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freebird

United States

#1 Mar 11, 2008
just wanted to know how many people besides myself think it is crazy to try to fine every dog owner who has a barking dog??well i have dogs and they bark when there is someone or something outside when they shouldn't be..of course i also have a crazy neighbor who walks her dogs around my street at all hours of the night,which in turn starts my dogs to barking so no doubt they will be at my house raising cain before all is said and done,and of course when i called i was told by the pound there was no leash law as long as you could control your dogs as you walk them i still can't figure out why someone who has a fenced yard has to walk their dogs at midnight,two.five a.m. and seven and how well controlled are the dogs messin in everyones yard on their porches and causing the other dogs in the neighborhood to bark soooo opions please....

Since: Mar 08

Morristown, TN

#2 Mar 12, 2008
People that let barking dogs bother them are just stupid. If you hear the neighbors dogs barking while your in your home at night then you must live in a rathole. lol. Thats just my opinion though. Everyone has one.

Since: Feb 08

Morristown, TN

#3 Mar 21, 2008
Don't understand your comment Stump1k. I lived in a *very nice house* in Massachusetts and the person who lived behind me left her dog outside even when the weather was below freezing. There was no dog house just a tarp covered area in a corner for that dog. It barked CONSTANTLY ALL NIGHT LONG. I talked to the neighbor on several occasions as I felt sorry for the dog (and myself as a light sleeper) and even offered to buy a doghouse for the dog. She refused and threatened to have her dog de-barked. I reported her to the humane society who eventually took her dog and gave it to another "foster" family from some rescue program.

I understand that dogs bark when stimulated and do not let some barking bother me...unless the barking has been going on for more than 20 minutes continuously. Seriously, if you own dogs you have the responsibility of being courteous to your neighbors and quietening them down if they are barking that long.

Since: Feb 08

Morristown, TN

#4 Mar 21, 2008
Errr. I guess I only responded to Stump1k. No, I do not think a fine is appropriate unless the person is letting their dog bark all the time. Constant barking is usually a sign of neglect (the dog is bored, hungry, etc.) which is not the issue in your case. I am sorry to hear about your "crazy neighbor." Have you talked with them about not walking by your house with their dogs, if possible?

Since: Mar 08

Bean Station TN

#5 Mar 21, 2008
and seriously? How do you really quite'n down a dog? GET REAL? I have 2 dogs and they bark day and night! What are u supposed to do? Go out side and cuddle with them?
freebird

United States

#6 Mar 21, 2008
ShelliG wrote:
Errr. I guess I only responded to Stump1k. No, I do not think a fine is appropriate unless the person is letting their dog bark all the time. Constant barking is usually a sign of neglect (the dog is bored, hungry, etc.) which is not the issue in your case. I am sorry to hear about your "crazy neighbor." Have you talked with them about not walking by your house with their dogs, if possible?
well as for talking to my crazy neighbor about walking her dogs all night well she is from up north and has the attitude that she will do as she pleases ,when she pleases and to heck with everyone who disagrees with her as for my dogs barking yes they do sometimes bark for awhile it takes time to gear them back down after she gets them going so i don't know what to say to her with out starting a neighborhood fight but as most people will say i got my dogs to bark and let me know when someone was out there when they shouldn't be so i say the new law is crap

Since: Feb 08

Morristown, TN

#7 Mar 21, 2008
Lots of resources on the net. Here are a few:
http://www.barkingdogs.net/
http://www.ehow.com/how_2143695_quiet-barking...
http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/barking.pdf

I love dogs, I do not always like their owners. Please do not take offense lady Jay but, to me, when you own a dog, you have a responsibility for the dog's health and well-being *and* for how that dog behaves.

To see the other side, if my car alarm went off and I did not turn it off for twenty minutes, how would you feel if you were my neighbor? Much easier to turn that off I admit but with training, you can even have a dog that will not overreact when a dog walks by.

I do not have a dog right now because I do not have the time to properly train one and give it the attention it needs. Dog ownership is not easy.
DOGGIE

United States

#8 Mar 21, 2008
ShelliG wrote:
Lots of resources on the net. Here are a few:
http://www.barkingdogs.net/
http://www.ehow.com/how_2143695_quiet-barking...
http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/barking.pdf
I love dogs, I do not always like their owners. Please do not take offense lady Jay but, to me, when you own a dog, you have a responsibility for the dog's health and well-being *and* for how that dog behaves.
To see the other side, if my car alarm went off and I did not turn it off for twenty minutes, how would you feel if you were my neighbor? Much easier to turn that off I admit but with training, you can even have a dog that will not overreact when a dog walks by.
I do not have a dog right now because I do not have the time to properly train one and give it the attention it needs. Dog ownership is not easy.
Well now I have dogs and a car alarm the car came with a remote the dog did not. The dog came with a mind of it's own the car did not. Does anyone else see the logic in what I just said? If you can come teach my dogs to stop barking,sniffing each others butts,humping legs, ect let me know cause I gota job for you sister!there are some dogs that are going to bark just to fill their head vibrate no matter what unless you just whack um with a ballbat I'm NOT GOING TO MISTREAT MY DOGS TO MAKE ANYONY HAPPY I'll pay for the earplugs ....
DOGGIE

United States

#9 Mar 21, 2008
EDIT ANYONE fingers going to fast being a smarta$$ sorry...

Since: Feb 08

Morristown, TN

#10 Mar 22, 2008
Training is NOT mistreatment but some people do not want to take the time to properly train their dogs. There are people you can pay to help you if you do not feel capable or have the time but I am not one of them.

I did say the analogy to a car alarm was not fair but the noise nuisance is about the same.

