Invisible fence

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Quadog, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an invisible underground fence to keep my German Sheperd on my property. It uses a shock collar. He gets along well with most dogs that come onto my property. He never leaves even when tempted by others.
    I had a couple chickens killed by a neighbors dog. I always got along with my neighbor. I offered to put my spare collar on the dog to keep him out of my yard but they said it was "inhumane" to shock the dog!

    My gun is loaded with a very inhumane deer slug & waiting beside the door now.

    Am I wrong?
     
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  2. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still see the dog loose but he hasn't been in my yard yet!
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I don't think you're wrong.
    But think for a second about the repercussions of shooting the neighbor's dog. Are you ready for that?
    Take a deep breath count to 10. then decide the best course of action.

    Good luck and sorry for your losses.

    Imp
     
  4. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dog will come to me. I could just "relocate" him without anyone knowing.
     
  5. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, if I knew my dog was out running amock and I suddenly heard a gunshot I would come running...
    To make sure my dog is okay...

    And that would be when the owner would say "That was his one warning shot"

    After that, if I let my dog run loose then I would have no one to blame but myself if something happened.

    Just as if I heard a car honk and realized OMG, there's a road there.
    If I still let my dog out and he was hit by a car, no one to blame but myself.

    OR if I knew that rabid critters ran around, and I didn't have a rabies shot...
    If my dog got rabies it would be no one's fault but my own.

    And so on... you choose to have a dog then you are responsible for protecting him, even from himself.


    Edit, me personally I'd have taken your very generous offer of a FREE collar to protect MY dog... if I insisted on letting him run loose... seriously what kind of moron is this person?
     
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  6. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I agree with the above reply. But I would suggest getting a paintball gun. I shoot with balls that have a peanut base oil in them and not a marking paint. Think of the fun you'll have and the neighbor will never be the wiser.
    I saw a racoon at my church last night. It was a BIG one. I squealed like a cat at her and she stopped dead in her tracks, swung around and stared at me, then she took a step toward me. Again, I squealed like a cat and she took another step toward me. I high tailed it into the church. I don't see racoons as cute as I used to. We used to camp at a campground where the 'coons would come right up to us and beg for food like a dog. Once one of them reached up and scratched my wife on the leg. I don't want them around any more. And especially now that I have chickens!!
     
  7. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some people are funny about their dogs. I suggested an antibarking device to my neighbor because his dog constantly barks. He did not seem interested so I dropped it. 1 day later he came back screaming at me because I suggested it. My guess if you shoot the dog you might as well kiss any future good times with your neighbor.

    You can try to give them the option of the shock collar or you will have no choice but to protect your livestock.

    Good luck. Bring some cookies or eggs and try to be nice. [​IMG]
     
  9. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was cleaning the coop yesterday & I let the girls out in the yard. That stupid dog came running & killed one of my girls as soon as I turned my back. I live in the country & this dog lives at least a half mile up the road. It just runs everywhere. I yelled & it ran off. Now I become the hunter. That dog is breathing it's last breaths. I really wanted to free range my birds, but now I'm afraid to even let them out of the coop. My German Sheperd just stood there & watched as I have taught him not to be agressive. Go figure.
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you tell the owner's yet about the dog killing your chicken? Where is the chicken? If you have it I would take it to your neighbors and put a note on it saying. An eye for an eye, next time it's your animal. OR you could do what my FIL did, he tied the chicken on the dogs collar and made it wear it until it smelled. Now I'm sure the neighbor will take it off but what a mess they will have. If you ever see the dog in your yard and the chickens are not even out I would do a warning shot like PineappleMama said. That would get me running. There have been tons of threads on here about dogs. Sorry it happened to you. I guess it all depends on what state your in but I think the law would be on your side. You could just take it to the SPCA and they would have to pay to get it back. [​IMG] Sorry for your lose.
     

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