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How can I stop my dog going to my neighbours?

Does anyone know of a way to stop our puppy going into our neighbour's garden?

Our neighbour has a dog too and this is what is attracting our little feller, he wants to play... but for some reason the neighbour doesn't want him there, (he doesn't poop or pee there or anything like that) There is a fence up already between the two properties but he's still small so he can climb under it.

Yesterday, he was really drunk and made an abusive loooong phone call threatening to call the police etc..., then he sent texts saying he was calling his lawyer and blah drunk blah... I know he can't really do anything about it but this morning the pup went to theirs and when my son went to get him, he threw the pup at my son

We live in the countryside and although there is the fence between the two properties, nothing else is fenced, so there are lots of ways for him to get to their property. We don't want to go to the expense of fencing everything in, and anyway we like the open space around us.

Is there some way of discouraging the pup from going there? A repellant scent or something else? I'm afraid our neighbour will hurt him, he's already tied up (on a very long leash) when ever he's in the garden, the poor little thing...
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Re: How can I stop my dog going to my neighbours?

poor puppy. what is wrong with neighbors lately?
am afraid I can not give you anyideas but fencing the whole thing
or putting something like a mesh also if fence does not work?

Sorry!
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Our neighbour has a dog too and this is what is attracting our little feller, he wants to play...
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poison the neighbours...
Fixed that for you...
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Re: How can I stop my dog going to my neighbours?

Until he masters the recall command, the puppy really shouldnt be out in the garden unsupervised or even on a long lead.

Putting a young dog on a long lead with another dog in the vicinity is like putting alcohol in front of an alcoholic and saying "no, you arent having any of that!"

A young pup is already easily excitable, with another 4 legged companion in the vicinity, there is no way to control him not going over, unless you've got him well trained.

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poor puppy. what is wrong with neighbors lately?
I think its the heat Ange
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Until he masters the recall command, the puppy really shouldnt be out in the garden unsupervised or even on a long lead.
He is only out when we are out ourselves but because he's so fast (runs at impressive speeds!) we have to tie him up or he'll be over to the neighbour's in a flash. He comes when we call him but it's already too late, he's already over there ...
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He is only out when we are out ourselves but because he's so fast (runs at impressive speeds!) we have to tie him up or he'll be over to the neighbour's in a flash. He comes when we call him but it's already too late he's already over there ...
Whilst it was totally wrong of your neighbour to have thrown the dog but it is your responsibility to make sure that your pet does not make a nuisance of itself.

You cant feel sorry for the little fella being on the leash, in his own garden because fact is, he simply cannot behave himself off-leash, which is why he needs to be on the leash. And that is totally understandable why he is not listening to you much as he is a young, excitable little thing who just wants to meet every dog. He will learn in time (mostly on walks) that not everyone (humans and older dogs alike) will like bouncy little things like him. He needs much more training before he is allowed off lead, even in the your own garden.

Meanwhile, you can try to calm his state of mind even before letting him into the garden. Make sure he is sitting, tail down, and not excitable before even being let out. Have him sit beside you at all times and correct him whenever he gets excitable. Treat whenever he sits and he will soon learn that he gets rewarded for being in a certain position.

I will also go over and explain to the neighbour, explaining that your little fella is in training, and whilst you are sorry for the nuisance, to please stop man (dog?)handling your pet.
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He needs much more training before he is allowed off lead, even in the your own garden.
Exactly, he's only 4 months old, and we've only had him a few weeks, and the problem of going to the neighbour's only started since the good weather arrived... if only the neighbour had a little patience.

I think I'll try putting something that smells bad like vinegar or ammonia where he usually passes and see if that helps.
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Exactly, he's only 4 months old, and we've only had him a few weeks, and the problem of going to the neighbour's only started since the good weather arrived... if only the neighbour had a little patience.

I think I'll try putting something that smells bad like vinegar or ammonia where he usually passes and see if that helps.
Dont take this the wrong way, I hope I am not coming across as lecturing you but at four months, he should NEVER be let off the lead and your sight. Yes, even inside the house - let alone outside. I'll give you an example: I brought my dog home when he was around that age too - due to toilet training as well, he was leashed to me at all times - both inside and outside the house. The crate came in handy when I was in the loo or night time.

