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Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 14:54:16

Hi our neighbors next door have a dog fair enough however the fence has a massive hole in it 4 weeks ago dd 3 was playing in the garden and the dog jumped up a poked it's head and paws through and nearly made it over it to our garden was barking dd was so frightened she wet herself she was screaming never see her so scared

Every time we even step foot outside it comes to the hole pokes it's head a paws through and barks wildly dos to frightened to go in the garden now

So last week dh said enough is enough asked nicely if they
Can fix there fence tbh the whole lot is rotton and could come down at any time they said yes

Then Monday's just gone said it would be fixed by the end of the week just gone out today to hand the washing up more barking however they have simply tacked a old trelance to the hole witch means the bloody dog is still baking at my daughter or who ever goes into our garden but cannot poke it's head right though

I going to give them till next week as the trelance maybe temporary however it still means dd won't go into the garden

What can be done if they don't sort it it may seem trivial to dog people but my dd should be able to play in her own garden with out being barked at for the duration she is out there

A photo this was taken today as soon as I open my door to hang the washing out it started

SweetieDrops Sun 05-Jun-16 14:56:29

Why can't you put tall fence panels up on your side of the fence so you and the dog can't see each other?

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 14:56:59

I know some people love dogs and that's fine but they should have it in there own yard

I don't want to be unkind just want a fence up so my dd is not faced with that dog she really thought it was going to come right over and get her she was really shaken

MsJamieFraser Sun 05-Jun-16 14:58:05

You can't force them to do anything however you can build a fence at your side of the garden and make the fence higher.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sun 05-Jun-16 14:58:19

It is in their own yard isn't it?

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 14:58:21

They don't want us doing anything to there fence 😕

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 14:59:06

Do you think we shouldn't wait any more sod what they thing and out somthing up?

andadietcoke Sun 05-Jun-16 14:59:38

Put fence panels up on your side - it's likely not going to stop the dog barking if he hears your DD playing though.

legotits Sun 05-Jun-16 14:59:45

Don't touch their fence.
Put yours up beside theirs.

Nothing they can say then.

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 14:59:46

Sod what they think and put somthing up I mean

branofthemist Sun 05-Jun-16 15:00:00

You don't have to do anything to their fence.

Put a fence up inside your own boundry.

The dog is in their yard. There isn't anything you can do to force them to make it so the dog can't look at you.

WorraLiberty Sun 05-Jun-16 15:00:49

Yes, put up your own fence.

Perhaps they can't afford new fence panels.

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 15:00:53

I think the barking it's one thing but that in conjunction with it face pressed up against fence directly facing her baking is a bit much for most toddlers

BombadierFritz Sun 05-Jun-16 15:01:02

Is there a reason why you cant put up your own fence eg are you renting? Is the fence definitely theirs?

Foofoobum Sun 05-Jun-16 15:02:34

Get a water pistol. Teach your daughter to fire it at the dog. We have dogs that bark and have tried expensive training to get them to stop but for one it didn't work. Cold water works.

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 15:03:43

Yes it's there fence

tiggytape Sun 05-Jun-16 15:04:18

You can put whatever you like on your own land. So if the fence belongs to them (which I assume it does) you can put your own, sturdier, fence panels on your side - so technically it stands in your garden and is nothing to do with them.
Or you can get very prickly shrubs and grow them right up against the fence but that might take some time or you can get really high screening plants like bamboo (in pots if you're worried about it spreading) placed right up against the fence so the dog can't see through.

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 15:04:56

poster Foofoobum

She won't even go into the garden now even when we go out with her she's hyper vigilant and not relaxed. At all

acasualobserver Sun 05-Jun-16 15:05:07

What is a trelance?

Catvsworld Sun 05-Jun-16 15:05:46

Thanks guys I will get hubby on to it next weekend

KinkyAfro Sun 05-Jun-16 15:05:56

Why do that to the dog, it's a bit mean. Just put a fence up

GahBuggerit Sun 05-Jun-16 15:06:12

cold water doesnt always work - my dog loves a water fight and being blasted with a water gun smile

try it op but i reckon your best bet is a fence on your side

legotits Sun 05-Jun-16 15:06:16

Don't shoot it with water pistols. confused

That's a big dog and if it's pissed off already that won't help.

Hopefully a screen or fencing it will discourage him from jumping up and he will lose interest.

AddictedToCoYo Sun 05-Jun-16 15:11:34

That is not good. The dog will see that fence as the barrier around his territory (which it is) that he sees it as his job to guard. He's a big strong dog and if he's constantly jumping up at the fence in a frenzied way he will weaken it and it could cave in. I know how my dog can go nuts every time someone walks past our window so I imagine this must be very scary and intimidating for your DD and worrying for you. I'm not sure you can demand that they do anything more than they have already done though.

If I were you I would erect another much taller and stronger fence against the one that is already there, so that the dog cannot see into your garden at all. Its the being able to see people that's making him go nuts. If he can't see you he will be calmer.

ohtheholidays Sun 05-Jun-16 15:16:24

They can't stop you putting up a fence in your own garden,just don't take any part of they're fence down whilst your putting your fence up.

You will probably find that the Dog might still bark when you go into your own garden though,if it still upsets your DD you could try having a word with them.There is things owners can do to stop they're Dogs barking at other people when they're in the garden,we have 3 Dogs and they don't bark at our neighbours when they're out in the gardens.

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