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Old 01-10-2019, 11:09 AM
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Have you tried to make friends with the dog? I've done it. Took over an hour just sitting at the fence with the back of my hand held out towards him. We both finally got close enough that he could smell/touch me. I stayed there for a long time and finally was able to pet him. Now he sees me or anyone in my yard and doesn't bark.

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Old 01-10-2019, 11:21 AM
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Your wasting your time trying to block the dogs view. I'm guessing this is the neighbor that sits in their house 24/7 while their dog are outside barking. I'd go talk to them and explain how you enjoy being outside but their dog is constantly barking at you making it miserable. If that does not work I like the air horn idea. It scares the crap out of the dog and it also makes your neighbor aware of the issue. If they come out bitching explain why you blasted the dog and how you have talked to them prior. If they keep bitching then blast them with the air horn. Do not pepper spray the dog or anything else illegal because that only makes you the bad guy and not the dogs owners.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:32 AM
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I've had this exact problem. Blocking the view doesn't work - they still hear you and then bark more because they cant see what you are doing but they know you are there. I talked to my neighbors about it and they were nice but clearly didn't care. I don't know if it was that they were their before we bought, or if they figured we were gone all day at work so who cares, etc. The dog was a nice dog, just was never socialized so barking was how she "talked". She was not aggressive and if you stood out there and talked to her, she would come right over to the fence, barking and all excited. If you talked to her for a few minutes, she'd calm down and stop barking - until you stopped talking to her or walked away !! So then I tried that ultra sonic thingy - it didn't work for me. I don't know if it was the dog breed or what but it didn't work. Then I got a sling shot and fired ice cubes at the dog. The ice cubes would hit the fence, shatter and spray the dog with ice. She would stop. Over the course of a couple months, I trained the dog so when she saw me come out the back door, she would come to the fence and wag her tail, but no barking. (If it was not me, she'd bark her azz off!) I would always go right over to the fence and pet her for a moment, give her a treat, and then she was fine. I dont know if it will work for you but good luck to you.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback

The neighbors are nice and constantly apologize about the dog, but I don't think they can stop it. He is just a super aggressive little ice hole.... He is not barking to be friendly, he tries to get at me through the fence.

They have another dog who is friendly but when the little piece of evil starts yapping, the big one gets aggressive too. When just the big one is around, he stands up to the top of the fence to play and get pet.

Looking at all options here that don't hurt the little pita and may give one of those anti barking devices a try. Doubt it will work, but I guess it is worth a shot
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Finfever21 View Post
Just get your wife to spray the little shit with pepper spray in a moments notice while you simultaneously pull your crocodile Dundee knife at the same time your threatening the neighbor about the dog. Problem solved.
I see what you did there.....well done....

Now about that acre distance thing...…..
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:04 PM
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:06 PM
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You can always walk outside after 10PM, get the mutt barking and then call the cops about noise violation?
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by InTheNet View Post
If it hears you it will bark.
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Neighbor 2 doors down have 2 big dogs that bark at everything.
Neighbors on each side complained. They put up an 8 foot vinyl fence.
Basically built them a compound.

Did not stop them from barking.I swear it is louder and they bark more now as they can't see anything.

We each have 2 acres.
They spent some serious bucks on their fence.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
Moved into a new to me house a few months ago and have a great yard that I thoroughly enjoy. However, my neighbors have a rather aggressive little PITA dog. Not sure of the breed but they have told me he got out once and bit a neighbor.

He is quite aggressive and every time I am in my yard he will not stop barking, it is really ruining my ability to do yard work, work on boats or just enjoy any peace and quiet.

Neighbors have a split rail fence to keep the mutt from getting out but what I would like to do is talk to them about some kind of visual barrier that will block him from seeing me and then hopefully keep him from barking. Maybe just up one or two rails so the little bastage can't see me.

Any suggestions for something that will be a visual block but also look decent?

No, you do not want to see pics of the neighbors wife and no, I do not want to harm the PITA devil mutt in any way
I would already be setting 6' privacy fence posts and have the fence up within a week. If the dog kept barking after that was up, I'd put another layer of fence boards blocking even the tiniest viewable spaces. IF that didn't work, we would be talking about how to resolve the problem. It's been my experience neighbors may sound concerned but they really don't give a sh#$ since it doesn't bother them. And all the anti bark crap devices/methods take time, money and aggravation to try. But I'm also not of fan of neighbors either so the fence covers both sources of irritation.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:44 PM
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I had a dog issue like this, I started feeding it every time we fired up the grill or smoker...he decided we were buddies pretty soon.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:47 PM
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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I was walking past a tall wooden fence the other day in front of the mental institution, you know the kind you see outside a building site. As I walked along beside it I heard chanting coming from behind the fence further up... they were chanting numbers, or rather just one number.

"Thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, ..." they excitedly chanted. It sounded like a small crowd, young and old; men, women and children. All of them saying the same number over and over.

As I approached I saw a small hole in the fence just big enough to look through. The hole was right where the sound appeared to be originating from.

So, with the crowd continuing to chant "... thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen" and it seeming to become more intense as I leaned down to place my eye at the hole and work out WTF was happening in there.

Just as I put my eye to the hole some asshole used a stick and poked me in the eye and the crowd stared cheered loudly and started chanting again..

"Fourteen, fourteen, fourteen..."
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:15 AM
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:08 PM
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Dogs bark more at what they hear and smell than what they see.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Finsinchessy View Post
Dogs bark more at what they hear and smell than what they see.
BS. I have completely obliterated this belief many times over the years. Unusual sounds will excite a dog but once they become used to normal everyday sounds, they adapt. But a visual will ALWAYS stimulate their protective instincts.
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Originally Posted by GulfC View Post
BS. I have completely obliterated this belief many times over the years. Unusual sounds will excite a dog but once they become used to normal everyday sounds, they adapt. But a visual will ALWAYS stimulate their protective instincts.
Ok, just trying to help.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:54 AM
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:06 AM
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Your wasting your time trying to block the dogs view. I'm guessing this is the neighbor that sits in their house 24/7 while their dog are outside barking. I'd go talk to them and explain how you enjoy being outside but their dog is constantly barking at you making it miserable. If that does not work I like the air horn idea. It scares the crap out of the dog and it also makes your neighbor aware of the issue. If they come out bitching explain why you blasted the dog and how you have talked to them prior. If they keep bitching then blast them with the air horn. Do not pepper spray the dog or anything else illegal because that only makes you the bad guy and not the dogs owners.
This and if all else fails, call animal control.
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