I had my dogs outside with me while I grilled dinner a couple nights ago.
Here is a bit of background, I have obnoxious neighbors to say the least to the right of me, even their dog is obnoxious. Only dog that gets on my nerves! He is unaltered, zero socialization or training, pain in the butt Pomeranian. (a HUGE one probably 20+ lbs)
Anyhow, this dog is put outside and barks from about 6 o'clock in the morning until well after reasonable in the evening. They let him screech and screech and so on and so forth. Trust me, I have a miniature schnauzer, but when she starts to get yippy, she is taken inside. Same with the other two. I am always outside with my dogs because I live in the city and out of common courtesy, it's just how things are done at my house. When I have my foster Jack outside, (who is unaltered as of yet still) Simba goes bananas yapping in his face at the fence, running at him and running up and down the fence, in an aggressive way. Most of the time Jack couldn't care less, but a couple times he's gotten right back in his face, all the hair on his back standing on end. Then I call his name, clap my hands and he instantly stops, and trots to me tail wagging.
So, this Pomeranian Simba terrorizes the neighborhood.
While I had the dogs outside, they were doing their normal dog stuff, someone walked up the neighbors path and a little bit of barking as usual. Well, this guy visiting lets the demon pom out the front door (these buildings are sort of like duplexes) and I knew as soon as he zipped out that front door that he would be making a bee line for Jack my foster, (jumping over a huge plant in between the steps where some idiot didn't put the fence all the way across.) in my yard. If pics are needed for visual reference, I can post some.
The first thing that came out of my mouth (probably as a deathly shriek) was "They are going to fight!" and immediately I take off after this dog as it is growling heading the direction of my three, in my yard.
Well my dogs all impressed me.
Jack, who I wasn't sure how the hell he would react, was trying to run away instead of rip him to shreds, just kept turning his head back a couple times to nip in defense, not making any contact. Simba didn't get to make any real contact either because my girl, the pack leader, immediately went to work distracting Simba, nipping at his heels on either side and making these fierce noises.
Poor little Owen just got lost in the shuffle.
It was only a couple seconds but it seemed like forever as I was running in circles with four dogs trying to see each "blow" to see if there was damage, at the same time, grab this dog.
So I scruff him, pick him up and hand him to the jerk next door and he says "Good maybe you get your ass kicked...and learn your lesson." or something to that effect.
I need a solution to this soft spot in the fencing. Even though, demon dog is usually fenced in his back yard and doesn't have access to his front yard. Especially since I had to speak up that he was coming into my yard, and I didn't appreciate him marking all over my porch and even tried to have a go at my 7 lb toy poodle.
Its hard when you have to live next door to these people. The guys dog was in YOUR yard. He didnt even have any remorse for his dog going after yours. Anything you say to him will just fall on deaf ears because he is a jerk. Maybe you could get some heavy chicken wire to weave into the bald spot of the fence.And most areas in the city have a noise curfew. Like 10:00. If the dog is out yapping his head off after the limit, call animal control. Call them everytime. When the jerk starts getting tickets because of his dog, he may find it more to his benefit , to show a little more respect for his neighbors.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
To say that he is an ignorant, self destructive, ticking time bomb is an understatement.
We have our porch decorated on our side. Their side is plain, he will take our chairs to his side so he can sit down (even though they have a set out back) and when we go out there we have to take them back to our side.
He lives with his mother, he's around 40 years old, and is incarcerated depending on which season you catch him. The police know him on a first name basis. He will sit outside or bang on your door to pan handle for cigarettes, change, beer, you name it. He won't hesitate to cuss you out if you can't "help him out". (same with his mother)She will snub you like you don't exist, until she needs something. Then it is "hun" this, and "hun" that.
He unscrews your front porch light bulb if he feels like sitting out on he porch and getting drunk, volatile, loud and obnoxious.
He and I have had it out a couple good times, and it doesn't a bit of good trying to reason with people like this.
If you live on this end of the street, it is not uncommon to feel like a prisoner in your own home when you are home, especially in the summer months.
Ahh, I feel for ya. Before we bought this house, we had jackass neighbors as well. It doesn't help that you are so close together. I know that always made our situations worse. The man 2 doors down from us had major alcoholic for a girlfriend. The one time she scaled up to the 2nd story porch he had. She was quite intoxicated and managed to flip herself over the balcony and land headfirst onto the pavement. She made it routine to pass out directly in front of our back door. We literally had to step over her in the morning to leave the house. That is only the surface of the psychos that lived near us, lol. Judging by the pictures you showed, I agree with Dusty's suggestion. Heavy duty chicken wire would probably do the trick. Just attach it to your railing so they can't complain.
I am very sympathetic to your predicament. It just re-enforces my decision to move out of the city to out in the middle of nowhere. Some people say I'm anti-social; I say I'm free as a bird. People make sucky neighbors. Give me the coyote, hawks, and the rattlers any day.
Give your neighbor a dose of his own medicine. Play Mariachi or Ranchero music all day long while he's home. Put it on the porch pointed in his direction. And if you have a small area in the front that his dog can get through, get a piece of fencing from Home Depot, ($50) and place it in the opening. And if the dog barks constantly, go to WalMart and get a super-soaker and let the little yapper have it. Maybe your clueless neighbor will get the hint.
