Sheila Wayman fears noise complaints over her two Jack Russells' barking will lead to a court battle

Neighbours have made noise complaints about Sheila Wayman's Jack Russells Bob (front) and Wilf

Neighbours have made noise complaints about Sheila Wayman's Jack Russells Bob (front) and Wilf

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TO THE unsuspecting eye they are just two little dogs minding their own business.

Jack Russell brothers Bob and Wilf have been happily living with their owner Sheila Wayman at their Hedge End home since they were puppies.

But their antics in the early hours of the morning when they are left home alone has now landed them all in the dock because its sending neighbours barking mad.

Daily Echo:

Bob (left) and Wilf's barking has caused neighbours to lodge noise complaints

Despite buying anti-barking collars, confining the dogs to the kitchen and keeping the television on for them, Ms Wayman says she has been unable to stop the seven-year-old dogs barking while she is at work.

Southampton Magistrates Court heard how Eastleigh Borough Council’s Environmental Health team had compiled a dossier of evidence against the dogs after a series of complaints about the noise first thing in the morning when their owner has gone to work.

As one of only two dustbin ladies working for Eastleigh Borough Council, 46-year-old Ms Wayman leaves her Crusader Close home at 5am every day.

It is between 6am and 7am that the dogs have been heard barking intermittently causing her neighbour “distress” and a lack of sleep.

Ms Wayman was served with an abatement notice ordering her to take action to stop the nuisance barking earlier in the year, but as the complaints continued council staff visited the property next-door on three occasions in May and have compiled a report noting on the noise sending neighbours barking mad.

The dossier revealed how on one visit, environment health technician Kathryn Jones recorded 40 seconds of barking at 6.42am, ten barks at 7.06am, a minute of barking at 7.14am and 30 seconds of barking at 7.16am.

In her witness statement she wrote: “I feel it was sufficient to wake a person from sleep and would have prevented them from going back to sleep”.

Ms Wayman pleaded guilty to three offences of breaching a noise abatement notice but fears that she will face the courts again because she does not know what more she can do.

She told the Daily Echo: “I know that they bark and I know it can be annoying but it is not constant.

“I’ve tried everything to stop it but what more can I do apart from either getting rid of them or giving up my job?

“They don’t make any noise when I am home and I feel victimised for being a single working person. That’s what aggravates me because nobody has come to speak to me in person.”

Ms Wayman was fined £150 for breaching the notice, plus £150 costs and a victim surcharge of £20.

Deputy Leader Councillor Anne Winstanley said: “This outcome should act as a warning to other residents who cause a noise nuisance that the council will not hesitate to take action to protect the interests of residents.”

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6:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies.
Its just pure selfishness.
You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies. Its just pure selfishness. bigfella777
  • Score: -10

6:58am Wed 30 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

Lack of sleep between 6 - 7 a.m ??? do all the fussy neighbours have night work then
Lack of sleep between 6 - 7 a.m ??? do all the fussy neighbours have night work then mickey01
  • Score: -23

7:03am Wed 30 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

mickey01 wrote:
Lack of sleep between 6 - 7 a.m ??? do all the fussy neighbours have night work then
Oh mickey what a pity you don't understand
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: Lack of sleep between 6 - 7 a.m ??? do all the fussy neighbours have night work then[/p][/quote]Oh mickey what a pity you don't understand Zexagon
  • Score: 25

7:38am Wed 30 Jul 14

Brite Spark says...

Then there's people who finish night watches and want to get to sleep about 7 or 8am, must be infuriating for them.
Then there's people who finish night watches and want to get to sleep about 7 or 8am, must be infuriating for them. Brite Spark
  • Score: 18

7:49am Wed 30 Jul 14

joiner123 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies.
Its just pure selfishness.
If dogs are brought up and trained properly from an early age there's no reason why they cant be left alone. People buy puppies with reading up what to do with them hence this happening. My neighbours dogs are the same as the ones in this story. My do called big vicious dangerously aggressive rottweiler doesn't bat an eyelid, because it was trained properly.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies. Its just pure selfishness.[/p][/quote]If dogs are brought up and trained properly from an early age there's no reason why they cant be left alone. People buy puppies with reading up what to do with them hence this happening. My neighbours dogs are the same as the ones in this story. My do called big vicious dangerously aggressive rottweiler doesn't bat an eyelid, because it was trained properly. joiner123
  • Score: 54

8:21am Wed 30 Jul 14

skeptik says...

