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What do I do about my neighbors problem dog that keeps coming into my yard

my neighbors very big dog keeps coming into my yard I would not mind but my dogs are on runs in my back yard and this dog keeps trying to fight them it has also growled at my son as he was feeding our dogs , it chases my cats and eats all their food / I have called the police many times and they say the dog is not a threat and they just ask the owner put it back in it's cage but two days later he let's it right back out to Rome free / I'm not getting any help from our police being they send the same girl each time her answer to me when i told her about it coming at my son was just keep your kids inside why should my kids be locked inside so a dog can run free . what can I do so one of my pet or one of my kids are not hurt by this dog who else can I contact

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I like to paintball the loose dogs in my area. The thought of an unobservant owner letting their dog into their house with paint (non-toxic) all over it to roam about their home gives me great pleasure
The dog learns this and is usually deterred from returning after only a few lessons.
If the police give you any hassles, inform them that you are training your neighbors dog (free of charge of course) what they are incapable of training it.
Is there no animal control there?!

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So that's where all the random paint stains on my furniture have come from!! :)
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hikergurl531
OMG...what a classic response aklaketrout! LOL....free dog training! You are quite the humanitarian...
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I try!
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Loved your answer, Trout! Very creative.
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Love that idea I'm not one for harming animals but a white male pit with pink spots would get my neighbors att for sure because he loves to show that dog off great idea
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I told my husband that I was going to do that to my neighbor's dog. That would give them the hint that they so blindly can't get. I'm tired of our dogs (on leashes) being tormented and I'm tired of cleaning up its poop!
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Where do you live? If that dog was loose in my town, someone would be doing something about it, legally or not :) I friggin hate neighbors like that!! Sooooo Inconsiderate!! Set up a bear trap :) Leave flaming bags of dog poop on their porch!! I really don't like when you do things right and everyone else gets away with doing whatever they want :(

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hikergurl531
Wow! Now thats some interesting advice! Where do YOU live is the question that they have so many renegade dog hunters in your area?
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That's exactly it Rob!! The neighbor is Wang Sniffer!! I guess you no longer have to be on Ask to be labeled that :) Now go into the world my children and point out all the Wang Sniffers among us!! :)
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I live in Alabama / burning dog poop lol
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eliciamarie

The f***ed up thing is, the police are most likely not going to do anything until that flee bag has sunk it's teeth into your sons arm :( i know its rough times, but maybe invest in a fence and gate around your property to ensure your son, and dogs safety. ... or even try calling animal welfare and tell them that the dog is being neglected and roams the streets?

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UH HUH!!!! YUP YUP!! We will look into the situation further AFTER your son loses the use of his right arm!! Real cute!!
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eliciamarie
its sad how true that really is though.
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That's exactly what I've been told qt if it bits someone you can kill it I don't want to kill it and I sure don't want it to harm my children in order to kill it
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Shoot it!

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Gun for hire!!
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That's a bit rude. You shouldn't shoot a dog for what the owners are doing wrong. That's like shooting a kid because it plays in your yard.
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Soooo.....Shoot the parents??
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Damn straight
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Good, I didn't wanna bring out these hollow points for nothin :)
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Haha :)
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It's just a dog haha ya know in china people eat dogs hahahahahahahhaha
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eliciamarie
ew :|
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I'd pick a dog over a human any day! Humans lie, cheat, say things to hurt you, never listen (especially children) and take your things without asking. Dogs just wanna be loved and given food and cant lie. Baha dogs trump humans all day every day
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BBQ Dog.....YUMYUM!!
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eliciamarie
well, when you put it that way... mmm...
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@tiwanatoe I wouldn't care if it was in my yard in the first place if it wasn't posing a threat to my children or my own pets / as far as a neighbers child coming into my yard this happens all the time but they don't try to attack me when I tell them to go home
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Cool? Im saying I like dogs over kids?
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Like this horrible wild child next door to me. He climbs over his wood fence (they had to put it up because he's a spazzy brat that doesn't listen and they refuse to pay attention to him) and my chain link and pelts my dogs and family with rocks, sticks, balls. Anything hard. Hes poked holes in our pools and car tires and shot our windshield cracking it with a bbgun. Hes constantly screaming and if you ignore him he jumps over and gee in your face. He never listens when you tell him to not jump it and he'll cuss you out. Hes probably not even 7. And if you tell his parents the y say they dont care. I hate children. They never listen and push my buttons but you dont see me walking around shooting them because they do something I dislike and threaten my family and dogs. We've called the cops on him hundreds of times and they do nothing just like the family. So like the good people we are we try and teach him right and wrong because he doesn't get it at home and doesn't go to school.
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I'm sorry that is happing to you video the kid and take his parents to court I'm sure after they loss money for replacing your things they will fix his mean a$$ but not all kids are like that you cant hat all kids because of one bad kid the same as I don't hate all dogs because of this one it's the owners fought I'm having this problem in the first place he is just a neighbor from hell but I love animals I have cats and dogs as well as birds but I love my kids a lot more
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You could get him evicted or make him move out? Or you could move if that's an option. My neighbor with the child from hell put an electric wire in front of his fence to stop the kid. It worked a little until he learned how to pull it out. Maybe ask your neighbor to put one up or you could put one above the fence if its on your property.
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I can't move I own my home and I think he's buying his electric fence I got kids
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Personally I'd attack the dog.. if it was causing such a safety concern and was coming into my yard; Dogs are very quick to submit after a couple punches and prob wouldn't cause any sort of problem from that point on; I take no shitoff people or their animals especially if it was involving the safety of myself or family; DESTROY IT!

