As most of you know, we moved into out new house a few months ago. We moved from a teeny tiny house in the middle of nowhere to a very large house on a big estate. You do this knowing that there might be problems of course. Where there are neighbours, there is the potential for aggravation. I feel we have been very lucky so far. Our neighbours are friendly and don’t make a lot of noise. There is only one irksome thing and that is a barking dog.

We have a dog. She does bark. When she does, we call her in so that she doesn’t annoy anyone. Unfortunately, a nearby neighbour seems immune to her barking dog. She puts it out and leaves it there and it barks and barks and barks. It barks if anyone walks down the path at the end of the garden. It barks if it can hear anyone in their own garden. And it barks when it can’t hear or see anything to bark at. I can cope with most noise but this one really makes me feel tense.

So, the issue is, what do you do about it? There are various options and so far I have taken the ‘say nowt’ approach because we are new neighbours and I hate to fall out with people. I keep telling myself that it will get better and they will start bringing the dog in or disciplining it. 

Only time will tell.


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