Your neighbors umm you could, accidentally run your car into their side, set a small fire, make a small flood, ok I could keep going but all my choices wouldn't be too legal and would prolly end you up in jail LOL..
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Thanks for the suggestions and understanding my rant guys. Everyone here is sick of dealing with it and hearing about it lol
I really like the second link Stormy, I wonder if they have one that goes from floor to ceiling, that way I could put it in the middle and have some porch privacy. (Putting an end to the chair issue.)
I have some chicken wire out back that I used last year to help support an elephant ear plant. The plant didn't make it, so I suppose that is a really good and cheap solution. For the time being anyway, until I buy something more pleasing to look at.
Thanks again, if you come up with any other ideas, don't be shy!
I inherited these lovely domestic sweethearts from when I lived across the street. We both moved, and as luck would have it.... The only good thing is, they are no longer directly above me. So I am making a little bit of progress... lol, I have to laugh so I won't cry!
I cracked his friend in the forehead and drew blood about 2 years ago when Sadie was around 4 months old. He was in my yard drunk at 7 in the morning and he kicked her about a foot and a half for jumping on him and barking. Not many things get me "fighting mad" but my babies are one of them.
One of the many, many reasons they are NEVER outside alone.
Bless you Pope for your restraint. I like you normally back away from any confrontation, but God help anyone who puts their hands or mouths on any of my kin, human or not. I can kill. Trust me on that one.
Everyone has bad neighbors, but I would say yours take the cake.. Have you tried calling the authorities when they are out of control, I know I know, most of the time they won't bother coming. Why oh why do people live like that. That fence idea from H.D. looks like it might work. Good luck!!
Aww, man. What obnoxious people to have to live beside. Our next door neighbors don't speak english and like to let their unaltered male pit roam. Which means I can't let Manson out to go potty. I kept tying him up over there and asking them in spanish (which I am not good at) to keep him in their yard. Even got the little boy from next door to translate and tell him that Manson would kill his dog if his dog were to run up to Manson. Finally, I came home at midnight one night and he was roaming. My friend and I got his dog on a leash, kicked the door until someone answered and let him have it in english. I guess he didn't understand the exact words, but he knew we were pissed and he should keep his dog contained. He hasn't been loose since then.But our neighbors aren't generally jerks, just don't keep their dog contained well. Dog fights are SCARY. And expensive. Good luck with the fence. Having it come over the porch to avoid the chair issue is a great idea.
"Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter, don't mind...And those that mind....don't matter."
my one neighbor that is the state trooper always has his beagle looking dog running around and comes into my yard to poop, and once in awhile come running full steam at my dogs and Daisy even tho all the barking and thinking shes tuff goes running yelping to get away- even tho this beagle is only coming to play. i assume anyways hes never gotton close to my dogs, but anyways my dogs will now see this beagle out running in our yard and im ALWAYS checking whos out side before i even take my dogs out, we have neigbors on each side not real close but its a subdivison so were all on 2.5 acres but still side by side- well Daisy will now think shes got to make up for running scared when this beagle came into our yard and will now go bark at this dog at the property line- ( devided by thick weedy grass) but the state trooper always tells me oh they are fine and calls them by name to come to his yard. UGHHH makes me soo mad- Im trying to teach my dogs to stay in my yard but with him always saying they are ok and calling them by name really bothers me and i always say no it isnt alright they need to stay in their own yard, and say im getting a FENCE!!! how do i tell my state trooper neighbor that hes making this harder on my dogs when he thinks they are cute and wants his 2 year old monster of a kid that also runs in my yard after my dogs that it isnt ok and if he would yell at them to go home it would probably work faster training them. IM always out with them- I walk with them because of all the dogs that are out here, and the neighbors that always have company and they will see my dogs and want to ask what kind they are and they are so cute and call them over to them- i am a very passive person and never say anything i should or want to and i think tho that each side of neighbors isnt helping the situation at all- and then we have anther orange looking bigger dog on the other side of the state trooper which runs where ever- but my husband will yell at him to go home when we see him over our way- we are looking into differnt fencing ideas or at least a large out side kennel for the dogs and know they are safe when they go outside- I cant even relax for a minute im with them every second and walk with them every second. any ideas on how i can say it nicly tho that it doesnt help when he says they are all right and calls them over the tall grass that seperates our yards? and talks to them and gets his son over to grab at them? i guess its good social skills for my dogs which have NONE- but now when they see some one out of their house the dogs are right there barking at them- UGHRRRRRRR
Okay, it was over cast and cool this morning so I had the perfect opportunity to get out there and put this chicken wire up. Used a couple nylon cable ties for extra support as well.
I want to thank everyone again because sometimes I really need others to step in with a fresh perspective to come up with the best solution. I never even thought to use that chicken wire and it was sitting out back all along!
It's not the prettiest thing you will ever look at, but it is solid and it will do right now. When that plant grows back in a few days you probably won't even know that it is there...