My neighbor's dog barks all day every day. Our houses are seperated by a privacy fence, but I can throw a rock from my laundry room, kitchen, both bathrooms and bedroom window into her yard. I think it has super sonic hearing because the minute I move in the morning it starts and never stops, I can't take a peaceful shower, I can't even use the bathoom in peace. It is driving me insane. I'm not losing sleep over it, but I am loosing peace and quiet which is more valuable than sleep.
I am trying to stay calm, not be impulsive, be civilized about this but it is hard. I have written letters to her, I have printed info off the internet on ways to make your dog stop barking constantly. I have even offered to pay half the cost of a collar that mildly shocks the dog whenever it starts barking for no reason. The letters worked for a week, but that one week is a distant memory.
I have talked to other neighbors about it, no one likes this dog. What can I do? The people who lived here before me shot it with pellet guns, I could never do that. I don't know how to shoot and would probably miss and hit the neighbor in one of the few places on the body that cause immediate death, then be sentanced to life in prision for premeditated murder because the cops will look into my computer and find this aricle... (to many late night CSI and Law and Order reruns.)
My imagination runs wild with ways to make this dog stop barking. I scream "no" and "stop" and "shut up you blank- blank- blank- mangy mutt" to it out the window. That makes the dog bark louder and faster.
I want to feed it peanut butter and chewing gum or something sticky so it can't open its mouth.
I want to line the other side of the neighbors yard with steaks and food that dogs like so it can bark away from my house.
I have entertained the idea of calling the humane society or the cops or even calling the cops and saying that "I think something is wrong with my neighbor because her dog will not stop barking and I haven't seen her trying to look in my kitchen window in a while ( yes, I have caught her staring into my kitchen from hers before, I waved she waved back, I was going to put up some blinds but forgot to measure the window and bought the wrong size and... I'll put that on my metal to do list.)
My latest scheme is to download a cd of a dog barking louder than hers and play it whenever I leave. But don't want to make the other neigbors mad. Normal dogs don't bark for hours straight. This dog is psycho, how many doggie valium would it take to mellow out a big dog-that's a thought- doggie valium with peanut butter and bacon (don't dogs like bacon???) wrapped around it. If this doesn't stop, I'm going to need the valium.
Any ideas would help. This year I'm dreaming of a "quite" Christmas. But with this dog it's not going to happen.