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There has been a bit of BBQ around our house..I get a big bag of natural wood charcoal..I do a weekends worth..grilling corn, chicken, veggies and beef and then storing uneaten stuff for the coming days.
I can't tell who did it but an ear of corn,couple chicken pieces and some Turkish kebab meat was removed from the immediate area next to the very hot grill. The kebab meat was taken off the rear of the grill. From what I see without any burn injuries to either dog..both dogs had BBQ sauce on paws and faces....* Both dogs also had BBQ sauce on genitals!!as if they were playing Twister w sauce covered chicken.
Both Max and Ruby(Roubaix) have very mixed up dog priorities..going for corn before meat..
I cleaned them using the garden hose.today will be another full shampoo..Ruby has knocked over and consumed a pina colada..not sure if it was the flavor or the ice..both dogs love ice. They are constantly committing party fouls and don't ever get too concerned over punishment.. Covid 19 makes it hard for me to have them put to sleep and shop for another dog..I think that they sense that I am soft..?
I hope all have a great Memorial Day..
* Dogs can't digest corn cobs..I found that out this morning*
Neither dog seems to remember what has happened over the last..24-48 hours
 
Toby went in with me at the first sign of noise .

We just know each other that way, after all these years
Couple of towns here put on 2 big shows, normally. One on the river, the other at a local football stadium. Both were cancelled due to C19. Folks here must have saved up a mortar barge amount of money over the past 3 months by doing nothing. So, it was a war zone around our house. Armageddon. Quite a few folks, including some in our block, must have spent thousands on fireworks. And not just the little firework stand stuff. The big illegal stuff. Mortars that make that deep thud when ignited. Some that shook the windows. We overlook a canyon, so can see out quite a way, and it was like watching one of those big shows. However, wee doggo, or Sir Barksalot, handled it like a champ. He just sat on my lap out on the patio while we all watched. He watched too, you know, ears up, head turning this way and that. Dogs I know can't see color but however he sees it sure got his attention. And he didn't shake, whine or want to go inside at all. A real gun dog. I don't know why he's that way, cuz I've never shot off a gun around him. If he wasn't such a short-legged, long-haired fuzz ball I'd have him out bird hunting.

During the action, some freaked out racoon came up out of the canyon into our yard, but didn't stay once he saw us. Luckily, doggo didn't see him!
 
How did all of the pooches survive the "explode your neighborhood" parties last night? Buddy had a pretty rough time! No amount of TV, stereo, and fans could distract him from the scary noises outside.
Would like to reply to this a little more in-depth...

When Toby was younger I just crawled under the bed with him to keep him calm, just wanted to make sure he knew everything was still ok. As he's getting older (and possibly more deaf) he just knows to go inside, we both got bored with this shitshow called fireworks. I still keep an eye on him, though.

So yeah, I think as long as you physically stay with the animals (doesn't have to be a dog, would hate to see how cats react), stay calm, and reassure them they will eventually adjust.
 
Any of you have any suggestions on how to keep a neighbor's dog from jumping my fence to get into my yard? At the moment I'm trying to dig some rusty chicken wire out of our garden that we haven't used in about 2 years and attach that to our fence. Today I chased it out my yard with a broom while screaming at it. I feel bad for the other two dogs that got extremely scared and were throwing themselves at their door to try to get back in their house.
Neighbors on the other side have a wonderful boxer whom I've met and talk to anytime she's outside and when they have her in the front yard either getting back from a walk or just with them their I'm always happy to go talk to her and pet her. She can be very jumpy and excited but all you have to do is tell her to calm down and she does to get pet. She's well trained.
 
Any of you have any suggestions on how to keep a neighbor's dog from jumping my fence to get into my yard? At the moment I'm trying to dig some rusty chicken wire out of our garden that we haven't used in about 2 years and attach that to our fence. Today I chased it out my yard with a broom while screaming at it. I feel bad for the other two dogs that got extremely scared and were throwing themselves at their door to try to get back in their house.
Neighbors on the other side have a wonderful boxer whom I've met and talk to anytime she's outside and when they have her in the front yard either getting back from a walk or just with them their I'm always happy to go talk to her and pet her. She can be very jumpy and excited but all you have to do is tell her to calm down and she does to get pet. She's well trained.
I'm assuming that you already talked with said neighbor? Make them extend the fence if you can. Animal control?
 
Would like to reply to this a little more in-depth...

When Toby was younger I just crawled under the bed with him to keep him calm, just wanted to make sure he knew everything was still ok. As he's getting older (and possibly more deaf) he just knows to go inside, we both got bored with this shitshow called fireworks. I still keep an eye on him, though.

So yeah, I think as long as you physically stay with the animals (doesn't have to be a dog, would hate to see how cats react), stay calm, and reassure them they will eventually adjust.
I agree that being with a stressed pet helps assure them, but Buddy was really freaked out by all of the huge bangs this year. Belle, the Lab that I used to have, didn't even really pay attention to them. We have an old cat who would hide under the bed for fireworks, thunder, loud cars passing, etc., but now that she is deaf, none of that bothers her (silver lining).
 
