Pasadena -- Two weeks ago, a neighbor knocked on our door with a petition in hand. They were looking for participants in helping eliminate the incessant barking from another neighbor's dogs by getting the police involved. Although the barking is annoying, my wife had a better solution.
Our neighbors with the dogs don't have time during the day to walk their two, restless dogs. So, rather than the police removing the dogs, my son approached the neighbors and asked if he could walk their dogs everyday after school for a fair price. So now he spends 30 minutes a day, helping the dogs walk off their "barking."
The dogs are happy, the neighbors with the dogs are really happy, and my son is..., well happily employed.