Next doors dog!

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jackieholmes19
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Next doors dog!

Post by jackieholmes19 » 28 Sep 2015, 08:59

My neighbour's have a very aggressive rottweiler that goes balistic every time anyone walks past their front gate (which is a wide five-bar variety). Bella knows he is there and acts all brave, pulling madly and lunging at him. She would run a mile if he could actually get to her!

It's a total pain every time we have to walk past with her, but yesterday she got scared by him, and managed to slip her collar and run into the road :shock: Luckily there weren't any cars, but if there had been, I hate to think what could have happened.

Could anyone suggest ways of getting her to stop reacting to him when he goes mad? The neighbours are very apologetic, but he's here to stay!
Jackie & Bella
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Pollydoodle
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by Pollydoodle » 28 Sep 2015, 10:28

Not being funny but possibly you could go the other way not past them.
At very least i would cross the road before going past the property
Be really interested to read what folks say.

thepadster
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by thepadster » 28 Sep 2015, 18:19

Do the dog's owner want a ferocious dog or are they clueless as to how to handle it? I agree with PollyDoodle, if the owners aren't going to do anything all you can do is avoid your dog becoming distressed and hurt. A more circuitous route back to your house is perhaps the only answer. A real pain I agree.
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by dexysback » 28 Sep 2015, 21:19

Dexter would behave the same you could ask them to put a board up the gate so he cant see the dog. Bu then again he would hear him.Mabe take him out when other dog is in the house or is he out all day. It does spoil your walk ,the is one dog who dexter hates by us and I dread seeing him on a walk.
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jackieholmes19
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by jackieholmes19 » 28 Sep 2015, 21:50

Unfortunately there is only one way out, as its a lane with no path the other way. And the only side of the road with a path is outside their house. So I'm a bit stuck. The neighbours just say he's embarrassing :shock:
Jackie & Bella
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Doodle Dee
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by Doodle Dee » 29 Sep 2015, 07:12

Is the rot tie okay if it is out or just like that at the gate. I just wonder whether it is possible to 'socialise' them and go out together. A bit far fetched I know. When my daughter stayed with me with the boxer Lulu hated we ere able to take them out together although Lulu would do an elvis impression at Minnie a lot of the time. The boxer although aggressive to others was not with Lulu. It was Lulu that was the problem. I just wondered if they could somehow get used to each other if the rot tie wasn't actually aggressive. Although Minnie and Lulu never ever got on but we did try and they were living in the same house
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jackieholmes19
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by jackieholmes19 » 29 Sep 2015, 07:39

I have never seen it out for a walk :shock: They have a schnauzer too, which I've seen out for a walk once. But never the rottie -poor thing
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pixie's mum
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by pixie's mum » 29 Sep 2015, 13:35

Practise the 'watch me' treat technique when you get your dogs full attention with either a favourite toy or very high value treat and get her to keep her focus completely on you and keep doing this as you pass next door. It will be hit and miss for a while but persevere so she realises that your more fun and produce nice things as you pass the rottie !
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annvinton
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by annvinton » 29 Sep 2015, 14:37

Very good advice from Pixie's Mum .......... using treats and maybe some clicker training.

Also ...... it may help if you use a harness (e.g. a halti harness) as the lead is clipped to the harness rather than the collar and cannot be slipped.

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jackieholmes19
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by jackieholmes19 » 29 Sep 2015, 16:43

Thank you. I'll definitely give it a go!
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Ianto!
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by Ianto! » 29 Sep 2015, 23:32

Totally off the wall.... but what about lobbing a handful of treats over the gate as you go by??
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Sandy B
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by Sandy B » 30 Sep 2015, 09:33

Lol Anne, love that idea .
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jackieholmes19
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by jackieholmes19 » 30 Sep 2015, 17:25

Haha. I'll try that as well! :D
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Ianto!
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by Ianto! » 30 Sep 2015, 21:23

I took it from the idea that if a dog you are concerned about is running towards you, you throw some treats at it, to distract it.... Hope it helps!
Anne, Ianto & Wyre x

Liz!!
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Re: Next doors dog!

Post by Liz!! » 30 Sep 2015, 22:52

You should never feed someone else's dog - it might have allergies.

And, heaven forbid, if it gets out, who's it going to visit first?
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