I'm assuming that you already talked with said neighbor? Make them extend the fence if you can. Animal control?
Yep and they know the dog jumps the fence. They won't supervise it when they let the dogs out. The other dogs don't jump the fence. The problem is they won't do anything about it. I also want this dog to learn there are consequences for not respecting the fence.
 
Yep and they know the dog jumps the fence. They won't supervise it when they let the dogs out. The other dogs don't jump the fence. The problem is they won't do anything about it. I also want this dog to learn there are consequences for not respecting the fence.
If they have to pay animal control, they might decide to do something about it. A HOT wire along the top of your fence should create a consequence.
https://www.premier1supplies.com/p/raccoonnet-4-18-12-kit-electric-netting?cat_id=160

What kind of fence do you have now (wood, link, other). How tall?
 
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If they have to pay animal control, they might decide to do something about it. A HOT wire along the top of your fence should create a consequence.
https://www.premier1supplies.com/p/raccoonnet-4-18-12-kit-electric-netting?cat_id=160

What kind of fence do you have now (wood, link, other). How tall?
It's wood. The slats are 4ft with 2 ft of lattice work on top of that. The posts are 6ft. The dog is jumping through the latticework destroying that. Funny enough my husband was thinking about putting some sort of electrified/hot wire along the top of it and maybe through the latticework.

I just checked to see what the local ordinances are as we have no statewide laws at all. About 1 year ago my county put in an "at large" dog law.

Thanks for the link.

The only reason we aren't getting the house ready to sell right now is my husband is transferring to a different VA Hospital. We have to get him moved there and still get a few things here taken care of. Hopefully in about 3 months we'll have the house up for sale. Where he's transferring is where we've been trying to get him a job for about 10 years and I've already been told a transfer there is going to be extremely easy because the manager there is always looking for help.
 
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Any of you have any suggestions on how to keep a neighbor's dog from jumping my fence to get into my yard? At the moment I'm trying to dig some rusty chicken wire out of our garden that we haven't used in about 2 years and attach that to our fence. Today I chased it out my yard with a broom while screaming at it. I feel bad for the other two dogs that got extremely scared and were throwing themselves at their door to try to get back in their house.
Neighbors on the other side have a wonderful boxer whom I've met and talk to anytime she's outside and when they have her in the front yard either getting back from a walk or just with them their I'm always happy to go talk to her and pet her. She can be very jumpy and excited but all you have to do is tell her to calm down and she does to get pet. She's well trained.
just some thoughts... We had probs with critters like raccoons & skunks grubbing in our yard. I bought some Critter Ridder at Home Depot and that seemed to work okay. It's supposed to work on pets, but doesn't last long if it rains. Soaking the top of the fence with something like that (there are other options) might discourage the pet. OFC the question is how determined/ stubborn is the animal, etc. And then how aggressive, dangerous and vicious is the animal. I mean, what you don't want is the dog getting into your yard and then attacking someone on your property. BTW, a dog license for a vicious animal is alot more spendy that one for a well behaved pet, in some locales.

Something like critter deterrents might be worth a shot if talking to the owner like jmdirt says doesn't work. And then if neither of those things works there is the nuclear option - reporting it to the city (especially if you have leash laws & ordinances that govern that type of pet [and owner] behavior). If your town has those kind of regulations, then they probably have an animal control officer or code enforcer. Ours has both. Plus you can look up the codes online. What the city can do is write a letter to the owners to correct the problem or face fines or be required to purchase a more expensive dog license.

But I don't recommend HOT WIRES on the fence. My neighbor tried that with a habitual jumping/ escaping dog. I used to play fetch with that dog in their front yard when he was a pup. That animal became vicious after getting electrocuted while successfully escaping over or through the hot wire (and worse, while he was getting soaked by sprinklers - so he was electrocuted when wet). I was home that day he escaped, screaming bloody murder as he got shocked. Peeking over the fence, I discovered his sprinklers were soaking the entire grass kennel/ pen and he had no doghouse to take cover in. Moron owner ruined the dog, a normally nice mix of black lab & german shorthair.
 
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just some thoughts... We had probs with critters like raccoons & skunks grubbing in our yard. I bought some Critter Ridder at Home Depot and that seemed to work okay. It's supposed to work on pets, but doesn't last long if it rains. Soaking the top of the fence with something like that (there are other options) might discourage the pet. OFC the question is how determined/ stubborn is the animal, etc. And then how aggressive, dangerous and vicious is the animal. I mean, what you don't want is the dog getting into your yard and then attacking someone on your property. BTW, a dog license for a vicious animal is alot more spendy that one for a well behaved pet, in some locales.

