I live next door to a JRT, who lives a dreadful life, isolated from its family, in a back yard. He's old, entire and i love/hate this dog.
My dogs would love to try to kill it through the fence which is tennis court type fencing 2 foot high, keeps the JRT in somehow. All dogs get on famously, if they meet him when they are out, and he's been let out alone by the owners.
Now, this dog, has learnt to escape. Issues gallore in this.
1. When i pull away, drive up, the dog is occasionally loose on front of my property, and my fear is id run it over. I would feel dreadful if i did that i know.
2. Owners are elderly, can no longer get about on foot, so bascially have not walked it since i moved here 3yrs ago, instead, they open the door and let it wander alone. Dangerous behaviour.
3. Fence barking. If JRT is behind a fence, he thinks he's well hard, and tries to savage the fence looking mean at my dogs. My dogs have been trained to leave it, as we run this gauntlette daily on our walks. If the dog gets out, and joins us, he's so happy to be out with us, never aggro, clearly only up for barking from the illusion of fence protection between my dogs and him.
I have tried to train this dog NOT to bark as we enter/leave. I can get silence, from all 4 dogs, with food reward for JRT. But then as we move it starts up again. And there have been loads and loads of townies here at w/e walking, who trigger unmanaged fence barking in JRT which is very rewarding.
Owners are as frail and elderly as their dog. Deaf so dont hear the dog either. And not friendly folks. Previous attempts to ask them not to let the dog out loose, = told i was a whinging pohm, which i am i guess. When we first moved in, in first week, old git comes knocking my door to complain about my GSD barking at him when he gets up in the night. I got a gruff old git, complaining just as much about his prostate gland as my GSD barking at him. TMI or what?
If i call ranger, dog will end up in lost dogs home and PTS with being well a JRT who's at least 10yrs and has a lot of tude!
How old do these dogs live in australia? they live to be 20 yrs in uk. I dont fancy 10 more years of this bloody yapping, and fear i'll run it over stuff.