Neighbor's Dogs Digging Into My Yard

The neighbors originally had two Chihuahua type dogs, now three puppies have been added to the mix. The dogs continually dig under the fence into my yard and bark at me through the sliding glass door. When I walk to the door to yell at them they run back to their side of the fence. I've asked the neighbors to deal with it, but nothing has changed. I'm tired of picking up poop in my backyard and being barked at during all hours of the day. What is the next step?


By Luke

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April 7, 20120 found this helpful
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If you are handy with tools, or know someone who is, you could try fastening a piece of chicken wire to your side of the fence covering the hole and bury the wire so that when they dig, they just run into wire - they can't dig through that.

You could line your side of the fence with rocks. Plant a few rose bushes or even berry bushes with large thorns. If none of this is possible or desirable, then call your city hall and find out if you have any options. After you know your legal options, talk to your neighbor again, ask them to correct the problem, and tell them what you plan to do if they don't take action.

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April 9, 20120 found this helpful

Not the dogs fault. Their owners are off somehow. Wondering, are the dogs well fed? Perhaps they are hungry. Doesn't sound like the pups are angry, just needing some attention. What if they are trying to choose you as their owner because things at their home are not great?


Have you tried talking to them and making friends? Perhaps they just want to love on you. Puppy love is the greatest. You did know they would protect you should you need it. Best insurance policy available.

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April 9, 20120 found this helpful

Bad dogs and bad owner(s). Get a dog statue and scare off the dogs!

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November 2, 20130 found this helpful

Call the local animal control and borrow/rent a live trap. Once you have the dog/s in the trap, take them to the pound. Repeat until dogs are gone or they stop coming over to visit.

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