OK here is the story. My beautiful but large and boisterous yellow lab is 14 months old. He weighs 92 lbs and has a very deep bark. He is super playful, very active and is extremely vocal. He sometimes grumbles and often even barks in his sleep. (It really is very cute) Anyway it’s six o’clock this evening I am madly preparing dinner for 2 starving pre-schoolers and the doorbell rings. Keep in mind that it is a madhouse here regularly but at supper time it is downright crazy. Rudy was outside because as I said he is big and active. We have a fenced yard and an electric fence. Well it’s the neighbor behind me who actually lives in another subdivision and he asks if there was anything we could do about the dog barking because he is “loud and annoying”. After breathing in a few times and gritting my teeth I said sure I’ll try to keep it down. I didn’t argue the point that he is inside all day and night and is only out when I am home in the afternoons and during the dinner hour. He sits with us when we watch TV at night so I am not really sure when he is allowed to bark but rather than disturb the delicate balance in suburbia I thought I might investigate what there is out there that might curb this behavior. He is big and loud I will admit, but I love him so I wouldn’t want to do anything hurtful but I don’t want him annoying people. I certainly try to be a responsible pet owner and I understand no one should have to subjected to my annoying dog, or kids, etc but when can he bark? I think part of it is I can’t believe anyone would complain about my beautiful and charming doggie, (wink wink!). I guess given the hour and the fact that he never introduced himself bothered me. Any ideas? Thanks all!! PS: Rudy's picture is attached!