Q. The neighbor who lives behind our house has a German Shepherd barking at everything. He will bark at the birds, pedestrians, cars and trucks that pass by their homes. If something moves, the dog will bark at it. Every time I go out into my yard, the dog barks at me all the time. I tried talking to our neighbors and asked them to keep their dog inside the house, but they refused to do so. Is there anything I can do to achieve peace and quiet?
A. You should start by calling the police, your constable or sheriff, or your homeowners association (if you have one) to see if any of them can force your neighbor to stop their dog from barking. so much. However, a barking dog is usually not a priority for law enforcement, so don’t expect immediate results.