You CHOSE to own a dog, your neighbors should not have to suffer if you choose not to monitor/ control them. Can anyone say responsibility?
DOGGIE

United States

#11 Mar 22, 2008
I said I would buy the ear plugs:+)
freebird

United States

#12 Mar 23, 2008
ShelliG wrote:
Training is NOT mistreatment but some people do not want to take the time to properly train their dogs. There are people you can pay to help you if you do not feel capable or have the time but I am not one of them.
I did say the analogy to a car alarm was not fair but the noise nuisance is about the same.
You CHOSE to own a dog, your neighbors should not have to suffer if you choose not to monitor/ control them. Can anyone say responsibility?
i want to know exactly how you train a dog to bark when you have a prowler but not at crazy neighbors i don't think there is a way and like someone else said dogs have a mind of their own ..i want to know by the way if a child is being unruly how do we muzzle it????
cat owner

Morristown, TN

#13 Mar 23, 2008
I don't own a dog, but I have a cat that goes in and out, mainly out to do her business. Anyway, I live in the city so dogs are required to be restrained, either within a fence, on a chain/lease, or kept inside. My neighbor's dogs run loose and scare my cat so she won't go outside anymore except at night.

Also, after many years of trying, I have finally gotten grass to grow in a section of my yard. The other day when I came home from work, it was dug up by a dog. Of course, I can't prove whose dog is guilty, but it was obviously done by a large dog. I had 3 dogs at one time before I moved into the city so I love dogs, but I also think there are laws/rules to be followed when you own an animal.
Sad

Morristown, TN

#14 Mar 23, 2008
Ever hear of a shock collar? You can buy them at Bass Pro. They are not expensive, they have it to where it is a very light shock the first time, then gets stronger as the dog keeps barking, until the dog takes notice it's getting shocked.

I have a huge dog, a great dane. Who anytime someone pulled in next door would bark..and he is an inside dog. This was not only annoying to them, but to me. If I was on the phone,(can you image how loud a great dane's deep bark is?...if not...call me, I'll let him bark in your ear for awhile)...it was getting on my nerves as well.

So I bought the collar. And I tell you it's the best thing I did...he hated it of course..and within two days time, I could just hold the collar up at him when he started his barking and he would go lay down. I only used that thing two days! That's all it took. Now, I couldn't even tell you where that collar is...heck he might have ate it...(laughs)....because he hated that thing!

But as dog owners, we are responsible for making our pets behave, keeping them happy, safe and under controll. And not letting them bark all hours of the night to annoy an wake others.

Many people around here work nights, I would hate to know my big dogs bark! woke up a neighbor everyday while they were trying to sleep.

Yes, it's impossible to keep a dark from barking all the time...but we can help controll it as well.

That shock collar was my best investment yet with this huge dog! Who weighs over 150lbs now. And just turned 2 yrs old.

Since: Mar 08

Russellville

#15 Mar 24, 2008
Well, I have comments on this one.. I love dogs (obviously) but I used to have neighbors that lived across the street, and they would tie their dog up in the front yard and let it bark and bark and bark. They lived across from us for about 3-4 years, and you would think that the dog would get to know that we do/did belong there. My Husband would lean back in his recliner, and their stupid dog would yap yap yap. Their owner would sit on the porch and talk on the phone or read a book the whole time the dog yapping away.. They didn't even TRY to quiet the dog. All I heard all the time was that yipping dog. Everyone in our end of the subdivision was SOOO thankful when they moved. As a matter of fact, I talked some friends of ours into buying the house to get rid of the stupid dog..

The bad thing, is the poor little dog (cute as could be if you went beyond the crazy incessant barking) would've never done that if the OWNER's had shown it that the behavior was inappropriate to start with! So, fining an owner for a misbehaving/annoying/peace disturbing dog isn't a bad thing in my book... Parents are supposed to be responsible for what their kids do, so why not dog owners?

I read on the front page of the paper what the proposed law allowed and didn't. It did excuse "alert barking". I don't completely remember the rest of it, but I am pretty sure it said 10 minutes constant, or 1 hour intermittent barking. I agreed with it. I just hope that stupid yipping dog moved outside of Hamblen County, if not, we might see it's face in Crimebeat!!:-)
Why not

United States

#16 Mar 24, 2008
Why not pass a law that gets rid of all pets in the city,that would take care of a lot of bitchin no one would have a reason to complain about the animal shelter or the officer's that work there, No barking dogs, no cats digging in your flower bed to crap, and you can't forget those noisy ass house birds that squawk all the time. SHOCK COLLARS put one of those on and let someone hit the button on that when you piss down both legs then tell me that's humane I tried this and it hurts like hell you probably beat your dog with a belt so why strap a stun gun around his neck or is it funny to see the dog jerk all over and and holler there's a fine line between discipline and abuse in my opion a shock collar is abuse (try it one time) you might change your mind if you don't I can get you a good deal on some stun guns for your kids if you have any.
Why not

United States

#17 Mar 24, 2008
EDIT:YOU PROBALY WOULDNT BEAT YOUR DOG WITH A BELT :EDIT

Since: Mar 08

Russellville

#18 Mar 24, 2008
No, I don't beat my dog with a belt. I'm not sure if you were saying that to me? I would never hit an animal.

I do however think people that own dogs should train them and I don't mean by using a shock collar either. Obedience classes are a worthwhile investment, especially with a strong-willed, high-tempered dog.
Why not

United States

#19 Mar 24, 2008
PLEASE READ EDIT.

Since: Mar 08

Russellville

#20 Mar 24, 2008
Why not wrote:
PLEASE READ EDIT.
They must have changed their name... That's why I couldn't figure it out..

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