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    Yeah well him threatening to hurt them was not very nice so i wont be taking advice from him. Tedd is 11 weeks tomorrow and Leila will be 8 weeks tomorrow. Anyways, i'll give it a go, see how it goes. Setting up a webcam would be cool except i work on a coffee machine lol so i have no way of seeing it! It's a good idea tho.

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    Just very young! Does the patio have things in it that smell of you, like jumpers/clothing/blankets etc. That may help. They are still at such a baby stage just starting to explore their surroundings.
    Try and make sure they have lots of chew toys/ safe bones etc to keep them occupied as well. Do you have anyone that can duck in and out while you and husband are at work to help with the settling process, by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    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?
    I shut the balcony door lol. Luckily ours respond to "shh" or "enough" and they'll bark once or twice and stop when you tell them. Pretty sure upstairs has been in there less than a week, so I'm hoping the dog is just settling in to it's new place... Hubby and I both go back to work next week though and won't be here to repremand (sp) ours, so if it doesn't stop I may have to pop upstairs and introduce myself and have a chat about it. If the idiots aren't careful they'll end up getting complaints from other residents and that'll screw it up for the rest of us pet owners (ok, us and another couple who have a cat).

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    Geez, that would make things difficult for you. I would hate to be in that situation. Was in that situation once, and it ended with the dog being removed, the owner fined for noise invasion and then fined for having an unregistered dog, and then fined for having a dog which was legally labelled as dangerous wandering the streets...God, it just snow-balled from there. wasn't a pleasant experience.

    The owner's response to our constant communication with them was '"to throw a brick at the bastard and hopefully get him in the head!" What can I say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Geez, that would make things difficult for you. I would hate to be in that situation. Was in that situation once, and it ended with the dog being removed, the owner fined for noise invasion and then fined for having an unregistered dog, and then fined for having a dog which was legally labelled as dangerous wandering the streets...God, it just snow-balled from there. wasn't a pleasant experience.

    The owner's response to our constant communication with them was '"to throw a brick at the bastard and hopefully get him in the head!"
    What can I say?
    Oh. My. God. Sounds like it was a good thing the dog was removed then! I'm just going to tread wearily for now (we're the only other dog owners in the building) and see what happens.

    organicsab, seriously try leaving the radio on for them on a classical station. It has such a calming effect on ours. And I wouldn't separate them, otherwise they'll probably cry for each other as much as they're crying for you. Leave lots of toys, plenty of water, warm place to curl up in, shade for when it's hot. Definately put them out there when you're home, otherwise they'll just associate being outside in that area with you going away and leaving them.

    Honestly, your neighbour sounds like a grumpy b*****d but I'd try apologising aka sucking up. In future he may be able to tell you when something's not right or out of character with your pups normal behaviour when you've been at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    Honestly, your neighbour sounds like a grumpy b*****d but I'd try apologising aka sucking up. In future he may be able to tell you when something's not right or out of character with your pups normal behaviour when you've been at work.
    Perfect post. Best I've seen on this forum so far.

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    So, OP, have you gotten any advice you think may help? Just let us know if there's anything we can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    Oh. My. God. Sounds like it was a good thing the dog was removed then! I'm just going to tread wearily for now (we're the only other dog owners in the building) and see what happens.

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    Oh no, they paid the fines and got the dog back! I will say that after that the wife would duck out the back and try to shut him up when he started his holwing. The dog was constantly housed in an enclosure, and rarely let off, so it was understandable the poor thing would want to howl all day!

    She couldn't shut him up though, so until we sold our home i would run outside when i couldn't handle it anymore and tell her she was a ****-for-brains, demand the dog would shut up in no uncertain terms, and he would. But only for an hour or so, then he'd start again. Grrrr. Was going bonkers.
    It's lovely where we are now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Oh no, they paid the fines and got the dog back! I will say that after that the wife would duck out the back and try to shut him up when he started his holwing. The dog was constantly housed in an enclosure, and rarely let off, so it was understandable the poor thing would want to howl all day!

    She couldn't shut him up though, so until we sold our home i would run outside when i couldn't handle it anymore and tell her she was a ****-for-brains, demand the dog would shut up in no uncertain terms, and he would. But only for an hour or so, then he'd start again. Grrrr. Was going bonkers.
    It's lovely where we are now.
    Ugh. Stories like that disgust me.

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    I had a neighbour who kept a border collie on a chain day and night, not particuarly my thing for this type of dog, however this aisde they were lovely people and i was cautious as to how to approach the subject of the dogs constant barking.
    Anyhow with great joy my son arrived into the world. Two weeks later i was talking to my neighbour over the fence and was telling him how excited i was that my son had said his first words. he looked at me with a strange look on his face and said "what?'
    I said again to him my son has just said his first words, again he looked at me strange and then i said to him, yeh, his first words were shut up Patch!!
    With a smile on his face he took away the hint.

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