Problem with neighbors. What would you do? (non GSD related)
I have pretty good neighbors on both sides of us, we all kinda keep to ourselves and no one ever complains when we're loud, nor do we complain when they are. We all just live peacefully.
BUT...on the one side we have a couple that has 2 dogs - a pit and a weenie. Both fairly well behaved, but neglected. They HAD a nice big fenced in back yard, but they tore the fence down...the dogs are NEVER walked, the ppl are hardly ever home. They put the young girl (about 12 yrs old) in charge of the pit when she gets home from school. If that dog sees our dogs or a squirrel, etc. - she goes for a ride. He drags her over to our fence or wherever and she's screaming and crying and I've had to rescue her more than once. The pit is friendly to ppl, so that's good. He calms right down for me, but he's a powerhouse...too much dog for that little girl. Since the dogs no longer have a yard, they are put on leashes and taken out front to potty. Well the Pit is leashed, the weenie is not. Now that their front yard is full, they use our yard. My front yard is now full of poop. My son can't go play in the snow anymore. They even let it come over to poop while we're out there. They just kinda laugh and yell at the dog to stop. Without going all ape **** on them and causing problems with ppl we have to live next to, how should I approach these issues? That pit is gonna get that girl hurt, and I'm tired of all the dog crap in my front yard.
Rex - male GSD
Smudge - male Black Lab
Butters and Frank - the kitties