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I dont agree with the majority of posters here weening about dogs and noise. My dog protects my family and my property; thats her job. If she judges you to be a threat then she will bark at you. If you dont listen and come to close she will bite you. That what dogs do...
You dog bites anyone here there's a high chance the life expectancy of your dog will be very short, the authorities will have it put down. There is far too much hoo ha in the press when a child gets bitten so if they bite, it's just easier to shoot them and it shows how concerned the authorities really are. Tough it maybe, but that's the way it is.
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I dont agree with the majority of posters here weening about dogs and noise. My dog protects my family and my property; thats her job. If she judges you to be a threat then she will bark at you. If you dont listen and come to close she will bite you. That what dogs do...
Protect you from what? Little children that come too close to your dog?
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Protect you from what? Little children that come too close to your dog?
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Re: Noise complaint about dog barking, what to do?

I have no idea what you are talking about.
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I dont agree with the majority of posters here weening about dogs and noise. My dog protects my family and my property; thats her job. If she judges you to be a threat then she will bark at you. If you dont listen and come to close she will bite you. That what dogs do...
Markalex,

I wish we could turn back the clock, I wish we still lived in a world where common sense and personal responsibility reigned, where people understood that animals are not machines, where live-and-let-live attitudes were more prevalent - and where a dog was still allowed to be a dog.

Sadly, that world is fast disappearing, if not already gone.

While I despair of the the growing stridence of the anti-dog group, I have to acknowledge that reality if I am to give my dog a good life in today's society. For his own good, I have to train my dog out of some instinctive behaviors that society frowns upon - because society has the power to hurt my dog. The best protection I can give my dog is to train him to be a good canine citizen.

If, in your example, my dog were to bite someone who provoked him - even if he did so to protect me - my dog would likely be ordered to be euthanized. The stupidity or malice of the person provoking the dog is sadly not a defense. No, it's not fair. But it is the world we live in.

I have seen increasing numbers of people who have no idea how to act around dogs, I see parents actively teaching their children to fear dogs, I see people acting out of sheer malice. Common sense has all but gone out the window. Remember that one of the proposals mooted by the Bundesrat last year - and I believe still under discussion in the WBK - defined a dog owner as automatically liable for any damage, taking away the accident defense if an owner could show that he had exercised reasonable caution. The implications of such a law terrify me.

I hate the fact that we deny dogs the right to be dogs. I hate the fact that my dogs may not run off lead in the fields. I hate the fact that their freedom is curtailed even in my own garden. But I have to do it, because above all else, my job is to protect my dog.

The only solution I can see is an isolated farmhouse, far away from any neighbors or passers-by. As I wobble on the should-I-stay-or-should-I-go fence, whether I can give my dogs a good life in the face of Swiss anti-dog attitudes is something very much on my mind.

Right now, I'm thinking Wyoming looks good...
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Here, Here for the previous poster.

Back to barking dogs. No mention of the fence between the properties. If the dog can see through it, then close it.

If the owner cannot go into their garden without your dog barking, like the 30 minute dog rant; it is painful. If your dog sees them through the fence then it will bark.
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Can I have a buscuit too?
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...There is far too much hoo ha in the press when a child gets bitten so if they bite, it's just easier to shoot them and it shows how concerned the authorities really are...
What would be a fair solution? Reprimanding the owner?

Dogs are not rational creatures, all this talk about dogs being great beings compared to humans and giving you their entier hearts until the very end is nonsensical. Dogs are animals and they follow their instinct, not their 'heart'. They are brought into human society to co-exist with humans and in that society human life is valued more than a dog's.

Is this fair? Ask yourself honestly whether you would be comfortable living in a society where the life of a dog is more valued than your own. I lived for a few years in a situation where human life was practically worthless and I can tell you that it was not particularly pleasant.
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Can I have a buscuit too?
Only if you good and keep this discussion on track! Dont start "barking up the wrong tree" talking about dogs bites, dog fleas, dog worms, dog poo, other subjects covered in other places...
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Markalex,

I wish we could turn back the clock, I wish we still lived in a world where common sense and personal responsibility reigned, where people understood that animals are not machines, where live-and-let-live attitudes were more prevalent - and where a dog was still allowed to be a dog.

Sadly, that world is fast disappearing, if not already gone.

While I despair of the the growing stridence of the anti-dog group, I have to acknowledge that reality if I am to give my dog a good life in today's society. For his own good, I have to train my dog out of some instinctive behaviors that society frowns upon - because society has the power to hurt my dog. The best protection I can give my dog is to train him to be a good canine citizen.

If, in your example, my dog were to bite someone who provoked him - even if he did so to protect me - my dog would likely be ordered to be euthanized. The stupidity or malice of the person provoking the dog is sadly not a defense. No, it's not fair. But it is the world we live in.

I have seen increasing numbers of people who have no idea how to act around dogs, I see parents actively teaching their children to fear dogs, I see people acting out of sheer malice. Common sense has all but gone out the window. Remember that one of the proposals mooted by the Bundesrat last year - and I believe still under discussion in the WBK - defined a dog owner as automatically liable for any damage, taking away the accident defense if an owner could show that he had exercised reasonable caution. The implications of such a law terrify me.

I hate the fact that we deny dogs the right to be dogs. I hate the fact that my dogs may not run off lead in the fields. I hate the fact that their freedom is curtailed even in my own garden. But I have to do it, because above all else, my job is to protect my dog.

The only solution I can see is an isolated farmhouse, far away from any neighbors or passers-by. As I wobble on the should-I-stay-or-should-I-go fence, whether I can give my dogs a good life in the face of Swiss anti-dog attitudes is something very much on my mind.

