Deterring dogs.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 1acrefarm, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    What is a good non lethal way to deter dogs from your property? I have some iceheads for neighbors that are trying to contain their pit bulls in a 4 foot fence. Needless to say 4 feet does not get it. The dogs are out repeatedly and causing mischief. They have been on my property including my front porch several times. They have growled at some of the neighbors in their own yards. One of them tried to attack a neighbors dog through the neighbors fence. I cannot tie out my goats or free range my chickens without constant supervision because you never know when these dogs will get out. I cannot afford more fencing and I don't want to kill these dogs. I know it is not the dogs fault they just have bad owners. Any ideas?

  2. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    call the police and tell them the dogs have threatened you.
  3. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Atleast 4 neighbors have already called animal control and the police. The dog one of them was attacking belongs to a state officer. So far when the police or animal control come out they just let the people put the dogs back up.
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Def call animal control!! [​IMG] They need at least a 10 ft fence. A guy in town had to put a 10 ft fence around his dogs to keep them.
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Wow a ten foot fence. I believe a kennel with a top would have been a better and less costly alternative.
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I agree, keep calling the police and animal control.

    If you are allowed to use paintball guns where you are.... they can be very effective as deterrents with several different kinds of animals. It also gives proof that the dogs were in your yard. They don't do any permanent damage (try not to shoot the head though) but the dogs should want to leave very quickly.
  7. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    Leave a very dead animal out for them to roll in. I can guarantee that their owners will be more careful about them free ranging.


  8. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    Besides catching them and releasing them at the humane society

    Pepper Spray--spray them once or twice and they wont free range near you again. And dad wont like the smell either.
  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]

    I needed something to laugh about today. Good idea!

    The OP should go pick up a dead skunk. That should do it!
  10. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    BB gun works great, a few shots to the butt gets their memory working pretty good.
    Just one of those cheap guns, won't hurt the dog, just a sting that will detor them from your yard.

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