Spray them with water.
Michele, I love it! That's one way to get the point across, indeed! Sounds like something I would do when I snapped.
Funny you should write this thread, I am absolutely EXHAUSTED today, I have not slept a good night's sleep in THREE days and have had a SLEW of personal life 'drama' this week and I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown, and I finally hit good REM sleep about 6am this morning, and low and behold, my neighbor's dog starts barking like a freaking canine maniac, so of course, Gucci hears this and thinks the neighborhood is being invaded by aliens, or god knows what?... and SHE is ringing the bell frantically to get out, so I stumble to the door and go out with her, let her investigate the 'doggy barking drama' and come back in, dig through my First Aid Kit for something to make 'ear plugs' out of. CRAM little medical cloths in my ears and try to go back to sleep, but the 'makeshift' ear plugs only make the barking sound more 'bass' and low.
I declare that "I hate my life" and go make some coffee.
Sure enough, as soon as have my first cup and have started to awaken..the dog shuts up. Murphy's Law and all that happy horse-sh*t.