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I was going to post this in another thread but realised it turned into a bit of a rant so i made a new post

My neighbor has 3 dogs (The legal limit is 2 in our estate but i don't care about that) A red Heeler, a ****-zu and some made up designer dog and all of the dogs are aggressive.

When i first bought Diego home he has the hide to say to me that German Shepherd Dogs are aggressive and do we really need more aggressive dogs in our area. I nearly choked.

Both my dogs are very well socialized and are not people or dog agressive, every time I take them out i have to check the other dogs are away from the area. i resorted to carrying a stick with me when i walk incase they approach me.

All his dogs are let out and left to roam the neighbor hood, they constantly come across my yard and the two smaller ones have attacked my mother in law on several different occasions. The Blue Heeler has attempted to go at me, I chased it off my yard and after a few callous words were thrown back and forth told him if it came onto my property again i would shoot it.

Since that day they have attacked the mail man and an elderly woman across the street that was getting into her car, i cant let my kids out the front to play when there out and I'm about ready to explode.

I have spoken to him, even offered to train his dogs for him so we have a safer neighbor hood he just doesn't seem to care "they never show aggression when he I am around" was his response

The RSPCA have been told and so have the council and none of them seem to care, I will be going down to council chambers today, I'm also considering grabbing one of the dogs next time there on my property and taking him to the RSPCA.

I know they may not be lethal attacks but an attack is an attack they bite, they hurt and they draw blood.

Anyway..... the rant is over lol

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That really sucks that the guy does not curtail his dog and has the gall to say what he did you you about needing more aggressive dogs.

I would have been tempted to tell him that I was raising my dog up to take care of the problem of aggressive dogs in the neighborhood. (Knowing that that would have really been a bad thing to do.)
 

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The thought had crossed my mind, and yeah it would have only made things worse lol.

It just feel like I am talking to a brick wall and I seem to be the only one speaking up.
 

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Are there dangerous dog laws in Australia? How about suing the neighbor for injury, medical bills? What about having to prove UTD vaccinations if a bite occurs? Can you fence in your yard?
 

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I went down to the RSPCA and asked them why nothing had been done about my previous reports of the dogs and they said that an inspector had been sent to the location and the dogs were contained in the yard and there was nothing he could do. He has to witness them doing what I accused them of.

I thought this was the case so I am going to get video proof of the dogs and continue to hound the RSPCA, they said they would send another inspector around and hopefully catch them roaming the street.

There are dangerous dog laws and hopefully the inspector comes and does something this time. I don't think the woman took me seriously at first. She said that I was the only one who had made a complaint regarding the dogs.

I wouldn't actually shoot it I just got over heated and threatened it, I dont think your allowed to shoot someones dog in NSW, plus i live in a residential area so Im guessing no.

What makes it worse is he is so smug about it. It just irks me. Someone is going to get more than just a nip soon and I am just worried its going to take a severe attack for someone to do something about these dogs.
 

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I would have calmly asked his name and wrote it down. Then I would have told him that he will be listed individually on the lawsuit that will be filed when the dogs attack me or my family again.
 

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I'm in Melbourne, I had a similar problem a couple of years ago. Things got so bad with my neighbors dogs roaming, coming into our front yard, snarling at me and having goes at our little dogs threw the fence line, I called the local pound to come get them one day. They told me unless I could restrain these vicious dogs, they couldn't help me!
WTF I couldn't leave my front door to take my young son to school because those dogs were in my yard threatening to bite. Thank goodness enough other neighbors complained, now there is only one dog (not sure what happened to the other) and he is never left roaming.
Can you film the dogs on your property?, use your phone if you have to, then take your evidence to the council. I have 4 dogs and had to get special permission (the law is 2 only here as well) if my dogs were being a nuisance my permit would be revoked I would be fined and I would risk losing them.
 

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I secured my first piece of footage today, a worker came to a new house down the street and the dogs took off after him, also got some of the little unknown thing charging at me as I got into my car and roaming around my front lawn.

Hopefully this ends sooner rather than later.
 

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Grow a pair

Wow... what do you know, the dogs are gone, thats all it took... jeez why didnt i think of this a month ago... Thank you rvadog your a life saver...

Pepper spray or mace is illegal in Australia...

Dogs get hosed anytime I'm out the front.

My family carry sticks when the dogs are out and i have cracked them several times.

I have made complaints against the dogs

I have spoken to the owner and the council and RSPCA.

Not putting up with it mate, what else would you suggest, i bait the dogs cause thats about the only thing left.
 

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My apologies. I did not realize that Pepper spray was illegal in Oz. Which is a huge shame because I've personally known more than one person use it successfully against an attacker (human and canine) but have only once in my entire life heard of it used by an attacker.

How about a taser? How about making your own pepper spray (cayenne pepper, jalapeno seeds and vinegar blended and put in a spray bottle). The key to keeping a dog permanently away is by making the potential for correction more terrifying than the potential for excitement by meeting you.
 

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Tasers are also illegal in Australia, and(I'm pretty sure) so is DIY pepper spray. We've got the same laws in canada.

It just seems like putting a bandaid on the problem instead of fixing it. The dogs may stop bothering the OP, but they'll still harass everyone else. The dogs need to be taken away and either euthanized for aggressive behavior or given to a responsible owner.
 

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Its ok, like i said I dont know what else to do and Syaoransbear is right,about the Tasers and DIY.

I think im more disappointed in the council and RSPCA is all.

Edit: I just feel if it was my GSD's running around harassing people they situation would have been dealt with by now
 

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Talk to your neighbors and see if any of them will call in also and complain. Also, start writing down every time you see them and keep a report and ask your neighbors to do the same. Maybe if they get enough complaints on paper with exact times/who the dogs were harassing ect. they'll act faster.
 
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