Remember talking to a friend as he waited for a couple to arrive to look at his house which was up for sale. They parked up all smiles and handshakes - then the barking started - they were down the drive and into their car like a shot - as the neighbours dogs started. Frankly I would have done the same.
Remember talking to a friend as he waited for a couple to arrive to look at his house which was up for sale. They parked up all smiles and handshakes - then the barking started - they were down the drive and into their car like a shot - as the neighbours dogs started. Frankly I would have done the same. skeptik
  • Score: 17

8:35am Wed 30 Jul 14

tootle says...

All we know is what the echo is reporting. Had neighbours with a dog in their garden. One woke up with it barking, one went to bed with it barking, it barked most of the day, when it paused for breath one of the local yappy dogs got it's 5 eggs in(who could blame it), eventually the dog went but it took 8 months!!!!
It is possible that pre 7am counts as a noise nuisance but the dogs carry on all the time the lady is out? My Dad lived next door to a dog that whined when owners at work. He asked and they allowed him to walk the overactive pooch whilst they were at work. Problem solved.
All we know is what the echo is reporting. Had neighbours with a dog in their garden. One woke up with it barking, one went to bed with it barking, it barked most of the day, when it paused for breath one of the local yappy dogs got it's 5 eggs in(who could blame it), eventually the dog went but it took 8 months!!!! It is possible that pre 7am counts as a noise nuisance but the dogs carry on all the time the lady is out? My Dad lived next door to a dog that whined when owners at work. He asked and they allowed him to walk the overactive pooch whilst they were at work. Problem solved. tootle
  • Score: 31

8:45am Wed 30 Jul 14

Allthismoaningisseriouslydepressing! says...

Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved!
Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved! Allthismoaningisseriouslydepressing!
  • Score: -21

8:49am Wed 30 Jul 14

babysnooky says...

I'm sorry to say this I've got a jack Russell cross chihuahua and mine barks and even high pitch screams when phone goes off I leave the TV on for her when I'm not about I've always said to my neighbour if I've gone out and she is going badly could she just check on her which my neighbour does and it's the same for my neighbours dog who does the same and he is a staff my other side neighbour who works nights has never complained about my dog they have said they haven't heard her but I know mine does as been indoors or in my back garden when she's done it to be honest it's a jack Russell thing they get lonely I've even got her a german shepherd for her to have a friend even though she's not as bad as she was she still does it
I'm sorry to say this I've got a jack Russell cross chihuahua and mine barks and even high pitch screams when phone goes off I leave the TV on for her when I'm not about I've always said to my neighbour if I've gone out and she is going badly could she just check on her which my neighbour does and it's the same for my neighbours dog who does the same and he is a staff my other side neighbour who works nights has never complained about my dog they have said they haven't heard her but I know mine does as been indoors or in my back garden when she's done it to be honest it's a jack Russell thing they get lonely I've even got her a german shepherd for her to have a friend even though she's not as bad as she was she still does it babysnooky
  • Score: -7

8:59am Wed 30 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Small dogs... yapp,yapp,yapp,yapp,
yapp... yapp,yapp,yapp...

Big dogs... WOOF... job done
Small dogs... yapp,yapp,yapp,yapp, yapp... yapp,yapp,yapp... Big dogs... WOOF... job done Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 7

9:29am Wed 30 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Then there's people who finish night watches and want to get to sleep about 7 or 8am, must be infuriating for them.
get a day job then ,or ear plugs ,or better still ,get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: Then there's people who finish night watches and want to get to sleep about 7 or 8am, must be infuriating for them.[/p][/quote]get a day job then ,or ear plugs ,or better still ,get a life. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: -24

9:35am Wed 30 Jul 14

boilerman says...

We have a neighbour with seven small dogs, we get far more than 40 seconds of barking sometimes it can go on for 1o or 15 minutes before they are told in a loud voice F@cking shut up.
We have asked them to do something , but it still goes on, other neighbours have complained to no avail.
It is difficult to make it official as this can cause a problem if we decided to move.
We have a neighbour with seven small dogs, we get far more than 40 seconds of barking sometimes it can go on for 1o or 15 minutes before they are told in a loud voice F@cking shut up. We have asked them to do something , but it still goes on, other neighbours have complained to no avail. It is difficult to make it official as this can cause a problem if we decided to move. boilerman
  • Score: 16

9:44am Wed 30 Jul 14

p82125 says...

