neighbors dog came onto my property and my dog bit theirs they have been told that their dog is not welcome am i liable?

Asked by Member 969208 on Feb 28th 2010 in Other Laws & Legislation
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If your dog is on the property and they were not invited I don't see how you could be held for anything.
But, if your dog runs into the road to bite and the people were invited on your property you are liable.
Check your township or city ordances on trespassing dogs and trespassing people.
Then check to see if your dog can protect his property
Many townships and cities have the same laws but you better double check.
A police report to the incident is wise to do. especially if you have a witness with you that can verify this is what happened.
I would fence in the yard

Dieta answered on 2/28/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


I would check with someone just to be on the safe side. Laws like this are different in everyday state and even towns have different laws.

Seth answered on 2/28/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Definetly not, their dog is on your property, where it obviously had no business, it's not your problem.

Buddy answered on 6/4/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer