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Service & Therapy Dogs > Help! Barking service dog *repost from behavior/training* Help!



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01/13/2013
 
 
Barked: Sun Jan 13, '13 4:58pm PST 
Thank you for the reply. I live in NYC, I would be surprised that he can't take the dog with him. That is why I was worried about the incessant barking and called help. Better safe than sorry. I was quite frustrated to learn that the dog was just alone and sad. Yes, it might sound mean but that is what I might have to do... it gives service dog owners a bad rep to be honest...
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Help! Barking service dog *repost from behavior/training* Help!


Member Since
01/13/2013
 
 
Barked: Sun Jan 13, '13 3:16pm PST 
Hi everyone, my neighbor has a dog that barks incessantly and particularly when he is left alone. When I notified the neighbor that the dog was barking non-stop, he informed me that he was a service dog in training because he has seizures. Of course, I said no problem but I would appreciate that they get this under control. Dogs bark, I understand that but they are not supposed to bark non-stop. I am not familiar with service dogs but it would seem to defeat the purpose... Anyway this week-end the dog was left alone all week-end so it cried, howled and barked until 2AM Saturday night. At some point, I got worried and had maintenance call the apartment because I feared something had happened since the neighbor told me he had seizures, turns out, they just left the dog alone. I feel bad for the neighbor but even worst for the dog left alone. I am asking this forum because I am uninformed about the subject and don't want to come across as incentive. Is this normal behavior for a service dog? Is it supposed to be left alone for long periods of time? How should I address this issue respectfully? I need desperately to sleep and work during the day (I work home). Any resources I could read or give to my neighbor would be appreciated. Thank you
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