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Old 12-04-2017, 11:19 PM
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Need to purchase outdoor microphone to record neighbor's barking dogs.....

I'm looking at this microphone; it says it will connect to a video camera. I'm wondering if it would connect directly to a recording device. My neighbor's dogs have gotten out of control, they are knocking the nails out of the fence and bark day and night.


https://www.amazon.com/Microseven-waterproof-Microphone-M7B77-POE-microphone/dp/B00M5P7HCW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512447151&sr=8-3&keywords=outdoor+microphone


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Old 12-04-2017, 11:28 PM
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Why even bother? Wackos on drugs will steal it, sell it to the cops who will shoot the dogs anyways, who will then be vaporized and transmitted overhead by aerial nozzles mounted to civilian aircraft (probably AA) to numb your mind.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:34 PM
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A well placed letter from my lawyer and real estate agent should do the trick. I've spoken to one real estate agent who has a lot of experience of dealing with barking dogs. Barking dogs are house sale killers. She first approaches the offenders then if that doesn't work she goes to the city and that DOES WORK. The sale of the house depends upon it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:46 AM
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hopefully their not hells angels
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:06 PM
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I'm looking at this microphone; it says it will connect to a video camera. I'm wondering if it would connect directly to a recording device. My neighbor's dogs have gotten out of control, they are knocking the nails out of the fence and bark day and night.


https://www.amazon.com/Microseven-waterproof-Microphone-M7B77-POE-microphone/dp/B00M5P7HCW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512447151&sr=8-3&keywords=outdoor+microphone
Do you live in a "one-party consent" state? If not, it might be illegal to record the dogs without their permission.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:49 PM
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Do you live in a "one-party consent" state? If not, it might be illegal to record the dogs without their permission.
The majority of real estate contracts site a clause that guarantees "quiet enjoyment of the premises" which includes the right to peace and quiet. I've walked my neighborhood and have yet to come across any house that has any animals that come even close to barking at the volume level I've endured over the years. IMHO, my neighbor's dogs are the loudest dogs in the neighborhood, bar none.

I had to ask some questions about the situation of the realtor. Seems most people think they should call the police when in reality, the city is the big hammer when it comes to barking dogs. Since her real estate sales commission is predicated upon the SUCCESSFUL sale of the property, she has a vested interest in presenting the property in the best light possible.

She's dealt with many dog issues over the years and assures me this one is a no brainer.....
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:53 PM
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Right now, I need a quality outdoor microphone to record these canine cannons. I'm thinking of using a DVR to save the audio. I just wondered if anyone here might know of a quality microphone that will stand up to outdoor use........
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:19 PM
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Before getting all uptight and doing something you might regret (you never know, right now they could be GOOD neighbors!), find out if your area has any zoning ordinance against dog barking.

I was on the receiving end of a POS neighbor who decided that instead of complaining to me that my 9 month old dog was barking at squirrels while I was away for 30 minutes that it would be a better idea to call the police. Unbeknownst to her, there is no ordinance here against dog barking and there's nothing they can do other than ask the owner to shut their dogs up. She called twice more (still without talking to me about it first, and only while I was away) and the police gave her a cease-and-desist order to stop wasting their time.

It blows my mind that people are so uptight that they can't even talk to their neighbors anymore. Go over and ring the doorbell before flying off the handle, it may have never occurred to them that it's annoying the hell out of their neighbors.
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A few months ago, one of their German Shepherds knocked a fence slat off the fence. Since I was concerned about their dogs trying to barge through the fence to get at my dogs, I attempted to install a new fence slat.

Their dogs would have none of it; I was concerned they would literally rip my hand off (two large german shepherds and a mean lab). Snce I need the use of my hands, I went over and knocked on their door to ask them if they would please bring their dogs into the house so I could make necessary repairs to the fence. Since they have no door bell, I knocked on the door. NO answer. So....knocked on the door again....still no answer. Knocked on the door a third time LOUDLY, still no answer; they would not answer the door. Their cars were in the driveway so I KNEW they were home, they simply didn't want to deal with it.

So....I waited for them to go on vacation and then managed to put up a new fence slat using wood screws. Hopefully it will hold up against their barage. Besides barking, they have knocked against the fence so hard they have knocked nails out of the fence which means I am continuously having to make repairs to the fence.

There is a city ordinanace against barking dogs; the real estate agent I have spoken with assures me that they have two choices;

1. Get their dogs under control or....
2. Face the city.

She tells me that in these instances, the city always wins.

We have been on good terms up until this mess. I have to put my dogs on a leash so they won't wander over to the fence line. My dogs hardly ever bark at anything and if I catch them barking, they are ordered to come into the house pronto. I'm trying to be part of the solution, not the problem.

