Neighbor dog problem, what would you do?

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  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    We keep most of our dogs tied. We do have 2 dogs that are loose all the time, but they don't go anywhere. At most, one of them will go across our road to a neighbor's house. This neighbor has 'trained' this dog to do so by giving her cheese and hotdogs when she goes over. Otherwise, the loose dogs stay home.

    Our neighbor has a male beagle that runs loose all the time. There were 2, I don't know if he's tied one or it got hit by a car. We have had quite a few pups born here that were sired by one of these dogs. Right now we have 2 puppies that are definitely from this dog. Our tied dogs rarely, if ever, get loose.

    Those pups are about 11 days old. I assume mama will be coming back in season soon. Both the loose dogs are female, one of which is spayed. The other is a young terrier that was in season recently.

    I just had to run this stupid dog OFF OUR FRONT PORCH. I don't know if he's looking for food or what, but this has got to stop! Dad doesn't want to say anything to the owner of this dog because he doesn't want to 'cause problems', but this is getting ridiculous!! I've told dad that he should shoot, or at least shoot at, this dog to get him away so he hopefully won't come back...he won't.

    I plan to go and talk to the neighbor and ask him if HE wants to be the one responsible for buying puppy food. We shouldn't have to completely confine OUR dogs because they are in season. We've put the little terrier on a chain, in a rabbit cage, and still this stupid dog comes back. This is the ONLY 'stray' dog (one that is not ours) that is ever here. Once in a while we'll get one that some hunter 'lost' while hunting, but that is very rare.

    So what would you do?
     
  2. karl E lutz

    karl E lutz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    Give him what for rock salt or somthin
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    It sounds like you have loose dogs too, is that correct? Maybe you need a fence.
     
  4. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about spaying your female dogs? A spay-neuter clinic is very inexpensive.

    If your female dogs are registered, superior examples of their breed and intended for breeding to a specific sire dog, keep them in kennels that other dogs can't get into.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Our female dogs are not registered and there aren't any spay/neuter clinics that I know of here in BFE Kentucky.
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put a leash on the dog and bring it to animal control or the local animal shelter.
    And if you have unaltered females coming in to season, any stray dog in the area is going to find their way to your house.

    I'd also be making plans to get my girls fixed so I wouldn't have to worry about an oops litter and having to find homes for yet more puppies. I don't know what it is like where you are, but CL is full of free pets and the shelters are stuffed and overflowing with unwanteds and no longer can afford to keep
     
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  7. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give me the name of the town nearest you and I will give you the name of a spay neuter clinic near you.

    Look, if your female dogs are not superior, registered animals, you need to spay them. It doesn't matter WHAT the neighbor's dogs are doing. You're so focused on 'it's the other guy's fault'. YOU need to spay and neuter your female dogs if they are not top notch breeding animals.

    And no, actually, you aren't legally entitled to shoot someone else's dog just because the smell of your female dogs in heat lures them over. Spay your female dogs.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Why should we have to pay hundreds of dollars to spay our dogs when this is the only 'stray' that comes around? We are surrounded by government land, the nearest neighbor is the one directly across the road, and that's at least 1/4 mile away. The house where this dog belongs is probably 1/2 mile if you cut through the woods.

    ETA: And why ISN'T it his fault for not keeping his dogs confined?

    ETA again: These are hunting dogs, not show dogs.
     
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  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of you are at fault if there is a litter - one male roaming free, one female not confined so she can't be mated. Yeah, it sucks, but if you have an unaltered female outside, you still need to take precautions... there is always going to be a stray that can smell her and find her.
    Is there a leash law where you are? If not, then he can let his dogs roam free, just as you allow a couple of yours to roam free.

    And spaying/neutering also is a health benefit to animals, especially if they won't be having a litter. Around here, the spay/neuter clinic is $40 or $50.
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, the thing is with a female dog in heat, that sends a signal out that males smell, and it can attract dogs fore MILES! You could get any number of strays from anywhere. And, truly, (I would never hurt your feelings), you are responsible for her "birth control" if you don't get her spayed. Lots of people can't afford vet fees right now, I totally understand that, but you might have to put her in the garage or whatever until her heat cycle is over.

    Responsible dog owners will not let their dogs run loose. If you have a fence, or the invisible fence or whatever, so you know for sure that your dogs won't leave your property, then you have every right to complain to your neighbor, but if you have a dog that is loose too, then you don't have a leg to stand on. (I'm really sorry to say that--again, I don't want to hurt your feelings.) But your neighbor will just look at you like "Yeah, whatever! I see your dog going across the street all the time!"

    Sooo, just some things to think about.........
     
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