Neighbors want defense against barkin...

Neighbors want defense against barking dogs

There are 18 comments on the The New Braunfels Herald story from Nov 24, 2008, titled Neighbors want defense against barking dogs. In it, The New Braunfels Herald reports that:

The voice on the end of the receiver barely could be heard over the barking in the background.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The New Braunfels Herald.

confused as well

San Antonio, TX

#1 Nov 25, 2008
If the owners are not willing to fix the problem, a little bit of antifreeze will!!

Austin, TX

#2 Nov 29, 2008
Let dogs be dogs and do what come natural . They bark.

Canyon Lake, TX

#3 Dec 1, 2008
confused as well wrote:
If the owners are not willing to fix the problem, a little bit of antifreeze will!!
either that or maybe if I catch you a little lead for you. How you like them apples?

Gilford, NH

#4 Dec 3, 2008
It's natural for dogs to bark but come on, we all have to live on the same globe for now and we should respect each other enough to be fair. Maybe privacy fencing or why not try dog obedience classes... THE DOG WHISPERER should do a huge segment on how to modify your neighbor's barking dogs. The dogs do have the right to bark but dont the neighbor's also have the right to peace and quiet too?
I hear dogs all night

Boerne, TX

#5 Dec 5, 2008
I love it when people move somewhere and find it's not perfect . if your don't like Spring Branch move back to where you came from , Mr. confused as well sounds like you have been drinking to much anti-freeze ,if your not smart enought to say something constructive don't say anything at all . Some of my neighbors have 8,10,12 dogs I hear dogs parties all night long , Good protection ,you know where anybody is in the street or in the nighborhood .
CatsRacoonsArmad illosDogs

Hewitt, TX

#6 Dec 6, 2008
confused as well wrote:
If the owners are not willing to fix the problem, a little bit of antifreeze will!!
Sometimes the neighborhood dogs will eat the cats...

Sometimes the cats will shred the dogs...

Sometimes the cars drive too fast and kill whatever unlucky animal is not fast enough...

Either way, we all do our best to get along like good neighbors should...

And watch after each other's pets...

And if you put anti-freeze out...

You may just find yourself drinking it...

But to give the benefit of the doubt...

I know you were just making a tasteless joke, right?...
losing sleep

Plano, TX

#7 Dec 12, 2008
Hello wrote:
Let dogs be dogs and do what come natural . They bark.
thank goodness for noise & animal control ordinaces for the like of inconsiderate people like you!!
losing sleep

Plano, TX

#8 Dec 12, 2008
Thank goodness for noise & animal control ordinances for the likes of inconsiderate people like you!!

Since: Dec 08

Boerne, TX

#9 Dec 14, 2008
Hello wrote:
Let dogs be dogs and do what come natural . They bark.
Not if their owners are responsible and have even a modicum of respect for others who are unfortunate enough to have to live nearby.

San Antonio, TX

#10 Dec 30, 2008
Cities can help by creating dog parks and by encouraging such training facilities as Petsmart. People wouldn't bring home a giraffe as carelessly as they do a dog. Owners can educate themselves about dog breeds and needs, such as owner time and play, daily grooming, and humans as pack leaders. Some dogs are left alone outside most of the time, which is lonely to a social animal. Rescuers are in a bind - we can't blame the people who take them off the streets, even if they don't have time to spend with the dogs. We need to teach children how much time and work it is to take care of a dog (by helping them volunteer, not by getting them a dog). Good training and care lead to less barking. Many dog owners should consider getting a fish tank instead.

United States

#11 Dec 30, 2008
Dogs have the natural ability to bark. But a back yard barking dog is a sign of neglect. Dogs are pack animals, highly social creatures. They NEED to be with their pack.

Well mannered, well behaved dogs do not bark incessantly. So what's 'naturally' happening?

1. Listen to your back yard without the barking. Quiet is what is natural.
2. Humans NEED peace and quiet, which as item 1 shows is the natural state. Humans need this peace and quiet to sleep, relax, and rest, this is what is in fact natural. A neglected dog barking like crazy is in fact stressful.

Therefore, a dog owner is NOT meeting the needs of his/her dogs AND what their neighbors need.

So why do some dog owners neglect their dogs and those who live around them? Why do some of you defend such unbelievable actions of abuse?

How many times do you see a dog who is be walked barking like crazy? That's because they are socialized and are with their pack. This is the natural state dogs need to be in.

Do Cather

Devault, PA

#12 Mar 23, 2009
Find a dog hat is barking, strangle the dog, put your foot up his ass. Bam Bam Bam, all day foot up a dogs ass.

Berkeley, CA

#13 May 11, 2009
Neighbor's barking dogs getting you down? Post your noisy neighbor at the BarkingDogATLAS.

Pacoima, CA

#14 Aug 23, 2013
A neighbors barking dog can be a nightmare.
Check out for solutions for dog owners and the neighbors of barking dogs.

United States

#15 Apr 26, 2016
Hello wrote:
Let dogs be dogs and do what come natural . They bark.
Let property owners be property owners. The dog owners rights end at my property line.

United States

#16 Apr 27, 2016
My wife and I have 5 dogs to the left and 2 to the right. They bark constantly. If we walk in our garden they charge us. I talked to both neighbor's about it, one of them said "they are barking to warn me" I said your stood next to them, if they are too stupid to think you can't look after yourself then they need to be trained. I have yet to see either neighbor Come rushing out to see what the dogs are yapping at. So how is it a warning. I swear its like playing poker with my sister's kids. Stupid is as stupid does.
Sick of the Suburbs

New Braunfels, TX

#17 Jun 12, 2016
Most of the people in my subdivision own dogs. I walk my dogs on a daily basis at different times. I only ever see one other family walking their dogs. We have big problem with dogs crying and barking all day and night. Very stressful. How can dog owners be so heartless and irresponsible?

United States

#18 Aug 25, 2016
Hello wrote:
Let dogs be dogs and do what come natural . They bark.
No - people control their animals or should not have them. People have different time clocks and loud over the top wild barking is harrassing and greatly disturbing especially mornings when sleeping. I don't disturb the dogs and the dogs don't pay my rent. It is abusive for dog owners to allow it to happen and continue.

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