I work nights and try to sleep when I can. My problem is my neighbors on 3 sides have dogs...which bark at each other and together form a choir through which I cannot sleep. Unfortunately complaints to the owners have gone unheeded and I have not yet complained to city code enforcement due to diffferent cities (I live right on city lines) ....anybody know if there are any methods that REALLY WORK/ I have heard of ultrasonic noise controls...do they really work or just hype?? any suggestions welcome. We would like to put a swimming pool in our backyard too...but the small lots and noisy dogs are a major deterrent....
Apr 10, '04
Quote from shodobe
This is why I moved out of a urban area to a very rural area. My dogs can bark until they are hoarse and no one will care.
Well, I moved to a semi-rural area where everybody, and I mean everybody has dogs. Lots of them. At least two dogs per household in most cases, often three or four.
Doesn't necessarily solve the noise problem. Although it's not too bad actually. But when there's a stranger in the neighborhood, believe me, you know. Once one dog starts barking, the entire neigborhood is in an uproar.
I guess that's can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. But you do always know when the door knockers are coming, so I put my dogs in the front yard and that scares them off.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Apr 10, '04
Apr 10, '04
feel for you. I'm in a small town and in my neighborhood, there's only one home that doesn't have a dog. We have noise ordinances, fortunately, and also, amazingly, the ones closest to me aren't bad barkers, or their owners are fairly sensitive to annoying their neighbors, so I feel fortunate. (It hasn't always been that way-- I called the police for a next-door neighbor's German Shepherd barking years ago.)
, once we open our windows for the warmer weather, I may be singing a different tune. In the meantime, so you can get your sleep, get a box fan and turn it on high or get one or two of these "Sleep Sounds" from Hammmacher Schlemmer which emit white noise and have helped me to sleep in spite of the sometimes noisy street we live on. They're also great to take when you travel for noisy hotels and the like.The ordering page is here:
Last edit by RN-PA on Apr 10, '04