I moved here from the city a year ago, expecting a serene suburb, but what gives with a lot of the residences here, i am talking about the irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs bark incessantly all hours of the day and night and especially on the weekends when working people are trying to get a little more sleep. Some of these people have 2 and 3 dogs, what are they doing letting their dogs outside to bark hour after hour. My god, please give the neighbors a break! And why so many dogs, for protection, if you are that afraid, get a gun!!!
James August 21, 2013 at 06:46 PM
I have a great idea,move back to the city please NOW!!!
Joe August 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM
That's your great idea, what a moron, the fines for barking dogs will be starting real soon, and that's a guarantee!
B.S. Buster August 23, 2013 at 07:24 AM
Joe, How do you make a dog not bark? Last I knew it was a dogs nature to bark! How do you expect to fine a dog? What if the dog doesn't have a job?? Jail time for barking?
JoAnn August 25, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I Have to agree with Joe on this one, I work hard all week hoping to sleep in on the weekend, people around here tie their dogs up in the yard letting them bark for hours on end, 7am on a Saturday morning is just plain rude, one of the dogs being a beagle, a good dog only barks if someone enters their yards, not when a leave falls off a tree.
Joe September 08, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Good and considerate neighbors don't let their dog bark for hrs. in the early in the morning or late at night, i understand dogs will bark, but some people let their dogs out and forget about them, thus, disturbing the neighbors. Don't get me wrong, i love dogs, and it's not their fault if they are left outside to bark incessantly, it is the responsibility of their masters to bring them in the house after they do their business. Lets all try and be good and considerate neighbors, that's all i ask...
Joe September 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Wally, lets try and talk intelligent! The town of Lemont has a noise ordinance, and if the police are called and have to give a citation to the owners of the dogs who are disturbing the neighbors, the owners will pay, and the fines can be as high as $500.00, if the Police have to repeatedly go out and tell the owners of the barking dogs, they will issue the citation. And to some people, that's the only thing they understand is when they have to pay a fine, then they will control their dogs!
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 07:40 AM
Ok let's talk intelligent! How do you expect to improve neighbor relations by calling PoPo on the dog?
Paul C. September 11, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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Paul C. September 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM
Wally is soooooo smart. I love how he knows exactly what everyone in the world should be doing. I LOVE a take charge kind of MAN. Not like these little boys who want whats best for the entire community....Nope, my Walter knows what is best for you. You tell them whats what lover!!!!
Paul C. September 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Walter has many many dogs but they never bark because Walter has lots of Peanut Butter..... you do the math.... you can't bark when you are licking!!!!!
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Amanda, Has this Walter turned Todd violated your terms of use yet?
Edward Andrysiak September 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Some breeds are prone to excessive barking and, sometimes, an individual dog just seems to want to bark needlessly. Dogs "let out" for extended periods may bark to get back in. Anyway, there is a simple remedy if you own a barker and want to be considerate of your neighbors. They make a dog collar that "teaches" the dog not to bark. It is not that expensive either. I would imagine it renders a tiny "tickle" or sound the dog dislikes and hence reduces it's barking. Frankly, I would want to "protect" my dog with the collar rather than find it dead in the yard from a very cruel act of an over irate neighbor. Even good people do bad things sometimes.
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 12:52 PM
May as well beat the dog into submission as shock it into submission!
Edward Andrysiak September 11, 2013 at 03:04 PM
The collars have NOT been deemed cruel! Beating the dog sounds like a poor choice. While we are talking about choices here...do you have a better one?
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Beating a dog, shocking a dog (do you taser your kid when they don't act as you wish?) spraying a dog with water are all types of aversion training that are considered cruelty. Better check the PETA page on that. Most reputable animal trainers use positive reinforcement. Shock collars, shock fences prong collars and cattle prods are all aversion training where you rule a dog by fear. Would you use these devices on your child or your self? As far as cruelty, check PETA and other animal cruelty positions on that. None support those devices.
