Hello forum. I would really appreciate some advice on my situation.
As most of you may know, my next-door neighbour has a dog that ate my other neighbours SWF. Nothing was reported, so the dog wasn’t put down.
Anyway. This dog is very vicious and from day one I taught Mollie not to go anywhere near the fence.
That all changed.
On Thursday I was taking my little brother down to the bus stop down the road and just after the bus left, I look up my street to see my dog SPRINTING down the road towards me. As soon as she grabbed me, I scolded her, picked her up and took her back up to the house.
Things have gotten worse and worse.
Yesterday while I was at school, Mollie WENT OVER TO THE neighbour’s house! & Dad told me she was only a few metres away from the vicious dog (which was on a chain) and wouldn’t come when she was called.
TODAY, the dog barked over there, Boof ran up and down the fenceline, but Mollie sprinted OVER to the house again and the horses chased her. She wouldn’t come when she was called. She came back onto our land, but she still stood near the fenceline and was barking her head off.
I am so scared! She is not listening to me! She is not listening to my dad or anyone!
Dad has given me 3 options – give her away (Of course not!), get a shock collar (what is that?) or put up an electric fence, which will take a week or two for me to save up for to go around the fence. All day she has been in a contained area with me, only going outside when on the leash because she is being that naughty!
Dad thinks she is coming on to her second heat and that’s why she is going outside the fence out-of-the-blue. Could that be it?
I am so scared, worried and am on the verge of tears! What can I do to make her not go near the fence? Dad says the shock collar is the way to go, what on earth is it?
Sorry if this post isn’t making sense, but we are all worried that something will happen to my baby and I am really scared and confused as to what I should do L