So this morning, my Dad had pre-organised for one of our friends to come and do some work on the farm. My Dad went out this morning so he wasn't around. The bloke arrived and he brought a mate over to help him out too. Mum and I were in the house, and because everything was already organised, the blokes didn't come to the house, they just got straight to work. Now this bloke's mate (who neither mum or I have ever met) decided he would just let his cattle dog out of the truck to run around loose on our property Why on earth this bloke would even think that is a good idea... i have no idea
Dodge is loose on our property, so he wouldn't know anything about her, for all he knows, she could have been seriously aggressive (lucky for him though, Dodge is great with other dogs). Now at the moment, Koda only has half of his yard because we had cattle in there eating the grass, however my A-frame reaches over the fence dividing the yard, so if he climbs the a-frame he can get to the other side, he has never done this though.
So I'm sitting in the lounge room on my laptop having a lazy Pyjamas day, when all the sudden hear Koda barking like crazy and i look out the window, and he had climbed the A-frame to get to the other side of the yard and was very very upset because there is a cattle dog in our backyard I had to rush to put decent clothes on and get the bloke to put his dog away.
The amount of times i've had to do this is just ridiculous! What is it with people and assuming that they can just let their dogs off the lead when they go to a farm. I don't care if your dog has a good re-call or is 'friendly' it doesn't give you the right to just do what you want on MY property! Lucky for all the people who have let their dogs out on my property, Koda is never loose unless he is supervised. On top of this, we have chickens roaming our property, i can just imagine one day someone will let their dog off without asking and next thing you know, half our chooks will be dead
I will admit though, Koda was surprisingly calmer than he usually is around dogs. Despite him climbing the A-frame to get closer to the dog (which he's never done before) He was really a lot calmer than he usually is, he was still barking and going mental, but to a much lesser degree than normal. As soon as i went out and got him back in the yard he was supposed to be in, he was pretty happy, but by that point the bloke had put his dog out of sight. And for those wondering, yes i'm planning to remove the A-frame soon, so that he can't climb it like he did today.