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    So from day one living where I am I have had the problem of Burke the deaf bluey barking when the neighbours backyard is occupied by people. He is not bothered by the greyhound next door, just when people are there he gets anxious and wants attention so he barks.
    Well aware that we don't want to reward bad behaviour we try to pay him a little attention by making a peace offering of tennis balls which he loves oh so dearly.
    I hung a basket on the fence and put tennis balls in it and suggested the neighbours lob one over when they want some peace. This worked with limited yet satisfactory success.
    Anyhow, I don't always replenish the basket and it resulted in barking again. So the neighbour decides one day to throw a handful of dry dog food over the fence. It scatters all over the greyhound pen and gets him on the back which he does not appreciate for some reason. He retreats to shelter for a few minutes and stays quiet afterwards.
    So it appears a truce has been achieved as he now rarely has to do anything to get his peace and quiet.

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    lol and then he can come out and gobble up the scattered food, so everyone wins!

    ....as long as he doesn't twig that when he barks he get food thrown at him!

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    Yeah I'm not sure how bright he is. But he sure does love food.

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    Ohh Steve I thought the other dog was the deaf one! That's why I thought he was such a 'pretty boy'

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    Nah, she just pretends to be deaf. She's not fooling anyone

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    Cheeky bugger.

    Typical woman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo14 View Post
    Nah, she just pretends to be deaf. She's not fooling anyone
    ahhh...doggy selective hearing....gotta love that

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    our neighbour does the same thing. Boss barks sometime when we arent home so our neighbour throws a bone over for him.. he doesnt go it all the time, sometimes he will look over the fence and tell boss to be quiet

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    Isn't it great when you come by a solution to a problem simply by chance!!

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    It's the way of things. You remember things when you stop trying, you find solutions when you've more or less given up. I think the message is clear that I should sit down, veg out and watch tv. I should find all lifes answers by letting them find me. Hehehehe

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