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How to stop my neighbor's dog from barking?

My neighbor has a small Pomeranian dog that barks every time someone walks by it. What is a harmless, effective way that I could get it to stop? Remerber, it's not my dog, it's my NEIGHBORS so I can't hurt it in any way. Thanks!

I wouldn't suggest it but dead dogs don't bark
Chikpea (author)  ThePregergater9 months ago
Noooo, but dead dogs DO mean one angry owner!

you a hole, can not believe someone would suggest that, not dogs fault,

Easy fellow human. It was entirely a joke

=) here I found what to do,thank you man,dont blame me I can't sleep hehehe =)


Dead dogs don't bark...

ThePregergater

1heamus11 month ago

same I can't make it stop really right now it's so annoying

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sammyh116 months ago

The dog owner is responsible for their dog and ultimately responsible for their dog barking. The best way to confront a dog owner is through an anonymous letter. www.stfuletter.com has dealt with a lot of barking dog cases and has formulated letters that will effectively get the dog owner to stop their dog from barking.

I sent one to my neighbor and they have been more attentive to their dog barking. They started training their dog and I have noticed the improvement. No more barking!

mole19 months ago
Much depends on how smart the dog is. There are high frequency (silent to humans) hand held things that affect dogs and cats the way smoke alarms affect us. I tried using it on the really dumb dog across the street to get it to stop barking at night. No luck. Lent it to a friend who used it to stop mini-dobermans living next door to stop barking when they saw her through her window. It only took one day.
Chikpea (author)  mole19 months ago
Yeah, Pomeranians are great dogs with a semi-low IQ.
iceng9 months ago
The dog across the street barked at night when his owner worked.

I would walk to the dogs fence spray a spitzer bottle with water and
a hint of dilute ammonia in the dogs direction and produce a sharp
breath hiss sound whenever the dog barked at me.

In three evenings I could hiss the dog from my porch and he would shut-up and go indoors.
The neighbor eventually sold the animal.
Life goes on......

A
Chikpea (author)  iceng9 months ago
O-kayyyy... That's one approach.
iceng Chikpea9 months ago
Your response suggests, that I need to point out, the spitzer was set to a Fine Mist
because a dog needs to smell a negative aroma, as I also did,  around the object of
of his barking ! !!! ! !!! !

It wouldn't be nice, and kind of useless,  to actually spray the dog when it
the dog was just warning the neighborhood of things you and I cannot see :-)

Then the aural hiss gets associated with the undesirable event in the dogs memory
you know Masters & Johnson or was it Pavlov's dog .
Chikpea (author)  iceng9 months ago
Thank you for pointing that out.
framistan9 months ago
I have owned several pomeranians over the years. I don't think of their barking as "Yap-Yap-Yap"...so much anymore. I think of it as the dog saying "HI-Hi-Hi" They are just saying hello! ... to all the people who might feed them or play with them. It is a friendly playful sound to me... not an irritating bad sound. What I am trying to get you to see is part of the problem might be in your impatience or bad attitude about the barking. Let me ask you about other noises in your neighborhood. Any lawn-mowers? Motorcycles? Police sirens?...Crickets? Frogs? Do they irritate you? Are there any birds in your trees? Do they make small high-pitched "barks" while they sit in the trees? Does that constant "Chirp... Chirp.... Chirp" bother you? Probably not.... even though it is pretty much the same sound. The difference is you have told yourself to ignore it and just accept it because there is nothing you can do about it anyway! Maybe you could do that kind of attitude-change about the dog barking too?

I understand that after a certain time of night, a dog barking can get annoying because it might keep you from sleeping. We keep our dogs in the house after 9pm or so because we don't want to bother the neighbors sleep.
I get that I spent a couple decades in the sleeper of an 18 wheeler and I can sleep through an air horn.

Babies crying, phones, and dogs barking is another matter.

These noises are geared to illicit a response from us by nature and design.

Pomeranians are bread from work and guard dogs, and they are bread for the purpose of a companion and alerting their owner to the presents of danger.

That is why a lot of truck drivers have them, and they are also a great bear dog being so small they frustrate a bear off.

In short one of the few dogs built for life in an 18 wheeler.

The dog is probably barking because mommy or daddy is not home.

Joe
Chikpea (author)  Josehf Murchison9 months ago
Oh, I think mommy and daddy are home a lot, but they have a 4 month old baby, and are extremly busy.
How on earth does the baby sleep?
Chikpea (author)  Josehf Murchison9 months ago
I don't know...
Chikpea (author)  framistan9 months ago
Good Idea. I've owned a Pomeranian as well, but I guess that I just take it for granted that she wasn't a yippy dog.
Feed it their mouths can't do two things at once.

This works I do it with my neighbors dog and it shuts it up for hours.

Table scraps work great and the dog will be so happy to see you it will sit and beg instead of barking.

It is even more fun to feed it something that will make it dump in the house.

Joe

Chikpea (author)  Josehf Murchison9 months ago
That sounds awesome! I'll have to try it!
Chikpea (author) 9 months ago
These are great answers, but I forgot to mention - I live in an apartment, so my neighbors can't keep the dog in their backyard. I like the shock collar ideas, but if my neighbor sees a wierd collar on their dog - well - they would NOT be happy. Are there any other ideas? And thanks for your help, everyone.
Chikpea (author)  Chikpea9 months ago
Whoops, I meant to say sound collar, not shock collar.
I live in an apartment also so it goes out on the balconey.
Then review your rent agreement. If that dog is causing problems after a certain hour you can report it to the front office and it can reach a point where the front office tells your neighbor the dog needs to stop barking or will have to leave. BTW the ultra sonic devices will work through walls easily.
mpilchfamily9 months ago
Talk to the neighbor. Also check and see if there are any city ordinances related to this. If the dog is excessively load and keeping you up at night they could be fined. But a more fun option would be to make a sound cannon. You'll need a circuit that can produce a 20kHz tone and a transducer capable of outputting 20kHz or more. Then you'll have a nice ear splitting tone that is outside human hearing but should put the dog off balance enough to make it stop barking. Then again it could cause the dog to bark more.
Chikpea (author)  mpilchfamily9 months ago
Nice ideas.
+1

There are commercial anti-barking devices that, effectively, give the dog a zap of annoying ultrasound at the push of a button.
Burf9 months ago
Essentially, there's nothing you personally can do to stop the annoying barking. Any action you took would very likely exacerbate the barking.
Many small breeds are yappers by instinct and must be properly trained by their owners to suppress this natural tendency to bark. My suggestion would be to have a friendly discussion with the dog's owners about the problem and perhaps recommend they look into professional training or keep the dog in their backyard or in the house away from sight of outsiders.
kartoon9 months ago
Hi,

Try to record as clear as possible the barking, as many as you can. Thrn upload it to youtube or anywhere where the shazam can searc. Attach an arduino to your android and connect a modding megafone cone and a ultrasound speaker to it. Then enable shazam. When shazam recognize the barking or parts of it, the arduino starts a loud ultrasound voice to play. Maybe it helps :)