Yappy Neighbor Dog - ARGH!
Okay, so a new tenant has moved in with the guys renting the house behind me. He has a little dog that looks like a cross between a Boston Terrier and a Jack Russell. This little dog barks constantly when he's outside and if there is anybody else around, like if I'm out in the yard with my dogs.
And he drives my youngster, Boaz, bonkers, and I AM working on him. It's hard in the cold and snow and ice though. When spring comes I'll be able to get him in line, so I'm not worried about that. I'm more interested in getting the little dog to stop view me as a threat, especially since I spend a lot of time out there with my dogs.
Shushing the terrier doesn't do anything, and he only moves closer and and barks at me more. So, I'm thinking of tossing pieces of food at him to make him happy to see me. Well, that's the idea, at least. Seems I've heard other people here suggest that in the past.
What do you think? Since the owner doesn't care enough to tell his dog to shut up or bring it inside, I'm guessing there's no point in talking to the guy. And frankly, it makes me so angry that I might sound really bitchy if I do say something. And the other guys living there are so nice, too.