No pets allowed

Anyone who has a pet at home knows how these three words weigh on our lives here in Ireland. We know that it’s more complicated than you think to find houses or apartments that accept our pets, and when we find them, rent is usually much more expensive.

After a lot of searching, talking to real estate, extra deposit, we got an apartment (two weeks after arriving in Ireland and a month before Jujuba and Lola got here).

A year and a half later, we received a complaint from the administrator reporting that a neighbour complained about the barking, saying it disturbed the peace. We found it strange because she never barks. We installed cameras at home and kept track of her day while we are away (because when we are at home, she doesn’t bark at any time) and we notice that she only barked when someone walked by our door, but it is a normal thing for a dog that is guarding the house, and it doesn’t last all day.

After a conversation, it was agreed that if she stopped barking, we could keep her with us. Ah, I forgot to mention that in this complaint they demanded that “the animal be removed”. Family members can’t be removed.

Anyway, to solve the problem, we bought an anti-barking, and that helped us a lot. The first two days Jujuba barked, but when the sensor was activated, she stopped almost instantly.

We bought a leash too, but we didn’t even use it because the “small house” solved the problem by itself.

You can find both products on Amazon, and I decided to share my experience because I think I can help others who have a similar problem.

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