In my Staging carreer I have delt with a lot of wierd and funky stuff, dogs included. But these dogs are wearing me down!
All I can say is thank god for Beggin' Strips! You know the doggy treats that make your hands smell like bacon?
So, I am currently staging a wonderful newer garden home where staging will help tremendously. But the dogs in the yard at the garden home next door bark constantly. But we are making headway. At first I thought that all the staging in the world is not going to sell this home with those dogs barking all of the time. They are fairly little guys but when they see a car park in front of the house they set up a racket!
My first thought was to talk to the owner, but I remembered at one time there was a "For Rent" sign out front and the tax records confirmed this. Then I thought I would just come to an understanding with the people living there...who seem to never be home or if they are they don't answer their door bell.
So short of letting them out and sennding them on their way down a busy street, I decided to be more creative. Train the dogs! Yup, dog trainer I am. Not really, I'm a Stager but that requires thinking out of the box. So every time I arrive and there is a few seconds of relief from their barking, I send two Beggin' Strips over the fence, which keeps them quiet while munchin'.
I really do believe that they are getting better. The truth is in the pudding when I drive a different vehicle, my F150 truck, up and park.
They can probably smell me though, as my hands permantly smell like bacon.