Sorry I'm not a dog owner but I wonder if someone can give me advice on the
Our next door neighbours (south west england, UK) have 2 little shaggy
yorkshire terriers (i think) which they leave outside in the back yard all
day while they're both at work.
Every time anyone passes in the street at the front they bark a lot and
snarl at each other. (the dogs that is)
But we've got used to the noise and I presume this is normal dog-owning.
But for the last week they've acquired a 3rd dog, which is a jack russel
terrier. This one is left indoors all day, and barks continuously with a
single yelpy bark at about 2 second intervals whenever the neighbours are
out ; typically last week it was from 7AM to 7PM.
Can anyone tell me if this is mistreatment - or OK? Or point me to a UK
website that gives guidelines?
I presume its supplied with food/water ok, but surely a dog that 's barking
continuously and alone must be worried , or wanting its owners to come back.
It might be that the neighbours are looking after it for a friend, but
surely if it's away from its usual keepers it needs more attention?