ok, there is nothing more annoying than a yappy POS dog. My neighbor behind me has a Standard Poodle that runs in the middle of the back yard and just barks, I have called the police on numerous occasions. she gets any more citations she is either going have to move or get rid of the dog.
Your luck the nice girl didn't shoot the little POS.
BTW, I owned two bird dogs (Black labs) that only bark when you came in the house or entered the yard and they shut the hell up on command. If your dog barks for no reason, screw 'em. It's poor training and P*** Poor owner.