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How to soundproof front door of old rental on a budget?

hello Mefites: I hope you guys can have some tips for hubby and me. We recently moved into a downstairs rental unit in an old apartment building. The unit is lovely, but our next door neighbor, who lives across the front entrance foyer from us, complains to us that she can hear us talking on the phone while we are inside and our dog barks too much. [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Nov 17, 2016 - 13 answers

My adorable puppy is suddenly fearful-aggressive. Help!

Difficulty level: boy German shepherd puppy is not supposed to be neutered yet, owner with PTSD, trainer is suddenly using some maybe dubious tactics, and we have been dealing with aggressive off leash dogs. Beloved dog is now barking and lunging against some other dogs and people, especially in territorial environments. [more inside]
posted by corb on Oct 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Is this normal? My dog wakes himself up barking

My dog is about 5 years old. I've had him for 3.5 years. In the last month or so he has started barking in his sleep. Sometimes he's puppy-dreaming and quietly yipping and moving his feet. About half the time he barks really loud and wakes himself up. This is a definite change in his behavior. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 28, 2015 - 10 answers

Help identifying writing on a Russian? bark painting

It is a little painting on bark. Trying to find out more information about it. But I am being stymied by not really knowing Russian characters while trying to google the writing on it. Pics inside. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by jeribus on Sep 27, 2014 - 6 answers


Advanced dog advice, positive feedback loop edition: Looking for advice on convincing our new rescue pup not to bark at our neighbors' even barkier dogs. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jul 6, 2014 - 10 answers

How do I help my barky dog relax with contractors in the house?

My dog generally loves people, though she's usually a bit shy at first. Normally, when we have people come over, she has a chance to warm up to them and is their best friend in no time. However, we're having an upstairs bathroom remodeled, she's having a hard time with it (the noise and strangers), and is subsequently barking a lot. I have considered some of the anti-bark products (citronella, ultrasonic), but since I suspect this is fear-based barking, I don't want to encourage her to be even more fearful. We are especially motivated, because we're expecting a baby in 10 weeks or so, and we don't want her waking him/her up every time something goes bump. Does anyone have any tips or tricks that could make things better? Thanks, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by stufflebean on Apr 8, 2013 - 7 answers

I can hear her baying from a mile away!

I recently adopted a three-year-old foxhound--a rescue. She's sweet tempered and gentle with people and other animals. But I have two huge problems. [more inside]
posted by byjingo! on Mar 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Sonic dog bark control systems and hearing ranges.

In our two cat, one dog household, we are considering purchasing one of the many available Ultrasonic bark control systems (not the Collar versions!) Would the emitted sounds be audible to / affect the cats in the same way its intended to do for the dog? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Apr 7, 2012 - 9 answers

barbaric yawps, all the livelong day

How can we keep our dogs from barking at everything they see beyond our fence? Getting an opaque fence will surely help, at least in the short term, but we really need to address the root behavior. Are anti-bark collars an effective, humane option? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Mar 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Full Moon this Sunday...

Would a howling party at the dog run be a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Jonathan Harford on Nov 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Dog barks at another dogs yelping

When one of my dogs yelps or cries shrilly the other dog starts barking like crazy at her. Why is she doing that? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Oct 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Citronella Collar: Can I refill it with water?

I have a Coon Hound and she barks a LOT. Pretty much on a constant basis. She has gotten much better about barking, but my husband and I are fixing to move and when we are gone we have been told that she howls/barks/cries the ENTIRE time we are gone. I have been looking at Citronella Collars, but before I opt into buying one I need to know if I can refill it with water. [more inside]
posted by eastinwifey09 on Aug 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Does anybody have any experience with Magnolia officinalis?

Any experience with Magnolia Bark / Honokiol extracts and/or supplements? [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on Apr 8, 2010 - 0 answers


It's 3:48 AM on December 28th 2008 in suburban California (Fullerton). I can hear the sound of about 11 dogs barking simultaneously from around a 1/2 mile away. What is happening? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Shh puppy, shh.....

After 4 months of living with me, my puppy's barking in the kennel issues haven't improved much. I am looking for suggestions for things I haven't tried that might make him quiet down. [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Dec 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Ceaseless Barking For No Obvious Reason

My neighbor's two dogs have been barking non-stop for well over an hour. [more inside]
posted by 26.2 on Jun 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Hush Puppy

Why doesn't my puppy make a sound? [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on May 15, 2008 - 20 answers

How to silence a yapping dog

Our neighbour's little dog barks incessantly for them to let him inside. He'll yap continuously for 30 minutes or longer, at 11pm at night, 3am or 5am in the morning. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Nov 4, 2007 - 18 answers

can you save my roomies puppy from being strangled?

can you save my roomies puppy from being strangled? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 31, 2007 - 38 answers

She may weigh 190lbs less than he does, but she could take him out with one bite.

[lunchfilter] Looking for ideas on how to a) keep my dog from barking at every little thing that moves and b) keep my dog from eating my boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel on Jul 2, 2007 - 18 answers


How do I stop my 14-month-old pug from barking? [more inside]
posted by gwenzel on Aug 7, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I remove spray paint from a maple tree?

Some bright spark spray-painted the large maple tree in front of my house. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the white paint without damaging the tree or leaving a permanent impression of the tag in the bark. Any ideas?
posted by sagwalla on Dec 21, 2004 - 8 answers

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