I tell him where to go, what to do, when to eat and pee. It sounds like I am a control freak but dogs, especially puppies, thrive on rules. I've said before, that puppies are hardwired to follow a pack leader and they dont gain anything if we feel sorry for them.

Putting bad smells might deter the dog but I think the longer term and much more effective solution is to keep him on a leash till he is better trained. Ammonia and vinegar will not be as effective as your presence and commands. Plus, wouldnt ammonia be harmful to a curious puppy whose body functions arent fully developed?
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Re: How can I stop my dog going to my neighbours?

Ok, I can think of 2 solutions:
1. Tie you idiot neighbour with a chain and let him bark [do not forget to feed some Alcohol]
2. Give me your puppy
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Invite the neighbours dog round to play in your garden ?
Might warm up the frosty feelings...
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Might warm up the frosty feelings...
Ha! I did! He doesn't want to...

In fact, before the fence went up (before our pup arrived) their 2 (at the time) dogs always came over to ours and into the house, I never complained.

The problem is that this man drinks a lot, so I'm afraid we're not dealing with the most logical of people, he can be very nice and kind, and then suddenly turn very sour...
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Ha! I did! He doesn't want to...

In fact, before the fence went up (before our pup arrived) their 2 (at the time) dogs always came over to ours and into the house, I never complained.

The problem is that this man drinks a lot, so I'm afraid we're not dealing with the most logical of people, he can be very nice and kind, and then suddenly turn very sour...

Maybe put a barrel of spirits around your puppy's collar, a la St Bernard style... He will be more than welcome to see the puppy then

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Would using a sprinkler be of any help to deter him ?

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Does anyone know of a way to stop our puppy going into our neighbour's garden?

Our neighbour has a dog too and this is what is attracting our little feller, he wants to play... but for some reason the neighbour doesn't want him there, (he doesn't poop or pee there or anything like that) There is a fence up already between the two properties but he's still small so he can climb under it.

Yesterday, he was really drunk and made an abusive loooong phone call threatening to call the police etc..., then he sent texts saying he was calling his lawyer and blah drunk blah... I know he can't really do anything about it but this morning the pup went to theirs and when my son went to get him, he threw the pup at my son

We live in the countryside and although there is the fence between the two properties, nothing else is fenced, so there are lots of ways for him to get to their property. We don't want to go to the expense of fencing everything in, and anyway we like the open space around us.

Is there some way of discouraging the pup from going there? A repellant scent or something else? I'm afraid our neighbour will hurt him, he's already tied up (on a very long leash) when ever he's in the garden, the poor little thing...
It's your dog, your responsibility to keep it from going to the neighbour. I'd buy one of these plastic mesh fences.

I wouldn't like if any dog (neighbour or not) wandered around my garden. I wouldn't like that even more if I had a dog, because I had the unpleasant opportunity to see how it can end.

It doesn't change the fact that the neighbour is the asshole for the way he treated your pup (throwing). There are more civilised ways of solving this problem.
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It's your dog, your responsibility to keep it from going to the neighbour. I'd buy one of these plastic mesh fences.
Is that very light-weight? It looks light, is that enough to stop the dog?

I wouldn't mind, but if you saw our pup, he's only a little fluffy toy, not even 2kgs
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Is that very light-weight? It looks light, is that enough to stop the dog?
They come in many variations. The one on the image was just a nice example for this thread
You need a temporary solution that will cover part of you 'standard' fence. Google the images for: plastic mesh (or wire) fence. You can most likely buy it in Jumbo, Migros Garden, etc.
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Is that very light-weight? It looks light, is that enough to stop the dog?

I wouldn't mind, but if you saw our pup, he's only a little fluffy toy, not even 2kgs
Try this; I think this would keep your dog in and the neighbour out.
http://www.esfl.co.nz/esfl.swf

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