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    Default What to Do About Stupid Neighbour?

    We got home today after our first day back at work and of course had to leave the puppies alone for the first time all day. So of course they're going to cry. Anyways, the neighbour came to our back fence and started complaining and my husbands explaining to him he's only a pup and he's got to get used to it. Then the neighbour said 'you got to discipline him' and rob's like 'how am i supposed to do that when im at work' then the neighbour said 'im obviously not getting thru to you', whatever that means, then Rob said to him that he's not going to be doing it forever and he said 'he better not or he'll he wearing his arse for a collar'. Anyways, im really pissed, some people just have no compassion. I'm also a bit worried. I don't want to leave them at my parents cuz my nieces are there while on school holidays and like they need to get used to being alone. So we were thinking of putting them inside. I just want to know, eventually they'll be outside dogs as we're renting and arent really supposed to have them inside. Once they're used to being on their own, will they be okay being outside? And is there anyway i can calm them down while we're not home. We're not gone all day, from about 8:30am til 3:30pm, then we're home all night. I'm just worried about leaving them outside now, i dont think the neighbour works so is probs home all day, i think he's just a grumpy old man. He siad he's sick of listening to it everyday, how dumb as today was the first day, we've just had two weeks off work!!

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    I'm guessing they haven't been on their own at all? Are they crate trained?

    How old are they? Are they used to you going out for shorter periods? Did you leave the radio or tv on for them (quietly)?

    Are they able to eat bones? Do they have Kongs or similar?

    Sorry for all the questions!

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    Well the past two weeks when we've had to go somewhere we've put them outside, but its been between like 1 and 4 hours, but not everyday, only when we've had to go out and cant take them. They aren't crate trained. I've never used a crate with my older dog, he just cried for a few days and then was fine, but if i place them in a crate outside, they'll still whimper. Tedd is 11 weeks tomorrow and Leila is 8 weeks tomorrow. I can't leave a radio on outside, but i can inside if i keep them inside from now on. I can give them chicken necks but they eat them pretty quick but i leave them toys. And i dont know what kongs are.

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    From the beginning my pups have been used to being penned for security if we, for example, are away on a tuesday and the milkman does his weekly delivery, towing a trailer.
    I got them used to this by at times putting them in there and going inside. First few times yes they cried but do not now, accept it as standard practice. If you are going to be stressed, being away and wondering about the neighbour I suggest inside in a secure bathroom or laundry may be an answer. Bed, food, toys can be in there.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    all he can do is report u to the your council.. If he comes onto your property its tresspassing

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    i know if he comes into our yard its tresspassing, but i still dont wanna risk it, if he poisens them or something, maybe we can charge him for trespassing but he would have still killed our pup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by organicsab View Post
    i know if he comes into our yard its tresspassing, but i still dont wanna risk it, if he poisens them or something, maybe we can charge him for trespassing but he would have still killed our pup.
    I really don't think this is likely.

    He is most likely just a loud mouth who was irritated by constant barking-and I think we all know how irritating it can get Lots of people idly threaten, it was most likely out of frustration.

    I'm sure you'll never hear from him again, but even if you do, I wouldn't jump right into assuming he'll harm your dogs.

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    hmm, maybe, could i still have keep them inside tho? how will i know once they're used to being on their own? and when they are will be they good being outside?

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    Hi Organicsab,

    Sorry to say it, but puppies/dogs barking/yelping is something that really grates my nerves something chronic, and it sounds like it does with your neighbour too.

    I personally think you need to be a little more compassionate towards your neighbour, actually. He has every right to complain should the noise level from your property bother him, and it may be that on other occasions when you have gone out the puppies have started as well, unbeknowns to you.
    It's a shame he didn't discuss the situation with you in a more friendlier manner, as you all would have been more able to fix the problem. Can you try again to communicate with your neighbour further, on a better basis?

    You are the family with the pups, not your neighbour, so yes, it is your responsibility. I would have been preparing them for being left alone outside throughout the weeks of your holidays from work so this would not have happened.

    Do you have an area outside where the puppies noise wouldn't affect other residing neighbours?
    Is there a laundry or tiled/lino room where the pups can be housed while you and husband are at work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hi Organicsab,

    Sorry to say it, but puppies/dogs barking/yelping is something that really grates my nerves something chronic, and it sounds like it does with your neighbour too.

    I personally think you need to be a little more compassionate towards your neighbour, actually. He has every right to complain should the noise level from your property bother him, and it may be that on other occasions when you have gone out the puppies have started as well, unbeknowns to you.
    It's a shame he didn't discuss the situation with you in a more friendlier manner, as you all would have been more able to fix the problem. Can you try again to communicate with your neighbour further, on a better basis?

    You are the family with the pups, not your neighbour, so yes, it is your responsibility. I would have been preparing them for being left alone outside throughout the weeks of your holidays from work so this would not have happened.

    Do you have an area outside where the puppies noise wouldn't affect other residing neighbours?
    Is there a laundry or tiled/lino room where the pups can be housed while you and husband are at work?
    Great post DA!

    I didn't know how to respond but I have to agree OP. I know it's frustrating to think they aren't more patient, but the fact of the matter is it isn't and shouldn't be their issue that you decided to get a new pet or have a baby, take up learning the drums etc. If it effects their lives you need to think of what you can do to help them and keep your pups happy.

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