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    Came home today after being away for 2 weeks and find out that our elderly neighbours almost lost their beloved little dog after the dogs that join onto the back of our house broke through their fence and attacked our neighbours dog. This is not the first time this has happened, we have had all 3 of their dogs break into our yard before. I know some people on here think of me as a bad dog owner but these dogs are left confined to small pens all the time with no shelter or anything to do. The owners refuse to fix the fence so we have blocked our dogs out of that part of the yard they did pay the vet bill for our neighbours dog but say that their dogs are not aggressive in any way. I do not blame the dogs for their behaviour they are simply acting out due to boredom etc.
    Has anyone ever had a problem like this? I am terrrified for my dogs and other pets.

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    Poor poochie! I hope it is ok!
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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    Beamer is home and doing fine I went over and saw him when I got home and he looks terrible but is recovering, our neighbours are in their 90's and were terrified by the dog that attacked beamer. I think I will need to talk to the owners again about their dogs as I am terrified what will happen if the dogs break through the fence again.

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    This kind of dog attack is against the law in every state and territory in Australia. Those dogs were off their property, tresspassed on another property and attacked a dog.

    The owners should be reported and their dogs declared dangerous and that would mean they'd have to be confined to concrete bottom cages when not on lead and muzzled in the hands of a "responsible person".

    You need to log and report every incident to council. Record dates and times and descriptions of what happens. And menancing you and your dogs through the fence, that they have previously broken through should also be reported and logged.

    If I knew what jurisdiction you were in - I'd link you the relevant legislation.

    you could try a google site search something like
    dangerous dog site:yourstate.gov.au

    eg
    dangerous dog site:act.gov.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    This kind of dog attack is against the law in every state and territory in Australia. Those dogs were off their property, tresspassed on another property and attacked a dog.

    The owners should be reported and their dogs declared dangerous and that would mean they'd have to be confined to concrete bottom cages when not on lead and muzzled in the hands of a "responsible person".

    You need to log and report every incident to council. Record dates and times and descriptions of what happens. And menancing you and your dogs through the fence, that they have previously broken through should also be reported and logged.

    If I knew what jurisdiction you were in - I'd link you the relevant legislation.

    you could try a google site search something like
    dangerous dog site:yourstate.gov.au

    eg
    dangerous dog site:act.gov.au
    thanks so much. I didn't know it was illegal I thought it was only when a dog attack a person, I will certainly look into reporting it I think the neighbours would want to do that as well they are terrified and our other neighbours have blocked their JR in their yard away from the back fence for fear she will also be attacked.

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    I agree with Hy immensly. This should have been ( or should still be) reported to the local authorities in your area. At the very least they could then talk to the owners and give an official warning, if not fine them for their dogs' actions!

    Another issue I guess is the fencing. Perhaps all states are different, but in Qld as well as here both neighbours are responsible for the fencing. If there are dogs involved they MUST pay for half of an agreed fence. This is something you need to look into, as well as your neighbours, unless of course they are renting etc, that could be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I agree with Hy immensly. This should have been ( or should still be) reported to the local authorities in your area. At the very least they could then talk to the owners and give an official warning, if not fine them for their dogs' actions!

    Another issue I guess is the fencing. Perhaps all states are different, but in Qld as well as here both neighbours are responsible for the fencing. If there are dogs involved they MUST pay for half of an agreed fence. This is something you need to look into, as well as your neighbours, unless of course they are renting etc, that could be a problem.
    We have asked about them replacing the fence and paying half but they say they have no money for it yet they have just had a huge outdoor entertainment area built. After the weekend I will go into the council and make an official complaint about them. The dogs are a beautiful breed and I wouldn't want to see them pts but I also have my dogs to think of first and who knows if next time they might attack a person.

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    If you own your property, you might also want to discuss the fencing issue with your solicitor. You may be surprised at what the law is concerning your neighbours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    If you own your property, you might also want to discuss the fencing issue with your solicitor. You may be surprised at what the law is concerning your neighbours.
    I will see how it goes when I speak to the council. I don't want to upset the neighbours anymore than I have to. I do have to live near them. This isn't the first problem we have had with them and I'm sure it's not going to be the last. We reported them to the RSPCA a year ago as they left their elderly german sheperd in the yard with no water or shelter on a 42 degree day and they didn't like that we did that but we had no choice. The dog has since passed away. They are a big problem not just for us but our neighbours as well if our council doesn't do anything we will go to a solicitor.

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    What breed did the attacking?
    Education not Legislation

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