I was looking to take some video of the pigs grazing on the spring grass, and didn't really notice until after I had taken a few shots that the neighbors dog was barking nearly continuously. Take a look at this video for an example
raw footage pigs grazing 1 from bruce king on Vimeo.
Don't get me wrong, I like dogs but the constant barking by the neighbors dogs for the last 4 months has really gotten annoying
raw footage pigs grazing 2 from bruce king on Vimeo.
I finally went over and talked to her. She and her husband had chosen a working breed of dog; this is a dog that was bred for herding and livestock handling, and neither of their dogs has a job; so, like most hardworking breeds, they've chosen their job. And in this case it's to bark at me. If I step out my front door they bark continuously until I go back in. Hours and hours. While I can ignore it, the livestock doesn't. Recently the two dogs have started coming under the fence and chasing the pigs around, which really bothers me.
raw footage pigs grazing 3 from bruce king on Vimeo.
When i first moved in here, the neighbors has issues with my dogs crossing the road or being off my property; and they complained about it, and so I put up a fence and worked with my dogs to stay pretty close. But my dogs have a job, and I work with them every day; these two dogs really don't have anyone working with them, and as a result they're getting some bad habits; chasing the cars down the street and attacking the tires, and 24 hour a day barking.
I finally offered the neighbor a pair of no-bark collars that I have; I'll lend them to her and see if we can curb the barking, but the livestock chasing has got to stop, too. If I had a cow with a calf out there I don't want her chased around.
4 weeks ago