I thought I'd restart this thread to see if there are any new developments or new suggestions. Our neighbor solved the problem of his 3 bored, untrained yappy dogs (one is a real whiner, all hours, etc etc) by 6 months ago building their pen/house 40 meters away from his house on his back wall, which unfortunately is two meters from our bedroom window over the back wall. This guy is also Australian (see Alex comment on old thread). What is it with Australians and yappy dogs, they can't all have grown up 500 kilometers from the next station?? Any suggestions on noise abatement ??? This is a great place in northern dumaguete and i'd hate to move. Remember the subject is yappy dogs, not Australians. I know, why mention it then, because i'm annoyed and awake.