I cannot have any guests over for backyard cook outs or just friendly gatherings because YOU CANNOT TALK OVER THE 150 decibal canine cannon BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK. And, just as you are about to speak, you will be rudely interrupted with more BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK at 150 decibels!!!

Once I get a recording of these canine crazies, I'll post it and you'll get a feel for what I've put up with. A few years back, a utility worker came to my house to do some repairs. As soon as he heard the canine cannons, he told me, "YOU NEED TO CALL THE POLICE!!".

When my A/C guy shows up to work on the outside unit, we have to go to the front of the house just to carry on a normal conversation because we cannot hear each other talk.

One dog may be a nuisance; a wolf pack of three large dogs going blitzkrieg outta control twelve hours each and every hour of the day is another matter. The energy that sets up between Shepherds who have not had one minute of training and whose owners refuse to take them on walks for necessary exercise has to be seen and heard. The shock waves reverberate through the neighborhood each and every hour of the day. At this point, I'm concerned for my family's safety.

The following website has a lot of great information on the subject. One item of interest is the study that every time a canine cannon goes off, it sends a literal shock wave through your nervous system which eventually destroys your HEALTH.

http://barkingdogs.net/






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Old 12-05-2017, 07:32 PM
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A this point, all we want to do is sell the house and GET THE HELL AS FAR AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE AS WE CAN. As long as these barkers are on the job, I fear that NO SANE INDIVIDUAL would consider making an offer on a house that is located in the 150 DB BARK ZONE.

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Old 12-05-2017, 07:42 PM
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My grandmother raised and trained German Sherpherds as security dogs for the United States Air Force. She and other security dog trainers say that the best security dog only barks when their is an intruder present. Non-stop barkers are NEVER taken seriously by anyone.

Kinda like a car alarm that goes off ten times a day, it gets a no-never-mind from the neighbors.

Grandma was so successful in the security dog training business she bought a brand new Cadillac each and every year of her life. I miss her and her well-trained, well-behaved dogs very much......

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:04 PM
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I swear I have the best dog when it comes to awareness,she starts off with a lite growl to let me know someones around ,a full bark if someone comes to the door.I dont blame a dog who barks constantly I blame the owner who thinks its doing its job who lets it bark constantly.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:59 PM
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My grandmother raised and trained German Sherpherds as security dogs for the United States Air Force. She and other security dog trainers say that the best security dog only barks when their is an intruder present. Non-stop barkers are NEVER taken seriously by anyone.

Kinda like a car alarm that goes off ten times a day, it gets a no-never-mind from the neighbors.

Grandma was so successful in the security dog training business she bought a brand new Cadillac each and every year of her life. I miss her and her well-trained, well-behaved dogs very much......
My dog is by no means trained but he's not a barker unless he hears someone outside or a knock on the door. I think its more a GSD thing. My dog is a GSD Husky mix and I rarely hear him bark. I thank the lucky stars for that.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:42 PM
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Dog barking is a behavioral issue. Most large-breed dogs aren't really of sound enough mind to train properly until they're about a year old, so barking up to that point is just a part of life unfortunately. Once they're 12 months old you can start working with them and training them what they can and cannot bark at, but it'll take until they're 16-18 months old to "stick" and become an "automatic" behavior.

After they're 18 months old if they're still barking it's all the owner's fault. A bark here and there is to be expected (they're a dog for God's sake...), but the dog should self-silence without going into a barking fit.

My 1 year old is currently undergoing "bark training". Unfortunately the 9 year old has figured out that she can bark a couple of times and set him off so he gets in trouble. She's getting "bark training" as a result and she isn't happy about it! Too bad, so sad, sweetheart. If he can't bark, neither can you! (she's never been a barker)
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:05 AM
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You should do three things. First, talk to the guy and tell him his dogs are making your life miserable and that he must do something about them.

Second, if he doesn't respond to your complaint call the Humane Society or whatever group in your town deals with neglect of animals. Complain that your neighbor doesn't adequately care for his dogs. He leaves them in the backyard and doesn't give them adequate exercise and all they do is bark and disturb the neighbors. In some areas of the country, enforcement authority has been delegated to the Humane Society and they have been give authority to swear out criminal complaints. When they have that authority someone in that organization thinks its his mission in life to make life miserable to those who neglect pets. They may even take the dogs from him. These are the laws of the District of Columbia on this subject:

https://beta.code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/titles/44/chapters/15/

Third, call the police at the same time to complain that the dogs are barking. Make multiple complaints call them every time the dogs bark. Get the police out there in the middle of the night if that's when they are barking.

If your neighbor retaliates in any way, go to the prosecutors office and make a criminal complaint against the guy.

If this neighbor has made your life so miserable that you want to sell your house, return the favor. Fight back. You have a lot of tools.


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