My neighbours are getting a very lovely letter from me today. Anyone want to help write it?
They bought a Blue Heeler pup not too long ago, I'd say the dog is about 8/9 months. I think he's pure just from looking at him, he's definitely gorgeous.
I know that he's a puppy, and puppy behaviour is to be expected but he barks ALL THE TIME. If they're gone, it's constant whining, barking and howling. He has two barks. The first is the 'there's someone here bark' which is FINE. He barks, then stops. The other is a two tone Woof, woof. Woof, woof. He's bored.
I've seen them walk him once the whole time they've had him, they took him to the end of the street and back. He's kept in a rectangle part of their yard (due to a house being built at the back) which is about 2m x 6m and all concrete. It's also littered with junk, a trampoline, a clothesline, a shed and other bits of rubbish.
He barked so much the other day that I waited for 5 minutes when he was quiet, then gave him a kangaroo chew just to give him something to do. I know this is 'very bad' behaviour, but I feel bad for the dog. He has NOTHING. The constant barking just drives me CRAZY.
Last night he barked until about 12am, then started again this morning at 7. It's unacceptable.
I don't want to piss these people off, though it probably will, and I don't think calling the RSPCA is necessary or even the council at this point. I'd like to give them the opportunity to fix it, and I know things must be hard for them because of the house being built.
Does anyone have any experience in this?