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    Exclamation Stranger threatening to kill my dogs

    Last night when I got home, my neighbour came over and told me that some sh*t went down yesterday.
    My boys usually hang out on the verandah during the day, at the front of the house. The are protective, and generally bark at passers by (which there can be a lot of, because we live near the train station). They can't actually get to the front fence though, the closest they can get to the fence nearest the footpath is about 5 metres away - we did this so they don't "rush" the fence and frighten people.

    Anyway, neighbour heard them barking at one stage, and then heard yelling, so she went to check it out.

    She reckons there was a guy (in her words, he looked like the "wolf pack" guy from The Hangover), and he was yelling at the dogs. They were barking, as expected. Then he screamed and said "You dogs are dead". "I'll be back, and you're gone". "You're dead, dogs".

    She ended up yelling out to him and saying "they're just protecting their house, piss off already". And he did leave.

    Neighbour reckons that she thinks he was either drunk, or not quite "all there" mentally, but she said he really scared her. She almost wasn't going to tell me, but her and her hubby decided it was better that we knew. Now I'm scared. I'm really worried about them being baited.

    My big boy is pretty good, and if it were just him, I don't think he would eat something thrown over the fence, but puppy certainly would. And I think maybe if puppy did, then Duke would maybe join in...

    She did also say that they have been barking quite a bit, which I am trying to work on with Chopz (puppy), but this guy is not from our immediate neighbourhood. She/we know everyone in close proximity. So it's not like he's just a pissed off neighbour.

    Eeeek. I'm glad it's the weekend so I can keep them with me. Anyone have any suggestions? I think I'm going have to fence them into the backyard.

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    It's a tricky one D-Dog

    Reads like an infrequent passer by that needed to vent about life and your dogs barking may have been a trigger for him.

    Can understand your concern, but if they were serious, it's most unlikely they would advertise their intentions for all to see and hear. As you said, he moved on when confronted by your neighbour. Good for her

    You have "assumed" he will bait your dogs, but there a dozens of ways to harm them.

    So what do you do? Live in fear and let this twit win?

    My advice is to keep the dogs out of site out the back, and/or in the house when you are out.

    Don't know what state you live, but in NSW any more than ten minutes of barking is considered a nuisance animal.

    Best of luck and try not to let this tool affect you.

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    Personally, I would fence them out the back anyway. The front yard is just asking for trouble and the back yard is a much safer place to have your dogs.

    Also, IMO, I doubt he is going to hurt them. Sounds to me like venting.

    Good on your neighbour for jumping in though

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    This actually reminds me of a very similar issue we had once.

    We lived in a fairly rough area and our fences were low so Chev and Lennox (our dogs at the time) would be tied under the carport if we went out, or wanted them outside alone for whatever reason.

    One day, this guy walked past and rattled the gate at the dogs so they went apeshit. The guy started yelling and screaming at the dogs. My OH happened to be home and went out and told the guy to stop winding our dogs up. The guy was drunk as anything....and returned half an hour later with a baseball bat and smashed our front door in and when my partner ran outside he bolted (luckily coz my man is a bit of a toughy).

    Anyway, police were called and they found the guy round the corner passed out on the grass LOL

    We moved 2 days later without giving notice. Landlord was very understanding

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    I know, I probably shouldn't worry too much about him - probably a loon. We are changing our fencing this weekend though, so they will only have access to the back while we're not home.

    Chipps- the reason that I thought of baiting, is that there is not really any other way of getting at them. If he came in the yard, it would be him that would have to worry. Duke is a very good guard dog. He would bail him up for sure, and I think he would bite if it came down to the wire - ie; to protect me or OH.

    Also, I think that nuisance barking here (Qld) is about the same, 10 mins an hour. He is probably barking more than that, but I am trying to work on it. He's just a much more talkative dog than my other boy.

    My neighbour that intervened is my landlord, so I know she would tell me if he was a real problem. She said he is noisy, but not bothersome.

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    D dog what breed of dogs do you have
    If you are reading this then you're doing just fine as to
    I'm not going to tell ya I lost the ' , . ? ! " Keys to my head
    No grammar no problem I don't know how to fly it any way Bye

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    OMG what area are you in D-Dog
    There can be some nasty people around.
    I hope everything is ok with your dogs.
    Don't stress out about it,is your neighbor
    home all the time ? Maybe she will look out
    if she hears something when your not there..
    Bloody Mungrels.. Every house we have purchased
    I have always gone to my new neighbors and said
    any problems with my dogs please DO NOT bait them
    or yell at them, come directly to me and I will fix the problem.

    I hope all is ok....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipps View Post

    You have "assumed" he will bait your dogs, but there a dozens of ways to harm them.
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    Chipps it is posable my nagbor dog was some one bated her dog at nigth next day when she whent to feed him she found him dead in the grass
    And he a good dog
    If you are reading this then you're doing just fine as to
    I'm not going to tell ya I lost the ' , . ? ! " Keys to my head
    No grammar no problem I don't know how to fly it any way Bye

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    We're in Brissie southern suburbs. About 8kms from the city. It's a good area really. I know my neighbour will look out for them as best she can, but I can't help worrying a bit.

    Ruby, my boys are an ACD cross and a JR Terrier cross.

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    My mum & Dad use to have a crime stoppers sign on their front window of their house
    that would deter idiots like that

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