In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec
Hi ST,We have the same problem in our house in Calamandrana, next door has two dogs kept outside as guard dogs- Poor thing seem so un happy and bark at anything that moves i.e. birds, cats, cars, trees etc.We had a guest who was a very light sleeper who said they did not sleep at all due to the dogs next door.I am sorry but I have no solution but sympathise with you and the poor dogs. Interested to hear if anyone has a solution.
Same issue here! So sorry…Submitted by lizkd on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 09:17
Same issue here! So sorry about your troubles! It is a complicated situation to deal with as they don't really have "real" laws regarding noise. Which means nothing to support you when ealing with barking :(
Are they hunting dogs?
We have neighbours with 2 dogs, they bark constantly. All night as well. And they escape...Last week they actually killed 6 chicken & even with the whole village complaining and the pound coming over to check on the situation, nothing has changed. And as you mentioned, the poor dogs are not responsible.
It is even harder to deal with when the owners don't care. However, the one thing I noticed will get people to take action fast here is embarrassment! And even that needs strategy because it all depends on the generation you are dealing with (social media might not affect Boomers as much as it would Millennials, etc...)
Examples: you could post pics/films of the situation on social media and make sure you tag the village, etc...; or write an article and email it to different local papers; if you are close to local stores/cafés feel free to gently/kindly make the situation known (give names) but always be sweet about it ;) etc...
Not sure this will be of any support but I most certainly feel your pain! Good luck!
Hi Of course you can contact…Submitted by Maryliz on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 08:23
Of course you can contact the council, Carabinieri or municiple Police but your best bet is to send a letter from a lawyer. There are actually strict laws about noise, above all from 1pm to 3pm and from 8pm to 7am. I once had a dispute over roosters wandering around at 4am and cockadoodledoing! I won! They had to close them in at night and realease them at 7am.
Same for dogs but it seems to be more problematic? Good alarm against intruders?
At the end of the day if you live in the country you have to expect animal noises & smells