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    Angry Our first barking complaint.

    Well we got a handwritten note from ...lets call him 'Yella'....to gutless to knock on my door and talk man to man.

    Aparently he knows for sure its my dog.....not dog'S...that bark and if i dont shut it up he's "going to pay me a visit and so will the council".

    He lives in the street behind me, so he's done bloody well to pin it on my mutts. The neighbours blind yapper barks a little bit but it's no big deal and the house down from there has a young Lab who does bark but they are working on it with zap collars etc....still no big deal...nothing worth complaining about. Out of 9 homes on our street 7 have dogs.

    So i spoke to every neighbour in my street and none have any issue with my dogs at all. It was really my way of saying to them "Hey, someones blaming my dogs for your dogs barking". So the street has been very quiet this last week LOL....

    Still ,...it's done my head in. I've had to really restrain myself from knocking on every door on the street behind me and hunting down 'old yella'. In my younger days i'd be up for assault charges by now. These days i've grown up (just a little) and think before i act but i still get super angry when i get blamed for things i dont or my dogs dont do.

    If the council shows up...thats fine. I'll be nice, cool and carm and explain the whole thing. Even show them i double pailed the back fence to stop the neighbours dogs behind me from barking at my dogs. They are both registered and all the neighbours are cool with them.

    If 'Yella' shows up...like he's threatend to do so...well he better not have a attitude.....or he'll be leaving with a sore jaw.

    The worse case scenario is someone baits my boys....then it's a eye for a eye.

    I'm hoping it dosnt come to anything...fingers crossed.Living in the suburbs sux.....1st and last time....back to bush acerage for our nevt place for sure.

    Sorry for the rant but for the last 3 days i've been mad as hell, constantly trying to stay level headed and cool.


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    I totally understand how frustrating it is!!

    We had the 'tough' guy who lives in the street behind us, whose yard we can see into as our house is high set, come and visit us one day. He came storming up the driveway, no Introduction or even a hello, he just went into "I want you to have some respect for your neighbours!!!" His problem was that his SWF could see our dogs on our verandah and would spend all night barking at them...

    Two problems with that...
    1) he was complaining to us about HIS dog barking
    2) our dogs sleep inside at night, so there is no way his dog could see them

    He then had a go at us a out our house being a rental... The look on his face when we said we owned it was priceless! So now we have to put the dogs inside the house when we go out because I'm worried about him baiting them, even though I hate doing it because the in-laws house burnt down in 2010 and their dog was inside and I'm scared about it happening to us but I guess baiting is more likely.

    Some people just like to whinge and unfortunately they're going to pick on the biggest, loudest looking dogs in the street. Hope you find out who the idiot is and can give him a piece of your mind!

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    Oh 'Sean' - I really do feel sorry for you and the pups !

    Instead of going around to the neighbours - and just speaking to them - I would suggest that you ask them to sign a letter to say that your pups are not a problem with barking !

    This is the only thing that councils will take notice of !

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    Thanks K.M....I hope that tosser isnt giving you anymore grief mate.

    That feeling of not been able to leave home knowing your dogs are safe is gut churning. I couldnt even concentrate at work.
    He dosnt even realise i have 2 dogs !! There is a cop that lives behind me with a GSD who stirs up my boys...well used to until i blocked out the view. I bet this gutless prick didnt go threatening him. At the end of the day, thats my biggest issue....the threat...if he had of calm approached me then thats fine. If my dogs where the cause of his grief...then thats fine and i'd put a stop to it. I think of myself as a nice guy, a very understanding and friendly person....but when someone threatens me or especially my family (that includes Mojo and Bronx) then my very, very short fuse gets lit with a big flame.

    It would be to easy to bait the goofs...theyd eat a brick if it was wrapped in bacon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Oh 'Sean' - I really do feel sorry for you and the pups !

    Instead of going around to the neighbours - and just speaking to them - I would suggest that you ask them to sign a letter to say that your pups are not a problem with barking !

    This is the only thing that councils will take notice of !
    Thanks Riley J......i thought about doing exactly that today. Methinks thats tomorrows job for sure.


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    Has anyone here ever complained to council about a nieghbours dog ??

    Dont get me wrong, i think it's fine to do so if there's a problem. What i'm wondering ios if the council ever gets back to you to discuss what happened when the intervened.
    Or do they just have a go at the owner and you dont hear anything. Do they come around and discuss it with you or is it a phone call or email ???

    If they show up here i'm considering following the council to see if they visit the complainer then if anything untoward happens to my dogs i'll know where they live.
    Just a thought guys....


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    I contacted the council about the neighbour of the guy who complained to us. They are directly behind us and their back fence is only a few meters from our bedroom window. Their dog doesn't stop barking until about 11pm and starts again at 4am so it always wakes us up.
    Council said there was nothing they could do unless I could provide them with a diary listing every time the dog barks, and for how long each time. A lot of effort just for them to talk to the owners!

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    I know my mother's complained to the council about their neighbour's dog. They got a german shepherd and left it in a small backyard with little exercise and people hardly spent time with it so it ended up barking and bored, no surprises there. Didn't help that my parent's cat would sit up on the joining wall and set it off a fair bit. I'm pretty sure the council either sent her a letter or called to say that they had sent a warning to the neighbours about the dog. She may have complained about the other neighbours as well, since they do the same with their dog, but I'm not sure if she's complained to the council or just gone to speak to them, I know she spoke to the other neighbours first as well.

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    I recently complained to my local council about a dog up the road from me. This dog was constantly getting out of its yard and was jumping the fence into my place. It was crapping in our yard ( generally right in the middle of the driveway), and i was worried as my little man was only five months old and was still entire and this dog was an entire male. I didn't know if they might fight or it might fight with my old girl or if it had fleas or god knows what. The biggest problem was the fact that i leave the back door to our house open so our dogs can come in and out as they please and their water and biscuit bowls are in the laundry on the floor.
    This dog was having a habit of coming into our house and eating all the dog biscuits and then urinating on our furniture.
    I did go and see the owners first and explain to them what was happening and they said they normally tie the dog up but it had broken its collar and they couldn't get another one and they didn't think it was there dog anyway.
    This went on for about 2 weeks and nothing changed so i called the council, 3 times, as it took them so long to do anything. We told them we wanted to know when they had been there but they never got back to us. Eventually we stopped seeing the dog at their place at all and they moved out about a month ago.

    The sad thing was that there dog was a lovely dog and was obviously bored and hungry. I had never once seen them walk it.
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    Meh don't let passive aggressive notes bother you too much man. It's not worth getting angry and edgy about some pathetic person who leaves notes anonymously. Most likely he is unemployed, bored, and looking for reasons to start conflict with people. He's not going to do anything, if he had the balls to do something to you he would have spoken to you face to face. I agree, living in the suburbs sucks, its such an unnatural environment.
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