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    Default Neighbours Barking Dog.

    The people who live behind me are a family consisting of mum, dad and two kids aged between 6 and 12.
    They have a 3 year old Cavvie X Pug that is obviously very bored/lonely.
    Whenever you go outside you can always here her. She barks and howls and whines and crys. I've gone outside and seen her lying down with a toy in her mouth quietly wimpering.
    Anyway, I don't know what exactly I should do.
    Im sure I should tell them, but I have no idea what I would say, or what I even want them to do about it.

    Any suggestions?
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    Do you know these people real well myf7? If you do I think approaching them politely one afternoon and just casually mentioning that you have heard her crying/whimpering a lot during the day on multiple occasions might be ok, and maybe make a suggestion on how to help her boredom/loneliness. I don't know if you work etc or how busy you are but if you are at home during the day and have free time it might even be worth offering to go over for a short time each day and having a quick play with the poor thing to lift its spirits. Again I don't know your situation so this might be totally impossible.
    I guess it really depends on what sort of people they are as some people will take it the wrong way no matter how politely you put it and take it as you criticizing them. If they really care about their dog though they will take it on board and make any effort possible to make their dog happy.
    I don't know if this is helpful, I hope so though!

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    Yeah I work full time, im just having a couple of weeks off before Christmas. Im a vet nurse and live right on a popular tourist beach. So we get a lot of pets in with heat stroke, jelly fish stings, stepped on glass etc. over the Christmas/new years break

    I know the family relatively well. I have babysat the kids a few times.
    I guess I could casually mention it though, maybe I could suggest taking her for a walk with my dogs, and give her a bit of socialisation.
    But for during the day, the only thing I can think of is them getting another dog, but thats a big responsibility.

    Before they had this one they had three, 2 Irish Wolfhounds and a Jack Russell, so I don't know why they've only stuck with one.
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    Ahhhh sounds like you are going to be busy! Poor puppies and their silly owners! Vet Nursing is a career that I would love to take up, I have looked into courses etc up here and hopefully will in the near future start my studying, sadly I have to work full time though to support myself and my girls! Sorrrrryyy off topic.

    It is strange that they went from having 3 to only having 1. It definitely sounds like only another dog will cure the poor things woes. Maybe a long walk in the mornings will help. I guess there is only so much you can do and then it is up to them.

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    Yes very true...

    Well I'll definately let them know she's been crying, and suggest walking her with me, but there isn't a lot I can do.
    Thanks for your suggestion
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    Accross the road from us they have 2 pomerainians (?sp) that bark non stop for HOURS without even taking a breath. The whole street complains about it all the time with no result. Last week my 7 yr old was awake until midnight as the noise was so terrible. I have never seen them ever taken for a walk. Gives all dog owners and dogs a bad reputation. There is nothing to do but dob to the council and I dont want to create a bad feeling in the street (but there is a bad feeling anyway growing...)

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    I don't mind it barking. I can only here it when I go outside. Its just really sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I don't mind it barking. I can only here it when I go outside. Its just really sad.
    Yes...i used to live near a Doberman, with such a sad howl. It made me feel so sorry for her
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    I agree with suggestions above! Maybe offer to have her on a playdate for a few hours every now and then just so she isn't alone 24/7? Are they aware she barks/cries while they're not home? I would definitely want to know if my dogs were carrying on while I wasn't home so I could rectify it.

    Unfortunately most dogs just want to be with their people. If I locked mine out while they knew I was home, they'd howl the place down.


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    I don't want to sound like a busy body going over to their house and telling them, im just going to try and catch them when they're in the yeard or something.
    I didn't hear her as much today, but I know school holidays start in a couple of weeks.
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