Our neighbor just came over complaining about Murphy(our chocolate lab) I had EI here and we were developing Danny's IFSP. One of the people here was a little afraid of dogs so I put Murphy in the yard before letting them in the house. Murphy stood on our deck the entire time, whining barking and jumping. He wanted to come in badly.
The meeting lasted 20 minutes. Halfway through the meeting, the neighbor rang the door and demanded I bring him in. She said he was barking right under her window and she couldn't hear her TV. I explained that I was in the middle of a meeting arranging speech therapy for Danny and we were almost about to wrap things up and then I would bring him in. She said but he's bothering me and that I need to bring him in now. I explained again that he would be in the house in a few minutes once the meeting was over. I apologized several times and she stormed off in a huff.
What else could I have done? He wasn't near her window..he was on the deck at our door(which is more in the middle of our property) She has complained once before about his barking(he was in the yard to pee and started barking at something) I wasn't home and DH was doing something with Danny and didn't get to the yard right away...normally when he barks we yell at him and make him come in. He was barking for a couple minutes and she came over to complain then and said he is always barking all day long in the yard. I'm worried she is going to throw tainted meat over the fence or something...yes, she is that type of person who would do something like that.