I had this problem several months ago...We had a neighbor w/ a pit bull and it would bark all day and all night! It barked for 3 hours non-stop one day and it woke me up many nights anywhere from 1am to 4am and almost always during my DD's naptime. I was like you, and didn't want to seem like the jerk neighbor by saying something, so I called the city to see if I could get someone to leave a noise ordinance notice. Thankfully the man that answered disclosed that those types of complaints are public record and anyone can see who complained, so I just decided to drop it and suffer in silence. My prayers were answered and the neighbors moved a few months back. I live in Dallas, so your city may have a different policy regarding public record. Give the city a call and see what they can do.
at 3:11 PM on Jan. 5, 2010