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Old 08-19-2014, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a neighbor from a few houses down who has a terrier, Earnie. He's an awful little monster that they have no control of at all. They bring him by to visit with my next door neighbors golden retriever several times per week. We share a driveway so I cannot avoid this animal. When he sees my dogs, he goes bananas. He's attacked my dogs several times but I've always been able to get my dogs out of the situation.
We also see each other at the park, across the street. Earnie walks with several medium-sized dogs (and their owners, of course) each morning. In the past, that was a neutral grounds where Earnie wouldn't attack but a few weeks ago, he laid into Bruno (my gsd) three or four times until, finally Bruno had had enough and the two of them got into it. I was able to get Bruno off and no blood was drawn. All the while, Earnie's owner was saying, "Earnie, be nice," in the most comforting, pleasant voice imaginable. If it weren't so irritating, if would be hilarious.
I've noticed, since that day, that this group of dog friends now leaves when I enter the park. While I appreciate the courtesy, I'm offended that I cannot socialize with my neighbors because another dog is out of control.
This morning, I encountered this group, in the park. My dogs were leashed and earnie was on a 30 ft rope. That appears to be their new strategy to manage him. He clearly doesn't listen. Earnie waited until they were within range, calm and pleasant, and then he charged. His owner reeled in the rope and dragged him away saying, "earnie, be nice. Let's go play fetch, earnie". Nothing like rewarding bad behavior. My dogs, on the other hand, remained perfectly calm and looked to me for direction. All the other dogs were fine. They all leashed up and left, though.
Earnie seems to be particularly hot for my male GSD but also lashes out at my labs. He pretty much tries to kill any dog he doesn't know and I see his owners struggling with the leash whenever they are crossed by a strange dog. Is there anything I can do to do defuse the aggression?

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Old 08-19-2014, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess all you can do is avoid the terrier, it sucks but obviously they do not get it so its up to you.
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Earnie's owner is a douche' I could elaborate as to why I believe people such as this allow their dogs to act this way....but what's the point.....

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Old 08-19-2014, 10:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree, what else can you do? If the owner isn't going to do anything, and seems to condone this behavior, how far are you willing to go to go with this? I'm certain that cracking an 8' bullwhip would get the dog's attention and keep it back, but your neighbor's are already avoiding you, so being the 'weirdo with the whip' probably won't go over very well, lol. But it would work...
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That is ashame that you are being ignored by the other people and that you have to be very careful because the other irresponsible owner does not get it. The park is so close to you also. Wow. Your other neighbours are not talking to you anyway so why not get in touch with your by-law officer. You have just as much right to be out with your dogs as anyone else. Stupid owners of uncontrolled dogs drive me mental. Lol Until Keeno is evaluated tomorrow night by a trainer I do not take him out in public. It is not fair on anyone or myself for that matter.
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That they have put earnie on a 30 ft lead is a huge improvement from nothing. That they remove him from the situation is probably better than jerking him around. It sounds to me like the situation is getting under control. Unless you want ernie to get to know your dogs (you say he only has a problem with dogs he doesn't know) I think you're doing all you can. Your dogs are not agressing, not reacting poorly. I am not sure I would want to have my dogs "get to know ernie".
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That they have put earnie on a 30 ft lead is a huge improvement from nothing. That they remove him from the situation is probably better than jerking him around. It sounds to me like the situation is getting under control. Unless you want ernie to get to know your dogs (you say he only has a problem with dogs he doesn't know) I think you're doing all you can. Your dogs are not agressing, not reacting poorly. I am not sure I would want to have my dogs "get to know ernie".
Interesting point. Earnie's owner is a nice enough guy but I have no respect for him due to his incompetent, lazy, irresponsible dog ownership. Earnie is a mess and nothing good would come from socializing him to my dogs other than reduced stress. I can certainly continue avoiding confrontations. As far as the other folks go, maybe it's better that they choose to clear a path for me. I don't really walk my dog as a human social outlet, after all

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