The relentless barking is not the fault of the neighbors dog.  It's the dog owner!

If you live in a neighborhood with dogs you know what I mean.  Yes, when there are dogs you will have barking.  What are they barking at?  Do they just want back in the house?  Maybe they don't like where their kennel is.  Or, is it owner neglect?

I recently read a story that explained your frustration shouldn't be directed at the pooch.  You need to contact the dog owner.  Let them be aware of your concerns.

The biggest problem is that owners are not spending enough time with their pet.

Just remember to show a little compassion for the dog.  When your efforts have been exhausted reach for the telephone.  Sioux Falls Animal Control is just a phone call away at 367.7000.

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