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    I know the conversation between your husband and the neighbour didn't go well, but once you have put your tactics in place to try and curb the crying/barking whilst you're at work, why not approach the neighbour again? In fact, I'd approach all of your neighbours. Explain that you have new pups, what you have done already to prevent the crying and the steps you are taking now. Agree with them that it can be hard with pups crying close by, but you're asking for their patience and understanding with what you're hoping to be short term problem. And most of all encourage them to let you know how it's going, so if it is getting really out of hand you can take other steps e.g. crated or kept inside, before you get hit with a council notice. Or they'll let you know when everything quietens down so you know they're right at home for the day.

    I know it all sounds a bit much, but kill 'em with kindness! That's always been my theory, and I've always let neighbours know if we have a new dog to help get through that settling in period when they are first being left at home alone.

    It might also help in the instance of if they aren't really crying that much, your other neighbours can back you up if the 'grumpy' neighbour really kicks up a stink. Good luck!

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    well what can i do? how do i stop the puppies crying when im at work? we left them as often as we could during our holidays but they obviously arent used to it yet. they cant be in the bathroom as its a sliding door and they've gotten out and the laundry has no door, the only other thing i can think of is tieing them to the dining table so they dont run feely all over the house and pee and poop everywhere, which is on tiles, and moving the chairs so they dont get tangled. our other neighbours shouldnt complain as their houses are a little further away.

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    Perhaps you could try baby gates throught your house to make a small area for them? We have 2 6 month old pups and we leave the radio on for them when we're at work on the ABC classical station, it seems to keep them calm! If you're worried about them peeing on your floor you could perhaps look into using Puppy Pads.

    I do agree with DA and Human Bean though. You have to look from your neighbour's point of view as well. A constantly barking or whining dog will turn even the most sane person nuts. We are very lucky as ours are not barkers or whiners - extremely lucky really, as we live in an apartment building!!!

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    Organicsab, the reason I am so sorry that things haven't gone well with your neighbour at this stage of the game is because - it cannot be stated enough how helpful neighbours can be in fixing a barking dog/noisy puppy problem if they are working together with you.

    It makes the job so much easier.

    Ah, i wouldn't be tying them to a dining table, either.

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    i understand it would be annoying, but it's only the first day and there was no need to be rude. I like the baby gates idea better, will have to look into getting some of those instead. i dont wanna tie them to the table, im just trying to think of where i can put them, maybe i could make a temp barrier in the hallway til i get a baby gate and they can stay in that part of the house which is all tiled. anyways, i just wanted to know if we have them inside, will they be okay going outside one day or will we be starting all over again?

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    It is so hard yo answer this whole scenario with a basic idea of what is happening OP.

    I agree, your neighbour didn't have to be so rude about it, but just be grateful it wasn't me, cause after a certain time period of dogs barking/yapping/whining I literally go phsycho. I know of many others whom it affects in a severe way, particularly if a person is unwell, shift-worker, and trying to sleep etc etc...

    I [ersonally would never have a puppy inside the house all day, but that's just my personal preference. I go out, the puppy goes out.

    You need to maybe do some testing while at home. Put puppies outside. let them see you leave, and let them believe you have gone. IF they start up, spray them with water-bottle, loud noise, no, stomp, look...whatever it is you prefer to do to teach them no. When they stop whining or whatever, go inside the yard, walk around for a while, go about your business for a minute or two, and only praise them once they are totally queit.

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    Okay, i actually dont want to keep them together cuz when they play Tedd gets a little bit rough with Leila. He's never hurt her but when he gets too rough we tell him off, and he stops, but she's quite a bit smaller than him, so he could hurt her if left un-supervised.. its just until she's a bit bigger in size. Soo, i've put the yellow pages and white pages dead against the bathroom sliding door, and i've put Tedd in there to see if he can open it. If he cant, was thinking of having one of them in there and the other in the hallway, using the coffee table to block them off from the house. what do you guys think of that idea?

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    Oh God, I'm running away. Sorry organicsab! Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    It is so hard yo answer this whole scenario with a basic idea of what is happening OP.

    I agree, your neighbour didn't have to be so rude about it, but just be grateful it wasn't me, cause after a certain time period of dogs barking/yapping/whining I literally go phsycho. I know of many others whom it affects in a severe way, particularly if a person is unwell, shift-worker, and trying to sleep etc etc...

    I [ersonally would never have a puppy inside the house all day, but that's just my personal preference. I go out, the puppy goes out.

    You need to maybe do some testing while at home. Put puppies outside. let them see you leave, and let them believe you have gone. IF they start up, spray them with water-bottle, loud noise, no, stomp, look...whatever it is you prefer to do to teach them no. When they stop whining or whatever, go inside the yard, walk around for a while, go about your business for a minute or two, and only praise them once they are totally queit.
    DA perhaps you'd like to pop over to my place and have a "quiet word" with the people who have moved into the apartment upstairs who keep putting their dog out on the balcony and just let it bark and bark and bark and bark.... I'm worried it'll teach mine bad habits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    DA perhaps you'd like to pop over to my place and have a "quiet word" with the people who have moved into the apartment upstairs who keep putting their dog out on the balcony and just let it bark and bark and bark and bark.... I'm worried it'll teach mine bad habits!
    PMSL. Alas, i don't think I'd be having a quiet word after a period of time. I'm serious, drives me physcho!

    How do you put up with that? Have you spoken to them about it? surely you have, yes?

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