Saturday, January 30, 2010

Man Problems

My new man (okay dog) has been good...mostly. He hasn't destroyed anything. He hasn't peed or pooped in the house. He doesn't bark, as a matter of fact I didn't hear him bark until three days after he came to live me. He barked at someone knocking on the door. I thought, "Whew, I got lucky! He is a well behaved quiet doggy!" Until I came home from work yesterday. There was a note taped to my door. This is what it said:

Excuse me,

Your dog has been barking non-stop since 7:00 A.M. this morning & it is now almost 4:30 P.M. in the afternoon. This is very disturbing. Please do something about this!

Your Neighbors little guy seems to have a bit of separation anxiety. I've done all the things it says to do online for this. He has been crated. He goes into the crate willingly and even seems to like it while I'm home. I put a t-shirt with my scent on it in there. I've given him chew toys and a kong full of his food.

I left today for a couple hours to have lunch with a friend. When I came back he was howling and crying. Any suggestions?

Oh yeah, and the neighbors? I don't know which neighbors left the note. I spoke to a couple of them today, and they both said they hadn't heard him. I went to my upstairs neighbors' apartment (I know they are home because I can hear them), but they didn't answer the door when I knocked. Passive aggressive much?


Jenny DB said...

i bet your dog will get better as it gets used to being away ... hopefully!! I'd try around and leave your cell and ask them to call you if it happens, that way at least they wont go to management.

SaneAndSingle said...

I've already gone to management and told them. They weren't really concerned and said the same thing you did...that he is just getting used to his new home.

The big draw of this complex is that it is pet friendly. So anyone who moves here better be prepared to hear dogs bark. I do understand it can be annoying if it's continuous for hours though.

All Women Stalker said...

I'm pretty sure the poor guy will get used to not having you around soon. The neighbors will have to learn to deal with it in the meantime :)