We just had a neighbor move in with 19 labs, and 3 kids that don't know how to stay in their own yard! The adults let the dogs out and one came over to my parents' house and tried attacking their dog through the pen that she stays in when she's outside. The kids harass my dogs when I'm at my parents', and they stare inside the house and climb all over the garden tractor, and trample flowers..... They don't listen to anyone, and the parents don't always know where the kids are! The kids are 2, 4, and 5 years old! It is really irritating. They breed and sell their puppies for $1500 each, and they actually get that much!
Anyone have any ideas on how to handle this with the dogs and kids? They said they were going to put up a fence, but they still need to teach the kids and dogs since they don't have a fence I think!!
***Edited By: doxielover1 on 4/24/2006 12:55:44 PM*** Reason: add
I love dogs, especially labs, but 19 dogs roaming around at large is dangerous, regardless of the breed. You said you didn't think the dogs were fenced in, if they're not fenced in that's a huge problem. That'd be worthy of calling animal control IMHO, anonymously. IT'd be best if your parents tried to work it out through dialogue first of course. Especially if the kids are coming over. sadly I dont think that they will be able to do anything unless htey have no tresspassing/private property signs up, but I may be mistaken> They can always call the police and ask.
There is a pen, but the dogs are let out regularly, supposedly for hunt trial training, but these dogs are not obedient at all. The kids, I found out, one or them can make any dog bite-even the mellowest kids' dog! We told the parents that there are lots of dangers over here, including 2 large ponds and an unbroken pony, and a dog who does not like strangers.
I would call the police. At this case they have 19 dogs are disrespecting your home and your dog! Since they just moved in they should be a little nicer. Are they allowed that many dogs? Are they licensed? Do they all have their rabbies? They don't even know where their children are and they are under 6 years old! I hate it when people mess with flowers that you take the time to plant! I know the feeling lol! I would be more upset that they are having their dogs go wild on your property!
Did you check into City/town bylaws to see if there is a limit to the number of dogs a family can have? The last City I lived in had a "total amount of 4" bylaw which was a total of both cats and dogs in a household. Oddly enough you could only have a maximum of 3 cats in that total. But if you wanted you could have 4 dogs in all or 3 cats and one dog. And all your dogs AND cats had to be registered and licensed. IF this neighbour is using these dog for breeding, then maybe it would fall under a kennel and there might be some stricter regulations on that?
i agree with minniyar on this one too. also sounds like a good idea to tell the parents that there are lots of dangerous things on your property and always act really concerned when you tell them and not like you are threatening them. also be careful that they aren't going to try anything to any of your animals. good luck and i hope that everything works out for the best. keep us updated.
Yes, most cities have a limit as to how many dogs you can have if you are inside the city limit...Call sanimal control and they will be glad to help....As far as the kids..either the parents who sound ignorant or Division of Children and Family Services will be the ones to help..
Video tape the kids and the dogs and what they are doing. Then call the cops. Show them the video tape and something can be done. If they show up and do not see them in the act, they are not going to be able to do anything.
Of course if you stand out in the yard and vidoe tape these people they might get the message ;)
Sorry but not to be super negative or anything but this sounds sooooooooooooo fishy! (Not you or your story, your neighbors) Puppy mill much? 19 is a LOT. I love animals but I would never want 19 dogs. That is CrAzY! Yeah I'd video tape it all happening. I'd talk to the neighbors first and tell them what is bothering you one last time as a warning. if they continue I'd call the police/animal control ASAP. You have a right to feel comfortable on your own property w/o their invasion! I mean you were there first!!!! :-P Good luck, please keep us updated!
You also said one tried getting thru your pen to attack your moms dog. Right now being they are new is the time for them to have the neighborhood rules set in stone. Don't wait, tell them the child welfare, acpca, and the police WILL be called if their dogs and children are not cared for properly. Video tape for your own proof. If you parents don't want to say it, write it all down, and put it in their mailbox. And yeah, put from your next door neighhbor. That is soooo unfair to have to deal with people like that just swarming your property.
