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    If I had the money I would help you get a run up. Landords don't mind them, as you can take them down when you move.

    I think if your dog is tied up all day it may be barking and disturbing your neighbour. It's such a hard position really.

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    I used to have to move alot and live in rental properties, and had an escape artist dog. Sometimes tying up is the only way to keep them safe. It's not ideal but better than their life being in danger. If they are not tied up for the whole day and night and have sufficient excercise then it is ok as a short term solution to them escaping.

    Many working sheep and cattle dogs spend large parts of their time tied up and do ok.

    You can build a temporary run (which landlords are normally more than happy with) like puggerup said - which you can take with you when you go. The best part is that you can build it in stages so you are only ever buying one part or panel at a time so it can be more affordable. I would think about making one out of panels you can build and wire together, so it can be collapsed flat and moved with you when you go.

    See if the police are happy to at least make a record of what has happened to your dogs and what has been said by your neighbour. This will help if your dogs are poisoned again. They may also be interested to hear about the threat to use a firearm - and may be able to look into whether you neighbour is actaully licensed to have or use a gun etc.

    If they approach you again tell your neighbour that one of your dogs was poisoned recently, and the matter is under investigation (you don't need to say by who - it might be just by you but they don't need to know that!) and if any information is discovered about who was resposible then you will consider taking civil action to recover the vet costs involved.

    If you are leaving you dog tied up, and she is still there when you come back I doubt she is getting loose. She wouldn't be tying herself back up! I know dogs can be sneaky about escaping but I don't think they're that good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_xx View Post
    I understand that your renting and probably can't build anything on the land - but that is really cruel to have your dogs tied up for 8 hours every day, with only around 5 metres to move. I'm sorry - but I think thats really cruel.

    On the other hand - definitely tell the police. This guy threatened to shoot your dog. Tell the police that. And tell them your dog was previously baited and that you have reason to believe it was your wacko neighbours because they have threatened your dog.
    Totally agree!
    So does this mean one dog is tied up and another running around?-if so, then that's even worse for the dog that's tied up.

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    I think I will definately tell the cops.
    I really hate tying her up too, but I'd rather that than her escaping.
    Im hopefully moving in with a friend that owns a house in about 2 months so hopefully I can get her off the lead.
    My grandfathers Kelpies are tied up all day until they are doing sheep work on his farm also.

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    Can you not put up a moveable but structurally sound run? Then your landlord (if you have permission to have your dogs) shouldn't have an issue, and when you move you can take it down and take it with you?? I would never tie my dogs up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    Can you not put up a moveable but structurally sound run? Then your landlord (if you have permission to have your dogs) shouldn't have an issue, and when you move you can take it down and take it with you?? I would never tie my dogs up.
    I would never, ever, tie my dogs up either
    Mine get the whole house to themselves when I go out, and one of them is still a pup...

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    Why are you all trying to make me feel like its such a horrible terrible cruel thing to tie her up?
    At the moment, its either that, or her escape and come looking for me. Thats the only reason she does it. She gets walked/ran everyday and shes off and soon as I get home and all night. Its not a permanate thing, its only temporary. Roly stays inside, but he grew up inside, Lady did not. She stands at the door or makes a complete mess.
    She isnt near anything to get caught up in a choke, she is safe. More safe than on the street.
    Anyway, If I hopefully move in with my friend, she has pretty high fences that I dont think she could jump over. But thanks for the suggestions.

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    Sorry!... it is mean...I would never,ever tie my dogs up,

    but I do understand your situation. I just think that it's a long time for the dog to be tied up and it would have been a good idea to consider your options when you first moved in...tying the dog up for the day, everyday isn't one of them.
    I do hope you can move soon, or consider putting up a temporary run etc.

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    Ok im sorry, but I dont think you can judge how I look after my dogs. I moved out of my parents house and into this rental and decided to bring my dogs with me, then she started escaping.
    In the country, on farms, most working dogs are tied up all day except for when they go to do something.
    Im not trying to have a go at you or anyone, but how is her moving 5 metres in a run different to her moving 5 metres on a lead.
    We're going off topic here.
    I understand its not ideal, but its the best I can do for now. She is happy and healthy, and not overweight by a long shot if your wondering.

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    A run would be much larger and have more room that just 5 metres to run around. I know your dog gets let off at night and goes for run/walk every day, but if it was me, I wouldn't have decided to rent a place if I had to chain my dogs up for 8 hours every day. I know you are only doing this so Lady doesn't get out, but dogs need more exercise than just one run/walk per day. She is probably bored out of her mind, and that would cause her to bark, which would annoy neighbours. She would also be upset because your other dog is inside and she is chained up outside.

    And I know quite a lot of people who own farms, and they never tie their dogs up, they let them run around on the farm.

    Anyway, back on topic. You need to tell the police that your neighbour has threatened your dog, and that your dog was previously baited.
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