Seeking some input on how to deal with this situation in a professional manner. I have a fenced yard and our neighbor has two dogs.
is this a 6ft privacy fence?
if there is a 6ft privacy that closes off these dogs to the surrounding properties then the dogs may not be able to see what the activity and noises that they experience in their own yard
they may have a slight fear of strange noises and may consider it some form of a threat to them
if they are not socialized then they may not know how to act
Whenever I'm working in the yard, they continually bark.
is it an aggressive bark?
have another family member look out your second floor window and see if the dogs are pointed towards your direction when they are barking
they may be barking at other noises they hear
I would have another family member watch dogs for a period of time from the second floor window and see which direction they are barking the most
it may give you some insight on the root of the barking
have you been over to the neighbors house and interacted with the dogs in a postive manner?
if you interact with the dogs and show to them that you are not someone to fear then when they are in their back yard and smell your 'scent' without seeing you they will know that you are not someone they should fear and not a reason to bark
This has been going on for 2 yrs. I thought dogs, when they are small are hyper and might bark lot more and will eventually subside when they grow little big. It's been going on for 2 yrs, apparently neighbor doesn't realize this could be very annoying to others.
does the owner walk these dogs daily?
younger dogs need to be walked daily to release the energy they have
by walking the dogs in the neighborhood it not only releases the energy they have but then they are able to associate the 'noises' they hear when they are inside the privay fence
it should calm their fears of the 'unknown' sounds they experience inside their privacy fenced yard
if they are unable to release that daily energy then it can result in constant barking
also sounds like the dogs have not been 'socialized'
if you or one of your other neighbors has a dog that is well behaved it may be a good idea to let the well behaved dogs interact with these dogs so they can 'learn' how to act without all the barking
Let me know if you have any suggestion, highly appreciate it.
the show 'the dog whisperer' with cesar millan offers many tips on his show
cesar explains to owners that they must become the 'alpha' leader so the dogs can learn from the owners rather then the dogs taking the lead
dogs have the 'pack' instincts and they need an 'alpha' leader
if the owner does not take the 'alpha' role then the dogs will
when an owner walks the dog it is easy to see if the owner has taken the 'alpha' role
when dogs have the 'alpha' role they will run out in front of the owner and pull the lease constantly
cesar gives tips on how to remedy this