still can’t figure out why people post stuff about having herpes and warts on facebook. do they not know that shit is forever, and now all of your friends know and will probably tell people you try to hook up with in the future?
and now anytime i meet someone named Josef, i shall wonder…
I’m hoping it’s some form of PSA so that they can feel like they don’t have to individually contact the people on their friends list who they may have slept with. I’m guessing they are just stupid though.
or perhaps you are the idiot for thinking he is the idiot when he was in fact being ironic in his idiocy..unless you were being ironic in your idiocy making me the idiot…although this begs the question whether or not I am being ironic right now….not even I am sure.
MsBuzz, why would I slip tranquilizers to the owners? Then they’re not there to throttle the dog and I’m left having to do it. All that sedating the owners does it make them even more immune to the dog’s annoying yapping. Use some imagination, give them stimulants and then lock the dog in a box under their bed so that its incessant barking makes their nerves jangle as much as mine do.
Training your dog to NOT annoy your neighbors? Haha that’s funny.
I’ve got my dog trained to open the latch on the gate and to do his business on my neighbor’s lawn. I’m trying to get Abe to go right under the window so my neighbor can’t see him because Abe’s been caught a couple times and attacked with a garden hose.
How DO you train a dog to stop barking? I know when training it to not do something, when it does do the unwanted behaviour, give it a swat and a firm voice immediately so it registers in the dog’s brain that it was bad. Does it work with barking, though?
My dog barks way too much in the house and I keep smacking her around afterwards, she doesn’t seem to get it. Any ideas on a new approach before someone spouts abuse?
(google just gives me the same method I’ve BEEN doing.)
I’ve thought several times about buying a bark collar and putting it on my neighbor’s dog. Do you think they would be upset or would they thank me? I also wonder how they can sleep with their dog barking all night if I can’t. I want whatever sedatives they’re taking to be able to sleep through it!
I didn’t know dogs were given tramadol either. I’ve only ever had it after surgery and I can’t say I enjoyed it – it made me feel awful but was a good pain-killer. Morphine is more relaxing, especially if you’re given antihistamine as well (for the morphine itch).
no you’re wrong dustin is a stupid poopoohead he thinks that if there was no electricity we could watch television but he is silly because if there was no electricity we couldn’t watch television because television needs electricity to work you are all stupid
Couple things I’ve done to a neighbor’s dog to get it to shut up.
1) Smear peanut butter on the fence or nearby area at night where the dog usually walks. Skunks love peanut butter and will smell it and find it. Dog comes up to skunk and bark at it, skunk sprays it, dog shuts up.
2) Put hot pepper seeds in some food and gave it to the dog, all that dog would ever do is just open his mouth with it’s tongue sticking out licking the side of it’s face.
Keona – it’s very hard to train out hundreds of years of breeding. Dogs bark naturally, they bark for hunting, they bark for herding, they bark for guarding. It used to be a desirable trait in a dog, when they were used for work. Now they’re family pets, but they still have this genetic need to “work”, therefore they bark.
Ever hear a beagle when it sees a cat/rabbit/fucking leaf blow by? They don’t SHUT THE FUCK UP.
The only way is a hot dog stuffed with tramadol. Peace out, barking fucker.
It is NOT difficult to train your dog to shut the hell up, and if you can’t do it, you shouldn’t be a dog owner, because you’re too damn lazy. Watch The Dog Whisperer, for christ’s sake, he can train a dog to stop barking in a 5 minute session.
Honestly, the best way to get a dog to stop barking is an ultrasonic transmitter. All it takes is putting it up in a tree and checking the batteries every few months and there’s no way to end up getting yourself in trouble with it because it doesn’t actually do damage to the dog, just annoys it.
I’ve taken mine with me everywhere I’ve gone and never had neighbourhood dogs bark past night two or three after I’ve set it up. Thing works like a charm, is legal, and doesn’t require me to get myself out of bed in the middle of the night to do something physical.
I have two dogs and, on the rare occasion that they bark when they’re outside (which is normally because one of the neighbour’s dogs is trying to attack them through the fence), they only get one or maybe two barks out before they’re inside. While it’s not possible to train a dog 100% not to bark, it is definitely possible to train your dogs to only bark in extreme circumstances and to not just leave them to bark. A dog that is barking constantly for more than a minute or two is poorly trained, under exercised and not being cared for by its owner. I have hounds myself, which are considered to be among the worst barkers and yet they rarely bark and never for longer than the time it takes me to get to the back door and bring them in. Simple as that. Being responsible and on top of things negates 99% of the annoyance of a dog’s natural barking instincts. Which, by the way, do NOT explain the dogs that yap their heads off for minutes or even hours at a time: the instinct is to bark only long enough to communicate, not to sit there and be a huge barking target for predators/warning for prey.
@59 I love you. Ditto everything you’ve said. My neighbors dogs bark like mad. They’re confined to a 10×10 porch area almost 24 hours a day, one is a lab mix that is never (NEVER!) exercised. They see how well behaved my dog is and asked me to help them train their dogs, I told them step one is to exercise the dogs – there is a vast, vast, vast difference in behaviour between a bored, unexercised dog and a tired dog. It only takes one day to see the difference. And it’s free. Takes 30-60 minutes of your time. But people would rather pay money than exercise or take time out of the day to exercise their dog.
Anyway, that said, those ultrasonic things are a good 2nd step when the dogs aren’t yours and there is nothing you can do. HOWEVER – Those things on TV though are a bunch of junk – the “dog remote”, “As Seen On TV” things? You can’t just point those at a dog that is about to attack you and have it run away. Those things are a lawsuit in the making. Go to Home Depot, down the pet aisle next to the electric collars, find the device that looks like a little tiny bird house decoration, buy that, hang it outside within the recommended location to the overly-barking dogs.
I have two dogs that I also call in as soon as the start to bark. They quickly learn that outside time is over if they act afool. I don’t want them to bark not only because it’s annoying as fuck to me, and my neighbors. But, I know that there are fucking morons like Eva who would poison an animal to get it to shut up.
By the way, a double human sized dose of tramadol would probably do more than just sedate a medium sized dog.