Husky dog that is three years old.
The family went out that night and all was quiet for about ten minutes, and then it started. Barking, and more barking and went on for about 4 hours, until the family returned. I thought nothing of it, since it was a new home and the dog was trying to adjust to new surroundings.
Then it continued each day, all day, every day. The amount of time they are gone to work the dog barks. In the house, the dog barks, outside of the house, the dog barks. I am surprised that the dog hasn’t gone hoarse yet!
This got me to thinking whether there are articles about neighborhood dog etiquette and what to do about it.
Of course, I found a great article and have since gone over to talk to the family and gave them a copy of the article. I know it might seem harsh, but I don’t want to live with headaches daily and listening to a dog bark for many MANY hours each day.
Not only does that article discuss barking, it gives great information about dogs wandering and good dog park manners.
Hopefully the family won’t be offended and we can get back to living with our dogs in the neighborhood, happily and in peace.