Heather Ridge is a beautiful area to live with outstanding neighbors . Besides winter sometimes lasting a few weeks too long (sorry, Marsha!), perhaps the only downside is the frequent noise level in some areas of the neighborhood. Due to barking dogs, some neighbors stay indoors rather than enjoying the fall weather in back yards, and even then must sometimes turn up the music volume to drown out the barking, or even lose sleep.
Please don’t feel bad if you own a dog and it rarely barks. We know many dog owners take conscientious steps to ensure that barking doesn’t interfere with the neighborhood’s tranquility. Also please don’t feel bad if your puppy *does* bark often. Everyone knows that dogs are more than just noise makers and can be important members of your family. We love you and don’t wish to complain or point fingers, just to find the best answer for all involved.
Our mission is to implement a win-win solution that restores greater peace and quiet to our neighborhood without asking dogs to stay indoors. We hope to collect enough voluntary donations to purchase two hypersonic dog trainers. These units can be hung in back yards and are activated by a dog’s bark. It then emits a high-pitch noise (inaudible to humans) which trains dogs not to bark. The units require anywhere from one minute up to several days or a week in the slowest cases to significantly reduce barking. Each unit including shipping costs $86 (slightly cheaper models are available, but this preferred model has a proven track record and excellent reviews).
If you would like to contribute, any size donation – $5, $10, $20 etc. – is helpful and appreciated. Shaun Roundy and Suzette Carter have volunteered to collect your donations, and the units will be passed around the neighborhood as needed.
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