Something like critter deterrents might be worth a shot if talking to the owner like jmdirt says doesn't work. And then if neither of those things works there is the nuclear option - reporting it to the city (especially if you have leash laws & ordinances that govern that type of pet [and owner] behavior). If your town has those kind of regulations, then they probably have an animal control officer or code enforcer. Ours has both. Plus you can look up the codes online. What the city can do is write a letter to the owners to correct the problem or face fines or be required to purchase a more expensive dog license.
Had thought about something like critter ridder or something specific for dogs, but I think I need to get the chicken wire up first then maybe soak it in that stuff. Yeah, the rain issue does become a problem with all those things.

The dog appears to be stubborn. I don't know how aggressive the dog. I'm going to say not highly aggressive as it did go back to it's yard when I screamed at it. Yeah, calling animal control is down the list of things. Not sure about leash laws per say, but I did look it up and county does have an ordinance where a dog outside of it's yard and not under the control of it's owner is a dog at large. (Under control can be via voice command. Had a neighbor where I used to live who had her two dog trained perfectly to voice command and they never left her yard. No fences there.) I live outside the city, but this is a full county ordinance.
 
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You flatter me, BR, and I'm loving every minute of it!

Do you own a dog, cat, horse, or any other animal that gets really upset once it hears the firecrackers?
No animals here apart from a huge bunch of stuffed ones. So far I have decided against it because I'm too often not at home for weeks. But my parents always had animals, dogs especially, until the last one died last year, and I remember well how they reacted to the fireworks on New Year's Eve, even though the direct neighbours were quiet. My mother always tried to calm them, but it was horror for them nonetheless. (It's always a family's get-together, so nobody could care for the dogs all the time.) In the last year that last dog was pretty deaf and that was probably the nicest New Year's Eve he's ever had.
 
Bought the dogs a bag of Crave food..claims of high protein and some primal meat sales slogan..both dogs unimpressed..I think maybe my dogs came from an island of lazy,dirty good for nothing dogs that sat around eating eggplant and bananas. They do love meat,but when the recipe scientists blend whatever,my dogs do not respond..
 
Bought the dogs a bag of Crave food..claims of high protein and some primal meat sales slogan..both dogs unimpressed..I think maybe my dogs came from an island of lazy,dirty good for nothing dogs that sat around eating eggplant and bananas. They do love meat,but when the recipe scientists blend whatever,my dogs do not respond..
Have you tried a brand called FreshPet? It looks a bit like a tube of Braunschweiger and can be found in the grocer's pet food refrigerator. Toby just joneses for it, it's like he's reliving his second puppyhood.
 
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Have you tried a brand called FreshPet? It looks a bit like a tube of Braunschweiger and can be found in the grocer's pet food refrigerator. Toby just joneses for it, it's like he's reliving his second puppyhood.
I have seen it,and a couple of other looking..Jimmy Dean for dogs..little problem with planning..I buy all my pet food in the US and bring it Thursday or Friday afternoon when I ride back..my motorcycle luggage is pretty run of the mill low end..I have iced both bags and have little weep holes drilled in the bottom so whatever I am transporting on ice has a chance..before the holes are often the ice melts within 60-90 minutes. So I may buy a couple of tubes of canine crack,freeze it and transfer it into the bags w ice and ride like the wind..
I may just bungee a decent little ice chest on the bike if they like it and rush home a cord of frozen dog food logs..I will probably start by mixing it with their dry food for starters and see what kind of cheap to expensive ratio they will tolerate..
Toby looks looks lots cooler than my dogs..and another fun food fact about my 4 Mexican animals..all will eat refried beans like I eat ice cream..the cats lick beans off your fingers..it's probably a pork fat shortening that is in all the best tasting brans..Manteca..
And another unfortunate food fact..in order to make a perfect fish taco you must use Manteca..
 
I have seen it,and a couple of other looking..Jimmy Dean for dogs..little problem with planning..I buy all my pet food in the US and bring it Thursday or Friday afternoon when I ride back..my motorcycle luggage is pretty run of the mill low end..I have iced both bags and have little weep holes drilled in the bottom so whatever I am transporting on ice has a chance..before the holes are often the ice melts within 60-90 minutes. So I may buy a couple of tubes of canine crack,freeze it and transfer it into the bags w ice and ride like the wind..
I may just bungee a decent little ice chest on the bike if they like it and rush home a cord of frozen dog food logs..I will probably start by mixing it with their dry food for starters and see what kind of cheap to expensive ratio they will tolerate..
Toby looks looks lots cooler than my dogs..and another fun food fact about my 4 Mexican animals..all will eat refried beans like I eat ice cream..the cats lick beans off your fingers..it's probably a pork fat shortening that is in all the best tasting brans..Manteca..
And another unfortunate food fact..in order to make a perfect fish taco you must use Manteca..
Whatever it takes, bro, whatever it takes.

Here's Toby with his latest crack in his little crack den... it may be a bit pricey, but given his age I think he deserves it as long as he likes it.
 
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