Allthismoaningisseri
ouslydepressing!
wrote:
Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved!
Oh how I wish I lived next door to you. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable measured response ! Spin your argument on it's head for a minute and imagine you are on the receiving end of this. Pathetic that you fail to see how annoying and frustrating it is to listen to a dog barking all day, for 5 minutes, for 1 minute, or at all. The "causing of unnecessary grief " is the owner letting the dogs bark, not the people making the complaint. It is the council taking them to court and they are in place to stop things like this happening. Buy a ***** book and read up how society works, problem solved !
[quote][p][bold]Allthismoaningisseri ouslydepressing![/bold] wrote: Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved![/p][/quote]Oh how I wish I lived next door to you. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable measured response ! Spin your argument on it's head for a minute and imagine you are on the receiving end of this. Pathetic that you fail to see how annoying and frustrating it is to listen to a dog barking all day, for 5 minutes, for 1 minute, or at all. The "causing of unnecessary grief " is the owner letting the dogs bark, not the people making the complaint. It is the council taking them to court and they are in place to stop things like this happening. Buy a ***** book and read up how society works, problem solved ! p82125
  • Score: 15

9:54am Wed 30 Jul 14

p82125 says...

Allthismoaningisseri
ouslydepressing!
wrote:
Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved!
Oh how I'd love to live next door to you. Sounds like a very well thought out measured response you gave there ! Think about what you are saying, if someone lived next door to you with a barking dog how would you respond if I put my head over the fence and told you to "buy some ***** earplugs". The cause of the "unnecessary grief" is the dog owner, not the person making the complaint. Eastleigh borough council are in place to deal with this type of thing, if a dog barks all day, for 5 minutes, or for 1 minute it's not something people are going to want to listen to. If you are struggling with the concept of living in and modern society and being considerate to others, may I suggest you "but a ***** book !
[quote][p][bold]Allthismoaningisseri ouslydepressing![/bold] wrote: Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved![/p][/quote]Oh how I'd love to live next door to you. Sounds like a very well thought out measured response you gave there ! Think about what you are saying, if someone lived next door to you with a barking dog how would you respond if I put my head over the fence and told you to "buy some ***** earplugs". The cause of the "unnecessary grief" is the dog owner, not the person making the complaint. Eastleigh borough council are in place to deal with this type of thing, if a dog barks all day, for 5 minutes, or for 1 minute it's not something people are going to want to listen to. If you are struggling with the concept of living in and modern society and being considerate to others, may I suggest you "but a ***** book ! p82125
  • Score: -1

10:03am Wed 30 Jul 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

They don't just take you to court. You get a notice that there's been complaints and a chance to change it. The council will monitor it for a while. If you don't improve the situation you go to court. I know two people who had similar circumstances but they were lucky and managed to sort it. Generally dogs don't like being left alone for long periods especially if they're under exercised which there two dogs might be. Consistent lack of exercise leads to boredom and depression. Of course lazy dog owner would argue to they're blue in the face that this isn't true. All you've got to do is read a decent dog behavioural book to tell you this. Can't see how this is going to end well for the dogs unless she moves house. They're ont going to change overnight.
They don't just take you to court. You get a notice that there's been complaints and a chance to change it. The council will monitor it for a while. If you don't improve the situation you go to court. I know two people who had similar circumstances but they were lucky and managed to sort it. Generally dogs don't like being left alone for long periods especially if they're under exercised which there two dogs might be. Consistent lack of exercise leads to boredom and depression. Of course lazy dog owner would argue to they're blue in the face that this isn't true. All you've got to do is read a decent dog behavioural book to tell you this. Can't see how this is going to end well for the dogs unless she moves house. They're ont going to change overnight. Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: 14

10:13am Wed 30 Jul 14

teri10 says...

Her neighbours want to think themselves lucky, my neighbour has 2 dogs & at least 4 days a week, she runs a market stall. We have howling, whining & barking, Non stop ( & I mean Non stop) from 05.30 in the morning until someone comes home, which is usually about 3 in the afternoon, although it has been known to carry on as late as 5 or 6. Despite calls to the local council from us & 2 or 3 of the other residents, nothing is being done & the neighbours aren't approachable people!
Her neighbours want to think themselves lucky, my neighbour has 2 dogs & at least 4 days a week, she runs a market stall. We have howling, whining & barking, Non stop ( & I mean Non stop) from 05.30 in the morning until someone comes home, which is usually about 3 in the afternoon, although it has been known to carry on as late as 5 or 6. Despite calls to the local council from us & 2 or 3 of the other residents, nothing is being done & the neighbours aren't approachable people! teri10
  • Score: 15

