How to properly restrain your roommates dogs from chickens, cats, and livestock?

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  1. Ikainica

    Ikainica Out Of The Brooder

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    How to properly restrain your roommates dogs from chickens, cats, and livestock?

    Hi my mom help in purchasing a property with me in my name. Its one acre. She has paid way more into the property than I have. It will be paid off in about another 3.5 years out of 6.5 years. Recently she decided she was getting remarried. She doesn't have a lot of money left and wants my sister and my soon to be step-brother and his girlfriend to have something. She says they can help finish what needs to be done on the property such fencing and housing if they can stay there for free or rent their places out. This in many ways would be very beneficial as the place needs a lot of work done. Right now I am living in an old falling apart trailer. Even when I am a promoted from a dog bather to a dog groomer in 4 months I still don't think I'll have enough money to properly finish the place.

    While, I will not be putting any of their names on the title I still have many concerns. My mom is getting married pretty suddenly only dating him for about 3 months. I have only meet him and his son once. I don't want to loose my rights to the property if things go south. I am concerned by letting his son and the girlfriend build permeant homes on my property they will gain rights to the land.

    I am also concerned because my future stepbrother and his girlfriend have large indoor dogs that they would want to bring with them. I am concerned about the dogs behavior towards cats, chickens, and livestock. Unfortunately I and other neighbors have already had problems with neighborhood dogs killing and chasing cats and livestock. These dogs where reported for being at large because they where not seen or filmed in the act of killing. I know one of the dogs owners was already fined three times (twice by me), the last fine being about $300.

    While I do have my own dogs (4 large ones) they are well behaved outdoor dogs that are good with our chickens and cats. They have a secure small pen in the back on cement and I want to fence in the entire property with a tall fence that has a cement barrier so they can not dig out and the bad neighbor's dogs can not get in. I never want my dogs to be seen loose because I never want the people I reported to say they did something or blame them for anything.

    This brings me back to future stepbrother and girlfriend and their large dogs. These are my concerns:
    *What if their dogs want to kill cats, livestock, and chickens? Most dogs do if they haven't been raised with other animals.
    *Does having the dogs inside the place in the middle of the property seem dangerous? I mean if they slip out of the front door just once they could be munching on my chickens and cats.
    *Does a secure outdoor runner seem safer for my means? I would have it roofed the gate on the outside of my property so their dogs would never be with the other animals unless someone takes them out and walks them back to the gate for the main fence and to the house.
    *Would I be help liable if their dogs did something in the neighborhood? I have never been on animal controls bad side and I don't want to start.
    *What happens if their dogs hurt my animals or someone else animals? Can I be held liable?
    *What if a roommate accidentally lets my four dogs out of their enclosure and they go running done the street.?
    *Lastly what if everything goes south. Will they have gain rights to my property.

    Btw I don't know them or their dogs I only meet the guy once. I know the girlfriend rescues animal but I think they only have the dogs. They may have a cat.
     
  2. Ikainica

    Ikainica Out Of The Brooder

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    yes by accident. I can't figure out how to delete this one.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Contact moderators, they will remove it.
     

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