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    Angry GGrrrr.... Need a Vent!!

    Ok so I was out for a walk with the dogs before coming to work this arve, we walked down the same side of the same street that we do every day, if not twice a day.

    Get to house X and the two small white things behind the fence go FERAL as per normal, they launch at the fence, teeth showing growling barking and carrying on like crazy, well we are almost past their yard entirely when a smell on the fence immediately beside theirs (it would be the corner post only the fences don't share a corner post) catches Boof's attention, we stopped for 5 seconds, well that was long enough for the small white things to make it to that side of the yard and one of them stuck it's nose through the gap in the fences and bit boofs nose.

    It drew blood and poor Boof, belly planted on the ground with an almighty yelp. All four legs spread sideways and he flopped straight down on his belly, if it wasn't for the fact he got bitten it would have actually been funny to see. After the yelp and drop, he promptly jumped up and wanted out of their ASAP.

    I pondered over it for about an hour and then thought no stuff it, I'm ringing the council. So on the phone I get and the lady took all my details and the story, then proceeded to tell me she had an Amstaff and had to have it put down because it didn't like anything smaller than it and it damaged a rotwheiler (sp sorry) which confused me coz it would hardly be smaller than an Amstaff. After I got her back on task and realising that my dogs did nothing to provoke and were happily ignoring the crazy little white things, she proceeded to tell me she'd pass the request for investigation on to local laws but because the dog didn't leave it's property than they couldn't do anything!

    Thanks for listening!

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    Unfortunately the council won't do anything. The dog didn't technically leave his property. Silly, I know. We have a dog like that near our house, I can't do anything but train Roxie to ignore him.

    We had another house near us with a hole in the fence where the dog did the same thing. If your dog went into sniff it would lunge out and snap. It actually snapped a dogs nose he was that ferocious.

    Some people are irresponsible dog owners and don't train The best thing to do is just stay away or slip a doggie training brochure in their mailbox on the way past

    I hope Boof isn't too sore or hurt. Make sure you keep a record of what happened too.

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    Unhappy not happy..

    Poof boof, whoever owned those dogs were totally irresponsible. they don't deserve to own them (sorry but it is true) grrrr....

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    How are the owners of the dogs irresponsible and not deserve to own them? My dog is incredibly yard protective (a bi-product of the morons who live next door to us, unfortunately), and seems to be VERY aggressive. I wouldn't consider it irresponsible to the owners because Shelby's dog stuck his nose near the fence (nor am I blaming you, Shelby). Of course, I don't know why their dogs behave like they do, but saying someone doesn't deserve their pets on one side of the story is wrong.

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    ooo..sorry if i sounded a bit B***** it was that i was angry... i hate seeing and hearing about dogs getting hurt...apologies everyone
    thankyou for pointing it out

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    Forgive me?

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    I would have to agree that they are 'irresponsible' not because my dog got bitten but because the dogs behave the way the do and the owners don't have the controlled accordingly.

    If the owners were responsible they would have them in the rear yard, not with access to the front yard where the fence runs along the footpath. Unfortunately 'walkers' with and without dogs don't have a choice but to walk beside the fence, as there is a turning lane and you can't walk on the road.

    This doesn't mean though that I think they shouldn't have them, they aren't in anyway hurting the dogs or not caring for them that I can see, but given the dogs' behaviour they could just step up and provide the control for them that will keep them safe and everyone walking past.

    We walk past plenty of other dogs that are clearly 'yard protective' but they only bark to let you know they are there and you can happily walk past them without them 'rushing' the fence and throwing themselves toward the fence where we are. We also walk past others that do behave like the ones that managed to bite boof's nose, but they are behind fences inline with the house, not fences that run along the footpath.

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    I hope Boof's nose is feeling better.I must admit it scares me when I walk past some gardens and the fence or gate really shakes as if the dog is going to get out.

    I also hate hearing the dogs whose garden backs onto the side of ours and they bark and snarl at the fence if my dogs dare to go in their own garden.Sometimes one of the dogs goes for the other dog and they do the same at the front of the house.Not only do they not seem to care what they try to do to other dogs or people but to each other.

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    Ah, I didn't realise the fence was right on the path, Shelby. For a lot of houses around our area, at least, the fences are a few metres back off the path.

    Is there anything specific you wanted the council to do? With the owners themselves, could you perhaps knock on their door or if they seem rude or aggressive, slide a note or letter under their door letting them know what their dogs are like? It's possible they might not even know how their dogs react to people on the other side of the fence.

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