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    If you have another dog (some sort of small breed) persistently getting into your yard, despite the logs and rocks blocking EVERY possible opening, what would you do?

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    Well our place is so well fenced there is very little possibility of anything ever getting in SSW. I'm not too sure what you mean by saying there are logs and rocks covering every possible opening? Are there bits of fencing missing or something that have been strategically covered up?

    I would probably talk to the owner of the dog. Are they aware it is happening?
    Now, if not, that may help fix the problem. If you have made them aware, how are they dealing with it? Trying to keep their dog out of your property? Or couldn't they give a damned?

    If they don't care, then yep, I'd catch the dog and call the animal control officer. When they have to pay a fine that just might make them do something to help fix the problem for you.

    But as I say, more info would be good.

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    I would tell them that if it happens again, despite all your attempts to keep him out that yes the pound will be called as you have had a gutful of it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    If you have another dog (some sort of small breed) persistently getting into your yard, despite the logs and rocks blocking EVERY possible opening, what would you do?
    Talk to neighbours - have them erect something on their side
    Call the council

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    Yes, there are bits of fence missing and big holes dug by the blue heeler over the back (she's not getting in). Since we're renting, we are unable to properly fix it, and the property manager doesn't give a damn. So, we have used some very large rocks, bricks and logs to cover up these holes. They worked just fine until this little dog (it looks like a maltese) got in.

    Our yard itself is surrounded by four different properties. The one to the side houses a rottweiler puppy (she's very cute ), one at the back contains the blue heeler, and the other one to the back has some sort of labrador type dog and a little white furball in it. Whether this furball is the same as the maltese getting in, I don't know. If it is, it's getting into the heeler's yard and then into mine (as the section where it gets in is the heeler's yard).

    Tonight I've lined the fenceline with bricks, but if it gets in again, I'm tempted to catch it and take it down to the vet.

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    To the vet? What's the vet going to do, or am I missing something here?

    Yeah, as you are renting that makes it a problem.
    Have you considered nailing some chicken wire to the bottom of the fence and where the gaps/holes are, then running it into and under the dirt/lawn? That can work a treat, particularly for small dogs.

    Try also sprinkling some pepper around the areas the dog is getting in. Could deter it.

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    They hate lavender too I have heard. would spraying some oil in water there maybe help or is it too big an area?

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    I have heard of the lavender too over the years, Di. Hell, I reckon it would work as my Nan used to smell of it, and it was AWFUL!

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    They don't hate lavender, it is actually very good for dogs and very enticing as they like to widdle on it. I wouldn't be using that! LOL I would suggest the old tobasco sauce where you think it might be getting in, or if you don't want to do that I would be picking it up and taking it to the vet (as I think you said before, I'm assuming that means you have no local pound?).

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    As far as I am aware, the vet is obligated to inform the pound (and the vet is much closer then the pound) if there are stray or problem dog cases presented to them. Or if they are unable to do this, my vet is able to contact the owner if the dog is microchipped.

    I did think about chicken wire, but the places that the dog can get only has grass clippings on it (on a raised, "feature wall" part of the yard), and I thought that if I put chicken wire down and put bricks on it, and it may be able to push the bricks off if it is pushing from underneath (due to the wire).

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