|Barked: Fri Nov 4, '05 5:56pm PST |
|Gone through this-for quite a long time. First off- talk to your neighbor. Ask them to call you when they are bothering her. Since strays are your problem, look into a price of a privacy fence. Of course, since your dogs were trained to bark when someone is comming, this might have a draw back. Look at your cities (or counties) ordinace book. Read everything that has to deal with dogs, noise, and what enforments the city has. Look at your zoning. If your zoned comerical or residental you got tons of power in your hands. Record the time/date your dogs bark. Everytime. So if the complaint date/time doesnt match up, you have some power to ya. If things get really bad-call a lawyer. Prepare for court. Get as much info and be as well educated as you can. Also, sometimes, for a barking complain to be legal, an animal control officer has to witness the dogs barking for a certain ammount of time with no attempt of the owner trying to stop them. See if your city is like that.
Of course, somepeople just complain to well, complain. Theyre is sometimes nothing you can do about them. I hope for you your neighbor is not like this. For about 3 years we had 2 neighbors complain about the dogs. My dogs very rarly barked. If they did, it was only for about 5 mins about 3 times a day. Twice at feeding, and once when schools got out. Yet, we had an extraordanary ammount of complaints. There were over 20 dogs in a 6 block radius of our house. Try and pin the dogs barking to mine. Police were called out twice. Thankfully, the officer that came out was the head person for the K-9 units. But still. It was horrible. We had to give up one of our dogs. My first dog. JoJo, where ever you are, I hope you have as good of a home as you did here. Also, thankfully, we were able to find a nice patch of paradise and move. Now everyone is happy. We dont have to worry about complaints, and Physco and Nutsy get thier perfect utopia. For your sake, I hope your neighbor isnt like these people. And if they are, I know what your going through, and I wish you all the best of luck! You have my full support.
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