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    Bernie before you decide to go to court if that is where the situation ends up, I would check your local fencing laws in relation to dogs. Some councils have them and you dont want to end up being forced to put up a very substantial fence. If they dont then you could probably argue your point.

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    ok, dog warden suggests adding chicken wire, taking the fence up to 4'

    i ask you? where IS the logic???

    People can access the front of my house, without meeting my dogs, as they cant get to the front.

    local fencing laws: must be post and rail fenciing. No mention of height.

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    I can totally relate to your outrage about being singled out because of a perceived "safety risk", which isn't one and for which they can only suggest a token solution. While at the same time they don't seem to care about the welfare of any dog when it comes down to it. It reeks of the "liability fear" that is so rampant in our society and I hate it!

    I feel the same outrage when I get informed that I can get a hefty fine for leaving my dog tied up outside the shops for 10 minutes while half the dogs in my street never, ever, ever get walked and are wasting away in their backyards.

    I have felt tempted to write to the department to ask them to change their name from Domestic Animal Services to something more human oriented because it gives the impression that they actually provide services for domestic animals and their owners which is not the case, apart perhaps from the rehoming of abandoned dogs.

    Sorry that was a bit of a generalised rant but I feel your pain...

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    I agree with both you and Beloz, but having just observed some dog related council issues in my shire it would seem that it is very difficult to win and you maybe forced into something more that adding an extra foot of chicken wire as well as bringing the spotlight on your dog if anything should by chance go wrong and the dog gets out.

    Beloz there was an era when you could leave your dog outside the supermarket untied and politely waiting with no problem at all. I have met some very reasonable rangers in my time and also some very unreasonable ones.

    With my dogs I prefer to fly under the radar and do what is required to keep them safe and away from any scrutiny.

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    I agree with Kalacreek, having many dogs flying under the radar is very important. Though I totally see your point Bernie, all my Whippets could sail over the top of my fence even though the top wire is electric, put up to keep the Gordon in who if she saw a rabbit just couldn't let it go.

    However to any ranger etc the fence looks good enough to keep my dogs in.

    You know and I know that if Bernie chose to leave home not much would keep him in. But dog owners are like smokers so many laws against us that it doesn't pay to rile up those with the power to make our lives miserable and expensive.

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    Your right, i need to fly under the radar.
    And despite how irrational the dog warden is, he needs to go away.

    So, im suckin it up, and yesterday dug my fence post holes (with no help from either dog darn it! yet both love to dig!) poles put in to dry overnight. fencing is for today. This will prevent the dogs from going past the deck area and side garden, into the area where the wire fence is. This is pure illusion fencing, but it will keep mr dog wardens hair on.

    The dog phobic, but fluffy white bichon owner, i now have eating out of my hand, whilst he allows bernie and pohm to say hi, to bichon. He is no longer scared of my dogs. And particularly likes pohm. Thinks she's a rottie, and has never met one this friendly. (Rotties arent friendly to strangers, they are indifferent generally. This is her bordeaux side, this people person things she has i reckon).

    Bernie is very submissive to bichon, as he is with most dogs. So nice PR work by my dogs. Nice hard labour work by me on the fence.

    im so under the radar, you probably cant even see this post. tee hee

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    Onya Bernie

    Frosty would help you dig the post holes. And she's very neat too. Always likes to help when I'm working in the garden.

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