Author Topic: barking dogs  (Read 3093 times)

Joyce

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barking dogs
« on: November 12, 2001, 12:32:38 AM »
I have two very small dogs, a miniature pinscher and
a miniature poodle.  I live in an apartment in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and I am unable to make
alterations to the walls.  I have recently received
a letter from the landlord about complaints that my
neighbours can hear my dogs barking.  I only leave the
dogs alone a maximum of 4 hours a day and have them in
a cage.  Is there any kind of simple and inexpensive
soundproofing that I can do so that the landlord won't
make me get rid of my dogs?  I love my dogs very much
and can't afford to move.  I have an empty middle
bedroom where I can keep the dogs, but once again,
I cannot put nails or holes in the walls.  I have read
all the FAQs on this site and have not come across a
similar problem.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE HELP.  
I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

bjnash

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Re: barking dogs
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2001, 04:33:26 AM »
: I have two very small dogs, a miniature pinscher and
: a miniature poodle.  I live in an apartment in
: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and I am unable to make
: alterations to the walls.  I have recently received
: a letter from the landlord about complaints that my
: neighbours can hear my dogs barking.  I only leave the
: dogs alone a maximum of 4 hours a day and have them in
: a cage.  Is there any kind of simple and inexpensive
: soundproofing that I can do so that the landlord won't
: make me get rid of my dogs?  I love my dogs very much
: and can't afford to move.  I have an empty middle
: bedroom where I can keep the dogs, but once again,
: I cannot put nails or holes in the walls.  I have read
: all the FAQs on this site and have not come across a
: similar problem.
: IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE HELP.  
: I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.
Is "debarking" them an option?  It may be one- see your vet.  OK- not an option?  See the page about soundproofing a generator: the box described could reduce the barking to where it's not a problem to the neighbours...  You could slide it over their cage while you are gone.  

Nick Halloway

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Re: barking dogs
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2001, 08:34:15 PM »
Read training manuals on how to train the dogs not to bark.
Also separating them may help, so they can't hear each other
bark.  Also maybe cover the kennel to calm them
while you're gone.  Look in rec.pets.dogs.behavior for
on dejanews for posts from other people trying to
stop their dogs barking.  Also I think there are
training collars that will give the dog a small
shock when it barks.
A dog behavior problem, not a soundproofing problem.

: I cannot put nails or holes in the walls.  I have read
: all the FAQs on this site and have not come across a
: similar problem.
: IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE HELP.  
: I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.