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My neighbor two houses to the east of me has a pair of Golden Retrievers. He doesn't control them very well. I think they're primarily inside dogs. The only time I see them is when he lets them out and they make a beeline to my house to try to play with my dogs or they bowl me over if I'm unfortunate enough to be in the yard at the time. (I should point out that they're not being aggressive, they're just a pair of overly friendly retrievers with tons of pent up energy.) Last night the neighbor left them outside. I don't have a problem with that. It's been 60-70 degrees outside and I'd be half tempted to sleep out there myself if I didn't have horrible allergies. Anyway, the stupid dogs barked their heads off for hours making it next to impossible to sleep. At first I thought it might be my dogs antagonizing them, but one was sleeping in his crate in the house and the other was passed out in the dog house outside. I left him there as he didn't even wake up when I went out to let them in.

I'm aware of all the different methods to stop your own dogs from barking, but I obviously can't train the neighbors dogs to bark on cue. I can't correct them when they bark. I can't walk them for 30-45 minutes a day to wear them out. I can't provide them with mental stimulation and I can't take them in my house. I can't muzzle them and I can't fit them with an anti-bark collar. What's my best solution?
 

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Have you tried talking to your neighbor about the situation? Most dog owners would listen to reason. Tell him about the problem and how to deal with it. If he doesn't want to listen to reason,tell what the town rules are about the roaming dogs and unnessecary barking. In most towns there can be a fine as well as the court ruling to remove the dogs vocal cords. I've read this in the paper,I believe our town has this law.I wouldn't want that to happen to my dog,and I can't imagine anybody else would either.
 

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I don't know the neighbor at all and to be fair the dogs are let out, go nuts in the neighborhood for a few minutes, then he calls them back and they come. I will give him that the dogs have pretty perfect recall as best as I can see. They're not loose and unsupervised. He just lets them out, lets them run loose and when he thinks they're getting into trouble, he calls them back.
 

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I don't know the neighbor at all and to be fair the dogs are let out, go nuts in the neighborhood for a few minutes, then he calls them back and they come. I will give him that the dogs have pretty perfect recall as best as I can see. They're not loose and unsupervised. He just lets them out, lets them run loose and when he thinks they're getting into trouble, he calls them back.
I wouldn't have a problem with that.I once had a neighbor with a Pit Bull that barked constantly. Even worse,I got a warning from the police.I have no idea who called the law on me,but my neighbor on my left said if I had to go to court,he would testify it wasn't my dog.

One thing I do to block all noise when I sleep,I have a fan going at all times,not a ceiling fan,but a box fan.Trouble is now I can't sleep without one.:(
 

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You could try this device and if it does not work you can return it for a full refund. If you do decide to try it post back and let us know if it worked or not. Also I would turn the sensitivity of it all the way up so it has a better chance of working.
 

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If this is one incident, then you have little recourse.

However, if it is a repeat, get neighbors name and phone number and call them (block your # ID) in the middle of the night when this is going on and when they answer simply say, "Your Dogs are Barking. I can't sleep." and hang up.

We had this go on years ago when I was a kid. In this case, we talked to the neighbors etc. to no avail and this dog barked all night long every night. Finally the neighbors got together and we did a round robin calling every 15-30 minutes all night long. It took a few days but the dog vanished along with the problem. We suspect they took the dog to the pound (common.. it was the '60s).

The calling does one thing.. if nothing else.. it wakes up the person responsible for the dogs that are keeping you awake and there is some solace in that.
 

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The calling does one thing.. if nothing else.. it wakes up the person responsible for the dogs that are keeping you awake and there is some solace in that.
the only problem w/ this is that all they have to do is unplug/turn off the phone and many people today only have cell phones which aren't listed in the phone book......but, you could use something that is just as obnoxious to them.....i don't see how they can sleep w/ their dogs are that close.....
 

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You could try this device and if it does not work you can return it for a full refund. If you do decide to try it post back and let us know if it worked or not. Also I would turn the sensitivity of it all the way up so it has a better chance of working.
Only thing I don't like about that is that it would essentially punish my dogs for the neighbors dog barking. I don't know how loud it is, but I'm assuming that even if my dogs were inside they'd hear it. The dogs have been quiet the last two days. Hopefully it was just a one time event.
 

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Only thing I don't like about that is that it would essentially punish my dogs for the neighbors dog barking. I don't know how loud it is, but I'm assuming that even if my dogs were inside they'd hear it. The dogs have been quiet the last two days. Hopefully it was just a one time event.
Humans can't hear it. It is probably something along the lines of that ring tone teens are using. They can hear it older people can't. This is the same way. It does not bother the dogs or their hearing it just stops their barking.
 
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