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    Hey all!

    So I have this neighbour that has a few small yappy dogs. Every time I go out to water the garden or hang my clothes I hear "Yap Yap Yap" and paws running up and down the fence. If I'm lucky I even get a view of a snout through a crack in the bottom of the fence. I'm not too much bothered by dogs barking at all as I've grown up with them my entire life. Usually I just bark back or talk to them.

    So one day the neighbour hears the dog barking at me and yells "MAX! SHUT UP!" and of course Max doesn't listen and continues to Yap. Later, when I come out to collect my dried clothes, there is Max letting me know he has something to say. I felt like Max deserved a reply for all he was getting on about, so I said "Hey Max, sure is a lovely day isn't it?" To my surprise I got a response from the neighbour: "Who F'ing talks to dogs!?" I thought it was a bit strange cause early that day he told Max to shut up, which I took as someone talking to a dog and I told him so.

    Needless to say that didn't go over very well, we exchanged a few 'pleasantries' Max got told to shut up again, I grabbed my clothes and went inside. So now I am worried that I might have put Max in a bad spot. If he barks again, which he will 100% do, I think my neighbour may react with more than a shut up

    Anyone here have an idea on how I can prevent that from happening without being intrusive It hasn't happened yet, but it's just a hunch I have. The barking really doesn't bother me and I let him know. I just hope he listened.
    Travis Barr, Manager
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    I'd suggest a pistol loaded with 45 grains of hard love. However, in reality, I'd just take it easy and just back off into your house if Max's old man starts hurling insults.

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    What a weirdo!!! Personally I would be happy to have a neighbour that wasn't bothered by my barking dogs!

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    Its not you its him. Limit interaction to as close to zero as you can.

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    Yeah, I've stopped chatting up Max, so far so good. Just a shut up yelled out the back yesterday, other than that seems to be alright. Too bad though.
    Travis Barr, Manager
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    I have three little dogs next door and when I open the side gates or go out the front they bark their heads off. When people walk passed the rush and bark and snarl at them, neighbour couldn't care less.
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    Probably best to keep out of it Travis, unless it escalates to cruelty to Max.
    Most people have no idea when it comes to dogs.

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    I thought talking to your animals was a perfectly normal thing that everyone did. Maybe Maxs' barking is a cry for help ''Please take me away from this tool that yells at me when I'm having a conversation.''

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    Well, I've been keeping Max and my conversations to just one-way chats. Seems to have worked. No shut ups or yells from the neighbour.
    Travis Barr, Manager
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    good on ya Travis! Not easy to do but probably the best decision in the circumstances

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