10:36am Wed 30 Jul 14

babysnooky says...

boilerman wrote:
We have a neighbour with seven small dogs, we get far more than 40 seconds of barking sometimes it can go on for 1o or 15 minutes before they are told in a loud voice F@cking shut up. We have asked them to do something , but it still goes on, other neighbours have complained to no avail. It is difficult to make it official as this can cause a problem if we decided to move.
Sounds like someone I know
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: We have a neighbour with seven small dogs, we get far more than 40 seconds of barking sometimes it can go on for 1o or 15 minutes before they are told in a loud voice F@cking shut up. We have asked them to do something , but it still goes on, other neighbours have complained to no avail. It is difficult to make it official as this can cause a problem if we decided to move.[/p][/quote]Sounds like someone I know babysnooky
  • Score: 8

11:37am Wed 30 Jul 14

For pity sake says...

babysnooky wrote:
I'm sorry to say this I've got a jack Russell cross chihuahua and mine barks and even high pitch screams when phone goes off I leave the TV on for her when I'm not about I've always said to my neighbour if I've gone out and she is going badly could she just check on her which my neighbour does and it's the same for my neighbours dog who does the same and he is a staff my other side neighbour who works nights has never complained about my dog they have said they haven't heard her but I know mine does as been indoors or in my back garden when she's done it to be honest it's a jack Russell thing they get lonely I've even got her a german shepherd for her to have a friend even though she's not as bad as she was she still does it
Do you ever stop for a breath?
There's a thing called a full stop on the keyboard, next to the comma.... oh silly me....
[quote][p][bold]babysnooky[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry to say this I've got a jack Russell cross chihuahua and mine barks and even high pitch screams when phone goes off I leave the TV on for her when I'm not about I've always said to my neighbour if I've gone out and she is going badly could she just check on her which my neighbour does and it's the same for my neighbours dog who does the same and he is a staff my other side neighbour who works nights has never complained about my dog they have said they haven't heard her but I know mine does as been indoors or in my back garden when she's done it to be honest it's a jack Russell thing they get lonely I've even got her a german shepherd for her to have a friend even though she's not as bad as she was she still does it[/p][/quote]Do you ever stop for a breath? There's a thing called a full stop on the keyboard, next to the comma.... oh silly me.... For pity sake
  • Score: 10

11:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

Allthismoaningisseriouslydepressing! says...

p82125 wrote:
Allthismoaningisseri ouslydepressing! wrote: Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved!
Oh how I'd love to live next door to you. Sounds like a very well thought out measured response you gave there ! Think about what you are saying, if someone lived next door to you with a barking dog how would you respond if I put my head over the fence and told you to "buy some ***** earplugs". The cause of the "unnecessary grief" is the dog owner, not the person making the complaint. Eastleigh borough council are in place to deal with this type of thing, if a dog barks all day, for 5 minutes, or for 1 minute it's not something people are going to want to listen to. If you are struggling with the concept of living in and modern society and being considerate to others, may I suggest you "but a ***** book !
There are by far much more important things going on in the world other that a dog/dogs barking, I guess some people are more highly strung than others. Also, i would not be "putting my head over people’s fences" in the first place swearing, I’m not that common! You have to help yourselves! Shut the door, shut the windows, turn on the TV, go out, there are many ways around it including ear plugs! Some people are just not happy unless they have something to whinge about! Sounds like you’re the one struggling to live in society, I’m unsure how am i being inconsiderate? I’m not the one doing all the whining! Like i said i have much more important things to do. PS, I’m not quite sure what you mean by "but a ***** book!! You should need to concentrate on getting your spelling/grammar correct before you start commenting on others concept of living!
[quote][p][bold]p82125[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Allthismoaningisseri ouslydepressing![/bold] wrote: Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved![/p][/quote]Oh how I'd love to live next door to you. Sounds like a very well thought out measured response you gave there ! Think about what you are saying, if someone lived next door to you with a barking dog how would you respond if I put my head over the fence and told you to "buy some ***** earplugs". The cause of the "unnecessary grief" is the dog owner, not the person making the complaint. Eastleigh borough council are in place to deal with this type of thing, if a dog barks all day, for 5 minutes, or for 1 minute it's not something people are going to want to listen to. If you are struggling with the concept of living in and modern society and being considerate to others, may I suggest you "but a ***** book ![/p][/quote]There are by far much more important things going on in the world other that a dog/dogs barking, I guess some people are more highly strung than others. Also, i would not be "putting my head over people’s fences" in the first place swearing, I’m not that common! You have to help yourselves! Shut the door, shut the windows, turn on the TV, go out, there are many ways around it including ear plugs! Some people are just not happy unless they have something to whinge about! Sounds like you’re the one struggling to live in society, I’m unsure how am i being inconsiderate? I’m not the one doing all the whining! Like i said i have much more important things to do. PS, I’m not quite sure what you mean by "but a ***** book!! You should need to concentrate on getting your spelling/grammar correct before you start commenting on others concept of living! Allthismoaningisseriouslydepressing!
  • Score: -6

