Its probably a common story....
We live in a tightly packed terraced street.
Our neighbour already owning a terrier which runs loose on the road most of the time has also acquired a golden labrador.
The thing spends most of its day in their small back garden barking and howling for hours on end.
Our issue is two fold:
1) our houses are very small, and having a large heavy dog barking non stop day & night is driving us nuts.
2) I don't blame the animal because its so sad to see it cooped up all day every day, the thing must be driven to distraction with the boredom.
I approched my neighbour, using the angle of 'is there something wrong with the dog?' Their response was.... "its a dog & dogs bark".
I suggested if it had spent the last 7hrs barking non stop (which it had) then something must be wrong.
This was responded with a "well you know what you can do.....<insert abuse>!".
We don't think we are in the wrong here
I dont think its fair to have a big dog baying all day about 20 feet from where I'm sitting now, thats no quality of life to have.
I also think the dog wouldnt act like that if it was treated properly & with care & stimulation.
Has anyone any advise on how we should approach this or what to do next?