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Old 12-15-14, 07:04 PM   #1
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Should yappie little dogs be banished from the face of the earth?

Should yappie little dogs be banished from the face of the earth? I love dogs but cannot stand yappie little dogs.

The neighbor's wife moved back in. With her she brought a yappie little dog. The damn thing never shuts up. You can hear him right through the wall. Barks constantly even when they are at come.

Another one down the street a few hundred yards. They leave it staked out front in the summer. Never shuts up. He goes nuts every time I ride by.

Anyone else hate yappie little dogs?
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They are a nuisance. I'm not sure what they were thinking, but the people who put a weight limit on dogs for apartments and condos should be forced to live next to one (or more) of those yappy little dogs. Especially when it's busy barking at a dog down the hall. A few people gave me grief about letting this family keep their pit bull mix dog when they had to move in with Mom after they lost their house. The dog was very timid, and the owner was very responsible. When the couple of people complained I pointed out this dog was quieter than the small dogs, timid and the owner picked up after the dog instead of leaving the poop for others to deal with. The didn't have anything to complain about after that.
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Old 12-15-14, 07:24 PM   #3
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Should yappie little dogs be banished from the face of the earth? I love dogs but cannot stand yappie little dogs.

The neighbor's wife moved back in. With her she brought a yappie little dog. The damn thing never shuts up. You can hear him right through the wall. Barks constantly even when they are at come.

Another one down the street a few hundred yards. They leave it staked out front in the summer. Never shuts up. He goes nuts every time I ride by.

Anyone else hate yappie little dogs?
yappie dogs are the bane of dog lovers... We've had several dogs over the years... the current one is 90 lbs of affection... he does however bark at the wrong times... well some of the wrong times... he barks at strangers... which we want, but he also barks a bit at friends... just to let us know they are at the gate. But, he is no yappie dog.

Yappie dogs bark all the time and test the patience of man... such dogs simply need not exist. Period. Be gone with them.
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Old 12-15-14, 08:32 PM   #4
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wikipedia says they are typically loyal to only one owner, and can be overly protective. maybe that's why they always act like paranoid schizophrenics all the time.
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yappie dogs are the bane of dog lovers... We've had several dogs over the years... the current one is 90 lbs of affection... he does however bark at the wrong times... well some of the wrong times... he barks at strangers... which we want, but he also barks a bit at friends... just to let us know they are at the gate. But, he is no yappie dog.

Yappie dogs bark all the time and test the patience of man... such dogs simply need not exist. Period. Be gone with them.
One good thing about little dogs is that they fit on a barbecue spit. I learned that from a Vietnamese friend of mine.
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No.

They are fabulous 'gator bait.
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The neighbors directly across the street had a pair of rats-on-strings.
I could constantly hear them yapping in the house.
In the summer if I was working in the garage (with the door open), the yappers would be in the upstairs bedroom window yapping at me.
Thankfully, they just sold the place and the new owners have a couple kids but no yappy dogs.

My theory on why little dogs are so yappy is because of lack of discipline by the owners just because they are too small to be a serious threat.
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Old 12-15-14, 09:27 PM   #8
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They are fabulous 'gator bait.
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One good thing about little dogs is that they fit on a barbecue spit. I learned that from a Vietnamese friend of mine.
See, I was going to say yes, but there are arguments to the contrary...
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My neighbor has two little yappy dogs. My cats love chasing them.
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Dogs can be little and alive because cities mostly lack predators, but that may be changing now. Lack of stealth in an animal with poor defense means lunch for anything hungry enough.
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I inherited my mom's elkhound, which isn't really a yappy little species, but she barks way too much. We tried one of the citronella bark collars, but it didn't really work after the first couple of days, she just likes to bark. One day, I heard her barking in the back yard and she was enveloped in a cloud of citronella. Maybe the collar would work if we employed her as a bug repellent dog
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I've got one next door to me, I would love to put my boot up it's a-s.

A couple of weeks ago I was outside doing some yardwork, it was going through the usual yappity,yappity, yap crap, the dog forgot about me for a couple of minutes, I snuck up behind him and scared the bejesus out of him, it let out a squeal and ran for 20' before coming back and resuming the yappity crap. I felt better.
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Should yappie little dogs be banished from the face of the earth?
No, they should be raised and marketed as appetizer food for humans.
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I used to have a neighbor with 2 little dogs which would only bark upon exposure to air. Then they would never stop.

