These folks moved in across the street over the summer. Nice enough family, 4 kids (2 of each), and a dog. Then shortly after they got a puppy. Not exactly breaking news I know, especially here, except their method of letting the dos out for potty and exercise was to open the door, let out the dogs, and close the door. No fence, no tie out, no supervision. Now maybe at their last place the dog really did stay in their yard. I doubt it personally, but, benefit of the doubt and all that.
A couple months after they moved in Apollo started having his “OMG there’s a DOG in MY yard!!!” snits later at night ( previously he’d occasionally have a fit over a dog that was walked by but that was it), normally he loves other dogs, but not if they’re uninvited in his yard. Took me a while to actually catch a look at the dog in question, and sure enough, the older dog from across the street. Sigh, no sign of the puppy, but when I get across the street she’s sitting on the porch. So I ask them to please keep their dogs out of my yard cause Apollo goes ballistic. They say they will.
Yup, no such luck. We keep seeing both dogs in the yard. And I’m starting to get annoyed at picking up strange dog poo, cause I don’t really know these dogs and all sorts of diseases are passed along that way, but I’m trying to be patient to give them time to retrain. But finally, end of January, I chase the dogs back across the street and say something to them again.
This past Monday I finally got frustrated and called animal comtrol and she said she’d be out there that day. Didn’t actually see her, but MOST times I’ve seen the dogs since out someone’s been out with them. Not that having someone out stops them from heading across the street if said person isn’t watching……And tonight their older dog was in my yard again, much to Apollo’s frustration….never mind the rest of the issues I have with their practice (and there are lots) our street has no street lights, and no posted speed limit, which means that even at night people SPEED down past my house to stand on their brakes so they can make the 90degree turn. Neither dog is white or even really light colored. I’m not going to be happy when someone knocks on my door to tell me that a dog ran out of my yard into the street and they hit it….