Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Pets4life, the old saying "2 wrongs don't make a right" . Yes, it isn't right for people to leave their dogs loose in the front yard or tied so they reach the sidewalk. But that doesn't mean that a dog charging up to a fence that borders or is close to the sidewalk is right either. The point people have been saying, myself included, is that allowing a dog to do that is not good canine citzenship behavior. It is allowing the dog to engage in destructive behavior that is frustrating for the both the dog and the person walking his dog. Also when the dog is not contained by the fence, he will then act out his aggression because he has not been trained. The OP has decided to put up another fence that will not allow his dogs access to the front. That is a workable solution for him, but it is not practical for many people who have the problem with their fenced in yards and their dogs. The advice given many mention GSDs but it is applciable to all dogs who engage in this type of behavior.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006