So for the better part of 2 yrs I have dealt with a neighbors dog barking at me and chasing me and my 2 LEASHED dogs down the street. When it started he would stand in his yard and bark but not come out into the street until we had passed. Then he started coming out when he saw us…the people will sit on their porch and not react so I say - Can you get the dog please. The lady laughs and says - OH he won’t listen to us !!! Then one day it really scared me and she was out there so I screamed at her to get the dog and she did and I suggested she keep him tied up. Then one evening about a month ago
he came after the hubby, myself and dogs and nipped at us so I told the woman in no uncertain terms that she better tie the dog up. He hasn’t really bothered me for a month and then tonight he came after me 2 houses down from his both the start and finish of my walk. I was furious and called the Sheriff’s dept and would you believe that to make a complaint a deputy has to come out to MY house. NO - I don’t want to talk to the deputy I want the deputy to go talk to the people that won’t tie their dog up !!! The compromise was that they would have a deputy call me…never even asked about the address of the people with the dog to see if maybe there are previous complaints (I suspect there are b/c off and on he will be tied to the porch for a few weeks at a time).
Why do I feel like I am going to end up being the bad guy in this situation ?
I don’t want trouble or anything to happen to the dog - I just want them to tie it up. I know dogs can slip leads or scoot out doors - mine have done it (hence the new fence) and that’s not the case with this dog. He is out ALL the time.