OK moms, I am new to asking questions here so bear with me...first, I live in a half of a duplex. Our other half is an old couple who's older son lives with them as well. We have never had an issue before. But, just before christmas we adopted a new puppy. So just the other day they both came knocking at my door and told me that the puppy (who's name is Holly) has been barking non stop everytime I leave the house. Now, mind you that I am a stay at home mom. If I leave the house it's for 20 -30 min at a time. Anyway, it kind of felt like they were bullying me. I checked with our township about the noise ordanince and it's no loud noise from 10pm-7am. And I don't usually leave the house till after 9am. Only on one occasion did I leave at 7 and it's cause I had to work. I guess what I'm getting at is since I know I'm not doing anything wrong. So why do I feel so guilty?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Pets
If you aren't breaking any noise ordnance laws, then I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't sound like you are leaving your pup home for very long periods of time, so I don't see anything wrong with what you are doing. I'm sure your pup barking is annoying to your neighbors, but they need to learn to get over it. You may try leaving the radio on when you are gone, this may help prevent your pup from barking. This worked with my dogs when I lived in an apartment. For some reason, my dogs wouldn't bark when I was gone as long as the radio was left on.
You could also try giving your pup a large rawhide (or similar type chew toy) and only give your pup this toy when you leave him/her home alone.
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