12:29pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

"Like i said i have much more important things to do"
Well you should stop it. Don't you remember your headmaster telling you it'll make you go blind? Or it might come off in your hand!
"Like i said i have much more important things to do" Well you should stop it. Don't you remember your headmaster telling you it'll make you go blind? Or it might come off in your hand! Dai Rear
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

Dog owners always think they know what's best for everyone else. When they go out they Dont know what their dog is doing and Dont give a **** either.
People Dont need a dog to bark for 5 minutes every time someone knocks the door.
Dog owners always think they know what's best for everyone else. When they go out they Dont know what their dog is doing and Dont give a **** either. People Dont need a dog to bark for 5 minutes every time someone knocks the door. bigfella777
  • Score: -3

1:18pm Wed 30 Jul 14

daisy.talks says...

Don't use anti bark collars!!!!!! what's wrong with people????
The dogs obviously have separation anxiety and the owner needs some professional help with her dogs. Maybe someone can come in and walk them so they aren't alone for so long . I hope they all get the help they need.
Don't use anti bark collars!!!!!! what's wrong with people???? The dogs obviously have separation anxiety and the owner needs some professional help with her dogs. Maybe someone can come in and walk them so they aren't alone for so long . I hope they all get the help they need. daisy.talks
  • Score: 13

1:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

excusemoi says...

I think the dog's owner should invest in a dog walker/ carer while she's at work. I would do it! I love dogs, and i live in Hedge End. It's only because they are home alone, poor things.
I think the dog's owner should invest in a dog walker/ carer while she's at work. I would do it! I love dogs, and i live in Hedge End. It's only because they are home alone, poor things. excusemoi
  • Score: 13

1:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

daisy.talks says...

excusemoi wrote:
I think the dog's owner should invest in a dog walker/ carer while she's at work. I would do it! I love dogs, and i live in Hedge End. It's only because they are home alone, poor things.
Yes are lots of people who can't own a dog whatever their circumstance who would be grateful of a dog to walk and keep company :)
[quote][p][bold]excusemoi[/bold] wrote: I think the dog's owner should invest in a dog walker/ carer while she's at work. I would do it! I love dogs, and i live in Hedge End. It's only because they are home alone, poor things.[/p][/quote]Yes are lots of people who can't own a dog whatever their circumstance who would be grateful of a dog to walk and keep company :) daisy.talks
  • Score: 8

3:15pm Wed 30 Jul 14

amelia75 says...

Why should people have to put up with dog barking.It annoys me when people have pets then go out to work allday and leave them indoors so they annoy the neighbours if people wanted a yappy or barking dog they would buy their own. I work full time nights and days and my neighbour has just got a puppy is whines all day and all night because they both work full time.
Why should people have to put up with dog barking.It annoys me when people have pets then go out to work allday and leave them indoors so they annoy the neighbours if people wanted a yappy or barking dog they would buy their own. I work full time nights and days and my neighbour has just got a puppy is whines all day and all night because they both work full time. amelia75
  • Score: -1

3:57pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

amelia75 wrote:
Why should people have to put up with dog barking.It annoys me when people have pets then go out to work allday and leave them indoors so they annoy the neighbours if people wanted a yappy or barking dog they would buy their own. I work full time nights and days and my neighbour has just got a puppy is whines all day and all night because they both work full time.
What did they say when you told them?
[quote][p][bold]amelia75[/bold] wrote: Why should people have to put up with dog barking.It annoys me when people have pets then go out to work allday and leave them indoors so they annoy the neighbours if people wanted a yappy or barking dog they would buy their own. I work full time nights and days and my neighbour has just got a puppy is whines all day and all night because they both work full time.[/p][/quote]What did they say when you told them? Zexagon
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

bigfella777 wrote:
You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies.
Its just pure selfishness.
Odd? Dogs don't generally live for 30 years.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies. Its just pure selfishness.[/p][/quote]Odd? Dogs don't generally live for 30 years. Big Mac
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Wed 30 Jul 14

thesouth says...

