I’m sure you’re not alone in this problem. In fact, I still struggled with this irritation, and have for years. Working at home or even going into the kitchen for breakfast or lunch while that boarder collie continues to yap feels more than annoying.￼
I love dogs as you know if you’ve read my blog, Dog Leader Mysteries.￼
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Yet living with a dog yapping every 4 to 5 seconds can drive me right up the wall.￼ Unfortunately I have such a neighbor. She had a small Pomeranian who insisted on barking nonstop for days on end. Being in our backyard was quite unpleasant during those times.
One of the problems Continues to be that she uses a dog door to let her dogs out anytime for the day. She works. So she would need to come home and let her dog out. In fact, she regularly comes home for lunch and lets her dog out￼.
When she is home, the dog rarely barks in the backyard. When she is gone the dog barks nonstop all evening or all afternoon. And the dog loves to bark at us when we step outside and when I garden or walk in the backyard￼.
We just met a lovely and calm border collie. Watched him run and catch a soft frisbee for nearly an hour. The old adage is, “a tired dog is a good dog.”
We will be writing a blog post about him soon.￼