How to deal with dogs if I can't shoot them?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by columbiacritter, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Legally I could. But every line of site from my house toward the coops is down hill into a neighbors house. I won't risk shooting a person to get a dog.

    I've recently reinforced several gates so I haven't seen them in my pasture recently but I know it's only a matter of time before they are back. There's 5 of them, a yellow lab, 3 aussies and a husky. So far they haven't gotten any of my birds, but not for lack of trying.

    There's no reasoning with the owners. They are hard core druggies. To brain damaged to be dangerous anymore.
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    How's animal control in your neck of the woods?
    It can be expensive to bail your dogs out, especially if you have to do it over and over again. Can you get the dogs to take treats from you and hold them until animal control picks them up?
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Do you have animal control? If so, catch them and call them up.

    Then when your neighbor comes a lookin, say I haven't seen them for a couple of days, they were always so nice to play with......... I hope they're ok.
  4. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

    Nov 12, 2008
    Electric fence is the answer.
  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    I agree. Electric fence is one answer. Another that I have used is the battery operated guns that shoot the small plastic balls. Stings but not kills!!
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    shoot the owners,save a dog....[​IMG]
  7. 2chickenrich

    2chickenrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2008
    Perry, Georgia
    A 410 with bird shot or rat shot in any cal. wont kill anyone but it will get the point across i am a dog owner and raise german sheperds i dont like this but it is what it is try raising dogs and fight the males off when in heat I hate it but take care of your animals or i have to good luck
  8. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    animal control is almost non existent. We are pretty rural. They did come out once when the cops raided a drug house with an abundance of pitbulls. Those dogs were all sweeties they never let run loose.

    If I catch the dogs and transport them to animal control they will take them. An option I've been reluctant to try without a long catch pole and heavy duty dog crates.

    I wish I could just shoot and shovel.
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    You can get a small beebee gun and get the plastic pellets for in the gun. They sting something awful and do a good job at scaring the dogs away. No damage done to any pets either
  10. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Quote:Oh if only I could. There's more than a few people around here who've talked about a group arson project to get rid of all of them. Unfortunately they never all leave at once so we can't safely burn the house down.

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