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I have a neighbor, who is actually a good neighbor, with the exception of his idea that dogs should be allowed to run free.

When he had his old dog, it wasn't a problem, his old dog was friendly and often accompanied me and my dogs on our walks and play in the field. However, his dog died and now he has two boxers that are terrorizing our little part of the world.

I've asked him more than once to make sure when he leaves, his dogs are confined to his property. He still drives off, and the dogs are left to their own devices.

They have taken up fence fighting now, running up and down the fences (my fence and our other neighbors fence) and starting fights with our dogs.

In the past two days I've had to break up three fights, and his dogs are NOT just playing.

I'm at my wits end. I drove over there to see if he was home, nope, he was gone. I left a message, again, on his phone and also emailed him. I'm going to try to get hold of him tonight as well. This has to stop. It's hard to be a good neighbor when you let your dogs do this stuff.

I just don't understand people.
 

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Linda, you know the best approach to this over anything we can offer.
You know your neighbor, you know the dog. We all have to confront the "loose neighborhood dog" situation from time to time.

Certain conditions you let slide... certain conditions you find the owner and have "a chat".

After that? As needs must. Only you can determine what that might be.
 

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I have a neighbor who thinks it's okay to walk his dogs off leash every day, and I'm in the city, so he really shouldn't be doing this, it's against the law and not safe. We've all talked to him several times, it just doesn't work with some people.
 

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We have leash laws here as well. Problem is, we don't have enough police to enforce laws. These two boxers have killed chickens down the road, and I honestly think they killed Pukkee (my cat) but cannot prove it.

I'm very very close to loading my gun with rat shot... problem is, I just can't do that, I'm a softie at heart.

Once I get ahold of my neighbor so I can actually talk to him about this, then... if it happens again I will be calling the police over and over and over. I hate to become the "bad" neighbor, but you know, he would be the first one complaining if someone's dogs were doing that to his dogs/property.

I just don't understand the mentality some people have thinking it's unfair to keep a dog confined. It's UNFAIR to let a dog wander and do as it pleases. Those dogs are going to end up either hit on the highway, or shot by another neighbor. That's so unfair to the dogs. But what can you do.
 

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so so with you - both about hating to have to do something and knowing you have to do something
two of our neighbourhood boxers killed a neighbours cat on our front lawn - it was truly AWFUL .. and nothing really was done
 

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I'm sorry about your cat.

What I would do is photograph the dogs terrorizing yours and the others, and then tell the neighbor that you WILL go to the powers that be. Also, tell him about the dogs killing your cat.

My neighbors let their dog wander too, and if they leave, I put him in my backyard.
 

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I would call animal control. Screw being a nice neighbour when he's putting not only his own, but everyone else's dogs at risk. :mad:
 

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Your neighbour is an uncaring, irresponsible & inconsiderate fool & I'd deal with him accordingly. :mad:
 

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I would call animal control. Screw being a nice neighbour when he's putting not only his own, but everyone else's dogs at risk. :mad:
I agree. You have asked politely and he doesn't listen. It's time to be reactive and do something before something really bad happens.
 

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I so hope you can get this taken care of, how frustrating! Does he not think about the fact that his dogs could get hit by a car or killed by someone not as kind hearted as you! We have neighbors that just let there dog out the front door every time it has to go to the bathroom- they have a backyard that is fenced, guess they just prefer it go in other peoples yard. I have talked to them, but same thing- they will do as they please! I have called animal control but unless they catch the dog out all they can do is send a letter of warning- its so dang frustrating and even though this pup is just a love bug, I'm afraid it will eventually get hit by a car- If you find a good answer to your problem, let me know what it is and I'll give it a go!
 

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I agree with calling animal control. Neighbour or not, allowing his dogs to roam loose and cause trouble in totally unfair.
 

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Document. Document. Document.
Take photos of the guy leaving.
Take photos of the house when no one is home and the dogs in their yard.
Take photos of the dogs off of their property
Take photos of the dogs running amuck
Document conversations with the neighbor. If possible if there are other neighbors have a group chat with the guy.
Send copies of the documentation to the authorities.
 
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