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    Default Stupid People... I've Heard It All Now!

    Out on our walk this afternoon, Villain, Flirtt and I were stopped by a lovely lady who wanted to admire the terrible twosome... she told me this story:

    Her parents have lived in the same house for some 25 years. They have a large male GSD, he's about 5 years old. By her account he is a soft, friendly, teddy bear like dog, though she did acknowledge that his size could make him intimidating to some..... anyways.... the house next to her parents went up for sale, then sold, and just before the new family moved in her parents received a letter from the new owners...... it said...... wait for it.....

    That they (the new people) had small children and had noticed the large dog living at the neighboring premises. They were extremely uncomfortable bringing their children into an environment with the risk posed by the presence of the dog and could the owners please make every effort to rehome the dog (emphasis mine)......

    WTF???
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    Wtf!!!!

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    what a !!
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    WHAT!!!!!
    What a frigging hide some people have & I can just see where this could lead.
    Many visit from ranger .

    What happened to a knock on the door Hi I'm your new neighbour for your first interaction with your new neighbours. Jezzzzzzzz the world really has gone complety mad.
    Poor people I would be left with such a feeling of dread knowing this was the type of people moving in next door.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Gawd, that's horrible.

    I don't suppose you get to see this lady again... but the first thing I'd do is suggest that the new people make use of their cooling off period to cool off and buy elsewhere. Unless they bought at auction.

    Then I'd invite the parents over to meet GSD and see that he's a well behaved non-threatening non child eating dog. And maybe get him in a neutral environment where there are lots of kids and show them that he's no threat to their children.

    If they think he is a threat to their children, they may themselves be a threat to the dog. They need educating and fast.

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    Good point that they could become the threat & really they already are.
    Yep block BBQ type thing might help we the idea of educating the new neighbours & letting them met the dog in question.
    Your always got good calm advice Hyacinth where ar I just want to strangle the idots, lol.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    All I can say is OMFG...... some people really are horrendous...... I'd be holding on to that letter and keeping it for the day they try n say the dog did something, as it clearly indicates there are preconceptions about the animal!

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    Yeah, right. They were there first. I agree with Hyacinth's advice, but... what if they're a kind of peolpe that are not interested or stubborn enough. I would certainly try and make afriendly contact and explain that the dog is well behaved and not threat. I also hope they have properly fenced yard.
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    I just thought to add.....

    Our neighbour, HATES big dogs, now by definition 'big dog' in her world means anything bigger than a ****zu, so our two Amstaffs to her are enormous (we have friends with Danes, so to us they aren't really on the large size, medium maybe).

    Anyway..... point of the story, she is now comfortable to walk in our yard, and have the dogs greet her excitedly as she is confident that telling them to sit, they will do so, she can give them a pat and move on. According to her husband, this is not something that she would normally do so is a pretty big milestone. He acknowledged that seeing them interact with my 4 year old nephew made a huge difference to her opinion of them.

    So I guess this proves there is hope for the new neighbours to change their views.

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    Every bit terrific advice, thanks!!

    As it happens, I do know this lady by sight (she does not know me, I dont think) as one of our more prominent local solicitors who often "advises" the shire council... She did mention the situation as being "fixed" with a bit of a grin, so I'm left with a fair impression that the idiots got put back in their box. The dog continues to remain happy and healthy with the parents...

    I just couldnt get over the idea that one could expect someone to give up a family member "just like that".... makes me wonder if I could ask my neighbors to rehome their noisy kids

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