- Dec 18, 2018
Thank you! Yes I am keeping a very close eye on my dog! The only place he is ever off leash is in our smaller fenced in back yard. Anywhere else he is on his long line or a leash and we are right there with him. Our dogs have never stepped foot on her property and I plan on keeping it that way. So hopefully she won't feel the need to do anything.Was gonna say, we get fools like this at work all the time and they really don't learn until they have to pay several times to get their animal back (plus current on rabies & microchipped).
You may also want to look into whether any roaming laws apply in your area @BH44 , they are slightly different from leash laws and dogs can get picked up for not being properly contained on a property (and therefore allowed to roam). The laws are likely much more forgiving of this type of behavior in rural areas, though (which it sounds like you are in). However, regulations about nuisance animals, animals that attack other animals, and (obviously) animals that attack people also exist, so keep that in mind as well. It might be helpful to contact animal control again and ask whether they have copies of relevant laws to share with you or suggestions about how to navigate this situation in an amenable way.
I will also caution you to keep a good eye on your dog around this neighbor - I have seen some situations like this escalate in unfortunate ways in the past because the neighbor feels it's their job to retaliate instead of managing their own dogs.