We’ve politely mentioned it, but it just goes on and on. The noise is so bad that my wife is thinking of selling our home
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We live in a terraced house and the neighbours’ two yapping dogs are driving us mad. We’ve politely mentioned it, but it just goes on and on. It’s so bad that my wife is thinking of putting our home on the market. What can we do before taking this drastic step?Do you have a problem readers could solve? Email your suggestions to [email protected] or write to us at Money, the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU.
Reduce Stress. Dr. Becker notes, “The key is to reduce anxiety triggers.” If you have a vet visit, “don’t get the carrier out the night before,” give them a few days to get prepared. If they’re nervous alone or travelling, play soothing music, or draw the shades. The less stimulus pets receive from the outside world, the less anxiety they’ll have about events outside their control.