|10-22-2013 09:05 PM|
That is just irresponsibe on the neighbors part, both of them in fact. I'm accosted by dogs "contained" by silent fence all the time and it's very annoying. If the electric fence isn't doing the job, it's not your responsibility to compensate for someone that knows they are not doing their part.
On several occasions dogs have broken through, and I now have a reactive dog. One time a little yapper ran up and I restrained my dog with a slip choke to keep him from having a quick meal. The yapper bit my dog on the leg so I picked him up by the scruff and handed him to the guy. I told him in the future I can't be responsible when my dog is on lead and attacked, and if he wants to keep his dog he better figure out an adequate way to restrain him before he becomes lunch.
He literally looked at me in shock and took his dog inside. He never said a word... It hasn't happened since. I've started carrying a baton in case the need arises to deal with a large dog but haven't had to use it. I hope I never have to.
|10-22-2013 06:59 PM|
|boomer11||i mean if he politely asked you and the other neighbor was being rude and saying she doesnt need to confine her dog then its an easy choice for me. walk the way of the loose dog and then call animal control. at least the neighbor with the invisible fence is trying to control his dog to an extent and is trying to prevent any accidents. the other neighbor thinks her dog can go wherever it wants. you can walk wherever you want, its just about which neighbor you want to upset more.|
|10-22-2013 06:39 PM|
|AugustGSD||Your neighbor's dog is really not your responsibility. The fact that he asked you to stop walking in that direction in the first place just shows his lack of faith in the electric fence. Your neighbor can request it of you, but its a free road at the end of the day. If you feel it necessary, tell him you will continue to walk your dog due to a loose dog in the other direction. Normally, I could care less about what someone else would prefer I do (that's just me), but the neighbor could just be trying to prevent something from happening should his dog break free of the electric fence.|
|10-22-2013 06:14 PM|
|Lilie||If you want to remain on fairly good terms with that neighbor, I'd just let them know that when you walk your dog the other way, you are acosted by a loose dog. Therefore, the only safe direction for you is to walk that way. Then ask them what would be a 'safe' time for you to walk by? Be honest with them. It really isn't your problem and you shouldn't have to work around their schedule. But perhaps the hours they give you would be perfect for you anyways. Since they are neighbors, I'd try to take the 'high road' first, before I started burning bridges.|
|10-22-2013 06:03 PM|
|10-22-2013 05:59 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||I agree with the others, I would tell them it's not your responsibility, and maybe they should have gotten a regular fence vs electric|
|10-22-2013 05:59 PM|
|volcano||You shouldve said no right away. Now its gonna be awkward and **** try and say you are breaking the agreed upon rules. Just say you have to exercise your dog and dont like taking the same route every time.|
|10-22-2013 05:32 PM|
If you walk your dog between 7am and 8:30 am every day, and between 6 and 7:30 every evening. Why not tell him that you will be walking by around about these times. Your dog needs the exercise, and if he wants his dog to be safe, then he needs to keep it contained.
The thing is, if the dog will come out of the yard for your dog, what is he going to do about a squirrel or a skunk or a raccoon. Maybe you should just tell him that his request isn't reasonable, and that he needs to keep his dog in his yard. If the electric fence is not sufficient, he needs to do something else.
|10-22-2013 05:22 PM|
|ken k||walk your dog, when and where you want, as long as your not breaking any laws, also carry a big stick,|
|10-22-2013 04:44 PM|
|stmcfred||It's not your responsibility to keep their dog safe. Since you live out in the country how does he plan on handling deer or other wild animals that cross his dogs path? If he worried his dog will break through the invisible fence he needs to find another solution.|
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