Happy Pooper Scooper Week! 5 Reasons to Clean Up After Your Dog

In celebration of clean walkways in neighborhoods worldwide, we say "Happy Pooper Scooper Week." Yep, picking up your pet's piles is such a stinky matter that the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPAWs) initiated the first-ever Pooper Scooper Week in 2002. The "holiday" encourages you to clean up after your dog year-round, not just the first week in April.   The 2019-2020 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey reports over 63.4...Read more

How to Stop Dogs Barking at Night (And Restore Peace in the Neighborhood)

Is this your bedtime routine? You get comfy cozy and start dozing off only to be startled by your dog's barking? Perhaps it's the barks from your neighbor's dog that keep you up all night? Excessive barking, regardless of the time of day, can drive you and your neighborhood crazy. The good news is you don't have to lose sleep over dogs barking at night.  Here's the scoop on how you and your pet can...Read more

How to Write a Letter to Your Neighbor About Their Barking Dog (Sample Included)

Does your neighbor's dog barking drive you nuts? Does the dog bark incessantly? If you find yourself in a situation in which your neighbor's dog barks all the time and its owner doesn't seem to do anything about it, good news, you have some options that can help. While you might be tempted to yell at the dog or even your neighbor out of frustration, take a deep breath and try this before you get heated: Write...Read more

Who Do I Call to Complain About a Neighbor’s Barking Dog?

What are the most annoying sounds to the human ear? Fingernails on a chalkboard, car alarms, squeaking brakes, microphone feedback, mosquitoes and flies, and … excessive barking dogs, according to several surveys we found. And when it’s someone else’s dog that’s barking excessively? The annoyance factor can be off the charts. Whether you’re just starting your research for tools to help you stop a barking dog, or you’ve reached your whit’s end and feel you’ve...Read more

How to Stop Your Dog Barking at Neighbors

You really don’t want to be that neighbor, do you? The one with the noisy dog that turns neighbors into “frenemies”?  If your dog is harassing your neighbors and barking constantly, it’s probably for a “good” reason: She has one job — to protect her territory. Your dog is not barking at neighbors because she hates them — that’s not the reason! Dogs tend to bark more when they are at home for this reason; they’re protecting...Read more