Here in Owasso, although they are farther away from us, there are still yipping dogs in the back yards of the surrounding houses. Anytime one of us goes outside, the noise starts from the 2 dachsunds next door.
I've figured out why that is so annoying to me. It's because:
Dogs are professional tattle-tales.
Their life revolves around alerting their owner to every happening within a 500 foot radius. Kind of like a tattle-tale child.
Cats, on the other hand, are professional sleepers.
Which is why I can't get The Enforcer to go out and make those dogs be quiet, even though he's bigger than they are.