OK I have had it with the neighbors dog

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by morelcabin, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    The other day I tied it uup in my yard, thought the neighbor would take the hint...nope...it's been here twice since, it gets off the chain I tie it too because it's collar is too big...
    Anyway I have this collar here that is a training collar with a hand held transmitter. I'm going to put it on the dog and everytime that thing comes snooping around here it is going to get zapped. It was up at my pens this afternoon trying to find a way to get to my birds as usual.
    When I talked to my neighbor about confining his dog he said he has to go get a rope...I offered him the one I toe her too all the time...not interested. I told him about the radio fence that works so well on our dog...Nope, I'm not spending that kind of money, he says
    I have already spent over $300 trying to keep my birds safe...MAINLY from that darn dog...PLUS I have lost over 5 birds that I had paid $25 a peicew for last year...so now we're up to $400
    Anyway, he is going to get a warning to keep that collar on his dog or I am going to inform him that I will be taking that dog for a ride myself...and dropping it about 20 miles down the highway...(at an animal shelter of course)
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    The collar will only work when you are watching. I think the dog needs to disappear. The owner obviously doesn't care about it. It will get hit by a car or shot by somebody. I would take it to the pound. At the very least, I would file a complaint with the authorities.

    Also, I would be cautious of putting your electronic collar on it. In a way that gives you custody and control of the dog. Most states define ownership for dog liability purposes as the person or persons that have custody and control. For example, if your dog is at a vet or groomer and bites someone, the vet or groomer is liable. If the dog is wearing your shock collar and not properly monitored by you while on your property and it bites someone or runs out of your yard into the road causing an accident, you will probably be considered liable. The law can be funny. If you put that collar on the dog, you may be assuming some legal responsibility for it.
    Just a thought.
  3. 2dream

    2dream Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    Jackson MS
    I just went through the same thing with a neighbor and "THE DOG". The thing is that we are good friends and
    I love the kids. When I first got my chickens their daughters had to come everyday to see the chickens.
    But no matter how many times I told momma - please keep your dog at home - nothing ever happened. The dog just kept right on showing up. Now also understand that this dog had growled at me on two seperate occasions - in my own yard.
    Finally, on day the husband walked up to see my DH. The dog followed and went straight for my chicken pen. I just picked up my shotgun and went outside to take aim. Daddy got the dog - and I went back inside. My DH explained the whole situation to the man and he was shocked. His wife had not mentioned any of this to him. Needless to say. She was read the riot act when he got home and I have not had any problems with that dog since. The husband did tell me if the dog came back for me to do what I had to do. There would be no hard feelings.
    So if your neighbor is married try talking to the wife.
  4. MissChessy

    MissChessy Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    My son came home and told me of a farmer's idea of keeping puppies out of his garden, he bought the long huge nails and drove them into the ground around his garden with the spikes sticking straight up about 2 inches, guess what, the puppies never came back again. [​IMG]
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    MissChessy I have heard of something similar except they used plastic forks and it was to keep cats out, just thought I'ld mention.....I love walking barefoot in mine so that's not an option....
  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Quote:I did that around my pen to keep the foxes out on my old property. Here I have buried the wire. My pen is very secure, run and all, that isn't so much what is bothering me now...it's the principal of the thing...HIS dog should be in HIS yard
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I think you said in another post that this guy was a friend, but I would think this dog issue would be wearing -the ties that bind this friendship --pretty thin. Iwould be searching out an acceptable alternative than just talking to this guy. my two cents.
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I don't blame you for being upset. I have some dogs here in our rural area that were never tied up or locked up. They pretty much had the run of the area. About a month ago, I found them running through my garden ( [​IMG] ) and snooping around my coop. I went straight in the house and called the animal control. I told him the situation and asked him what he was going to do about it. He said he would ride out here and have a talk with the owners. After that, if the dogs showed up again he would bring me some live traps and come pick them up if I caught them. After my chat with animal control, I haven't seen the dogs since! [​IMG] Good luck!
  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    We get a pack of about 6 dogs here at times as almost all the neighbors let their dogs roam:( We almost hit one during a snow storm on the way home one night (it was white and ran right in front of our truck). I wish they didn't let them roam but they do. I wish I could just take them away to a shelter (we don't have one here though:( ) Which of course means there will be even more running loose as they are not spayed either:( My dog gets loose every once in awhile. I of course always go right after her and bring her back home as I don't want anything to happen to her. Some farmers just shoot the dogs and get rid of the evidence but I couldn't do that.
  10. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Quote:Yup, he is a friend, and the ties are wearing thin:>) I just have a hard time doing something 'bad' to another persons property. My patience is wearing out though...and I am going to have to do something because he sure isn't

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