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    I have just broken into my next door neighbours yard to go and get Batty.

    Their dog dug under the fence almost enough to get through and dragged Batty into their yard. Batty was screaming and scared. I am so P***ED off right now. THE BASTARDS WERE HOME, REFUSED TO ANSWER THE DOOR THEN HAD THE HIDE TO YELL AT ME!?!?

    I've just yelled at them, grabbed Batty, gotten in the door, checked him over (he's not cut but seems sensitive, maybe bruised, on his neck where he was dragged).

    They won't fix the fence from their side and I have tried everything to fix it from our side. I have put metal stakes in the ground, their dog dug them up. I have nailed wooden boards into the fence, Levi pushed through. I have put bricks, concrete squares, besser (sp?) blocks down and Levi pushes them over then drags them to his side of the fence. I have asked them to fix the fence on their side nicely many times. I have told them this time that if Batty is injured they are paying the costs.

    What on earth can I do? I'm not allowed to concrete it because this is a rental, so anything I do has to be able to be taken away again.

    I was scared of Batty getting hurt, hopefully he won't go near their side of the fence anymore, but I can't rely on that hope!

    Hubby's only idea (called him already before I went back to the neighbours and lost it at them) was to tether Batty when he's in the yard. I don't want to do that because it doesn't seem fair that he has to be tethered because they can't be bothered keeping their dog occupied.

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    Sorry for the vent guys. None of my thoughts are making sense now it's all over. Batty was screaming as though he was being ripped limb from limb. I'm just glad he's ok, relieved I guess.

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    So glad Batty is okay Angela. I would say you have bad neighbours.
    Would it be possible to use some star pickets and chicken wire and make an inner fence so Batty can't get near where the hole in the fence is? Star pickets and chicken wire can be taken up when you move.

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    Contact your local council.
    They are not properly containing their dog if it is digging under the fence and it poses a threat to both your dog and to you.

    Our neighbors dog does the exact same thing.
    We have extended to top of the fence by 2 feet because it was jumping over (it killed our rabbit a few months ago) and now it can't jump over it has started digging under.

    We have sunk mesh into to ground about half a foot but it won't be long before they dig through that as well (they have 4 unregistered dogs when they are only allowed 2 anyway)

    We are hesitant to call the council because I do not trust them one bit not the throw bait over my fence and none of the other neighbors have a problem with their ruddy dogs.

    It's just sad that people won't take responsibility for their actions or the actions of their PROPERTY (dogs) When their dog killed our rabbit we went and told the neighbors and demnanded they pay for the bunny (who had only been desexed the week before poor boy )they agreed thinking it was a $10 bunny.. when we told them we wanted $100 we never heard from them again.

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    Well the 1st thing i would do is call the police & also report to council that the neighbours have a dangerous dog that intruded into your property & attacked your puppy.



    I so hope that Batty is going to be ok & not in to much shock etc.



    PS.. just to make your case against the neighbours, take Batty to your vet & get him checked over & get a vet report to give to police & the council.

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    Ange, can you get a photo of the hole in the fence, it might help us make some suggestions as to what to do.

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    Huge (hugs)!!! That sounds sooo scary! I'm glad to hear Batty is okay! I cannot believe they hid from you, did answer the door and then yelled at you! Unbelievable!!! Have you complained to council? Perhaps another complaint is in order!

    I hope you find a way to keep Levi out for good! Terrible!!! (hugs)

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    I think pictures would be a good idea for evidence, but on another track, I would seriously think of putting up a fence beside their fence for my own peace of mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    So glad Batty is okay Angela. I would say you have bad neighbours.
    Would it be possible to use some star pickets and chicken wire and make an inner fence so Batty can't get near where the hole in the fence is? Star pickets and chicken wire can be taken up when you move.
    I'm going down to bunnings. I was thinking about the heavy duty dog wire they have, as Levi wouldn't be able to get through that. He just shoves his way through chicken wire and he nearly fits under the fence now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Contact your local council.
    They are not properly containing their dog if it is digging under the fence and it poses a threat to both your dog and to you.

    Our neighbors dog does the exact same thing.
    We have extended to top of the fence by 2 feet because it was jumping over (it killed our rabbit a few months ago) and now it can't jump over it has started digging under.

    We have sunk mesh into to ground about half a foot but it won't be long before they dig through that as well (they have 4 unregistered dogs when they are only allowed 2 anyway)

    We are hesitant to call the council because I do not trust them one bit not the throw bait over my fence and none of the other neighbors have a problem with their ruddy dogs.

    It's just sad that people won't take responsibility for their actions or the actions of their PROPERTY (dogs) When their dog killed our rabbit we went and told the neighbors and demnanded they pay for the bunny (who had only been desexed the week before poor boy )they agreed thinking it was a $10 bunny.. when we told them we wanted $100 we never heard from them again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    Well the 1st thing i would do is call the police & also report to council that the neighbours have a dangerous dog that intruded into your property & attacked your puppy.



    I so hope that Batty is going to be ok & not in to much shock etc.



    PS.. just to make your case against the neighbours, take Batty to your vet & get him checked over & get a vet report to give to police & the council.
    Thank you both. I'm so sorry about your bunny . I'll be calling the council tomorrow. I didn't know I could contact the police about it?

    I think Levi just wanted to play, I had to knee him in the chest a few times to get him away from me and to stop trying to bite Batty when I was carrying him out - not ideal but I wasn't risking walking Batty out just in case. I'd rather get bitten than Batty.

    I'm concerned that they will say that it's Batty's fault too. I mean he went up to the fence to see what was going on from Levi's whining and barking, I think, I'm not 100% sure. All I know is I turned around and saw Levi's mouth around Batty's neck, Batty screaming like a banshee and disappearing under the fence.

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    Wow, that is so scary Angela. The heavy duty dog wire sounds good. Leave space between your normal fence and the dog wire fence. Make sure Batty can't get in between the two fences.
    If you are going to use star pickets, run some thick gage wire, top run, mid run and lowest run and then tie wire the dog wire to the wire strands and loop tie wire round your star pickets from the dog wire. That should hold it if you are going that way!

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