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    Default JRT next door, barker.

    We have a adjoining property, with a whippet bitch desexed, and a entire senior 7ish? Jack Russell Terrier. A breed i like to admire from afar, because of the barking and my noise sensitivity at times.
    So, JRT barks a LOT. I tolerate it. But would like to change it because it is annoying others, when he starts up as we leave our house, and keeps barking the entire time we are in the paddock (30 mins)

    Bernie and Pohm continue to be trained during this distraction. Its not something i have much sway in.
    or do I?

    I have worked my dogs deliberately, to desensitise them to dog to dog aggressors, and they will drop stay, immediately next to him going nuts. My bad.

    I have also, started to click and treat that smart little JRT to shut the f**k up! and you get a treat!
    And he gets it.
    And the woman next door was watching what i was doing. I had not asked permission to do this to her dog. My bad.
    So i've knocked tonight when i got home (not in) to talk to her about what i would like to try to do with her dog.
    And ask what treats are suitable, as he's clearly a food slave.
    And if she doesn't want me to do this, perhaps she could ask another for some help with his barking in the mornings.

    How does that sound?

    History: old fella has prostrate problems, gets up a lot to use the loo , and bernie was barking. We solved this by having dogs in at night. With dog door exit available. They choose the warm house I checked in with him, to ensure that it had solved the barking problem, and he said it had. Did not thank me.

    and suggestions of chunking this down. Generally, mine are off leash. And ignore dog barking completely. What dog?

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    Oh barking dogs... how annoying! A month or so ago I took the dogs to the park, got home and was standing on the driveway giving them a hose down when the neighbour from out the back, who we had never met, came storming up our driveway, the first thing he said was "I'm here to ask you to have some respect for your neighbours!" then went on to rudely explain where he lived and that apparently we leave our outdoor light on all night, meaning that his dog can see our dogs on our veranda (we have a high set house and our veranda looks down into his back yard) and his dog barks non-stop all night at our dogs... (if he's talking about showing respect, you don't go onto somebody's property and be rude to them without first introducing yourself). Plus even if I was leaving my light on all night, I should be able to if I want to, his dog is barking, not mine. He then tried to end the conversation by looking at the house and saying "I didn't realise this was a rental" I just stared blankly at him and said "it's not", I think the shock that a 'young' person can actually own a house shut him up!

    The issue I had with this is that we never leave the outdoor light on as it shines right into our bedroom window and the dogs sleep inside the house with us, and then when I leave for work at 3am, I let them out to the toilet (they don't bark) and then I put them in the garage. We didn't tell him this because he came across very creepy and I thought it was best if he didn't know what I do with the dogs when I'm not home, etc etc. Then a few weeks ago when I was leaving for work at 3am, I opened the front door and there was a light on in his house, with the blinds moving like somebody was looking through them, and then I took a step outside and the light switched off.. totally creepy!!!

    So now I'm totally paranoid about leaving the dogs outside, and they go in the garage everytime I leave the house, even just for a 20 min run to the shops, because he seemed like an unstable person and I don't think it would be hard for him to drop some bait over the fence. Plus we NEVER turn the outdoor lights on anymore, just to not agitate him anymore, we decided to eat dinner on the verandah the other night so turned the light on, his dog started barking at us, so off went the light and the dinner got moved inside..

    It's funny how we change/alter our habits to suit our neighbours!!

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    Not funny at all. I had a strange neighbour at one time and it is stressful.

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    I have one now. But also, in my old house, that my son now rents, we have a alcoholic elderly lady who's mad as a cut snake.
    Accuses my white and tan dog of jumping the fence and leaving its poo in her garden. We have a GSD and a Rottie go figure?

    this fella is slightly rude. Well, very rude. But generally behind every rude person, there is a submissive downtrodden partner who you can at least talk to, hence im going to approach his wife. Not him. And today is the day im off.

    Id let time heal this, but them JRT's can live to mid twenties!

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