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Must....be....DESTROYED!!!!! HAHAHA!!!
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If I could with out being arrested I would + it's a pit I'm not gonna play punch it out with a aggressive pit
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call animal control and take video of neighbors dog on your yard. also consider investing in to a fence.

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We have a fence and I have called
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do the video and call them again. tell them to contain this situation or you be forced to deal with it your self. down here we just get the shotgun to be honest lol
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Crush glass + meat= dead dog ;)

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Some people are gonna HATE you for this :)
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After the dog going at my son I don't hate him for it it crossed my mind but I was told the ONLY time I can harm the dog with out being arrested my self is if it harm me or my children and I kill it in self-defense
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Ha I wouldn't do that myself lol I was just kidding, unless the dog was vicious and tried to attack me
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Get a fence. All people who have dogs or kids should have fences.

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We do have a fence it keeps getting in
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We put that orange construction fencing on our chain link fence when we found out our puppy knows how to climb fences. It stopped him from climbing because it was bendy. If it's jumping the fence you could get a wood one or try putting chicken wire at the top to make it taller. Or maybe sit outside one day and every time it goes into your yard tell it no and bring it back. Dont act scared of it because it'll know it's in control. Eventually the dog will learn it's not allowed in your yard. Unfortunately sometimes we get neighbors who think they rock at owning dogs when in reality they suck and it's up to us to train the neighbor dog what's right and wrong.
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First, write all your information down. Include dates if you know them. From now on document everything: dates and times the dog comes into your yard and what happens. Get photos of the dog in your yard to back up your notes. Then call animal control. If animal control doesn't do something to fix the situation, then contact your mayor. Tell HIM you're going to write a letter to the editor of your local paper AND go to the local TV stations with your story if something isn't done immediately! You pay taxes so you should get representation from your city officials. You also vote, and you can influence other voters with your story.

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Will do great advise
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Call the Dog Catcher !

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Right? You would think that after a numerous amount of complaints that the LAW would have to do something about it :)
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it is not the police s job until its Too Late !
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Exactly!! With a dead dog or kid laying in the yard, heaven forbid we would prevent this from happening :(
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I have but by the time they get there the dog is in it's fence again
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hikergurl531

Fence your yard then you wont have to deal w/unwanted animals.

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It is fenced in but the dog climbs over it
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omg...what kind of fence do you have that the dog can climb over it? I have an 8ft stockade fence...no animals (except the damn rabbits) getting in and out of that.
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Rabbit turds!! YAY!!!
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We have pretty tall one but when the neighbors got junk all over his side the dog can climb over
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And dogs can dig under it. If that were the situation, I would recommend cementing under your fence. But, it shouldn't cost you anything. It should be the neighbor's responsibility.
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Don't fret. It is very very easy to solve this problem. Do what I say: 1) Find your courthouse, 2) walk up to the where it says "clerk of the court " , and before it is your turn to say what is on your mind (because even the police have been there) permitting i.e. giving his dog an opportunity and an avenue to trespass into your property remind yourself that 1) it is an unpleasant AND disgusting act that your neighbor is doing , Then when you get to your turn , JUST SAY THIS "You have a - ' quote' "neighbor 'and that THEY have been intentionally , willfully , and illegally allowing his dog out of their own home to roam into your property "at will and is destroying your property and is WREAKING MAYHEM you're losing the right to the quiet use and enjoyment- of your property, ( Its Called a "civil action" it will eventually make the "neighbor" " pay you for real - damage - all the cat food costs and the REAL DOLLARS HE DIDN'T PAY FOR THE RENT YOU LOST IN THE INTERFERENCE TO YOUR USE OF YOUR OWN PROPERTY REMEMBER you are entitled to the full use and the quiet enjoyment of your own property you rent , or that you own. It doesn't matter which one it is.

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Thank you that was very helpful
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Good advice.
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Call animal control. Let them know dog is a threat.

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I have many times
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That sucks you're not getting help. Why should you have to keep your kids inside? Maybe trap the dog and take it some where. I wish you luck with this. I guess you're kids will have to get bit first. Maybe put some barb wire where dog is coming over at.
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Own a gun and the next time they get in your yard shoot it. This way you can say it's self defense.

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That is so wrong on so many levels.
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I know this is a completely different situation, but my neighbor's dog and my dog are best friends. He always comes into my yard and we actually put a tunnel under the fence so they don't ruin the yards by digging and that they can come and go as they please.

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I'm having the same problem. Neighbor died two months ago and left his daughter everything. The daughter allowed her 18 year old daughter, her boyfriend, daughter's friend, and the friends boyfriend move in the house. Both teenage couples they haves dogs. I have two children, a 4 year old & 2 year old. I've lived here and Owned this property for 27 years. Ive NEVER had any problems with my neighbors. The minute the teenagers moved in, the problems started. all three dogs keep coming on my land and crapping everywhere. I'm sick of seeing dog crap and very sick of not being able to walk around my yard without being very careful everywhere I step. And my kids can't even run around and play freely because of the poo. How can I handle this and not cause a lot of drama. I want peace with my neighbor bc I do have to live by them.. Oh and I would love a fence but can't afford one and I feel it's not my place to put up a fence since i don't have anything or anyone going on their land. The dogs aren't very big, however two of the dogs look very mean and one of them looks like it has a little bull dog in his blood.

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