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    Dog/neighbor issue

    I'm asking my fellow Cyclone Bretheran for some advice. Dog/neighbor issue.

    So my neighbor has caused this huge riff in our relationship due to them (young 1st time dog owners) not controlling their crazy Basenji. They have about a 5 year old Basenji thats only slightly larger than my Jack Russell Terrier, but its younger and obviously more rugged. Its attacked my dog in the back yard 3 times now. Yes 3 times in about 2 years. It just happens to happen when the dog "accedently" gets out like today or when the wife of neighbor is completely inept. The attacks have ended up with me jumping off my deck and onto this dog to get it off of my dog. Some blood, but not a ton, almost always bite marks. My dog wont even play in the back yard now cuz its scared of this Basenji. The neighbor is always apologetic, but still downplays the incedents, like im the bad guy. But hes a good guy and not reaally the one at fault, as its usually always the wife who is neglegent.

    What gets my goat is that she continues to walk it OFF OF LEASH in my neighborhood. I love my dog, and I've never wanted a war, but now thats what it is. After trying to talk about solutions an d repeatedly going over there, I texted them that the city has documented all of this and that the city will handle this issue from now on, which i really did not. What the hell am i gonna do to keep this crazy and their dog off of my dog and somewhat salvage neighborly friendship? Probably too late already huh???? Please help.


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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Anti-freeze + dog dish = problem solved.



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Neighborly friendship is vastly overrated. I say just wind up and boot the dog next time he comes in your yard.



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Not the dog's fault that the owners clearly can't control it.

    I take it there's no fence between? Perhaps suggest to them (or demand) that they can get a yard leash and a pivot stake so the dog can go out and do it's business, and still not roam free. That's what we do with ours.

    My guess is that if your neighbor is really a good guy, the threat that you're upping the ante with the city will do the trick.


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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    First, please remember that to estimate the value of any advice obtained, consider that it is worth approximately what you pay for it - often less.1st call animal control whenever the dog is out of it's yard without a human you have to start getting things on the record if you are going to build a case. 2d, call the police and report the attacks and show them the evidence. File a complaint. Get it on the record. My memory is a bit fuzzy, but 20-30 yrs ago, in Des Moines things like this were settled through arbitration. Can't remember if it was the city or county that ran the arbitration, but it brought the parties together and made an agreement official. It worked for me.



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    Not 100% sure about this, but if there is a report of an attack by a dog (on human or not), most cities require a quarantine period for evaluation. When I was a kid, our dog bit a jogger and was quarantined for something like 10 days - on our dime.

    That'll get their attention.



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    A fence is probably the ideal solution, but apparently it's not practical here or you would've done it already. There's good advice about calling animal control when you see the dog is running loose, and report any attacks. I'd take my dog to the vet when it's attacked, and give my neighbor the bill. Warn your neighbor that you'll start calling animal control, and hopefully he'll get the message. If not, a few visits from animal control should convince him to keep his dog under control (especially if he hasn't registered his dog).



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Not 100% sure about this, but if there is a report of an attack by a dog (on human or not), most cities require a quarantine period for evaluation. When I was a kid, our dog bit a jogger and was quarantined for something like 10 days - on our dime.

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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Call Cesar Milan!



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    rent-a-pitbull.com should help you out. Get one for about a week and when that dog comes to attack your dog go ahead and sick the pit bull on the other dog. I bet it's the last time you have this problem. Then just send the pit bull back to Atlanta, Georgia. Mike is the guys name. Sometimes they call him Michael.



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Tell them to get one of those invisible fence things installed so their damn dog stays in the yard. I know you want to be neighborly but if your dog is getting harmed in his own yard then these are irresponsible pet owners and you have the right to file complaints till either they control the behavior or get rid of the dog.

    I don't even have a pet and I am sick of neighbors that allow their dogs to drop a loaf in my lawn for me to discover when I mow. Seriously, if you can't physically pick up a piece of poo when you walk your or whoever's dog you are watching then let them go in your own lawn before taking a walk. Ticks me off because I've seen the old lady next door who takes care of the neighbors dog walk it and stand there and watch it drop a loaf right on my yard before. One of my friends suggested some late night I should just go drop my own loaf in her lawn.


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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    I've got a question...

    If this dog enters your property again, and starts attacking your dog, is it within your rights to shoot the neighbor's dog?

    I realize this probably isn't a practical solution, I'm just curious if it's legal.



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    I've got a question...

    If this dog enters your property again, and starts attacking your dog, is it within your rights to shoot the neighbor's dog?
    Leave it to the Hawkeye to want to kill the other dog. J/K



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    Re: Dog/neighbor issue

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    I've got a question...

    If this dog enters your property again, and starts attacking your dog, is it within your rights to shoot the neighbor's dog?
    Most likely not if they are within city limits.



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