Apartment Guru: Barking Dog Takes a Bite Out of a Good Night's Sleep


Dear Apartment Guru,

I am not kidding when I say that the barking of my neighbor's dog might kill me. OK, I can handle a little barking at 5 p.m., but the thing barks to be taken out at 5 a.m. every morning. It also barks to be let out at midnight, and keeps going if my neighbor is out late. It just stands there, on the other side of the wall from my bedroom -- barking.

Then, the other day, the neighbor didn't let the dog out for hours. I counted. I watched the clock. For two hours between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning, that animal barked and barked and barked.

Help me, Guru.

-- Losing It

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