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Edward Andrysiak September 12, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Walter...you avoided answering the question which was...what do you suggest as a remedy to stop a barking dog. Your idea is????
Edward Andrysiak September 12, 2013 at 06:57 PM
While we wait for Walters remedy I might tell you that the recommended training collars for reducing barking do NOT deliver a thousand megawatts of electricity and lite up Fido! In stead these collars, most of them, deliver a vibration that the dog finds disconcerting. This Walter is about as cruel as you putting your cell phone on vibrate. It is always important to do one's homework. And, never rely on cooks like PETA for your information.
B.S. Buster September 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM
You do not know what your talking about! They are "shock" collars? Not vibration collars. They are viewed by dog trainers as something people too lazy to actually train a dog use. At any rate I'd like to know how Ed plans to get one of these collars on the "neighbors" dog, and why he thinks he has a right to do this to the "neighbors" dog?
B.S. Buster September 12, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Ed, note very earlier reference to positive enforcement training. Just look up dog training and you will find numerous reference to positive enforcement training by AKC and dog owner organizations. None of them recommend shock collars as training tool. I do not know how you would train the "neighbors" dog, as referenced in this story not to bark, but I would like to know how you would get a shock collar I neighbors dog
Paul C. September 13, 2013 at 09:48 AM
I would suggest having a rational conversation with the neighbor and clearly stating the issues that the barking is causing and see if you can work towards some agreement. I find that most issues can be solved with a simple conversation. People tend to not communicate face to face and this can lead to issues that escalate.
B.S. Buster September 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM
I doubt you know how to have a civil conversation with anyone! If the neighbor can't hear the dog barking on his own property, what makes you think he can hear a conversation? If the owner doesn't care about his own dogs enough to solve the barking issue for their benefit, what makes you think he will come into action for your benefit?
Paul C. September 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Now Walter.... when you say things like that it makes you appear like you are not able to have civil conversations. And to your point, I truly believe that people are inherently good and will do for others when they realize that their actions might have consequences that affect other people. The neighbor might be overwhelmed and might need somebody to point out different methods to overcome the barking. I would start there and see what middle ground could be reached. Namaste
B.S. Buster September 13, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Your posts point out your lack of intellect, patience or tact. Your point of changing position and even name to suit a whim points to a well reasoned and rational person? You started ad Walter Sobchak, then changed to TODD then Todd....all points of an intelligent being making reasoned and sound arguments..... Making fun of violent acts against children..... Bullying and name calling.... Your brand of humanitarianism is well documented in your threads.....
Paul C. September 13, 2013 at 03:25 PM
I love pointing out your hypocrisy. I actually created a login because I like got tired of reading your viewpoints. I got sick of them going unchallenged. I also mimicked your exact opposite view point just to watch you freak out. Which you did...literally anytime I wanted you too. It hilarious to me. So maybe you should take a look at your track record. Bullying? Yes. Name calling? Yes. Changing names? Yes. I know you exactly who you are and you hate that. You will never be able to look in the mirror and admit that you are everything I pointed out. So please continue making a mockery of yourself. It's too easy for me now...and its sad to know how much you love and look forward to arguing with people on the internet. I guess I wanted to know for sure everything I assumed you were by reading your posts...Now I know. You basically took your own bait Dude. I know you will read this and want the last word, so as a parting gift, please do. Take it.
B.S. Buster September 13, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Not only a humanitarian, but a legend in your own mind! Funny thing is Mr BS is that your logins and bully comments predate my login
Edward Andrysiak September 13, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Hypo...they should have passed out collars in your reading class. I said "a collar is available for YOUR dog" in my post. That in no way implies someone placing a collar on their neighbors dog! It was a recommendation for dog owners reading the post. I said/posted "a recommended collar"....key word recommended. That is a vibrating collar and not one that delivers a shock. Got it? (p.s. I've trained bird dogs and horses for many years)
B.S. Buster September 13, 2013 at 06:41 PM
What brand "vibration" collars you use to train you dogs? Horse? Peanut butter, jelly


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