I have a neighbor that lets his two dogs out at 4:45am every morning and they bark until they are let back in. We’re friendly with him and we’ve kindly asked a few times that he wait until 7am, but that only lasted about a week. These dogs are not trained at all and they don’t get walked—they are only allowed to roam free in the yard.
We live in a tight little valley and the barking literally sounds amplified. It wakes my husband and I and it also makes my dog growl, if not bark, in our bedroom. I’m expecting a baby in December and I’m mortified that these dogs will affect the baby’s sleep schedule.
I’m getting past the point of being nice about this, so before I text him links to dog trainers and bark collars, what do you think is a reasonable time in the morning to let your dogs bark? Any tips on how to handle this situation?
Ps. This neighbor is retired and isn’t just letting the dogs out before going to work.