Ok, so I knew it was too good to be true. This house and neighborhood could not be so great.
My neighbors have said nothing to me.... well, until tonight. A neighbor two houses down (not close like most housing mind you. Probably a good two acres between us) to complain that my dogs bark all day non stop. He said he just wanted to be neighborly and let me know it was a bother. UGH :boxing:
First of all... my dogs go outside 5 times a day. That is IT. THey go out at about 5 am when Dave is getting ready for work, then at about 930 after they eat, then about 2ish, then about 5-6ish, and then about 10-11ish before we go to bed. Yes, they do bark some like any dog. Gazoo doesn't really do a lot of barking but the other two do more than he.
There is no barking at their first outing... its way early. They do bark some.. rebel and chewy like to bark at the rabbits and squirrels at their next outing. They are quickly reprimanded if they bark or brought in. Their next outing is only about 30 min because its HOT and they seldom bark unless they see people or dogs. The early evening outing is when they bark more, because there is more activity but its not contant or obsessive. Then late at night... again no barking. I just don't get it.
THis guy made a point of telling me about all the neighborhood watch people and such, then proceeded to tell me someone would likely report me and he was surprised no one had yet. *yeah we all know who will right* I tried to be nice and cordial as I could and explain to him that he did NOT hear my dogs bark all night since they are inside all night.
My thoughts are this.... I'll call the local animal shelter to find out what the nuisance laws are here, survey my closer neighbors to see what they think, (he says they must be deaf to have not complained) and then start a journal to document every complaint, every outing time (in and out), and every bark. A pain in the *** but what else can i do.