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 waking my husband up during the day (he works evenings).
As far as we’ve been told, our building doesn’t allow dogs. Other neighbors say they’ve lived here for several years, much longer than we have, and got their dog shortly after moving in. So we don’t want to rat them out to management, since they’d be found to be in violation of the lease and may be evicted.
How can we bring it up without creating a negative relationship right from the get-go? –Monica S.
Oh lordy, I totally feel you on this. This is what I hear every time a fire truck goes by (keep in mind we live next door to a fire station)…
Now, our building is totally dog-friendly, so all I have to do is talk to my apartment manager who gives our neighbors a warning. Which I would normally recommend, because I’m all about avoiding confrontation. But when alerting the manager may mean really fucking up your neighbors’ life, what to do!?
So, Homies, how would/have/do you approach your neighbors about their barking dogs?