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In wanting to tell this dog owner to fuck off?

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kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 19:06:26

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kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 19:06:55

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AtYourCervix Sat 10-Sep-11 19:08:43

I just read your first sentence and wondered which stately home you lived in and how big your 'estate' was.


GypsyMoth Sat 10-Sep-11 19:08:52

Does he go out and confront the kids too? Ever?

BeerTricksPotter Sat 10-Sep-11 19:09:17

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flack Sat 10-Sep-11 19:10:51

Dog Owner sounds unhinged, personally I would try to avoid (maybe not always successfully), you still have to live there in long run. Yes dog owner is very U, but is the area adjacent to fence near his property really the only or best place to bounce the ball?

kangers Sat 10-Sep-11 19:11:32


DontGoCurly Sat 10-Sep-11 19:11:54

The owner sounds aggressive. The dog is probably highly strung if the man is aggressive. They probably have him trained as a guard dog. But he sounds neurotic if he is going mad at voices outside.

It's the owners problem, he shouldn't have taken it out on your husband. The world is full of strangers voices. However, he sounds a nasty piece of work so I wouldn't get on the wrong side of him.

reasonstobecheerful Sat 10-Sep-11 19:12:10

I've had multiple dogs in the past, none now, but it was always my job to ensure my dogs didn't annoy anyone around us in any way. You are not being unreasonable, it's their dog it's their problem and that's from a doglover.

Maisiethemorningsidecat Sat 10-Sep-11 19:12:51


But some dog owners are very precious about their animals <eye rolling emoticon>

kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 19:26:54

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BeerTricksPotter Sat 10-Sep-11 19:31:37

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DogsBestFriend Sat 10-Sep-11 20:00:21

Man's a prat. He can't stop locals talking and doing normal things just because he is unwilling or unable to train HIS dog.

Poor bloody dog. sad

Birdsgottafly Sat 10-Sep-11 21:01:03

If he has a drink problem that may well be behind it.

However, my previous male dog would never responded to children in the street but would bark if a man was by my house, they can smell the difference between adults, men, women and children.

Adult men make more noise than children when kicking/throwing a ball, so he might have a point. He could make a complaint to the council, i doubt adults are allowed to play ball games in the street by people's houses, are there no parks near by?

He might just be trying to discourage the adults joining in with what could be a nuisance, as it is.

kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 21:03:35

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kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 21:03:59

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Birdsgottafly Sat 10-Sep-11 21:11:54

All i am saying is that dogs respond to what they perceive as not normal behaviour and a man running about in the street, isn't usual. My dog would also sometimes react when he thought an adult was trying to catch/hurt a child, he was just very protective. Dogs don't hear in the same way that we do, it may not sound louder to us but there is a difference in vibration, depending on how heavy you are.

I would see if it happens again, but if people are being disturbed by someone in the street, not in their own path, they have a right to complain.

Birdsgottafly Sat 10-Sep-11 21:14:24

What would you report the dog for? Protecting it's territory.

The council will respond to ball games in the street, quicker, whilst the children may be able to play, they won't allow adults to, so bare that in mind.

Stormwater Sat 10-Sep-11 21:22:11

Maybe the bloke's just pissed off because everyone always plays outside his house not elsewhere. Isn't there a park the kids and your dh can go to? Must be a pain in the arse, for him and his dog!

kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 21:25:10

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kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 21:27:19

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mummymccar Sat 10-Sep-11 21:27:23

Dog owner was being completely unreasonable. Two of my cats are terrified of people. Yesterday my neighbours had visitors, cats started growling and hissing from the window. I moved them both away from the window and gave them some treats to calm them down. I'd have looked unhinged telling my neighbours they had to send their visitors away because my cats were upset! It is my choice to have the cats, they are my responsibility and so my problem; nobody elses. Shame the dog owner doesn't think the same!

kerrymumbles Sat 10-Sep-11 21:28:20

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Stormwater Sat 10-Sep-11 21:30:34

Of course I'm for real. It was a suggestion, and a question. But if there is no park, and it's not next to his house, and the kids play everywhere, and he doesn't walk or train his dog, then he is a knob.

BeerTricksPotter Sat 10-Sep-11 21:56:39

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