i have been having a problem with theses kids looking over my fence and teasing my dogs, they do this on purpose. my dogs go crazy? i tell them to stop and they think it is a joke. they seem like they do not like dogs either. they lift theselves up onto my fence and scream aggressively at my dogs. i do not know who the parents are because they do not live on my street. it really makes me mad !! WHat else could i do these kids are probably only about 12 years old? Is this against the law? My mom was here with her chihuahua and he has not stopped barking. it seems like he got really, really mad!
i do not know if it is against the law for the children to be looking over your fence and teasing your dogs. i some how doubt it is. though it should be. unfortunatelythis type of behaviot from the kids could turn your dogs into being aggressive towards children. what type of fencing do you have? is there any way to make it higher so the kids would not be able to see in or look over the top? something like a six foot high stockade or privacy fence? otherwise since the kids are scholl age i would let my dogs out during school hours and keep them in when the kids are home. i know that is not the greatest solution to have to punish your dogs because of stupid humans but if there is the slightest chance one of these kids could get hurt by your dogs you may be found at fault. this country right now loves to sensationalize dog bite stories even if the dog is not at fault.
If you don't want such a thing happening, maybe you should buy some tall hedges of a taller fence for added privacy, also, they'll be too tall for the kids to climb over. Oh, and I can't help you about the chihuahua problem. I'm only a personal privacy expert. Worth a try?
I have a brick fence, so there is no way that my dogs can hurt them. If they were to jump over the fence well, then there may be that chance. They are not aggressive with my daughter, or any of her friends, or relatives. It just makes me so mad. It is happening more now because the kids are on spring break. I am going to look into making my fence higher though. Thanks for the advice!.
I don't know if it's against the law but I would still call and inform the police of what's happening. It could be disturbing the peace, harassment etc. but I really don't know. They could take note of your warning them about the situation, especially if it comes to a head. You mentioned your dogs aren't aggressive but if one of those boobs does get over the fence and your dog does decide to protect at least you have tried to cover yourself. Kids think they're 'so cool' and they've obviously made a game out of it now. I feel for ya.
Put up any sort of sharp object on your fence they can't see, they will learn..THE HARD WAY!! You can try crushed glass with wood glue so it easy to remove..call me cruel, but I had the same problem with my neighbour's kids. To add insult to injury they started with me too. I used crushed glass and the next time they jumped up on to my fence they had a nice set of slashed forearms and cried for their mommy and it never occured again. The cops came and asked me why that was their and I said I was protecting my property, they knew the real reason and kind of smirked; they said just remove it and so I did...END OF STORY! -PUBLIC (I feel bashing coming on)
Something else you may want to consider is putting an eletric wire on top of your existing fence. It's not very expensive. Be sure to post a sign that says 'caution-- eletric fence' though. I also think you should call the police and let them know about the situation. Bratty kids.
That's why I have an invisible fence,kids can't climb the fence. They have no idea where the fence ends on my property. I have a beware of dog sign,and now a no tresspassing sign.They will stand in the road and tease sometimes ,like the skate boarding kids,but they will come no closer.Sometimes I think kids like to see how much rise they can get out of a dog.
Any number of "fence toppers" could work. Electric wire is a good one, because it is relatively inexpensive. There are also "pigeon toppers" that are sort of spiky things that could be placed on the top of the fence. I would also suggest, as others have, that you contact your local police department and inform them of what has been going on. Also, are these kids coming onto your property to get to the fence? If so, that's trespassing. Anyway, contacting the local pd is your best bet, simply from the "cover your a**" point of view. If your dogs get so riled up that one of them somehow manages to get at one of the nasty little boogers, you could have a lawsuit on your hands. If the pd knows before hand what's going on, at least you've protected yourself. Good luck!
We had a problem with this, specifically with the kids next door. They were causing major grief for my dogs, and lemme tell you, my Golden retrievers were beside themselves, especially when the kids would throw sticks and rocks at them. It made me furious. What I did was I called The Humane Society in our city, and made a complaint of animal cruelty with the Humane officers, who came out to their house and warned them, but of course they couldn't charge them with anything, since there was no proof. The next Saturday, I mounted my video camera in the window and let the dogs outside...of course, the kids didn't see me and started harrassing the dogs and trying to hit them with stuff. One of them threw a brick which hit one of my dogs in the leg, thank goodness it was only bruised though. I brought the dogs in, called the police and they came out, and there were charges this time, since we had video taped evidence and an injured dog. They ended up being charged with animal cruelty and paid a HUGE fine, and we took them to civil court and got a nice settlement which paid for a privacy fence and vet bills to get the pooch treated. All this got reported to our homeowner's association, and those folks are now KNOWN as troublemakers. I'm happy to report that they sold their house and will be moving.
All around the area that they have to stand to look over, put all the poop from the yard. no kid wants to stand in poop, ha ha ha!!If that doesn't work, you could be very clumsy with your garden hose.."Oops! Sorry kids, didn't see you there...."