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    If you are feeling this I bet other neighbours are as well. Any of them you know to ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    If you are feeling this I bet other neighbours are as well. Any of them you know to ask?
    Not really, unfortunately. I have asked the girls who live below us but they hadn't noticed. I'll ask the guy next door when i see him next but other than that i rarely ever see anyone! There's only 14 apartments though so surely someone else hears it...

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    I am not sure that someone who leaves their dogs to bark all day is a very responsible dog owner so I'd definitely want to check the dogs health was ok first and find out why they are left like this.

    I like AGB's idea of the anonymous note - though I wouldn't put "dog lover" at the bottom of it because that would really point right back at you.

    I would spend a little bit of time getting to know who my immediate neighbours were - if only to say hi occasionally and have a clue who belongs in your building and who doesn't. I'm stunned you don't know. I know to say hi or even have coffee with or borrow things from or help out from time to time, 8 or 9 of my immediate neighbours families and more in the area around. I think it would freak me out not to know.

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    Hi Charlie and Bella's mum.

    This sort of problem is always tough, isn't it? You're damned if you do and damned if you don't!

    Under no circumstances would I lie to these owners.
    I would also be very careful about questioning all the other ppl who live in the unit complex. To the owners of those dogs it could smack of 'what do you all think, shall we all do something about it' sort of mentality, even if it isn't.
    I f I have a problem with a barking whining dog, I am confident enough to deal with the owner. I know my rights as a citizen, and I know the law. I know their rights too.
    An anonymous letter to me is a gutless way of dealing with something, and I wouldn't take too much notice if someone sent me a letter like that.

    But I sure would take notice if someone approached me kindly and calmly to explain they were having a problem with my dog. I would be very accommodating if they offered to do anything they could (within reason) to help me fix the problem my dog/s were causing.

    Just my opinion for what it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I am not sure that someone who leaves their dogs to bark all day is a very responsible dog owner so I'd definitely want to check the dogs health was ok first and find out why they are left like this.

    I like AGB's idea of the anonymous note - though I wouldn't put "dog lover" at the bottom of it because that would really point right back at you.

    I would spend a little bit of time getting to know who my immediate neighbours were - if only to say hi occasionally and have a clue who belongs in your building and who doesn't. I'm stunned you don't know. I know to say hi or even have coffee with or borrow things from or help out from time to time, 8 or 9 of my immediate neighbours families and more in the area around. I think it would freak me out not to know.
    The reason I don't really know anyone is because this is a brand new building - we've only been living here since late October and the other apartments have slowing gained occupants since then. I know the people who live on my floor by sight and to say hello but I don't know them well enough to knock on their doors or question them. I know a couple of people from one of the other floors by sight too, but most people in the building pretty well stick to themselves and you never seem to just bump into people.

    Plus, I'm also hesitant to actually get everyone else involved at this stage. I don't want the other dog owners to feel like everyone is ganging up on them, and I also don't want the other residents to start thinking that having pets in the building is causing a nuisence. Our Body Corporate rules currently states that pets are allowed but they have the right to ask you to remove any pet deemed a nuisence and if the issue of pet ownership is raised enough then Body Corporate can take it to a vote and potentially ban animals altoghter (which won't happen while I'm around as I'm in Body Corporate!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hi Charlie and Bella's mum.

    This sort of problem is always tough, isn't it? You're damned if you do and damned if you don't!

    Under no circumstances would I lie to these owners.
    I would also be very careful about questioning all the other ppl who live in the unit complex. To the owners of those dogs it could smack of 'what do you all think, shall we all do something about it' sort of mentality, even if it isn't.
    I f I have a problem with a barking whining dog, I am confident enough to deal with the owner. I know my rights as a citizen, and I know the law. I know their rights too.
    An anonymous letter to me is a gutless way of dealing with something, and I wouldn't take too much notice if someone sent me a letter like that.

    But I sure would take notice if someone approached me kindly and calmly to explain they were having a problem with my dog. I would be very accommodating if they offered to do anything they could (within reason) to help me fix the problem my dog/s were causing.

    Just my opinion for what it's worth.
    Thanks DA, I always appreciate your opinion. I've tossed up the idea of a note for a few weeks now, but I'm hesitant because I know that if it was me on the receiving end it'd just piss me off and I'd get defensive. But I just don't know if I have the balls to go up there and knock on their door! lol.

    I just wish I could see up onto their balcony - I don't even know what kind of dogs they are. Perhaps I could get a big ladder....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    Thanks DA, I always appreciate your opinion. I've tossed up the idea of a note for a few weeks now, but I'm hesitant because I know that if it was me on the receiving end it'd just piss me off and I'd get defensive. But I just don't know if I have the balls to go up there and knock on their door! lol.

    I just wish I could see up onto their balcony - I don't even know what kind of dogs they are. Perhaps I could get a big ladder....
    Hey, you said it better than I was trying to! I would too, it is in my old-fashioned book a little bit disrespectful. I guess this is a good scenario to consider what GSD's would say - treat others as you would prefer to be treated.

    Might not work out that way, but at least it's a start?

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    I just wish I knew what the owners looked like - then I could stop them for a chat if I saw them. Perhaps I should invest in some binoculars and spy on them from across the road until I get the balls to go up there lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    I just wish I knew what the owners looked like - then I could stop them for a chat if I saw them. Perhaps I should invest in some binoculars and spy on them from across the road until I get the balls to go up there lol.
    Now THAT could be amusing. LOL! But hey, you might see more than you bargained for, and then you could never look at them with a straight face. Sorry, ROFLMAO.

    I agree, makes it really hard if you don't know who they are or what they even look like.

    So when the dogs go off and start whining/barking etc, what do you do? Are the dogs able to hear you if you walk out onto your balcony, or not?

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    I am afraid I must be too forward. I would slip a note in their box, on door and say hi, we both have dogs, like to have a coffee together? They either answer or they don't.

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