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Fairy Lucretia

Fairy Lucretia

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yesterday i heard my neighbour complain to her husband about star barking
so i called her and asked if star was bothering her she said it was and she wasnt very nice

i got upset and took an overdose because i was/am so scared someone will complain to the council and i will have to give star up or move house
what if they take my baby away from me?

she does bark but she is only a ab baby
and she never ever barks at night and sleeps a lot of the day

hermit ,my bf had a word with them and she was much nicer to him

im so scared they will take her
and
if i had to move i have just finished decorating this place after living here for 10 years ,i dont know how to stop her barking x
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Some people just don't like animals, nobody can take Star away from you for barking, I can look on Amazon after work for things to help discourage her from barking if you want, Lu, I at work until 8pm though so it be tonight when I can look things up ♥
 
Fairy Lucretia

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thanks so much x
i just looked on amazon and bought an anti barking devise
i refuse to put one around her neck so bought a hand held one
thanks for replying x
 
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Barking is a normal behaviour for a dog, them taking a dog for barking would be like them taking a cat for meowing or a guinea pig for making the wheeeeet noise when they see food 😉
 
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Hi Lu,

It's not a problem if Star barks.

The factors considered if your neighbour complained would be

(a) If Star barks for prolonged periods

(b) How loudly she barks

(c) What time of day she barks


Star can bark in her own garden providing you bring her indoors or make her stop reasonably quickly.

It is considered reasonable for dogs to bark at the front door and passers by etc.

What you can't do is leave her unattended in the garden to bark continuously or let her bark constantly through the night.

Nobody will take Star away from you - you'd get an informal warning, followed by a fine or two and then finally it would become a court case.

Star is only a puppy. You would be far better investing money in training than buying devices to make her stop. Dog training addresses ALL her behaviours and you'll end up with a sensible, well behaved dog that is a pleasure to own. x

Just for your complete peace of mind, I've linked you to a specialist solicitors in dog law ;)

 
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So sorry to hear this is happening. Is Star barking when you're out of the house and she's alone, or when you're there with her? There's lots of different reasons dogs may bark alot. Excess energy, boredom, anxiety or just because they've learned that it gets them some extra attention! The first step is to try and determine what's causing it. Is it because she's alone, because something is making her anxious, because it's a learned behaviour or just excitability? You can definitely teach Star not to bark so much with some training.

Barking can cause issues with your tenancy in extreme cases, but if it's not excessive and your neighbour is just complaining unecessarily, the council won't do anything. But even in the worse case scenario, you can teach her to bark less. Try to pinpoint what category she is in and why she does it, then you can start managing it and teach her other coping methods.
 
Fairy Lucretia

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star doesn't bark for prolonged periods ,but she barks if she hears other dogs bark
,someone comes to the door ,or if we are playing with her sometimes
she never ever barks at night

and her bark isnt very loud as she is quite small she is only 8 months ols
i hope i dont have to go to court x
 
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Dogs bark, its a part of how they communicate/vocalize with us. She's only a puppy so generally it'd be excitement of everything round her as its so new, playful barks or sometimes they'll do it just for fun of it when they first realize they're able to make a noise. Dog training will address the behaviours she's got and how to minimize it so neighbours don't get annoyed, I work with animals so you could get some puzzle toys (nothing too difficult) with treats in it for her to keep her mind active when you're not home
 
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star doesn't bark for prolonged periods ,but she barks if she hears other dogs bark
,someone comes to the door ,or if we are playing with her sometimes
she never ever barks at night

and her bark isnt very loud as she is quite small she is only 8 months ols
i hope i dont have to go to court x
Nope - you wouldn't.

If a complaint was lodged against you, they would give you an informal warning - next step would be to send someone around with an instrument to measure how long and how loud she barks for. If this is only occasional barking, you have no problems at all - nothing to worry about x
 
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star doesn't bark for prolonged periods ,but she barks if she hears other dogs bark
,someone comes to the door ,or if we are playing with her sometimes
she never ever barks at night

and her bark isnt very loud as she is quite small she is only 8 months ols
i hope i dont have to go to court x
Like others have said, this is normal behaviour for all dogs. If your neighbour decided to make a complaint she would likely be asked to keep a log of the barking such as what times it happened, how long it lasted etc, before further action was taken. From what you've said here, I very much doubt the council would even pursue it.
 
Fairy Lucretia

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thanks so much x
so i made a list of when she barks
im going to try find ways to stop it

im also going to keep a log of when she barks for a week


beagles can be a bit vocal but i cant change that

the neighbour who complained has a dog but it never ,barks but around my area there are dogs that bark all the time

i just know she never barks at night and she definitely doesn't bark continuously throughout the day non stop

she has never liked me -the neighbour -,i think she cant cope with me because she has seen me cry lots which for her would probably not be a good reason for crying
but im very emotional and i don't think she can cope with me x

i just don't know what to do if she keeps barking and they complain-i don't want to move i am settled here and we just decorated

and im not giving her up
i just don't know what people can do to stop their dogs from barking

if star died of old age or natural causes i could cope

but the thought of having to give her up ,i dont know what i would do to myself xx

thanks for support
 
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she's lucky to have an amazing owner like you. You can't really stop dogs barking, it's how they communicate with us & other dogs. Beagles are pretty vocal at times more than other dogs, they like to talk a lot. A lot of the time if you're not home it'll be coz they're bored or they hear something we don't. Word of advice though - do not get those bark collars (shock collars). They are "supposedly" designed as a training tool to stop a dog from barking but it doesn't do that, those collars give dogs a zap when they make noise & scares them, it creates fear out of doing something that's so natural for them & is cruel.

Buy some little puzzle toys, snuffle matts, search up toys to give to them. It'll keep their brain active when you're not home and not allow them to destroy anything of yours coz they're bored
 
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As lunar lady said training would be a good option. You will learn how to have a well rounded dog and it can created a bonding experience between you two. Having a well behaved dog will make life easier for the both of you.
 
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