Keep The Peace: 8 Tips For Being A Good Dog Neighbor

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We all love dogs, but it’s important for us to care about the needs of our human friends and neighbors too. That’s one reason why we need to be good dog parents and neighbors. If we aren’t, we put stress on others in our community.

We’ve seen neighborhood feuds over dogs turn violent, even deadly. A loose dog in Brevard County, Florida ended with a shooting. An Indiana woman faced assault charges for stabbing her neighbor over a barking dog.

Barking and loose dogs rarely lead to these extremes, but these incidents illustrate how one human’s best friend can become another’s exasperation. If you’re a dog parent and lover of all things canine, the burden is on you to keep peace in the neighborhood — or at least keep your dog from becoming a burden on others.

You can avoid ill feelings and confrontations with these tips for being a responsible pet parent and a good dog neighbor!

Many problems caused by dogs can be avoided with proper training and discipline. If you don’t have the time or skill to get your pet to obey commands, sessions with a competent trainer may be worth the cost to keep the peace in the neighborhood.

A former veterinarian’s assistant, Jasmine Patel has parlayed a love of animals into a career of advocating for and writing about her furry friends.

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