My little dog only barks when she sees kids in our back yard (or theirs) or other dogs. She is very vigilan-OMG A SQUIRREL ALERT THE MEDIA
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One of my neighbors has a little yelper.............. the dog goes crazy when it hears ANYTHING.....

I walk around the neighborhood in the early morning, picking up newspapers and placing them on porches, between doors, in mail slots, etc.

I always whistle when I'm around their house, no matter how early it is..........................

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should yappie little dogs and their owners be banished from the face of the earth? I love dogs but cannot stand yappie little dogs.

The neighbor's wife moved back in. With her she brought a yappie little dog. The damn thing never shuts up. You can hear him right through the wall. Barks constantly even when they are at come.

Another one down the street a few hundred yards. They leave it staked out front in the summer. Never shuts up. He goes nuts every time i ride by.

Anyone else hate yappie little dogs and their owners?
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I've got a next door neighbor that hated the dog in the back yard that adjoins his fence because the big dog barked all the time. He complained about it to me very often. Well, his 47 year old son moved back in with them because he couldn't hold a job. Then what did the son do? He went to the animal shelter and adopted a mid-sized dog and brought it to his parents house to keep. That damned dog has a very loud bark and practices it's voice lessons all the time. My neighbor doesn't like it, but didn't put his foot down regarding it, either. I guess it's OK for dogs to be loud and annoying if they belong to you.
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I inherited my mom's elkhound, which isn't really a yappy little species, but she barks way too much. We tried one of the citronella bark collars, but it didn't really work after the first couple of days, she just likes to bark. One day, I heard her barking in the back yard and she was enveloped in a cloud of citronella. Maybe the collar would work if we employed her as a bug repellent dog
Get an electric one. It only takes one bark for the dog to know not to bark with the collar on. The battries ran out in mine, but I still put on the dog andhe doesn't make a sound.
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My neighbor has two little yappy dogs. My cats love chasing them.
My gf's cat weighs about 20 pounds, and it's funny to see him watch some of the smaller dogs walk by his yard. The dogs are usually barking away, and kids are usually really curious when I point out the cat is bigger than their dog.
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I never understood why people think it's ok to have their dog constantly bark. We had two weimaraners (or rather, my mom and sister do.) They would bark when someone came home. They'd bark at bikers, they'd bark at other dogs, and they'd bark when you're playing with them. But if they were ever outside and started barking at any of those things, we immediately went outside to shut them up. (Not physically of course. All I'd have to do is say their name in a deep voice and give them the death glare.) No, the dogs aren't well trained, but it's still not acceptable to have them bark constantly at something. If they continued barking at things we'd bring them inside until they calmed down.

I hate yappy dogs. Sometimes when I'm running I amuse myself by thinking of punting them if they ever came after me in a "threatening"' way. (I love dogs. I hate little, useless, fashion dogs.)

Think about it though. The type of people who buy toy dogs are the people who buy dogs because they're "cute."They have no intention of actually taking care of them or training them properly.
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Dogs can be little and alive because cities mostly lack predators, but that may be changing now. Lack of stealth in an animal with poor defense means lunch for anything hungry enough.
I'm in the city but still in coyote country. Makes me a bit sad when I see a lost dog sign. I never worried about my hell hell hounds. At 105 and 120 Lbs they enjoyed chasing coyotes. The pack was only 4 or 5 and wanted nothing to do with them.

Oh and they tended to not bark much. When they did it meant something. Not set off by fireworks or firetruck sirens either. Not even by every other dog howling at the fire trucks.
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I never understood why people think it's ok to have their dog constantly bark. We had two weimaraners (or rather, my mom and sister do.) They would bark when someone came home. They'd bark at bikers, they'd bark at other dogs, and they'd bark when you're playing with them. But if they were ever outside and started barking at any of those things, we immediately went outside to shut them up. (Not physically of course. All I'd have to do is say their name in a deep voice and give them the death glare.) No, the dogs aren't well trained, but it's still not acceptable to have them bark constantly at something. If they continued barking at things we'd bring them inside until they calmed down.

I hate yappy dogs. Sometimes when I'm running I amuse myself by thinking of punting them if they ever came after me in a "threatening"' way. (I love dogs. I hate little, useless, fashion dogs.)

Think about it though. The type of people who buy toy dogs are the people who buy dogs because they're "cute."They have no intention of actually taking care of them or training them properly.
Had 2 weimaraners in the house behinds my parents place when I was growing up who jumped the fence and made a couple of passes at the cat. Bad mistake, after the third pass he went on offense. Then their first mistake became obvious, the fence was bent to one side and they could not get back out.
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