Saturday, August 19, 2006

Howling Pest

Living in the suburbs has its high and low points. The MB family has been subjected to a real howler of a dog for quite some time. This ruddy dog hates being left on it's own so when it's owners depart it finds a nice big verandah or car port with lots of hard surfaces to ensure it's howling is magnified and amplified to maximum effect into our bedrooms, day and night, for as long as it's owners are absent.

Mr MB mentioned there is an electronic dog collar available which works by emitting some sort of electronic/audio shock each time they bark. This prompted MB to try some trawling on the net and found this pearler at "Barking Problems - Docteur Meder Behavior Chronicle's Barking problems what can we do?" Excessive vocalizing in dogs constitutes auditory contamination for which there exists no costumbrism, but rather a decrease in auditory capacity, nervousness.....

MB is the none the wiser on what can be done about this pest, apart from sending Mr MB over to menace the howler's owners.

3 comments:

Ounooi and Velten said...

Electricute the dog so it howls even more. Aparently these devices work, but no need to try on Ounooi even though shes locked up all day. Throw a bone over the fence that might help.
Havent been back for a long time but most enjoyable reading once again. Thankyou Marcia
Ounooi and Family
Sad news Oliver was roaming and got hit by a car, but his soul is now roaming the place.

blues buffett said...

First spelling, now noisy dogs. Two of my "pet" hates. What's your next post : education standards and why aren't we teaching kids world history?

We used to have noisy dogs around us in various streets. One particular night, around 2am, I cracked it. Raced down the street, thumped on the door. A terrified single mother answered. I explained. She went to investigate, came back to the front door with a dog in her backyard which she'd never seen before. Turns out her dog had bailed up this stray for about 4 hours, warning her via incessant barking. She slept through it. She let Strange Dog go free. I don't think I've ever seen a more scared dog run faster...

MB said...

Don't get me started on our education standards! But who am I to talk? I'm only a grade 10 graduate...