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AIBU to spray next doors dog with water?

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Nobodysproblem Sat 13-Aug-16 22:15:11

My NDN has a dog she seems to not give two shits about and it's driving me insane.

She's not neglectful as such. She does feed the dog, yard is clean etc but she leaves it in a small paved yard to bark for hours on end. Doesn't check on why he's barking- probably as she's used to it going on 24/7. I've never seen her walk him/her, so I presume it's bored.
It's so tiny it managed to get through the gaps in her fence the other week and when I was putting washing out it bit me. I knocked next door and she didn't apologise, seem alarmed or even care if I'm honest.

I went B&q, got some bamboo shield thing and nailed it over the fence gaps so it's not get through. It's not perfect and there's a gap in the corner but I thought I'd at least do something. (It's her fence not mine otherwise I'd be getting a giant fence to stop the issue!)

Anyway, today the same thing happened. It was trying to get through the gap left- it is a small dog, yes, but it's barks were intimidating. I was watering the garden so I sprayed it with water to try and scare it away. Next thing I know my neighbour comes out and goes wild, saying I attacked her dog, I'm insane etc.

I'm surprised I've not gone insane from her dog barking 24/7- and I hardly 'attacked it'? She didn't seem to care when he bit me the other week.

AIBU? What would you do?

WhatTheActualFugg Sat 13-Aug-16 22:17:17

I would have called the police when the dog bit me.


littlemissneela Sat 13-Aug-16 22:28:53

Her dog bit you, which you need to inform the police about, just so they have it on record. Even if you feel threatened by a dog you can report it. They don't need to have actually done anything with the new dog laws in place.
In the meantime, a bit of water isn't going to do any harm.

DeathStare Sat 13-Aug-16 22:36:23

She's happy to leave the dog out 24/7..... presumably also when it's raining? So it's ok for the dog to get wet if the water comes downwards? But not if it comes from sideways?

And she isn't bothered about a human being bit (or the dog being unhappy for that matter) but is bothered about the dog being wet with tap water rather than rainwater?

She's being unreasonable and she shouldn't have a dog.

Lilacpink40 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:38:22

Poor dog and poor you. Could you ask local vet for advice?

ginghamstarfish Sat 13-Aug-16 22:41:33

If it bit you, then you need to inform the police. It needs to be put down. What if it got into a garden with babies or toddlers?

doleritedinosaur Sat 13-Aug-16 22:43:54

If the dog bites you again it's a police matter, do not hesitate to report because that dog could bite anyone.

In regards to barking, call the environmental team of your council. They will send her a letter letting her know her dog is being a nuisance then one to you to log any further noise & take it from there.

They can't do anything about the dog getting into garden but can help with barking.

hungryhippo90 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:51:28

She's mental. I feel sorry for the poor dog, but now he's bitten you. I'd say calling the police was the only option.

Sorry you are dealing with this OP

Missgraeme Sat 13-Aug-16 22:57:49

Next time it gets throughto your garden phone the council and report it as a stray. If they impound it she will have to pay to get it back. Hopefully she won't bother!

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:59:39

Dogs that bite humans need to be PTS. I own a dog and love her to bits but if she bit anyone she'd be put down. It will only get worse.

ayeokthen Sat 13-Aug-16 23:02:25

Because her dog left her property and bit you on your property the police need to be involved. Personally I'd be more tempted to turn the hose on her than her dog, but if I were you I'd definitely involve the police. You have a right to be in your own garden without being bitten!

WaitrosePigeon Sat 13-Aug-16 23:02:30

I don't get it when people leave their dog outside for ages? I find it really weird?

I mean, if I'm out there he will potter about with me but then as soon as I'm in, he's in. Likewise for a wee, I stand by the door, when he's done, he comes in?

I'm sorry you were bit. You need to speak to the police I think? Yes water gun sounds ok to me.

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