I posted a few months ago about obedience class for our dogs since we are moving to a new house. Well I got some really great advice so now I have another problem.
A quick backstory is that we just moved into our new house this last weekend. We brought our two dogs (a 6 year old Akida and a 2 year old mix maybe chihuaha, datsun, and terrier). We have never had a complaint about our dogs until ... the first day we brought them home. It is very ridiculous about what our neighbor complained about but I will spare you the details and get to the point.
She basically says that while my Wife and I are at work (no kids or anybody else living at our house) that the dogs are barking constantly. At the postman, at the meterman, at her when she goes into her backyard, so basically all the time. She states of course. One more clarification is that we both have pretty much 8-5 jobs. We usually leave by 7 and are home before 5. We keep them inside when we are home and at night.
I live in Granada Hills, CA which is in the Los Angeles County. I think this is our law. Los Angeles Animal Services
Basically anybody can complain if they find the dogs barking to be an annoyance to the neighborhood, NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY IT IS.
When we are home, they are calm. They do bark when the hear something or other dogs barking but I know that is normal. Occasionally it is just a few barks and then they stop. Either way, if it turns out that they do bark non stop during the day like this neighbor states, what can we even do about it? Will obedience classes even help? We just moved in this last weekend and have had no time to look up classes.
I feel like we're trapped with nothing to do and I love our dogs. I mean, they haven't had time to get used to their surroundings yet. Is it out of the question to think that in a week or so when they familiarize themselves with their new home that they will calm down? I don't want to get shock collars or those sound emitting devices. I would rather pay for training.
In other words, I'm lost and need help.
Thanks in advance.