Aggressive Dog Next Door
I could really use some advice. We recently moved to a house with a big piece of property. When we moved in, we knew there was a dog next door but never really saw it (only heard him bark a few times). There is a wood privacy fence between our yard and our neighbours (with the dog). I don't usually let me dogs hang out outside for any great length of time... usually enough to pee and play, unless I am with them.
Well, I came home from work one day and let the girls out to pee and I heard something slam into the fence growling, barking... wanting to eat my dogs. I have never in my life seen such aggression. I have watched him slam head first into the fence, growling and barking. My one dog (who is half his size) ran to the fence and barked back. Long story short, I have done pretty good at keeping my dogs in while "the beast" is outside. But we run into a problem when I get off of work... the neighbour gets home at the same time. I find myself racing home to get there before they do.
Before I get the guts to ask her if we can work out a schedule, does anyone else have any ideas?? If my dogs would ignore him and continue to do their business, it wouldn't be 'as' big of an issue... but they stop everything and bark back. I have to call them into the house and wait until he goes in. Meanwhile they have been crossing their paws for 9hours!