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    Angry Rant time - Careless dog owners

    So this morning, my Dad had pre-organised for one of our friends to come and do some work on the farm. My Dad went out this morning so he wasn't around. The bloke arrived and he brought a mate over to help him out too. Mum and I were in the house, and because everything was already organised, the blokes didn't come to the house, they just got straight to work. Now this bloke's mate (who neither mum or I have ever met) decided he would just let his cattle dog out of the truck to run around loose on our property Why on earth this bloke would even think that is a good idea... i have no idea

    Dodge is loose on our property, so he wouldn't know anything about her, for all he knows, she could have been seriously aggressive (lucky for him though, Dodge is great with other dogs). Now at the moment, Koda only has half of his yard because we had cattle in there eating the grass, however my A-frame reaches over the fence dividing the yard, so if he climbs the a-frame he can get to the other side, he has never done this though.

    So I'm sitting in the lounge room on my laptop having a lazy Pyjamas day, when all the sudden hear Koda barking like crazy and i look out the window, and he had climbed the A-frame to get to the other side of the yard and was very very upset because there is a cattle dog in our backyard I had to rush to put decent clothes on and get the bloke to put his dog away.

    The amount of times i've had to do this is just ridiculous! What is it with people and assuming that they can just let their dogs off the lead when they go to a farm. I don't care if your dog has a good re-call or is 'friendly' it doesn't give you the right to just do what you want on MY property! Lucky for all the people who have let their dogs out on my property, Koda is never loose unless he is supervised. On top of this, we have chickens roaming our property, i can just imagine one day someone will let their dog off without asking and next thing you know, half our chooks will be dead

    I will admit though, Koda was surprisingly calmer than he usually is around dogs. Despite him climbing the A-frame to get closer to the dog (which he's never done before) He was really a lot calmer than he usually is, he was still barking and going mental, but to a much lesser degree than normal. As soon as i went out and got him back in the yard he was supposed to be in, he was pretty happy, but by that point the bloke had put his dog out of sight. And for those wondering, yes i'm planning to remove the A-frame soon, so that he can't climb it like he did today.
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    Rant away - understand completely ! Sorry to say - but it would have probably been a completely different story if your Dad had been home !

    Anyway - some sad facts for you:

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    Really pleased that your pup didn't get out of the yard ! Cheeky Bugger !

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    The outcome probably wouldn't have been that different if dad was home actually. He's not one to really care about that kind of thing, lol
    Those pictures are quite amusing!
    I am also very glad Koda didn't get out, the only way he could have is if he jumped from the top of the a-frame, but even then i reckon its too far from the fence for him to actually get out of the yard if he jumped. He's smart enough to know not to jump though XD

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    Crikey .... a cranky lass in her PJ's

    Poor sod ...what a way to start a days work LOL. Glad no one got hurt or eaten !!


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    I'm extremely careful and paranoid with my dog when I go to farms or any place there is loose livestock. Usually it's the people that live there that say she will be ok, as she eyes off the still twitching but technically dead snake on the clothes line and the guinea fowl in the tool shed...

    And don't get me started on what she does with llamas or the house cat or the feral kitten under the house...

    Most people I know who go to other people's farms do ask before they let their dogs off. Sigh. Maybe this person just asked the wrong bloke ie his mate.

    Evil hound loves A frames - I'm pretty sure if I had one in my back yard she'd spend all her time perched on top of it for the best view of the neighbourhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I'm extremely careful and paranoid with my dog when I go to farms or any place there is loose livestock. Usually it's the people that live there that say she will be ok, as she eyes off the still twitching but technically dead snake on the clothes line and the guinea fowl in the tool shed...

    And don't get me started on what she does with llamas or the house cat or the feral kitten under the house...

    Most people I know who go to other people's farms do ask before they let their dogs off. Sigh. Maybe this person just asked the wrong bloke ie his mate.

    Evil hound loves A frames - I'm pretty sure if I had one in my back yard she'd spend all her time perched on top of it for the best view of the neighbourhood.
    Well from the dogs i've seen people bring to our property, I'd say more than half of the people just let the dogs out without asking us, its rather frustrating. There are areas of my farm that i don't even let Koda loose on under supervision - I remember once i let him out in a paddock next to our neigbours property, little did i know, the neighbour was coming down the laneway on the border fence on his bike moving a whole herd of cows. Koda was pretty young so hadn't fully learnt his re-call and he was so excited by these cows, so he just sprinted after them... after a few broken fences and cows in paddocks they're not supposed to be in, I don't let koda loose in that area any more

    Koda loves going up the a-frame when i ask him to, he really enjoys it. But when i'm not around he isn't really that interested in it, he loves sleeping under it though. Koda loves getting up high too, he used to sleep on top of my ferret cage (before i moved it) which would be around 1.5m tall, he's like a cat, really loves to be up high!

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    That would be very frustrating and a bit scary to boot. Is there any way you could potentially put up a sign near the entrance just asking people to keep their dogs on lead?

    Your story reminded me of a guy who tried to put his husky into my yard back when I lived in Sydney before moving to Adelaide (and then returning lol).
    He had offered me $1500 as a stud fee to use Sammy over his husky... I mean a husky cross Dobermann doesn't seem like a great mix to me and I told him as much but he was adamant. Anyway he'd obviously followed me home from the park and I'd then gone down the road to grab some milk or something. I got back to find this man trying to lift his dog over the fence, who is resisting because she's probably terrified about the drop. I'm guessing he was going to try and tell me she'd escaped and gotten into my yard and oh well, now we're going to have puppies... And Sammy had disregarded his guarding duties in favour of mating duties so he was just whining and carrying on. I think all I said was OMG and that was enough for him to grab his dog and go. Never did see him again.

    Anyway lol sorry completely different from your story but I think that's the only time I've ever had a strange dog almost on my property...

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    Wow 99bottles, that is seriously crazy!! I can't believe someone would go to such crazy lengths to get their dog pregnant Thank goodness you got home in time!

    I could put a sign up, but i think it would be pretty pointless, I've noticed a lot of people seem to just ignore signs around here. We have large signs on all three gates that lead into the backyard that say "Beware of dogs, do not enter" yet there have been countless times when people have not only ignored the very clear sign on the gate, but also ignored the very unhappy Koda barking and sometimes growling at them, and they still just open the gate and come right in. Drives me up the wall, if i'm not already there I have to sprint out and grab my dog before they do anything stupid to provoke him. He's never hurt anyone, but there is always a first Koda wouldn't hurt most people though, he's mostly just loud and intimidating, but most people he wouldn't hurt unless provoked.
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    sometimes I think I should put a combo lock on my gate and I can put a sort of quiz that includes reading and understanding that there is a dog - with many sharp teeth... who will bite people who ignore her...

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