Right now, I'm thinking Wyoming looks good...
Good thoughts.
I think the laws should be changed; every parent should be made to compulsorily send their kids to dog-sensitivity courses. Every dog bite incident should be thoroughly investigated by the polizie, and the blame apportioned depending on the degree of provocation and whether the bite was commensurate with that.

Btw: When a dog bites a human, we always make the human seem like the victim; but has anyone spared a thought about the guilt and mental trauma the poor dog experiences afterwards?

p.s. slightly OT, given this was about barking dogs, not biting dogs
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Re: Noise complaint about dog barking, what to do?

When we lived in the U.K., our neighbours two doors up the street had a large dog that barked incessantly, almost every single bl**dy night.
It was kept in a cage in their yard.

They were the kind of people that you didn't mess with.
They were the king of people that the police didn't mess with.

The misery of night after night of being kept awake or being woken up by that dog was immense.

One of the key objectives when we bought our next place was to ensure that none of the neighbours had large dogs that barked at night.

Although a lot of our neighbours here have dogs, none of them bark at night.
If any of them start, I will do everything in my powers to stop it. I'm not going through that misery again.

Personally, I don't give a damn if it's natural for dog to bark.
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When we lived in the U.K., our neighbours two doors up the street had a large dog that barked incessantly, almost every single bl**dy night.
It was kept in a cage in their yard.

They were the kind of people that you didn't mess with.
They were the king of people that the police didn't mess with.

The misery of night after night of being kept awake or being woken up by that dog was immense.

One of the key objectives when we bought our next place was to ensure that none of the neighbours had large dogs that barked at night.

Although a lot of our neighbours here have dogs, none of them bark at night.
If any of them start, I will do everything in my powers to stop it. I'm not going through that misery again.

Personally, I don't give a damn if it's natural for dog to bark.
That is a selfish view. Did you spare a thought for those poor dogs, how much they must have been in misery to be howling into the night?

Did it ever cross your mind to walk over to them, offer some biscuits and ask them if they need anything?
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That is a selfish view. Did you spare a thought for those poor dogs, how much they must have been in misery to be howling into the night?

Did it ever cross your mind to walk over to them, offer some biscuits and ask them if they need anything?
Selfish in what respect? Are you a "good samaritan" for every cause?

You couldn't get near the dog - it was in a walled and fenced rear yard.

And anyway, I thought that wisdom on this thread was not to go up to other people's dogs without invitation and certainly not to feed them.
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Here you have an angry poster who was driven to madness not by a dog barking now and again or indeed quite loudly... it was the incessant barking that drive him insane...

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Here you have an angry poster who was driven to madness not by a dog barking now and again or indeed quite loudly... it was the incessant barking that drive him insane...
And I think that the problem is that people have different tolerance levels.

I'm not sure I'd want to go through that again.
I'd probably give it a week and then investigate (after all, it might be a poorly dog recuperating from illness).
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Selfish in what respect? Are you a "good samaritan" for every cause?

You couldn't get near the dog - it was in a walled and fenced rear yard.

And anyway, I thought that wisdom on this thread was not to go up to other people's dogs without invitation and certainly not to feed them.
Tch Tch, you don't get it. Don't you know, dogs are man's best friends, dogs have equal, if not more rights than people? Isn't it kinda heartless to ignore and try to sleep when your friend could be in distress right next door?

Get the point now?
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Re: Neighbor a dog Pensioner and there is barking all the time

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I am in Vaud and loving the life here.
That said we live in an attached house with a yard where attached to
a neighbor who happens to be a dog pensioner.


The barking is quite disturbing. I too have two small dogs that I have trained with persistence like another post not to bark at people or other dogs walking by.


Also the lady pensioner is with cane.


What should I do?
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I have the same problem but its the reverse in that the dog noise is coming from my neighbor who is a dog pensioner. It happens mostly on weekends and it consistent with holidays and half terms. She house 2-7 dogs at any given time and one is a basset hound and one has had its bark removed but it makes a raspy horrible noise instead of a bark.


I have asked her first very politely to have a care. Then it was better but started again and I then said I was not standing for it and would call the police next time. Then it was better now its easter Sunday and they were howling and crying since 7 this morning. I called the police who came within 5 minutes and delivered a warning. I took my dogs who are trained by my methodical vigilance to not bark, for a walk and when I came back found a cooked chicken bone in my yard. I guess I'm in trouble with this one.
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I have the same problem but its the reverse in that the dog noise is coming from my neighbor who is a dog pensioner. It happens mostly on weekends and it consistent with holidays and half terms. She house 2-7 dogs at any given time and one is a basset hound and one has had its bark removed but it makes a raspy horrible noise instead of a bark.


I have asked her first very politely to have a care. Then it was better but started again and I then said I was not standing for it and would call the police next time. Then it was better now its easter Sunday and they were howling and crying since 7 this morning. I called the police who came within 5 minutes and delivered a warning. I took my dogs who are trained by my methodical vigilance to not bark, for a walk and when I came back found a cooked chicken bone in my yard. I guess I'm in trouble with this one.
What's wrong with a Basset Hound???? We have three and they are absolutely adorable. They only bark when they want their dinner!

But seriously it sound like you do have a problem now, although I must say that I do not understand someone who likes dogs and looks after dogs intentionally going out of their way to harm other dogs. I assume that the chicken bone wasn't intended for you.

  1. I would call the police again and ask them what they suggest
  2. I would certainly call the police again to ask them to come out if the dogs are excessively noisy during the "quiet times" in your commune, the more complaints you have on record the better.
  3. If the dogs are being left alone for extended periods of time it may be a matter for the animal protection people. If you can be sure that your neighbour is trying to harm your dogs then it most certainly would be a case for the animal protection people. When it comes to pursuing people who are trying to harm animals they can be like a dog with a bone (pardon the pun).
  4. If you have legal insurance, have a word with them and see what they can suggest.
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