I hope this is the right place to post this, we've had a problem recently with a neighbours dog who has taken to coming into our garden and attacking our ducks. He usually just barks and scares them, but today he seriously mauled one of the ducks (we had to wring it's neck in the end as the injuries were quite severe) and caused eye damage to another.
We've informed the neighbour but he seems unwilling to take precautions to keep the dog from leaving his property - he says the onus is on us to keep our garden dog-proof. Trying to dog-proof our garden would be extremely costly, not to mention awkward (we'd have to gate the driveway which would be a real nuisance getting in and out every day!), and is seems unfair that it would be our responsibility.
Does anyone have any advice? I've seen there's legislation in place to protect livestock on agricultural land (Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953) but it doesn't look as though this extends to a home smallholding.
Edited by chubbyducks - 4/6/16 at 3:15pm