Saturday, December 12, 2015

5 Tips for Being a Good Pet Neighbor

Bentley Basset wearing gardening hat with caption, "Hidey ho neighbor"

  Are you a good pet neighbor? There are a few common courtesies that will keep you from being “that person with the dogs/cats.”
·        Do not let your pet roam free. Pets that are loose risk being injured/killed by a car or angry neighbor.
·        If your dog takes care of its business in the neighbor’s yard, you must pick it up. This is a major complaint in neighborhoods and apartment complexes.
·        Don’t allow your cat to use the neighbor’s garden as its litter box.
·        Even if your dog’s voice is music to your ears, the neighbors don’t share the joy. Do not allow incessant barking.
·        Never assume that other dog/cat walkers want their pet to mingle with yours. Don’t let your pet approach another animal without the owner’s permission.
   We are all ambassadors for our four-legged friends. If they are frowned upon by the neighbors, it is ultimately our own fault. By following the “Big 5” your pet will be a welcomed addition to any neighborhood.
What is your pet peeve with neighbor’s animals? Leave a comment!
 
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19 comments :

  1. Oh yes, it is good to keep friendly wiv the neighbours, theys a useful source of TREATS!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. I follow your advice, not all neighbors are dog-friendly, fortunately my back yard is alcatrazzed so there is no way to visit them without my staff :o)

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  3. One thing is for sure, you are a classy neighbor dog! Thank you for not mentioning anything about howling in the evenings. Bailie and I love to sing a bit when we are out before bed. I know the neighbors enjoy it. Mom seems to be irritated with it and calls us in. Not sure why.

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  4. Those are such great guide lines and we just wish our present neighbors would follow those rules. The four dogs next door to us wander all over the neighborhood and used to come over here and try to chase the cats here. Luckily we have a fenced in yard so the cats could escape. But I spend many a hour chasing them home and teaching them what GO Home meant.

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  5. Hidey Ho neighbor! Those are reminders on how to be courteous to others. Ooh, an anniversary tomorrow? How exciting!

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  6. Such great "good pet neighbor" rules! We are lucky to live in a very dog friendly and mostly rule following neighborhood.
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  7. It's fascinating that we need to remind people of common courtesy. While my neighborhood is super pet friendly, I'm astounded that people too often forget the Golden Rule of treating others like they'd like to be treated (i.e. picking up after their pets in their neighbors' yards-my own biggest complaint). As you so eloquently point out, we are ambassadors for our pets...just some do it better than others. :)

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  8. Our neighbor needs to read this!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  9. We have a neighbor who does not take care of their dog at all. He gets out all the time and they don't even know. I mean, how does that happen!! One night he got hit and thank goodness he was ok but really. That makes me so mad!!

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  10. We need to share this with some of our neighbors. ;)

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  11. Those are great tips!! 2 years already, wow, i've enjoyed every moment

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  12. Bentley, you need a wooden fence to stare over, for that "hidey-ho" line! MOL!

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  13. The worst thing our dogs do is bark at the neighbors...when they see them out in their own yard! But we don't let it go on and on, if they won't be quiet, we make them come inside the house. We don't like to listen to barking dogs so we know our neighbors don't either.
    Our neighbors are also very good about not letting their dogs bark too much, keeping them on leashes, and respecting our space.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  14. Great post! It’s important to be considerate of your neighbors. So many on our floor aren’t.

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