Neighbor Dogs....again....UPDATE AT END OF THREAD!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by amynbrent, May 10, 2011.

  1. amynbrent

    amynbrent Chirping

    Mar 15, 2011
    Dryden, MI
    If you remember my last post it did stir up somewhat of a debate. We did not shoot the dogs nor did we use paint ball guns. I put a letter in their mail box, called AC everyday as well as the neighbor with lambs that live across the road. Well about 2 weeks of peace went by. Then I found a collar and a broken chain on my lawn and wouldnt you know it the dogs are back. More calls and threats and no dogs for about another week. Well Sunday my chickens were moved out back and guess what? that dog was at my coop this morning trying to get in. My dogs were going nuts to get him so I let them out and chased him off. The chickens are in the coop with no run yet, that will be finished today. That lab wanted them so bad I'm sure he can push thru the fencing when it's up. It's just coop fencing, nothing strong but our plan is to let them out during the day and lock them up at night. So needing super duty fencing we dont think is necessary.

    I called AC and told them I have records of how many times I have called and I want to know what was said to them. They said they told them they needed fencing, dog run or chained up. DUH! any pet owner should know that it's common sense. That's it? Tell them what they should already know? I told AC that if this dog is is my yard again, tackles my son one more time or kills one chicken I will shoot and kill it. They said I can. I really dont want to do this, it's not the dogs fault. So now we're in a horrible spot...kill a dog because of stupid people and AC not taking them from them. If they were able to be caught we would do that but they will not fall for the food bait and traps!
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    That's a very tough situation. I hate the thought of killing a dog, but when it tackles your kid (not to mention threaten your chickens), you are very well within your right to do so. It's too bad your neighbors have put you in this spot.
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Shoot, shovel, shut up. Gee whiz, the dog disappeared? Must have gotten run over. That's why you keep them inside a fence people! I am really up to here with dogs killing chickens for the thrill of it.
  4. Annie84

    Annie84 In the Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    Columbus, MN
    You gotta do what you gotta do to keep your critters and your family safe. If a stray dog (and yes, a neighbor that does not properly contain the dog = stray dog) tackles my son, I would raise holy hell, and do what I can to get it through their heads. Yes, it's sad the dog is paying for the owners lack of responsibility, but I'd rather the dog be gone, than potentially hurting my child or even my critters.
  5. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Quote:I like your idea of a stray dog. I see it the same way.
  6. coberdor

    coberdor Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Norton, Ohio
    Electric fencing is your friend. I'd put it up along your property line. Easy, cheap, put at the dog's level. Buy the kind for livestock. It's sits a dog on it's rear, but won't permanently hurt them. I've had the same problem with someone with 2 GSDs trying to get my dairy goats.

    I put electric on the outside of my fence as well as the inside. They only tried one time to hit the fence or climb it. Yes, they can dig underneath, but if you put it low too they will usually hit the low strand.

    Good luck.

    AC wasn't much help. They said they had to catch the dogs on my property to issue any fines.
  7. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    SSS. What dog? Oh your dog. I haven't seen that dog in days.

  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    if you shot it call ac so they can bring the dead dog to you niehbor an issue a fine.
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
  10. WillieBoy

    WillieBoy Chirping

    Sep 1, 2010
    It appears your neighbor won't/can't control their dog.The dog has already knocked your child to the ground.This is now beyond your chickens and trespassing.Perhaps the next time the dog is on your land, it my decide to do more to your child than knock him/her down, do you really want to take that chance...? You called AC and tried to deal with your neighbor to no avail.The time for talking is done, as a parent your child comes first, not the dog....Shoot the dog and call AC or just bury it...

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