Two summers ago my neighbor got a cute little lab/rotti cross pup.
Ultra cute pup, a little shy, but very cute.
The puppy spent lots of time indoors- and I rarely saw it.
And then one day it started barking.
My guess is that it was "old enough" to live outside now.
The puppy was sad, sad, sad- and barked a lot.
He learned to guard his yard, and as he grew older,
and less socialised he became louder, and more forceful.
It wasn't long until he was slamming into the fence at the sound of my door opening. Soon they had to replace the fence-
he could ALMOST get over.
Teeth bared, force barking,
my non dog friends were reluctant to walk through my yard.
The fence was replaced.
Now the fence is taller- he can't jump over and see anymore.
But He still barks.
The dog still lives outside, and rarely leaves the yard.
He barks from the minute I open my door, until the minute I bring my dogs in.
It is a pain in my ass.
Vito hates him.
With a passion.
I've had to put up a second fence, and even then he will still try.
He is obsessed.
We are working on it
But the barking next door frustrates me-
I can imagine how my dogs feel!!!
I don't hate many dogs-
and mostly I feel sorry for him
but shut up for once.
Vito- eyeing up the neighbor dog....
The Neighbor Dog