Need inexpensive survellience to monitor pet and nosy neighbor
I am looking for a way to 'spy' on my dogs when I am at work. I am not interested in video, but audio, to see if what the neighbor (Mrs. Kravitz), next door, says is true or false. She is the neighbor everyone tells you to stay clear of. She complains that my dog sometimes howls. The other neighbors said they never hear anything. By the same token I have a 7 month old puppy that I have trained to stay in the bathroom while I am at work. In those 7 months the neighbor NEVER knew I had the puppy until I recently told her, so if she didn't know, she could make up a story. Caught her with her eyebrows raised when I told her I had a new pup. She will also tell me that she will walk over to my walls to listen for any sounds.
Will a web cam in a window work for capturing video? Tape recorders are outdated, so what would work for audio indoors? I am asking all of these questions, because the pup has discovered her vocals all of a sudden! I am on vacation and wanting to correct the problem before returning to work. I read a review where someone bought a bark collar and the device showed how many attempts the dog made to bark, which did NOT agree with that person's neighbor, so she found out that the neighbor had the wrong dog.
Any advice appreciated.