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Any one with a patio and living close?
We live in an area called tall and skinny. The lots are 25 feet wide by 100 feet long. Our house is three levels, and 2,500 feet on that tiny piece of land. The dogs don't really see out front because of the design of our home, so they don't bark at dogs walking in front of the house.
We have two patios off the third and second level in the back. With a fifteen foot backyard, we are often right on top of the neighbors...and now the new neighbors have moved in and have a rottweiler mix. Riki and Daisy go out on the patio and bark like mad, which means I'll have to close the patio and they won't be able to go out. I have sat with them and calmed them, told them to leave it. I met the neighbor and introduced the dogs from patios. He had his back fur all up, so he wasn't pleased either. Riki and Daisy will probably not bark at him once they have met him in person. Or so I hope. There used to be a Doxxie back there who barked constantly and drove everyone mad.
We aren't poor! Just live close to the beach and this is all we could afford. It seems insane to live almost in a condo with two dogs and a child...but we are where we are and have to learn to live with it. Any ideas of how to calm Riki down? Other neighbors will call the city and then we will have that to deal with.
On a good note, two of our friends have new dogs...poodle mixes and they both have come over our house and played with our dogs. Or played with Riki, I should say. Daisy is only interested in Riki, she has been that way since we brought her home as a puppy. She will play for a minute or two with another dog...and then she jumps in my lap. She is Riki's girl, and that is it.
It is fun to have friends ask if their dogs can come over! LOL Good thing we have pergo all over the house so we don't have to worry if an accident happens.
So I have kid playdates and doggy play dates.
We are heading back to the Ocean beach at Trumps tomorrow if any Southern Cal person wants to meet us there.
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