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Old 02-02-2010, 12:37 PM
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Neighbor's dog keeps attacking my dogs

I have a neighbor who owns a large male boxer who attacks my dogs frequently. My dogs run loose on the farm with no problems, but when they go down our driveway to follow our leaving car, or walk with me to get the mail, they get attacked. I have a doberman puppy, a lab/pit mix, and a jack russell/ pit mix. All 3 have been seriously attacked (even the russell who weighs about 20 lbs). They do not defend theirselves very well, as they are loving and playful (even though 2 are part pit). The dog tries to come down to my house to attack them, but I fire guns to scare him away. My neighbors are not very friendly at all, and are not easy to talk to about problems (all of them are grumpy, even their dog). We have no animal control in our area to help us either. What should I do?
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Oh are the pups ok??

I don't really know what to say or do...but have you tried to talk to them about it?
Do you have any kind of fence around your farm? Are your dogs all day free to roam the farm?

You could fence the farm to keep them safe...I am working now so I am not a big help but I'll come back later with some ideas.
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If you can't talk to your neighbors and there is no one to report it to (maybe the police if you don't have animal control) then I would let them roam where they are safe but if you know they are going to get attacked in the front yard then don't let them play there.

How many times has this happened? What do you mean when you say seriously injured?
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I live in the country Arkansas and if there is a dangerous dog attacking on your property you are within your rights to destroy it. If you are taking your dogs off leash off of your property than they will blame you. Your neighbors dog may not stop at attacking other dogs and may soon switch his aggression to other subjects...likely children or smaller farm animals. If there is no animal control than please call the sheriff's office to make a complaint...let them tell the neighbors just what the consequences are for having a out of control animal in their possession.
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report them to the police... your neighbors are responsible for the damage their dog does on your property... but you have to prove it... take pictures, document every occurance and report it... even if the dog doesn't attack yours, but is off his property... take pictures and document it, time, day etc... vet visits for your dogs...

and ditto what brittany said...if you can't keep the neighbor's out of your yard, then you may want to think about protecting your dogs by not allowing them to roam around until you get the situation resolved... i know that it sounds unfair, but fair or not, your dogs need you to keep them safe...
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I live in the country Arkansas and if there is a dangerous dog attacking on your property you are within your rights to destroy it.
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let your neighbors know, that you will no longer tollerate it and you will from this moment on, protect your dogs however you can.


*ducks*
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I know it sounds mean to say if it's on your property attacking your dogs then destroy it...especially because, as usual, it is not the dogs fault but irresponsible owners failing to control, socialize and in general care for their dogs. The problem then becomes "our" problem, and I betting a "Boxer" would be labeled a "pit" if it attacked a child. We had a child attacked by the family Akita and the press felt it would sell more papers if it said "Pit Bull Attacks Toddler". When called to correct the story, they didn't even bother printing a correction. The breed is so misunderstood. Sad
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I can't add anything-but how seriously were your dogs hurt? Did the vet document it was an attack by their dog?
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let your neighbors know, that you will no longer tollerate it and you will from this moment on, protect your dogs however you can.


*ducks*
I agree I would do the "SSS" (Shot shovel and shut up)

Sounds terrible. But I wuld rather be rid of the dog, then have one of mine harmed.
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report them to the police... your neighbors are responsible for the damage their dog does on your property... but you have to prove it... take pictures, document every occurance and report it... even if the dog doesn't attack yours, but is off his property... take pictures and document it, time, day etc... vet visits for your dogs...

and ditto what brittany said...if you can't keep the neighbor's out of your yard, then you may want to think about protecting your dogs by not allowing them to roam around until you get the situation resolved... i know that it sounds unfair, but fair or not, your dogs need you to keep them safe...
I agree. Carry a camera if you have too. Get documentations from the vet that checks your dog. I would even go as far as putting a letter in their mail box stating what will happen if they don't take your warnings into consideration. (I would also have a witness to this should they try to take you to court if anything does happen.) And as stated, keep your dogs from roaming freely. Is it fair? No as was pointed out, but what is more important to you? Keeping your dogs safe or having them get killed by the neighbor's dog while roaming free? If a coyote came onto your property to kill any of your animals, you have the right to shoot it yes? The same goes for any dog that comes to your property to 'kill'. (Gee, I feel like we are a bunch of ravinous animals. I jokes.. ) Also, I think having a fense around your home wouldn't be a bad idea. (I know it may take months.) But in the long run, you will know your babies are free to roam safely and without letting you become worried with the 'what ifs'.
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