Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies and suggestions. Well, one of the major hurdles was getting in touch with the guy, he's not around when I'm awake or at home, and I don't know his number and whatnot, so I left him a note explaining the situation and some contact info. This morning I didn't hear anything so he must've done something. Was finally able to get some shut eye
. The funny thing is, since it's been going on for so long, I think I automatically kinda woke up at the time he usually starts whining expecting to hear whining and barking and had a little trouble falling back asleep.
Normally I don't show any outward dislike for dogs, just kinda "meh" walk away. But when they start acting funny because their owners have "had enough with them" or can't control them, I think that's when it gets on my nerves. When I used to live in NYC, all along the block people would have dogs and just leave them outside in the yard at night and they'd fuel off each other howling and barking (and if you get near then they growl and bear teeth
). Fortunately the windows and walls were thick enough to keep most of it out. I have pretty sensitive ears, so loud stuff in general bothers me (stereos, screeching parrots, lawn mower in the morning
). I have pretty sensitive smell too, so maybe it's also the smell. Large dogs also kind of freak me out, especially if it's not a dog you know and have no idea how well it's been trained (or it appears the owner is having trouble controlling him). They have real potential to harm you (several people have been mauled by poorly trained or wild dogs near where I live).