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I know there are a lot of threads about inconsiderate neighbors and their mean dogs, but I am stewing right now and need to vent. About 6 houses up from us are neighbors with two labrador retrievers. All of the neighbors have had problems with their dogs. The chocolate lab ran into the street while my husband was fast walking last year and for no reason, bit him on the leg. I called the neighbor to let her know (I don't really know them) and she assured me that they would get the electric fence fixed and that he was up to date on all vaccinations. Well, needless to say other neighbors have had problems as well. Kids have been chased and it is not nice. They have been better with the dogs until today. DH and I were walking Brady and the chocolate lab came accross the street after him. DH got in between them on the way up the street, and I guarded on the way back. He is a nasty dog snarling, barking and growling in the middle of the street as we are walking. I was screaming at him to go home and stomping my feet. You would think the owner would have heard me. I just called her when we got home and she was rude. DH said not to call as it wouldn't accomplish anything, but I needed to for my own sake. She said she was sorry (rudely) and would try to keep her dogs inside more often. Not quite the answer I was looking for. How about making sure that they are secure in her yard when they are outside. That is more along the lines of what I was waiting to hear. I just told my husband that the next time, I call the police. I will not take a risk with mine or Brady's safety and I really don't care if it starts a war with them. And I wonder why Brady is afraid of large dogs.
Thanks everyone. I just needed to vent.
**Karen, Mom to Brady, Dugan, and Devon