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    Hi all,

    I have posted a few times in here and im after your opinions again...
    My fiance and I have a German Shepherd (TJ) and Golden Retriever (Rex), both around 10/11 months old.

    A few months back Rex was digging under the back fence and getting into the back neighbours yard. Only once has TJ followed, mainly because he is getting bigger and cant fit...

    Anyway, we couldnt find them and phoned around and were pretty upset and found that the local vet had them. I also spoke with their neighbours who said they heard them getting kicked out of the front yard as they were leaving their house...

    I thought i fixed the problem by putting a few things where he was digging... I didnt...

    The next time Rex got into their yard on his own. When it happened I got around their pretty quick just as the neighbours were getting ready to leave for work, Rex was in the front yard and just ran to the car. I gave them my phone number and address so that they knew exactly where i lived and to phone me if they needed.

    I put pavers up against the fence on top of wire mesh so that they couldnt dig through...

    Today, Rex has gotten through the mesh and into the neighbours yard. Again! My partner found he was missing and went around there, no one was home, Rex wasnt in the back yard, and there is a blatantly obvious spot where he has dug under the fence into their yard...

    Ive done a lot of work trying to dig proof that area but he just wants into that yard. We still havent found Rex, i am absolutely fuming, my blood is boiling that after giving them my address and phone number that they cant take 5 minutes out of their day to ring/bring back our dog that we love.

    They have a dog too and i think that it contributes a little to the problem in that it paws away at the sorter areas (its a small dog)

    How do i handle this. I plan on confronting them about it because it is unacceptable. Im afraid though that i wont contain my anger.

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    If your partner went there, no one was home how do you know that he has not just gone from there. Why are they to blame?

    If I lived next door to someone whose dog was often getting in my backyard I would indeed take the dog to the vet or pound. The owners could collect it there.
    Might get them to try a bit harder at containment.

    It would be a pain in the backside if it kept happening as obviously the fence job has not worked.

    If the dog was mine I would have to be thinking of alternate methods to contain the dog.

    IMO it is not you that has the right to be angry, it is your responsibility to contain your dog.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 08-18-2011 at 04:11 PM.

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    Agreed.

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    I'm sorry, but I think I have to agree with the others that it is not your neighbours' responsibility.

    I personally once had a bad experience with returning a dog home multiple times. He did end up in the pound and they didn't get him back and their 8yo son muttered 'murderer' every time I walked past because he thought it was my fault!

    I will still return escapees if I can, but I do not think it is my responsibility to do so. And if I meet the same dog more than a couple of times out on their own, I will just leave them or call the pound.

    I understand you have attempted to fix the problem, but it is obviously not enough to keep them safe so you will have to try something else to make the fence secure.

    I would stay away from the neighbours if there is a chance that you will not be able to contain your anger as it will be counterproductive.

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    I have done what i thought i could. The fence is new but due to the way it was put in it is raised from the next door neighbours ground making it easy to get through than normal.

    We had an agreement that he would call me if it got in. If its such a pain in the ass for them then maybe, seeing as they also have a dog, they could put something along their fence.

    I do have the right to be annoyed because, as i said we have an agreement, and also because being a fellow dog owner i would have thought that they would do the right thing.
    Last edited by Dave085; 08-18-2011 at 04:49 PM.

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    Also, how hard is it to make a phone call? Seriously?

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    How do you know he didn't dig into their yard and then wander into the street from there? They may not have been home when it happened or may not have noticed.
    When we first moved in here I was home pretty much all the time, our neighbors dogs came into our yard frequently... I only ever saw him twice, but almost daily I was cleaning up poop in our yard that wasn't from our dogs.

    I know you have been trying to contain him, but I can't really see how it's the neighbors fault. First incident yes, they should return the dog and explain that he was in the yard to give you an opportunity to fix it, but if it keeps happening I wouldn't blame them if they did take him to the pound... it's a pretty good incentive to keep your dog crated or in an outdoor enclosure while you are out.

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    Look, i understand this is topical at the moment due to the tragedy in the eastern state, NSW i think it was. But a phone call isnt hard, and on the previous occasion the neighbour told me that he kicked the dogs out, and also in the last instance, i caught him red handed as they were leaving for work.

    This is the first time it has happened since i fixed, or thought i fixed, the fence. So its been over 8 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    How do you know he didn't dig into their yard and then wander into the street from there? They may not have been home when it happened or may not have noticed.
    When we first moved in here I was home pretty much all the time, our neighbors dogs came into our yard frequently... I only ever saw him twice, but almost daily I was cleaning up poop in our yard that wasn't from our dogs.

    I know you have been trying to contain him, but I can't really see how it's the neighbors fault. First incident yes, they should return the dog and explain that he was in the yard to give you an opportunity to fix it, but if it keeps happening I wouldn't blame them if they did take him to the pound... it's a pretty good incentive to keep your dog crated or in an outdoor enclosure while you are out.
    Also crestedlove, i would be happy if they took him to the pund. The problem is that they have let him into the street to roam. Did nothing, absolutely nothing about it. They have my number, no phone call.

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    sorry im with the others. he doesnt have to call you when the dog gets out...it shouldnt get out.

    Maybe they were at work or didnt see him come through.

    Regardless of any agreement you have no right to be pissy at them or confront them. You obviously didnt try hard enough to keep them contained. Get a run ffs

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