How to cope with roomie's annoying pets
February 5, 2013 1:29 PM Subscribe
I share an apartment. I have a great relationship with my roommate. When I met her before I moved in she told me “I work a lot of hours, my home is my sanctuary, I like to come home to a calm unstressful environment.” I am the same way.
On to the problem. I am not an animal lover but I have lived with dogs and cats before it has been fine. The issue is her dog is a Chihuahua that always barks.
posted by seesom to human relations (25 answers total)
Literally every single time I open my door to come home, it starts howling loudly. It stops after about two minutes, but then starts again randomly when it hears something. I work 70 hour weeks and this environment is really annoying me. It has a bark collar which I occasionally will ask my roommate to use and she does. But she will not use the bark collar for longer periods of time. Guests who come to visit me (which is rare, I rarely have visitors) comment on how annoying and excessive the dog barking is. Obviously, I am not planning to stay when the lease ends. Is there anything that I can do? Also, if you are a pet owner, what would you do if you were my roommate? Is either of us being unreasonable?