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Old 11-19-2012, 12:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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WHERE ARE THESE KIDS' PARENTS?!?!?!?!?! WHO LET'S THEIR KIDS GO TO STRANGERS' HOUSES AND ASK TO PLAY WITH THEIR DOGS!!!
Why not use this as a way to get to know your neighbours?? I just can't understand why neighbours would be "strangers"......that's half the trouble with the world today.....no body wants to know their neighbours.
I remember growing up and going to the city and visiting friends and playing with their neighbours GSD's they had two.......it is why I own one today.....I still remember how much I loved those dogs.
I think you are overreacting.....why not use it as a chance to get to know them and socialise your dogs with kids. No they are not your kids but sometimes when we go out of our way to get to know one another good things come of it......Good Luck anyway.
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Well, I could handle the kids. I figured that once the novelty of a new neighborhood dog wore off they'd leave us alone.
The dad walking in with them on the other hand... Let's just say I'm glad my girl doesn't have the personality of a golden We did report it, but those neighbors won't even look at our home/yard now. I guess they wouldn't take my word for Koda not being a dog to toy with.
Actually my Golden would not allow a random person to come in the house without being let in by my family either...
Even when it was someone she knew well. It only happened twice, but both times she blocked the entrance from the foyer into the rest of the house and barked at them until I got there to tell her it was ok.
ETA: an adult, I should say...she let my next door neighbors kids come in uninvited with no problem.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #23 (permalink)
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WHERE ARE THESE KIDS' PARENTS?!?!?!?!?! WHO LET'S THEIR KIDS GO TO STRANGERS' HOUSES AND ASK TO PLAY WITH THEIR DOGS!!!
That is nuts, as kids we were not allowed to go to someone's house unless Mom or Dad had at least spoken with the adults on the phone. I never thought it a bad rule and plan to enforce the same.

This is a terrible, joke, dh loves stand-up comedians and low-brow ones at that. A comedian was saying his brother had an issue with neighborhood kids all over his yard etc., what could he do. So the comedian told his brother he would take care of it, a month goes by, the brother is thrilled, no kids come to his yard, asks the comedian what he did. The comedian says I took your picture made up a poster that said convicted Sex Offender and handed it around the neighborhood.

My sister had something like that said to her, she was 7 months pregnant walking her dog through a park and a kid ran up, the mother freaked out on the kid and my sister who stopped to let the kid pet her dog. Told my sister she shouldn't be in the park, how did the lady not know she wasn't a pedophile who used her dog to lure children. My sister was so offended, I couldn't stop laughing.

It seems parents have 2 extremes, hyper helicopter parents or lackadaisical.

I would absolutely chat with the parents, some neighborhoods are that laid back, my neighbors would think nothing of coming into my yard unannounced, I think nothing of going into theirs. However, they are also really good, when their little guy has squirted Ozzy with the hose, which gets Oz all kinds of crazy, he loves water play, I just say very loudly, "What ya doin Nater?" His parents come and look, make him apologize to me LOL.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Wow, I would have gone off on anyone who takes it upon themselves to walk into my house unannounced.
I didn't have to, thankfully. Koda got them out, and because I'm a 100 lb female (was 95 lbs at the time) and their dad is around 240 (mom was not there), I called Matt and waited for him to get home. Only took him about ten minutes, then he stormed over and dealt with them himself while I filed a report with the police.

Chicago- Lol I guess I should have written the personality in the golden's standard. I've actually met more aggressive goldens than any other dog. It's great to see goldens that are friendly, especially a friendly one who will still protect the house lol!
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A little off topic - a little.

Acquaintance had a friend with a GSD and kids. Neighbor kids played with the kids and the dog. One day kids a re not home so neighbor kids help them sleves to the house and GSD. Mom was upstairs, dog ran down stairs, trespassing kids ran and one got nipped in the butt.

The parents of the kids that trepassed adn let themsoeve into a house they did not live at threatened to sue. Dog was PTS.

People do the STUPIDEST things. I think I would have told the neighbor to BRING IT ON if it had been my home and dog!!!!
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Why not use this as a way to get to know your neighbours?? I just can't understand why neighbours would be "strangers"......that's half the trouble with the world today.....no body wants to know their neighbours.

