Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: Neighbour Intimidates Dogs!!

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    Yelling at a dog to stop it barking - just sounds like you joining in and barking too ie approval and encouragement. Instead try teaching your dogs to bark on command and then to be quiet on command. And if they bark at the neighbour, stop them by calling them back to you and taking them inside or putting them on lead.

    Next time it might not be a rock but ratsack - I would still lock the dogs up for their own safety when you're not home but in the garage is probably a bad place. You might want to investigate "crate training" google is your friend, and crate them inside your house instead. Barking inside an uninsulated garage would be like banging on a drum ie louder than if they were not in it. And if the neighbour can bang on the garage - that's hardly fair ie he's provoking and tormenting the dogs. Not good for your dogs.

    Throwing rocks is an act of violence. You probably do need to get a restraining order, and you probably do need to keep a written log of incidents with your neighbour. Every little bit helps the police be able to do something.

    And I'd be thinking about moving, unless your neighbour is renting, in which case you can complain to his landlord and start the process of getting him evicted. A pity that can't be done with owners, but it definitely can be done with tenants.

  2. #12

    Default

    Try and make your fence higher - my parents had huge problems with a neighbour and putting up lattice and some creeper plants really helped.

    You need to speak to the police. Consider building a dog run on the opposite side. That way you don't have to lock them up in the garage.

    Good luck resolving this - Not a good situation to be in.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    423

    Default

    Move before he poisons them if he is that bad, also get control at least while you are at home, your dogs should stop barking at him if you tell them to.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    100

    Default

    You really shouldn't have to resort to moving house because of this jerk... let us know how you're going with it all

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    Posts
    100

    Default something I have picked up on

    Quote Originally Posted by german_shep View Post
    Lincoln knows the 'leave it' command and I can't lock the dogs away as the neighbour as already complained to the rSPCA and the council that we poorly treat our dogs by never feeding them and locking them in the garage! Which I will admit that yes at night we do lock them away for there safety - but not all day everyday.

    This guy also went as far as threatening my partners life and making complaints to workcover (when he was injured from a work injury) he stoops very low, he ended up getting what he wanted - my partners payments got axed because of him!

    We've tried the pollice and they wont do anything as he hasn't physically done anything! All we could do was serve him with a good behavior bond and that wont stop him, just make him more violent towards us!
    In the bold print of what was quoted, I believe your answer lay. On one hand, the guy throws rocks when your the dog/dogs bark at him..which he self justifies by throwing rocks! On the other hand, yet..he objects to you locking them in the garage and further goes to report this to the rspca. What I see here, is..he is the antagoniser. He is the trouble maker..not the dogs. Question: Why would he do something to try and entice or lets say keep your GSD's out in the open, where he gets to throw rocks? Why does he want them out in the open? He should be quite satisfied with them being in the garage by night.

    Therefore, I suspect your dogs are in danger..and what can be thrown over a fence at night, may be consumed by the morning. Even in these circumstances, unless you can prove that your dogs were baited and by whom, the rspca is quite helpless. The police also do not take such warnings seriously. I have been in the same position with a cat I owned. I believe that he has antagonised the dogs, I also believe that the older dog is defending not only it's territory but that of the younger shepherd. From my view, your dog/dogs see this person as a threat and I believe they are acting out what they themselves have witnessed and experienced. I bet they don't carry on at another neighbour, be it to the side, back etc?

    You can certainly retrain them not to bark at him, but usually speaking a german shepherd has a long memory, if you get my drift. Would therefore, shutting down their alarm system be a good thing- I am not so convinced. The one very act of throwing a rock, is enough for your dog to assess that act as a threat. Sure no one wants this situation, but I would be mindful of protecting my dogs. Quite frankly, I don't believe this guy is open to any form of negotiation.
    A witness is the most valuable resource as far as both the rspca and the police go. I suggest that you carry on with your normal routine, but have someone you know and can depend on to stay in your home, very quietly without being seen entering if possible. Go to work, do your thing-whatever is the norm, and have someone inside the house peruse the situation armed with a video camera. Lead the neighbour into a false sense of reality, he thinks no one is home, house is silent-worth a try. Good luck.
    Ho'neene'šeohtseva'e

  6. #16

    Unhappy

    In my case, I just extended my neighbor's wall/fence to about 6 feet tall. But they still got this anger on my dog's barks, so I am planning to extend more about 2 feet more. Kinda long but I have no choice It's too costly on my part.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    QLD, Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    299

    Default

    My next door neighbours have to loud dogs that love to bark at me when I get the laundry in, when I pull up aty house, when I leave etc, pretty much anything I do gets a bark and a growl! I ignore them and they quiet down! I took Tia for a walk about 2 weeks ago now (on leash) when she went to sniff a tree outside someones fence, the man then came running out of his house shouting at her and me, Tia held her ground and started barking and growling etc, obviously she thought I needed protecting! I gave her the "out" command twice until she stopped. Said angry bloke started shouting at me again and off Tia went again! She never goes past that house without barking unless he is inside the house and not in the yard!

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    Sheesh LukeDG

    You can call the council if a dog does that but not if some bloke does it.

    Or maybe you can. I was told I could call the cops and expect them to come out if some bloke starts abusing me. Ie using bad language and making threats.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    QLD, Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    299

    Default

    He'll just get agro either way, he doesn't intimidate me the slightest, I guess for some reason some people don't like dogs! (can't sleep, hence to 2am post haha)

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    2am

    I was up at 2am last night, and 4 am and then 7:30am...

    Evil Hound had a tummy upset. If she goes to the back door, actually sits, and barks - the pathetic let me out bark not the gotta kill a cat bark - she means it. Ie let her out or clean up the mess inside.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •