New Web Site Hopes to Bring Peace to Neighborhood Barking Dog Disputes

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PetSafe, the industry leader in pet safety and behavior prodcuts, is launching a new web site, http://www.stopmyneighborsdog.com, that allows neighbors to subtly spotlight nuisance barking to pet parents through anonymous, but polite, e-mails and personal notes. The messages are sent directly to the canine's keepers without bringing in outside authorities.

PetSafe launches website www.stopmyneighborsdog.com

Most of the time a pet owner simply feels like they can't control their dog's barking. People don't usually bring a dog into their household with the intent of causing bad feelings in their neighborhood. We want everyone, owners and neighbors alike, to enjoy the company of a good dog in the neighborhood.

A bark from a dog can provide home security or serve as a friendly hello and invitation to play. It can also be the first step to sleep deprivation, frequent visits from animal control officers, and silent long-term grudges between formerly cordial neighbors. PetSafe, the industry leader in pet safety and behavior products, has launched a new web site to help restore the peace and make every neighborhood a better place for dogs and neighbors alike.

The new site, http://www.stopmyneighborsdog.com, allows neighbors to subtly spotlight nuisance barking to pet parents through anonymous, but polite, e-mails and personal notes. The messages are sent directly to the canine's keepers without bringing in outside authorities.

"One of the most frequent sources of calls to local animal control departments is excessive barking from dogs," says Randy Boyd, PetSafe President and CEO. "We hope the web site will help ease friction between neighbors and also keep otherwise good dogs from being taken to the pound."

The free web site allows neighbors to move beyond simply investing in ear plugs or sending angry glares at neighbors across the driveway. A neighbor concerned about excessive and disruptive barking can choose to send an anonymous e-mail or postcard pre-written in a friendly, humorous, or serious tone to the beloved barker’s people. Along with the note, senders can opt to include professionally-written tips on controlling nuisance barking and a coupon for a product from PetSafe's line of bark solution training products.

"The education tips are an important feature," says Boyd. "Most of the time a pet owner simply feels like they can't control their dog's barking. People don't usually bring a dog into their household with the intent of causing bad feelings in their neighborhood. We want everyone, owners and neighbors alike, to enjoy the company of a good dog in the neighborhood."

About PetSafe®
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe® is the industry leader in the management of pet behavior, offering pet training, containment, safety and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe® introduced the first do-it-yourself electronic fence to the pet market in 1991 and the first wireless fence in 1998. PetSafe’s product line up includes: kennels and electronic underground fences; bark control systems; a selection of remote training products; pet doors; pet identification collars; heated wellness products; pet feeders and a growing line of lifestyle products. For more information about PetSafe®, visit: http://www.petsafe.net.

For more information:
Mike Cohen, Ackermann PR
865-584-0550

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