Keeps breaking his chain and climbing my 6' fence.
It wouldn't bother me, but I have 3 bitches that come in heat together. I raise cattle dogs, rat terriers, and in two years, my doberman will be breeding. My puppies are all sold before they hit the ground, and I raise one litter every other cycle, so spare me the "Please spay." Comments as they're no help here.
Ben, the coonhound, already bred my prized Aussie in July, and we were blessed with 11 puppies I could barely even GIVE away. I'm afraid he's going to do it again, he's already practically ruined her next two litters because of the effects from the last litter. So, in order to retain my dog's health, she HAS to stay open this cycle. If he got to my rat terrier, labor would kill her. My doberman is 8mo, and WAY too young for a litter.
Now, back to the neighbor's dog. He climbs the fence, trees my cat, chases the pony, has cornered calves in the past. We leave the garage cracked so the dogs can come in if it rains or for whatever reason. He comes in, pisses all over my children's toys, dogs' water bucket, outdoor beds, my deep freezer, my husband's toolboxes, air compressor... everything he can hike his leg too. He even peed on my 1yo in July. I'm ready to shoot him, really.
How would you handle this? I feel like my fence should serve a purpose of keeping my animals in, and that it shouldn't be my responsibility to keep his dog OUT. I'm considering hotwire, but I feel like that's an expense the neighbor should take responsibility for since his dog doesn't stay home! My dogs NEVER get out, we have 5 acres fenced for them. I'm sick of calling him to come get his dog.
Worst part is, it isn't just his dog. The dog is just my major concern because of my breeding stock. If they were spayed pets, no biggie. But we're talking show dogs, and I pay taxes on puppies they produce! He's got horses that get out too. Three of them. They get out a couple times a week. They run up and down the length of the fence to the paddock my ds' pony is in and they tear up the lawn between the paddock and the road which in turn tears up my mower! They make terrible pits in that part of the yard, and if it has recently rained, puddles will form.
Now, I've got horses, and I'm a reasonable person, but we are talking about a college kid that "forgets" to close his gate, has friends coming and going all the time and if my pony and horses are up, his make a mad dash through the gate to come say hi. I'm just sick of calling him about it. His grandpa is the mayor here, and pastor at one of the two churches in town, calling the sheriff's dept does no good. Idk what else I can do! My last resort is going to be an airsoft gun, and just ping the boogers when they come over. But I know it isn't their fault, but neighbor has GOT to learn to keep a handle on his animals, and take responsibility for the things they tear up! What should I do? I've talked to him kindly, and roughly... to no avail. He says he's sorry, and then it happens again.
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