|Barked: Wed Nov 28, '12 8:33pm PST |
|We have a neighbor who lives behind us and they have a very large dog. Not sure the breed. Just very large. VERY large and looks very strong.
They have had the dog for years and it has never been tied down or leashed when outside. Many years ago before we got Frankie, the owner had been telling S/O how the dog is 'well trained' and apparently he said they have an electric fence. Not an actual fence, but an electric fence.
I had believed him because the dog never ventured outside their yard that I had ever seen. Until today.
The dog was in our yard, slowly sniffing around, then went behind our shed and in all likelyhood took a crap. It is very cold and not sure if he did or not. But that is not the concern.
The dog should be leashed.
Apparently they do not have an elecric fence, no...?
I am sorry, I do not know how well elecric fences work.
Another concern is a couple months ago S/O had Frankie outside and when he unleashed Frankie (s/o sometimes foolishly unleashes him just outside the door) and Frankie ran down to the neighbor's yard near their big burn pile that is there 365 days a year to have a sniff. S/O said the neighbor's dog lunged after Frankie and 'nearly got him.' I do not know exactly how confrontational it was, and yes s/o should know better than to unleash Frankie until he is in the house, but all in all I was not there so I do not know how 'intimidating' this scene was, or if s/o overreacted.
So I rally want to go let the neighbor know this dog was in our yard and ask why his dog is never leashed. The electric fence will not wash because obviously either s/o misunderstood what the neighbor had said, or something is up there.
All I know is I had an apparent rather confrontational dog who apparently has lunged after Frankie in the past (and yes it is Frankie's fault bc he was in their yard) but I do not want to risk another confrontation.
I am really not looking forward to confronting this neighbor.
But in everyone's best interests I feel it has to be done.
Not to mention, the neighbor lives on a rather busy highway. I just shudder to think if that dog begins to wander where he shouldn't..
Also for me to venture down there the dog-there are 3 actually, I need to walk past 2 other dogs the other neighbor has who are on very long runners and I need to literally get past them, plus the neighbor's dog who is rarely leashed.
Not looking forward to this.
I really wish I did not have to do this, but again, I feel it is in everyone's best interest.
Hopefully the neighbor will be cooperative and understanding. But if needed, I am going to check around and see who I need to call regarding unleashed dogs. And I know the neighbor may totally be very nice and very cooperative about it, but I am trying to cover all my bases, just in case. Truth be told I do not see this neighbor suddently leashing his dog.
Did I mention I am dreading this...?
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