Jesus Christ. You do realise there are wars going on in other countries right? ..... No probably not, too busy moaning about petty issues. My neighbours dog barks but guess what, it's a dog. Dogs bark. Get
Over it, be friendly to it and it may just then not bark at you
Jesus Christ. You do realise there are wars going on in other countries right? ..... No probably not, too busy moaning about petty issues. My neighbours dog barks but guess what, it's a dog. Dogs bark. Get Over it, be friendly to it and it may just then not bark at you thesouth
  • Score: 4

7:01pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

Big Mac wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies.
Its just pure selfishness.
Odd? Dogs don't generally live for 30 years.
No they Dont but they keep getting another one as soon as the old one dies
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: You shouldn't have dogs if you are out all day, my elderly mother and father have been a victim of this for over 30 years. If owners cannot realise the distress it causes that is where the problem lies. Its just pure selfishness.[/p][/quote]Odd? Dogs don't generally live for 30 years.[/p][/quote]No they Dont but they keep getting another one as soon as the old one dies bigfella777
  • Score: 0

8:36pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Stubs says...

If they make a noise, then you make a noise by putting your CDs on full blast. See how they like that. It's worth a go. Play it's the final count down by Europe. It's a crap song which will pisss the neighbours off.
If they make a noise, then you make a noise by putting your CDs on full blast. See how they like that. It's worth a go. Play it's the final count down by Europe. It's a crap song which will pisss the neighbours off. Stubs
  • Score: -3

9:32pm Wed 30 Jul 14

derek james says...

easy the owner should consider having the dogs debarked which can be done so they still bark but a lot less loudly
easy the owner should consider having the dogs debarked which can be done so they still bark but a lot less loudly derek james
  • Score: -2

11:03pm Wed 30 Jul 14

mike coll says...

So the owner has been charged £320 for dogs barking (sometimes) how long does this lady have to work to put £320 in her back pocket as disposable income?
This is totally over the top as a penalty, yes the dogs bark BUT this lady does not work nights, the dogs are barking in the mid morning, are the dogs barking at the neighbours cats?
I have dogs, they bark when in the garden and the neighbour rides her horse past, its called having dogs.
So the owner has been charged £320 for dogs barking (sometimes) how long does this lady have to work to put £320 in her back pocket as disposable income? This is totally over the top as a penalty, yes the dogs bark BUT this lady does not work nights, the dogs are barking in the mid morning, are the dogs barking at the neighbours cats? I have dogs, they bark when in the garden and the neighbour rides her horse past, its called having dogs. mike coll
  • Score: 5

12:57am Thu 31 Jul 14

huckit P says...

Listening to dogs bark is as normal as listening to kids screaming all day (and night). The main difference is that (most) kids will grow up and become adults whereas dogs continue giving uinconditional love.
Listening to dogs bark is as normal as listening to kids screaming all day (and night). The main difference is that (most) kids will grow up and become adults whereas dogs continue giving uinconditional love. huckit P
  • Score: 2

9:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

thesouth wrote:
Jesus Christ. You do realise there are wars going on in other countries right? ..... No probably not, too busy moaning about petty issues. My neighbours dog barks but guess what, it's a dog. Dogs bark. Get
Over it, be friendly to it and it may just then not bark at you
Does the fact that "wars are going on in other countries" nullify the need for people to behave in a neighbourly fashion, i.e. not cause nuisance to their neighbours? Must remember that. You're happy, presumably, for drunks on the way home from the pub to wee in your garden (provided they can assure you there's a war somewhere.)
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Jesus Christ. You do realise there are wars going on in other countries right? ..... No probably not, too busy moaning about petty issues. My neighbours dog barks but guess what, it's a dog. Dogs bark. Get Over it, be friendly to it and it may just then not bark at you[/p][/quote]Does the fact that "wars are going on in other countries" nullify the need for people to behave in a neighbourly fashion, i.e. not cause nuisance to their neighbours? Must remember that. You're happy, presumably, for drunks on the way home from the pub to wee in your garden (provided they can assure you there's a war somewhere.) Dai Rear
  • Score: -3

1:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

realistic-usa says...

More busy body council jobs worth people trying to pretend they are important
More busy body council jobs worth people trying to pretend they are important realistic-usa
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Sun 3 Aug 14

BeyondImagination says...

huckit P wrote:
Listening to dogs bark is as normal as listening to kids screaming all day (and night). The main difference is that (most) kids will grow up and become adults whereas dogs continue giving uinconditional love.
Out of control parents with kids screaming all day are as bad as out of control dog owners of barking dogs.
[quote][p][bold]huckit P[/bold] wrote: Listening to dogs bark is as normal as listening to kids screaming all day (and night). The main difference is that (most) kids will grow up and become adults whereas dogs continue giving uinconditional love.[/p][/quote]Out of control parents with kids screaming all day are as bad as out of control dog owners of barking dogs. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Wed 13 Aug 14

breakingpoint says...

Zexagon wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Lack of sleep between 6 - 7 a.m ??? do all the fussy neighbours have night work then
Oh mickey what a pity you don't understand
Mickey01

No, we do like to sleep in on a weekend, after being kept awoke from 5.30am each weekday morning!!! And the constant barking day!!

And yes we work, and that is also the 'single working people' who have called the RSPCA about the poor condition of her cats. One at present is so riddled with fleas yet again, but again she ignores us.

From a fussy neighbour two doors down.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: Lack of sleep between 6 - 7 a.m ??? do all the fussy neighbours have night work then[/p][/quote]Oh mickey what a pity you don't understand[/p][/quote]Mickey01 No, we do like to sleep in on a weekend, after being kept awoke from 5.30am each weekday morning!!! And the constant barking day!! And yes we work, and that is also the 'single working people' who have called the RSPCA about the poor condition of her cats. One at present is so riddled with fleas yet again, but again she ignores us. From a fussy neighbour two doors down. breakingpoint
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Wed 13 Aug 14

breakingpoint says...

p82125 wrote:
Allthismoaningisseri

ouslydepressing!
wrote:
Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved!
Oh how I wish I lived next door to you. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable measured response ! Spin your argument on it's head for a minute and imagine you are on the receiving end of this. Pathetic that you fail to see how annoying and frustrating it is to listen to a dog barking all day, for 5 minutes, for 1 minute, or at all. The "causing of unnecessary grief " is the owner letting the dogs bark, not the people making the complaint. It is the council taking them to court and they are in place to stop things like this happening. Buy a ***** book and read up how society works, problem solved !
Thank you, as a neighbour who lives a few houses down. The dogs bark continually all day. It is a shame the council do not sit and listen to this for the entire day.

We have all complained to her and to the animal welfare over the 14 years we have had to put up with this and more. Some neighbours have just given up and left!

When I moved here a few years back she had 7 cats, apart from two these have been taken again.

Please do not make nasty comments, unless you have walked in our shoes. And thank you for the kind comments.
[quote][p][bold]p82125[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Allthismoaningisseri ouslydepressing![/bold] wrote: Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved![/p][/quote]Oh how I wish I lived next door to you. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable measured response ! Spin your argument on it's head for a minute and imagine you are on the receiving end of this. Pathetic that you fail to see how annoying and frustrating it is to listen to a dog barking all day, for 5 minutes, for 1 minute, or at all. The "causing of unnecessary grief " is the owner letting the dogs bark, not the people making the complaint. It is the council taking them to court and they are in place to stop things like this happening. Buy a ***** book and read up how society works, problem solved ![/p][/quote]Thank you, as a neighbour who lives a few houses down. The dogs bark continually all day. It is a shame the council do not sit and listen to this for the entire day. We have all complained to her and to the animal welfare over the 14 years we have had to put up with this and more. Some neighbours have just given up and left! When I moved here a few years back she had 7 cats, apart from two these have been taken again. Please do not make nasty comments, unless you have walked in our shoes. And thank you for the kind comments. breakingpoint
  • Score: 0

8:08pm Wed 13 Aug 14

breakingpoint says...