I WISH my neighbors were strangers. And that they lived far far far away. Or at least weren't so well-known by the cops. And didn't have an annoying little shih tzu mix that they left barking in their yard all day yesterday. After 45 minutes of it "yip yip yip" right outside my living room window I yelled "shut up!" and they got offended at me?? That's not counting it charging the fence and growling every time I had the audacity to venture outside into my own back yard.

I wonder what they would think if I left my dogs out barking for 10 minutes?


I'll share a neighbor kid story.... The grandkids of the people in the upstairs duplex next door were visiting; I heard them screaming and yelling in the backyard all day. No biggie, turned the TV up louder and shut the windows on that side.
The dogs are barking and going crazy when they went out to potty. Why? Because these kids are in MY backyard. They have the rabbit pen open, trying to smack them with sticks to "hold them down so they could catch them." Another 2 kids are in my chicken run chasing the birds around with more sticks, trying to smack them because they think it's funny to hear them squawk.
What do they have to say for themselves? "Mom said it was ok"
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Chicago- Lol I guess I should have written the personality in the golden's standard. I've actually met more aggressive goldens than any other dog. It's great to see goldens that are friendly, especially a friendly one who will still protect the house lol!
Yeah Ginger LOVED people and especially kids, and was the most tolerant/solid dog I've ever met, but also would be "protective" when necessary. Not in an aggressive manner, really, but would stand her ground or stand in front of me or whoever she was 'protecting', and bark until the 'threat' went away or until we told her it was ok. In most cases it was either someone who was on our property without permission or it was someone who was behaving very strange and suspiciously-- not just behaving oddly, she was a therapy dog who often worked with people with head injuries and so she was fine with/used to people who just acted odd or different.
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Why not use this as a way to get to know your neighbours?? I just can't understand why neighbours would be "strangers"......that's half the trouble with the world today.....no body wants to know their neighbours.

I WISH my neighbors were strangers. And that they lived far far far away. Or at least weren't so well-known by the cops. And didn't have an annoying little shih tzu mix that they left barking in their yard all day yesterday. After 45 minutes of it "yip yip yip" right outside my living room window I yelled "shut up!" and they got offended at me?? That's not counting it charging the fence and growling every time I had the audacity to venture outside into my own back yard.

I wonder what they would think if I left my dogs out barking for 10 minutes?


I'll share a neighbor kid story.... The grandkids of the people in the upstairs duplex next door were visiting; I heard them screaming and yelling in the backyard all day. No biggie, turned the TV up louder and shut the windows on that side.
The dogs are barking and going crazy when they went out to potty. Why? Because these kids are in MY backyard. They have the rabbit pen open, trying to smack them with sticks to "hold them down so they could catch them." Another 2 kids are in my chicken run chasing the birds around with more sticks, trying to smack them because they think it's funny to hear them squawk.
What do they have to say for themselves? "Mom said it was ok"
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I didn't have to, thankfully. Koda got them out, and because I'm a 100 lb female (was 95 lbs at the time) and their dad is around 240 (mom was not there), I called Matt and waited for him to get home. Only took him about ten minutes, then he stormed over and dealt with them himself while I filed a report with the police.

Chicago- Lol I guess I should have written the personality in the golden's standard. I've actually met more aggressive goldens than any other dog. It's great to see goldens that are friendly, especially a friendly one who will still protect the house lol!
I have a Koda too

I'm glad you filed a police report. It's unacceptable.

My dogs love people, & generally think that anyone I'm letting in the house is there to see them, not me, but they are territorial & very vocal.
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The parents of the kids that trepassed adn let themsoeve into a house they did not live at threatened to sue. Dog was PTS.
I guess we live in a different time nowadays.....you can get sued for a trespasser hurting themselves on your land.
In the past you just never even would give a thought to getting sued if the neighbours kid was at your doorstep but I guess now you can.
Sad world we live in now......makes me thankful for our country lifestyle.....maybe I just have rose coloured glasses.....
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