Stories like these, when a neighbor’s dog just won’t stop barking no matter what time of day it is, have been told countless times. A good combination for a morning wake-up call pretty much every day is a loud dog and an even louder neighbor who continues yelling at the dog.
This is a typical scenario: a dog that has never received the required training, and an owner who is either unable or unwilling to take the necessary steps to gain some control over her dog. You can’t really blame the poor dog because it simply doesn’t realize how much bother it’s causing the neighbors who have to put up with its constant barking. This Reddit user was exactly in this scenario, but he chose a unique approach to solving it. OP realized that now would be the ideal opportunity to permanently resolve his issue when the neighbor with the troublesome dog approached in order to ask for help caring for her dog for a few weeks.
He made the decision to add daily training while taking care of the small dog, just enough to help him pick up on simple cues like “sit” or “silent.” He added more words that he overheard from his neighbour after noticing that his neighbour would yell at the dog constantly, to the point where the dog would stop barking and sit down if you yelled at it enough. Given the cost of training a dog, it appears that he did the neighbour a big service, but the latter was not amused. To view the complete story and everything that the Reddit community had to say about it, scroll below.
Before a chance came up, OP’s daily awakenings by a barking dog and a yelling neighbour had become the norm.
He rapidly trained the dog, and it was just enough to stop the dog from barking whenever you became angry with him.
The neighbour complained to OP that the dog just lounges around all day because she was used to yelling at the poor all the time.
The majority of Redditors who responded to the thread’s comments concurred that the OP done nothing improper.
People reprimanded the neighbour, arguing that every dog should receive at least some basic training.
People really want help
Dogs aren’t for everyone.
The next step is training the neighbor.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone handling this problem in that way before. There won’t be any more early morning wake-up calls from a barking dog and a screaming neighbor, despite the neighbor’s unhappiness with their trained dog.
How would you feel if someone treated your pet in this manner without your consent?
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