Whoops! Did I say the new neighbor’s dog only barked when the neighbor was gone? Silly me! It barks when someone is at home too. It takes a few hours, but eventually someone does actually scream “SHUT UP!” at the dog and then the dog yelps like it’s been hit and goes back to barking after a few minutes, so clearly they have the situation under control.
Most of the time I can tune it out. I’m good at that – just ask my kids! LOL I know if I complain to management, there’s little they can do. The neighbors are obviously okay with their dog barking and howling for hours at a time. The dog seems healthy and happy when I see the neighbor walking it, so it’s not being mistreated or starved or anything like that, so there’s no indication that a call to Animal Control is necessary. My options are live with a barking dog, or move.
Moving is a pain, perhaps even a bigger pain and expense than a barky dog. Besides, there’s no guarantee that we wouldn’t move TO a worse situation than we’d be moving FROM. So there’s that.
Maybe I’ll just tell my kids that now it’s okay to scream like banshees – both during inside AND outside play! My sinister third option. 😈