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    Default Poor Dog next door

    My next door neighbour has a male Rotti about 6 or 7 years old.
    Since I fenced our orchard ( I just dog wired over the pre existing horse fence)
    he has approached me to see if his dog could come over to play.

    The Rotti gets excited when my 2 boys (male) are having chase time out in our yards
    and usually just watches from a standing position, but if I feel he is getting overexcited
    then I bring my lot in and let them play inside for a while.

    I thought about telling the guy he can bring the dog in and just play fetch or something
    (I would keep my 2 inside) or should he bring the dog to the fence on Lead and me do the same
    just with No.1 dog) and just chat for a while keeping the dogs calm if that is possible.

    It would be nice to walk them together on neutral territory but there isn't any.
    (This is a paddock of ours that we could maybe use)
    We are on a busy road, traffic doing 100k and then some, there is a wide nature strip but my dog OWNS it
    (well and truly marked) and the guy seems to keep odd hours, working away at times.

    The Rotti does not seem aggressive to me, approaches the fence (if loose) in a playful manner and has not
    ever threatened my lot (was very interested in 2 female fosters I had here for a while). He may be an entire male.

    I feel sorry for this dog having to watch the circus over here twice a day.

    (another option I would help him fence an exercise yard on his own property.?)
    Last edited by chubbsecurity; 07-06-2012 at 10:41 AM. Reason: should not make assumptions

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    One problem I see with this is that the owner of the rotti might rely on you to be his boy's exercise and social time....which would be a shame. It would be ok, occasionally to have a little play, but he should really be taking his dog out for exercise and stimulation himself.

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    How sad I just dont understand the reasoning behind buying a dog for it to just be alone.

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    It was his Dad's dog and his Dad died last year.
    He would like to rehome the dog but I am not sure who would want a large mature dog that
    has not been socialised, possibly cannot walk on lead etc etc.

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    Why don't you adopt him?
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    I have 2 males already.

    I very large pointer still a pup.
    I old blue cattle dog who I have nursed back to health.
    Have also fostered 3 other working dogs this year.
    Running out of money unfortunately.

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    True, it just seemed like a good suggestion since your dogs have seen this dog before and this other dog seems like it wants to join in on your games.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    Poor boy. I have a huuuge soft spot for Rotties and i would really love to have one of my own one day.

    Maybe just chat to him first and see what he wants to do with the dog. If he really wants to rehome it then maybe hint to him about approaching a Rotty rescue group (i have seen a few on petrescue). He might be getting stimulation out of the home - you did say that the dog must go to work with him?

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    Why not help with rehoming?
    Maybe a rescue could list him on pet rescue but he stays where he is till he is desexed and finds a home?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Tell him to contact the local rescue groups. Without a doubt, they would take him and he would be safe from euthanasia.
    If he doesn't have time for it then it's in the dog's best interest to find a more suitable home before it learns some bad behaviours.

    He may feel he owes it to his father to keep it though, which makes it harder. Perhaps he could "foster" it until the rescue group can find him a home

    ...just a thought

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