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    Default GRRRRR...what Should I Do???

    Ok so we moved to our new place about 2 weeks ago and everything is going well except....we have dogs on our property 24/7. So far we have had 13 different dogs come to visit, many I have taken home more than once and some of the others I don't even know where they come from or where they go but they seem to reappear constantly.

    Even shutting our front gate doesn't help as there is a red heeler jumping the back fence. 3 of the dogs have already tried to attack our giant rabbit and 1 chased after me (I ended up locking myself in the tennis court until it got bored and left)

    In the neighbourhood you see peoples dogs out on the front lawns everywhere unsupervised, it's like people don't know fences exist.

    I am afraid not only for my dogs and other pets but my 3 young nephews stay here 40% of the time and I'm worried they'll get bitten
    Any ideas on how I can get rid of these dogs would be much appreciated.

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    I would say Just keep calling the council. Not only will the dogs be returned home but the owner will get a nice find along with it. They will learn quick smart what fences are!!
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    Yeah i've called the council and they said next time one is here and i know where it's from to catch it if possible and they will speak to the owners but I said what about the ones that i can't catch and I don't know who the owner is and was told that there is nothing they can do about that....but some of these dogs are aggressive. Isn't it their duty to catch these dogs? and keep people safe from dog bites?

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    Get a nice big mesh crate. Each dog that visits gets locked in the crate until the ranger comes.

    Won't be popular with the neighbours, but will be a start in reducing the stray dog population.

    If you can load a pump up water pistol or garden sprayer with water and eucalyptus oil, that would also help. Hose any dog that shows up. Electric wire across the tops of your fences - the sort used to keep horses in would probably do. And the rattly tin cans. Make piles of rattly tin cans where these stray dogs go. Ie you need to make a noise they don't like but they don't associate with you. Knocking down stacks of tin cans can do it.

    PS if you can get photos of the more menancing dogs that you don't want to catch, that may also help. Ie council can use them to id the dog and get a dangerous dog order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Get a nice big mesh crate. Each dog that visits gets locked in the crate until the ranger comes.

    Won't be popular with the neighbours, but will be a start in reducing the stray dog population.

    If you can load a pump up water pistol or garden sprayer with water and eucalyptus oil, that would also help. Hose any dog that shows up. Electric wire across the tops of your fences - the sort used to keep horses in would probably do. And the rattly tin cans. Make piles of rattly tin cans where these stray dogs go. Ie you need to make a noise they don't like but they don't associate with you. Knocking down stacks of tin cans can do it.

    PS if you can get photos of the more menancing dogs that you don't want to catch, that may also help. Ie council can use them to id the dog and get a dangerous dog order.

    Thanks Hyacinth I will try some of these ideas and see how I go. We've got a huge 8 car garage so I will just lock stray dogs in there until ranger comes.

    I have photographed the dogs that are hanging around and I did tell the ranger I have photos but he didn't seem to care, I think they just see it as more work.

    This morning 4 of the dogs have visited but as our rangers refuse to come out on a saturday unless it's livestock on the roads I have had to walk them home. I am getting less and less impressed with our new house, thought it would be great for our dogs but with all these strays hanging around I'm not so sure.

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