Most everyone in the neighborhood has a fenced in yard. So, that means any
stray dogs or more likely the dog next door find our yard a convenient place
to do his business from time to time. I've thought of putting up a fence or
even talking to the neighbor about his dog. Neither idea appeals to me.
Outside of doing any thing drastic, like shooting the dog, anyone have any
ideas how to keep the dog(s) out without putting up a barrier.
I have learned from being a landlord that many people with seemingly no
balls or spine of any sort have a great capacity hidden within to
become a victim through their own actions or inactions. Amazingly, the
entire world always seems to come to their aid to combat the great evil
causing them harm. If you were a certain class of tenant trying to
solve this problem you would get a little pussy cat. You would want
her to learn to be an outside cat but you wouldn't want her to run away
so you would put her on a leash and leave her out there while you go
inside and call the rental company. Tada! Before you know it you are
the victim, your neighbor (who had no clue the dog is causing you a
problem) is a scumbag, you never had to be honest with him about your
feelings, and you still get to bang his wife. The world will reward
you 100 times over the cost someone else paid for the kitty cat you
"found abandoned and rescued". If you want the world to think you
are entitled to greater rewards and millions of dollars you'll have to
feed your child paint chips. If this idea bothers you you might
instead develop a "disease" which causes you to smoke large amounts
of crack cocaine while you are pregnant and then sue the doctor who
apparently botched the premature delivery as your child's
borderline-retardation IQ corroborates.
Hope this helps,
This is one of the most worn out topics I've seen in this group. And it
always comes down to somebody who can't or won't (for whatever reason)
talk to the human being that lives next door to them. Surely google
groups has tons of archived posts on this.
We still want to know what you decided after doing your Google search
and how it worked out for you. We especially want to know if after all
of this you decided to think about it further for days on end until all
the thought starts to look like doing nothing.
Hope this helps,
Or just lack of practical thinking.
If the neighbors with the dog are Martians who would immediately snatch him and
use his blood should he come to their door for a conversation, then the next
best option is to go ahead and put up that fence.
Of course, he *might* have the type of neighbor who is utterly oblivious to
the generally agreed upon rules of living in a civilized way. These animals
*do* exist, and in most cases, they cannot be retrained, only controlled,
much like their dogs.
But that's one thing that's determined by a converstaion - no?
And, if that's the case, then one goes to other options: law enforcement if
feasible (is there a leash law?), putting in that fence.
The OP suggested some vague reason for not having a conversation, and was
hesitant to explain further.
I think town justices should give dog criminals a choice of:
1) Buy a fence for your neighbor, since you can't seem to control your
vermin. The fence he wants will cost $4000.00 to install and you'll be in a
holding cell until a family member or friend brings cash. Green cash money.
2) Lose your dog next time it's roaming the neighborhood, *and* you and your
kids will watch it being put to death at the pound. Your grandkids, too, if
you have any.
3) Put your arms behind your back so the bailiff can take you to jail.
You'll need 30 days worth of reading material and a whole bunch of condoms
(for your new girlfriends).
Hey...I'm funny about these things. This is why Henslee has been following
me around the newsgroups for a while. I say the things he wants to, but is
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.