Barking Dogs in an apartment
Hi! I'm new to this forum but I would like to vent about my situation with my neighbor. I just moved into a beautiful apartment about a week ago. I love everything about it. Except...my next door neighbors leaves his 2 dogs home alone for several (usually 7-8) hours a day and they bark intermittently for the entire time, sometimes for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times an hour. I'm a full time graduate student and I am home for a large portion of the day and my nerves are shattered.
I didn't want to complain since I was the new neighbor and thought maybe it would quiet down. But it got worse and worse and I eventually called the office to make a complaint. I have lived in several apartment complexes and have tried writing notes to neighbors and it is almost never effective. They gave him a warning, it was quiet for about a day and then for the last few days I heard them barking again. And then today, they barked for the better part of 2 hours. Today, I called the management to complain again and told them I didn't necessarily want to get him in trouble but the barking just needed to stop.
They apparently are going to give him a 2nd more aggressive warning, and she told me if it doesn't stop by next week they will give him a 7 day notice to cure it or move.
I know that barking for hours on end is not reasonable and my complaint is legitimate, but I feel horrible that I may cause someone to have to move. Should I feel bad about this?