I have 2 female Border Collies both aged 2. One of my dogs Jerri, is a bit too vocal and my neighbours have recently complained to the council.
From the time she was a puppy we have attended a number of different training courses (both obedience and the fun courses), have had private training with Bark Busters (waste of time) whilst also investing in several bark control collars (which I hate using on her).
My dog barks as all dogs do but I do not feel her barking is a nuisance. She does not bark during the night or at inappropriate times and when she does bark its usually when planes fly over the house, during storms, when the kids next door climb the top of our fence to play or when another dog in the street starts making some noise.
Having been a dog owner my entire life - I feel this is normal activity for a dog but I am worried about the unrealistic expectations my neighbours have and what they might do??
Can anyone suggest anything else to either silence my dog or convince my neighbours that my dog is NORMAL.