Columbo's Glass Eye wrote:
They don't just take you to court. You get a notice that there's been complaints and a chance to change it. The council will monitor it for a while. If you don't improve the situation you go to court. I know two people who had similar circumstances but they were lucky and managed to sort it. Generally dogs don't like being left alone for long periods especially if they're under exercised which there two dogs might be. Consistent lack of exercise leads to boredom and depression. Of course lazy dog owner would argue to they're blue in the face that this isn't true. All you've got to do is read a decent dog behavioural book to tell you this. Can't see how this is going to end well for the dogs unless she moves house. They're ont going to change overnight.
Thank you that is just what happen, in this case.
[quote][p][bold]Columbo's Glass Eye[/bold] wrote: They don't just take you to court. You get a notice that there's been complaints and a chance to change it. The council will monitor it for a while. If you don't improve the situation you go to court. I know two people who had similar circumstances but they were lucky and managed to sort it. Generally dogs don't like being left alone for long periods especially if they're under exercised which there two dogs might be. Consistent lack of exercise leads to boredom and depression. Of course lazy dog owner would argue to they're blue in the face that this isn't true. All you've got to do is read a decent dog behavioural book to tell you this. Can't see how this is going to end well for the dogs unless she moves house. They're ont going to change overnight.[/p][/quote]Thank you that is just what happen, in this case. breakingpoint
  • Score: 0

8:10pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

breakingpoint wrote:
p82125 wrote:
Allthismoaningisseri


ouslydepressing!
wrote:
Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved!
Oh how I wish I lived next door to you. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable measured response ! Spin your argument on it's head for a minute and imagine you are on the receiving end of this. Pathetic that you fail to see how annoying and frustrating it is to listen to a dog barking all day, for 5 minutes, for 1 minute, or at all. The "causing of unnecessary grief " is the owner letting the dogs bark, not the people making the complaint. It is the council taking them to court and they are in place to stop things like this happening. Buy a ***** book and read up how society works, problem solved !
Thank you, as a neighbour who lives a few houses down. The dogs bark continually all day. It is a shame the council do not sit and listen to this for the entire day.

We have all complained to her and to the animal welfare over the 14 years we have had to put up with this and more. Some neighbours have just given up and left!

When I moved here a few years back she had 7 cats, apart from two these have been taken again.

Please do not make nasty comments, unless you have walked in our shoes. And thank you for the kind comments.
Quite. Dogs barking continuously = half wit owner.
[quote][p][bold]breakingpoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p82125[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Allthismoaningisseri ouslydepressing![/bold] wrote: Dogs bark, get over it! At least the woman has a job unlike so many! Causing all the unnecessary grief by going to court wasting people's time over a couple of minutes barking is pathetic. Buy some **** ear plugs, £1 problem solved![/p][/quote]Oh how I wish I lived next door to you. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable measured response ! Spin your argument on it's head for a minute and imagine you are on the receiving end of this. Pathetic that you fail to see how annoying and frustrating it is to listen to a dog barking all day, for 5 minutes, for 1 minute, or at all. The "causing of unnecessary grief " is the owner letting the dogs bark, not the people making the complaint. It is the council taking them to court and they are in place to stop things like this happening. Buy a ***** book and read up how society works, problem solved ![/p][/quote]Thank you, as a neighbour who lives a few houses down. The dogs bark continually all day. It is a shame the council do not sit and listen to this for the entire day. We have all complained to her and to the animal welfare over the 14 years we have had to put up with this and more. Some neighbours have just given up and left! When I moved here a few years back she had 7 cats, apart from two these have been taken again. Please do not make nasty comments, unless you have walked in our shoes. And thank you for the kind comments.[/p][/quote]Quite. Dogs barking continuously = half wit owner. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Wed 13 Aug 14

breakingpoint says...

teri10 wrote:
Her neighbours want to think themselves lucky, my neighbour has 2 dogs & at least 4 days a week, she runs a market stall. We have howling, whining & barking, Non stop ( & I mean Non stop) from 05.30 in the morning until someone comes home, which is usually about 3 in the afternoon, although it has been known to carry on as late as 5 or 6. Despite calls to the local council from us & 2 or 3 of the other residents, nothing is being done & the neighbours aren't approachable people!
Yes, there was 3 dogs and 7 cats. And one of the dogs howls and the other barks.
[quote][p][bold]teri10[/bold] wrote: Her neighbours want to think themselves lucky, my neighbour has 2 dogs & at least 4 days a week, she runs a market stall. We have howling, whining & barking, Non stop ( & I mean Non stop) from 05.30 in the morning until someone comes home, which is usually about 3 in the afternoon, although it has been known to carry on as late as 5 or 6. Despite calls to the local council from us & 2 or 3 of the other residents, nothing is being done & the neighbours aren't approachable people![/p][/quote]Yes, there was 3 dogs and 7 cats. And one of the dogs howls and the other barks. breakingpoint
  • Score: 0

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