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    Morning everyone,
    Now i know there was something done on this not long ago.
    We have a pup next door that barks/yaps all day and night. ( i start at 4am during the week so weekends i need a sleep in and its almost impossible with this dog) The owners are there and have never told it to be quiet. I have seen them taking him for walks and he has little to no training. They just expecthim to know what sit stay etc means and just yell at him and you can tell how confused the dog is.
    Myself i would rather somebody told me my dog was barking (if i didnt know that is) and i am not for reporting to the council...
    But how do i tell this person, being we have only moved into the neighbourhood ( month or so ago) i dont want to come off as being rude...
    Today is a new day

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    Do you talk to them at all? lol I am not one for confronting difficult issues that can cause problems... but always drop subtle hints in conversations. Like oh he sure does bark a lot! lol Our neighbour did it with us when Bella was escaping and Harley would continuously bark when she was gone. That's how I deal with things!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    We've only spoken once as they were walking past.... and it was just a hi how are you...
    Today is a new day

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    I would feel very uncomfortable talking to them about it too, but I would force myself to because it will be better for all involved that way.

    You could try to word it in a way that makes it sound like you are concerned that someone might report them to the council and you just wanted to warn them in case they were not aware of the issue. It sounds like the dog barks when they're home, so of course they would know. But they may not have considered the consequences of being reported to the council.

    I think if you think about your strategy and use a bit of diplmacy, it would be a good move to raise it with them.

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    Yep talk to them first, never nice to get a council complaint and not even know there is an issue in the first place.

    Give them a chance to fix the problem even offer suggestions on how to fix it (give the dog bones, frozen kongs, scatter dry food on the ground when they leave etc). But word it like "When I leave the house I always give my dogs a couple frozen kongs and I chuck a good couple of handfuls of dry food around the yard, they absolutely love searching the grass for it." So rather than telling them they should do that you just put an idea in their head.

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    if you see them on a walk stop and say hi, and the pat their dog and say oh you love to talk to my dog don't you! Hint hint nudge nudge!!!

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    just go over ans say " can you shut ur dog up occasionally - especially weekendfs?"

    lol kidding

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    How about an anonymous letter being nice but just saying that ur a concerned neighbour or something. I'm actually considering it at the moment. Our neighbour has a pup that would be about 6 months old and I've never seen it leave the back yard it barks from about 5 am onwards and it's getting pretty annoying.

    We had our other neighbour come over last week and she told us that Harley and lily were digging into her yard and she was worried that they might make it through and I didnt take offence at all.

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