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Woman Reports Her Neighbour To Authorities And Gets Their Barking Dogs Taken Away, Asks If She’s Wrong

Dogs have a natural inclination to bark, but with proper training, they can be taught to limit excessive barking. However, even the most devoted dog lovers can become frustrated when a neighbour’s dog barks incessantly, disrupting the peace and causing stress. Persistent barking can indicate underlying issues and significantly impact neighbours’ day-to-day lives. While it’s unrealistic to expect complete silence from our neighbours’ dogs, the continuous barking often signals deeper problems that need to be addressed.

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In a Reddit post, the OP recounts their experience with new neighbours, where the husband was pleasant but the wife frequently engaged in heated arguments. After the husband moved out, the wife began accumulating numerous dogs, leading to incessant barking. Despite polite requests to bring the dogs indoors, the neighbour refused, citing concerns about her birds. Frustrated by the constant noise, the OP took action to address the situation.

Read on to discover the challenges OP faced in their efforts to find a resolution.

Source: Reddit

1. OP questions whether should she proceed with getting her neighbour’s dogs taken away after they have been constantly barking for several months.

2. The OP clarified that she knows what her legal rights are as she has been dealing with the constant barking problem for over a year now.

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3. About two years back, new neighbours moved into the house next door to OP’s house. The husband was a pleasant person but the wife always ignited arguments.

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4. Due to regular fights the neighbour’s husband moved out one day and the very next day the neighbour brought in dogs. Since then the neighbour had at least seven dogs at a time.

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5. OP said on the post that she also became friends with the neighbour on Facebook. Through the neighbour’s posts and Facebook activity, it was pretty evident that she is a dog-loving person.

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6. Unfortunately, the reality was opposite to what was shown. Her dogs used to bark non-stop disturbing the day-to-day life of OP. OP even tried to help her with the dogs but nothing seemed to work.

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7. OP even tried to convince her neighbours to talk with him but none of them really cared to do so. Thus, she finally had to call the police to resolve her problem.

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8. OP even called animal control but getting things done through them was a nightmare for her.

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9. OP kept trying with animal control again and again and finally she got a chance to take things back to the court again.

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10. This time being in the court proved fruitful as the neighbour was charged a fine of $3200 and even agreed she would do something about the barking dog.

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11. The neighbour promised to fix the and plead her dogs weren’t taken away. And she really did fix it but not for long.

12. After three weeks of quietness, the situation was back to square one. The bogs barked the entire weekend and the neighbour just ignored it and OP too when she went to talk with her.

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13. Now she has the chance to get the dogs taken away but she is contemplating as she feels sympathetic towards the neighbour due to her mental health.

Now that you have read the story, it’s time for you to see what Redditors had to say about this. Read till the end to see what are other people’s opinions on this.

14. If OP’s neighbour really cared about her dogs, they wouldn’t be barking non-stop.

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15. The sudden noise and the neighbour’s avoidance are concerning, OP should call for a police welfare check.

16. A Redditor said they would do anything if her dog was constantly barking and bothering the entire neighbourhood.

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17. Neighbour is an animal hoarder. She will get more dogs if these are taken from her.

18. The husband ran away but the dogs can’t!

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19. Constant barking from dogs often indicates underlying reasons or needs that are not being met.

20. Call animal services; those neglected dogs need proper care and attention.

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As we’re aware, dogs are inherently social creatures, and extended periods of solitude can lead to the development of undesirable behaviours like excessive barking. Barking can be a means for dogs to seek attention, alleviate boredom, or express loneliness, reflecting their instincts.

When dogs are unhappy due to a lack of companionship or stimulation, it can negatively impact the surrounding neighbourhood. The OP has suggested potential solutions to improve the dogs’ well-being to her neighbour, but unfortunately, these suggestions were not heeded.OP tried everything she possibly could. Consequently, the neighbour is experiencing the consequences of her inaction. Do let us know your thoughts on how OP should proceed further in the comments section below.

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