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AITA: Neighbor Complains About Constantly Barking Dog, Family Has To Rehome Him

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    Font - AITA for reporting a neighbours noisy dog causing them to have to get rid of it? Not the A-hole Around mid January this year, the people that live behind me got a new puppy. I live in central London so we're all pretty tightly packed and their garden backs onto the garden of my downstairs neighbour. Almost right away the dog would bark constantly any time it was in the garden. I'm talking a bark every 1-2 seconds for 10-15 minutes kind of barking. That's cool. It's a puppy and doesn't kno

    To be honest, OP sounds like a perfectly reasonable person. We'd like to say that we wouldn't mind hearing a doggo barking frequently, IF we knew that he was also being treated well, but there is definitely something fishy going on here. The owners don't seem to be the slightest bit interested in training their doggo and that's a shame. 

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    Font - Its been a couple of months since I started completing and yesterday I was leaning out of my window and the dog owner asked if I had complained and I said I had. She said they had to get rid of the dog and its my fault. It was a dog for her kid and the kids distraught. I told her that if she trained the dog and stopped locking it outside, there wouldn't have been an issue. She called me a dick head and went back inside. As far as I know, the council gives people a fair chance to sort out
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    Font - Dansn_lawlipop · 13d Partassipant [3] 1 Award NTA She didn't wanna properly train the dog and suffered the consequences of that. SHE'S akhead for locking the dog outside when she got tired of it. 6 Reply 1 2.8k eqnrc · 13d Partassipant [1] Yeah, this smacks of someone getting a dog for their child without really thinking about the effort (and expense) involved in properly looking after it. Instead of putting on her big girl panties and dealing with the issue, the neighbor has gotten rid o

    SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK.

    Getting a dog is a huge responsibility and commitment, you are literally responsible for the life and well being of this creature. Dogs are intelligent animals and they know when they are not being treated properly. Let's get this doggo rehomed to a family that can treat him the way he deserves to be treated!

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    Font - Tomarerax • 13d hole Enthusiast [7] NTA - they needed to train the dog. I'm a dog owner myself and l'm super mindful every time she barks 6 Reply 1 523 EsseB420 OP • 13d I couldn't care less about the odd bark here and there. The dog could see a squirrel and go off. That's normal. London is noisy anyway. I just got the impression that locking the dog out was their idea of training it with punishment.
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    Font - Arnoldie • 13d Partassipant [1] NTA. You saved that dog a world of pain G Reply 194 EsseB420 OP • 13d It did look to me that they'd just put the dog outside as some kind of punishment. I've never owned a dog but I'm pretty sure that isn't gonna train it to do anything other than bark to get back in. 100
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    Font - StepRightUpMarchPush · 13d NTA That poor dog was barking all day because it was bored out of its mind. I used to live next to people who had a dog that never left the backyard. It barked all day from sun up to sundown. I even called animal control a few times because I was legitimately worried about the health of the dog. When they moved, it was amazing. But I always felt bad for that dog.
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    Font - bzsbal • 13d NTA I have 3 dogs. One who is an exceptional guard dog, that whenever he hears anything out of the norm or hears the neighbors in their yard he starts barking. This sets off another one of my dogs. As soon as they get into a barking jag, I try and stop them by saying firmly "leave it". 99% of the time they stop. The other 1% they get on a rant, I bring them inside. I don't want to be that neighbor with the loud dogs.
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    Font - bgraphics · 13d Partassipant [4] NTA If you can't take care of a pet you don't get to own a pet. Her kids are probably a nightmare as well
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    Font - Himantolophus · 13d Asshole Enthusiast [6] NTA The council wouldn't have told her to get rid of the dog, they'd have told her to stop the dog from being so noisy. According to this site, An abatement notice can be served by the local authority if they are satisfied that a noise problem amounts to a statutory nuisance. The notice may require that the noise be stopped altogether or limited to certain times of day. The notice can be served on the person responsible for the noise, who then ha
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    Rectangle - sillykitty_ • 13d NTA, I have a dog whole rarely barks (thank God) didn't need to train that, it's just the breed. But when he does bark, I'm like "sush!" And he stops. It takes time to train, but it's necessary!
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    Organism - Warriorwitch79 · 13d NTA, and putting it outside and locking the door is a dinkhead move. Exception is when you're putting them outside to do their business. Dogs are social creatures and if they're shut out, this tends to be the reaction. They don't understand why they're being shut out, and are vocalizing their displeasure the only way they know how. People like this utterly tick me off. DO NOT get a dog if this is what you're going to do with it!
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    Font - JoeyDee9 · 13d I wish this worked for my fiancée and I at our old rental. 8 months of calling animal control for dog barking 4-6 hours a day. Barking at 2am that would last hours. I reported this lady time and time again, spoke to the police, had her fined multiple times, and animal control still couldn't make her get rid of her dogs. She started with like 8 and we ended up breaking our lease to buy a house away from her. During the last week of living there I snapped, cussed her out over

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Kalila is a city girl at heart but also appreciates a nature-heavy camping getaway. She is an avid anime watcher, cat lover, student of life, and writer. She is passionate about animals (duh!) and enjoys a good novel. Her dream is to live in a tiny house overlooking the grand canyon with her partner, two cats, and an endless supply of chai tea.