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How do you approach a neighbor about their dog's barking?

My husband and I have no relationship with the people in the apartment next to mine, other than smiling at each other on the elevator, and so we're at a bit of a loss about how to approach them about their dog's barking. As far as we've been told, our building doesn't allow dogs. How can we bring it up without creating a negative relationship right from the get-go?

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How do I live with my dog when my dog isn't happy where I live?

I've had my dog ever since she was able to leave her mom. She's four now, and really is the best behaved dog for the most part. We have both lived with my parents in the country. Recently I moved to a new city and apartment. I thought my dog adjusted perfectly, however after a month and a half, my landlord called to say she was barking/howling/crying during the day while I was at work and that they wouldn't tolerate it anymore and that I had to do something. Right now, my doggie is living with my parents, but it's breaking both of our hearts to be apart. What else can I do in order to be able to live with my dog again?

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Offbeat dogs: Why you should consider adopting a bully-breed

It's plain to see, the Offbeat Empire likes dogs. They like them a lot. Everywhere you look on Offbeat Bride, there are dogs walking down the aisle. On Home, there are posts about dogs, posts with dogs, posts not about dogs at all, but with dogs peeking into the photos anyway. [Editor's note: Even the Associate Publisher Megan has a pit bull mix.] There are all kinds of dogs, and there are all kinds of people, and some people have their types. For me, bully breeds are where it's at. In a way, bullies are the most offbeat of dogs.

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Megan-simple turkey dog treats, for the gluten-free pups

These are so ridiculously easy to make. They're great for squishing pills into, which is why I make them (just make sure to shred them really small so you get the right consistency or else the finished treats will fall apart). My dogs love them, and I love knowing exactly they are eating. Here's how I make them…

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I'm struggling to like my dog again

I love my dog, but I don't like him anymore. I used to be able to look past his constant barking, awful separation anxiety that leaves us un-wanted surprises when we get home (we've tried medication and behavior modification), and tendency to knock over our toddler often. I used to get angry with my husband when he would talk about not liking our dog, but now that I'm pregnant with our second, I find myself in the same boat. I don't want my dog to be gone, I just want to enjoy him like I used to.

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How to help your freedom-loving dog adjust to life in an apartment

When I moved across the country last year, I was mildly worried about how my husband and I would settle into a new place and new jobs. However, I can honestly say I was afraid of how our dog, Gidget, would adjust to living in a 700-square-foot apartment. Fortunately, our worries were unfounded and months later she has become the perfect apartment dog. Here's what we did to help make the transition easier on all of us…