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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Neighborhood Nuisance Dog!



I work from home, and every school day I take my GSD Lena with me, on leash, to meet my kindergartner's bus. It's just a short distance, but of course Lena likes to go with me! and the kids on the bus enjoy looking out the window at her-- some wave, which is cute.

The problem is that someone in the neighborhood has a chihuahua that is allowed to roam free, and is a holy terror. This little creature, on many days, comes and barks its little head off, trying to "chase" Lena down the street. Lena is a good dog, but she's still a dog and after a while she's had enough and tugs hard at the leash in this dog's direction. I'm having to pull hard on her to get her back in a heel while this little yapper follows us down the road.

It just really annoys me that these people are so irresponsible with their dog. I am not 100% sure who the dog belongs to. I have narrowed it down to a couple of houses.

Like most places, my county does have a leash law. Am I being a total bi-otch if I go knocking on doors until I find who owns this animal and inform them that I've had enough? I don't think it's too much to ask that I am able to walk my leashed, trained dog in peace.

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Can you catch it? I would go out there without Lena, catch it and take it to the pound. Bet you after all the fees they'll have to pay to get it back, they won't let it roam free no more.

If not, knock on some doors and ask where the dog is from, then call AC on them.

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Just call animal control. That would be kinder than letting him get hit or killed on the street.
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Am I being a total bi-otch if I go knocking on doors until I find who owns this animal and inform them that I've had enough? I don't think it's too much to ask that I am able to walk my leashed, trained dog in peace.

Any advice?
I think you are within your right to at least talk to the owner about it. They may not be aware that their dog is running after yours or that anyone is bothered by it. I would definitely try talking to them in a nice and diplomatic manner because if you go there angry, they will more than likely respond the same way. If they respond with hostility, you always have the option of calling Animal Control, especially since you are in a leash law area.

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I would also call AC and let them deal with dog and his owners.
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That's so annoying. There is a loose doxie in my neighborhood that does the same thing. He comes out barking and lunging when I walk my dogs by his house. To keep him away I have to point at him and shout GO HOME which he does but I pretty much have to deal with him every day. Since you don't know who the dog belongs to, I agree with the others that you should call AC and explain the situation to them.
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I'd bet they know quite well their dog is running free. Call AC. Maybe having to pay the fines and the scare of their dog not coming home will change their mind about letting it roam.
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looks like Lena needs more training
and socializing so she doesn't react.

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The problem is that someone in the neighborhood has a chihuahua that is allowed to roam free, and is a holy terror. This little creature, on many days, comes and barks its little head off, trying to "chase" Lena down the street. Lena is a good dog, but she's still a dog and after a while she's had enough and tugs hard at the leash in this dog's direction. I'm having to pull hard on her to get her back in a heel while this little yapper follows us down the road.



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Can you catch it? I would go out there without Lena, catch it and take it to the pound. Bet you after all the fees they'll have to pay to get it back, they won't let it roam free no more.

If not, knock on some doors and ask where the dog is from, then call AC on them.
I was thinking the same exact thing... or maybe the dog would get lucky and they don't go looking for it and it gets adopted to a better family..


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I agree with others in calling AC. not only is the dog in danger of getting injured or killed but also I would imagine kids too since little yappy dogs are known to have little sharp teeth and kindergarteners always like to try and pet.

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