Correction, I saw it was you not your parents. What state are you in? You have the right to your peace and quiet, and should not have to worry about someone elses children and dogs.
***Edited By: Puttin510 on 4/25/2006 1:07:52 AM*** Reason: add
I don't understand why they moved from a 5 acre area to a small house here. I have several dogs but all are inside!
I couldn't beleive neighbors like that would move into town. That's a good idea, videotaping everything!
There are no laws in this town regarding how many dogs you can have provided they are all liscensed with the city. We are in Nebraska.
We've already told them that not many people would like so many dogs so close, and that there are several dangers on my parents' property. We've also told them that my mother doesn't want her plants trampled, and that anything that gets broken will need replaced. She doesn't want bad neighbor relations, but she doesn't want the problems either! Now we find out they're bringing in 4 fainter goats as well! I've heard mixed things about them, that they're small goats, then they're huge ones....I don't know which is true!
***Edited By: doxielover1 on 4/25/2006 4:01:49 PM*** Reason: add
Wow, that's a lot of dog for one household! Since they don't have a fence in area and they leave their dogs run and you have informed them of the dangers in your yard I think I would be posting those No Traspassing signs real quick, just to cover your butt! If their dogs or kids came into your parents yard and got hurt and the yard wasn't posted I would be afraid they would have a lawsuit against your parents real fast. It probably isn't fair of me to judge like this since I don't know them but the world is today that seems to be the norm. Good luck with this problem and hope you can resolve it quickly.
Doxie-Do you think they're licensed with the state? If they just moved here, maybe they don't know what our state laws are? Maybe once they realize that the state law will now be changed to say that all puppies and kittens must be 8 weeks of age before they're sold, they'll decide they better get out of it. The law applies to everyone-regardless of how many puppies. It also carries a small fine if they are caught. It seems that many large dog breeders that are byb just want to breed and place them at 4-6 weeks. Now they can't Barligirl-I'm also a fellow husker!!
***Edited By: myshadow on 4/25/2006 10:47:54 PM*** Reason: add
I'm in the northcentral part! :) Our town is a screwed up place. I moved from a house(originally, before I moved back in with them, then bought a house) in a town where you could only have 2 dogs without a kennel liscense, O'neill NE. We're around that area though. We have to have a permit for any livestock kept in town, and I don't know if they got permission for the 40 run dog kennel with the concrete floor that they are planning to build. That will take up their whole backyard, and then they will have to start throwing the bumpers into my parents' yard! (they already throw them into my parents' empty lot where their dog's pen is. From what she's said she doesn't let pups go before 8 weeks, but they're spoken for before then. She breeds and her husband runs the hunt trials. (oh one of her kids told me they also have a saddle broken dwarf cow)I don't know if that's true or not.
I think that a 5 acre home would be a better place to do hunt training than a little 2 plot home. They moved from Omaha. I didn't know there were so many nebraskans here on TP. Cool!! They should be aware of state laws here, since they are from Nebraska.
I still hear people advertising puppies at 6 and 5 weeks, and it makes me mad. I will call people and tell them that it's illegal here. But is it illegal to give away puppies under 8 weeks old? I didn't hear anything about that! My 3 puppies are still with their mom even though they are almost 3 months old. I like the socialization they get from playing with her.
***Edited By: doxielover1 on 4/26/2006 11:58:29 AM*** Reason: add
19 dogs and goats in town? Are they on a lot or have a few acres? How can they let young kids like that just run around ? I would tell them that we are private people and take pride in our yard and flowers and please keep your kids and animals on your property ONLY unless you are invited. It sounds like you are going to have to be blunt about this! Anyone that would have 19 big barking dogs in town and let their young children just run around, probably aren't the swiftest people around. Thats just NOT OK in my book.