Noisy Dog

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Shanna - June 20

I am going to try and ask this in such a way as to not offend anyone, especially dog owners. But hopefully someone can shed some light... I live in a row house and every night like clock work, a neighbor across the way lets their dog out between 10:30 and 11:30 at night. Our daughters room is in the back of the house facing the alley and when this dogs starts barking, she starts tossing and turning, sometimes will start crying and it takes her awhile to settle back down. Does anyone know if there is some kind of law out there that states that dogs have to be kept inside by a certain time? thanks.

 

Ang - June 20

There should be noise restriction, I live in Cnd so it may be different here but there isn't allowed to be an unreasonable noise during the day and after a certain hour (9pm here) if there is noise like that we can call and report a noise violatoins and the police will go and talk to the people about it -- it helps making the complaint as, if they are repeat "offenders", they could be ticketed which may knock some sense into them.

 

Narcissus - June 20

Oh how funny...We called the cops on the house behind ours, last night. They have two beagles that bark and howl ALL night...That sets off the rotties next door and the other rotties across from them. It's total mayhem and last night we had enough. We called the police and from a window, we could see them at the house. Unfortunately, the owners did not answer the door and I do not think they were home. I will continue to call the police if those inconsiderate people don't do something about it. I plan to leave them an anonymous note to let them know that I mean business. The cops will issue a citation if they catch the dogs barking for more than 15 minutes straight. It is considered to be disturbing the peace and at midnight, it sure as hell is!

 

Shanna - June 20

Thanks ladies, am going to call and inquire as to what the law is around this area, I know that if someone has loud music on ( like our rude next door neighbors!) it has to be turned off by a certain hour and they keep it on until that last moment too. So I would imagine there would have to be some kind of law about dogs. What I don't get, is it has to be bothering other people....

 

jb - June 20

I am sure there is a noise ordinance for every city. I am a dog owner, but thank God my dog doesn't bark. It seems as if he gets scared when other dogs bark...and he is a 110# chocolate lab!! Even though I am a dog owner, I would still get p__sed if the dogs in the area were barking at such a late hour. Have you tried to talk to the dog owners? Maybe you could let them know their dogs are a bit loud at such a late hour. Who knows, they may understand. If they end up being jerks about it, then keep calling the cops. Eventually it will quiet down....one way or another. Good luck.

 

Lovergirl - June 20

We used to have the same problem.there is a noise ordinance in our town.After 9 pm no barking dogs.I know how you feel it is a pain in the a__s

 

Shanna - June 20

Lovergirl, did you eventually call the cops on them? Part of me is so ready to call them but then again I don't want to cause a rift between us and them (don't know them personally). Keep my car parked in the alley, don't want to come out one morning and find a flat tire, you know...things like that but I can't take much more of it. Did call our local non-emergency place and they said to call when the dog starts up and an officer will come out and determine if the dog is barking at something or barking just to bark. At that hour, I don't think there is anything out there to bark at.

 

olivia - June 20

AHHH, we are surrounded by barking dogs!! I used to not mind dogs, but I am starting to hate them all. Our police don't handle it, there is a dog warden. They have to get a certain number of complaints from surrounding neighbors. Well all my neighbors have dogs. They just let them outside to bark all day and night. When one got spoken to, he tried to discipline the dog. So now all i hear (the dog's name is Daisy) is "BARK", "Daisy!", "BARK", "Daisy!"etc. It's like he's barking back a the dog. And they have an aluminum storm door that is basically aligned with my dd's room. Well the dogs scratch the aluminum to be let in and it goes on for ages. Sorry, sore subject, but I am really starting to hate dogs. We can't even open our windows in nice weather because of the dogs.

 

SonyaM - June 20

OH, we have the same problem here. Our neighbors have TWO little yippy dogs that bark A LOT!!!!! What p__ses me off is that they are home and awake and just let them stay outside and bark. Drives me crazy. They are the nicest people otherwise and I don't want to cause a riff but I am getting annoyed. Luckily at night it hasn't woken up our children, but it prevents me from going to sleep. The other night they barked for 45 minutes. Just when we were about to call the police, they stopped.

 

Narcissus - June 20

Shanna, if you call, you can remain anonymous. That is why I will not speak with them directly about it bc if I call the cops again, I don't want them to know I called.

 

bean - June 20

Shanna - I'm a dog lover, but luckily mine don't bark and the neighbor's dogs are pretty good. If I were in your situation, I would go and talk to the dog owner first. He's probably been doing this for years and doesn't think it's bothering anyone. I would be floored (and p__sed off) if the cops showed up at my house one day after I'd been letting my dog bark up a storm for centuries. Perhaps you could talk to him - face to face or phone call - or just drop him a note in his mailbox asking nicely that he keeps his dog quiet. If he doesn't then I think you have the right to call the police. Every town has a noise ordinance - you just have to call your town hall to find out what it is. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

 

Narcissus - June 20

if she speaks with him 1st, and if he tells her to mind her own business, as some dog owners do, then she has to worry about retaliation if she ever does call the police. that is not the wisest thing to do if you have children in the home. stay safe and make smart decisions. a dog owner that is so thick in the head as to let a dog bark all night without regard to the neighbors is a dog owner that deserves a citation.

 

Lovergirl - June 20

Shanna i did call the cops and told them i didn't want them to know i was the one that called. Good luck

 

Shanna - June 20

As soon as doggy starts tonight, I'm gonna go out to the alley and make sure it is the dog I am thinking about (don't want to give the wrong house) and try to find a house number and call the cops. Don't understand how someone could be so rude as to let their loud dog outside at that hour.

 

Shea - June 20

My dog is unfortunately one of the yappy barking ones, and I don't let it stay outside and bark, but if I could just get my neighbors to stop letting their children run around screaming (outside and in) and stomping up and down the stairs (we live in a duplex) at all hours of the day and night, my dog might stop barking and waking my baby up!

 

Shanna - June 20

I can understand how children can upset animals and if that was the issue here I could let it slide but at 10:30 at night, there is no one out there, would be nice if I had a remote like the one on the new Adam Sandler movie and just hit the mute b___ton!!

 

Narcissus - June 20

My son's room faces the backyard where there are 5 dogs - 3 rotties and 2 beagles. He wakes up every night from all the barking. Our yard is fenced so I don't worry much about attacks but the noise!! The dogs are also kenneled so it makes it easier for the owners to leave them outside for long periods. It's so frustrating. This was our 1st home purchase so we were not seasoned with regards to what to look for when you buy a home.

 

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