I ask this, because once again, my neighbor's dog woke me up at 6:30 this morning. It is not uncommon for the dog to bark for 30 minutes - 1 hour at a time. She has two dogs a chow-chow and a great pyrenees-anatoli mix (sp?), basically a 150# dog that deserves to be on a farm not in a tiny back yard. She's aware that the dog-barking is an issue (I'm not the only complainer), but she has left it up to "us" to let her know when the dog is being too noisy. She doesn't hear it because she "takes her hearing aid out". The neighbors on the other-side of her won't complain because they want to be nice...also they aren't home all day like I am. Anytime, I have complained to her, e-mail or otherwise, she doesn't take it well. It doesn't matter how nicely I put it, she gets offended...now if my husband says something he's "being a good neighbor". UGH. The stress is killing me and quite frankly making me anxious. We do have code enforcement, but 1) they only do something if the dog barks when they are there 2) they aren't very effective 3) We are out of code because we don't keep our extra vehicle in the garage.
Anyway all of that to ask, how sensitive to barking dogs are babies? Should I be worried about having a screaming baby because of her stupid dog? I'm getting really anxious about this.
For what it's worth, we have a dog and he gets to bark a couple of times before he has to come inside. It's not the fact that the dog barks (it's what they do)...it's the duration of the barking. Sorry for the whining...I'm tired and cranky and....well, pregnant :)