Not sure of the laws on dogs and leashes.
I was talking to a neighbour and found out that the animal control department came and took another dog that used to hang around.
He never was a problem but they put him down from what I hear.
I'd rather not get this dog put down. Just want to find a way to get her to leave Teddy alone.
I'll be walking him half way then turn back so we don't have to walk past "her territory" until someone finds a solution.
Does anyone know any techniques or tricks to scare her away without hurting her?
If you really WANT to try to stop the behavior, I'd go armed with a bunch of kibble and a can of pepper spray. Have the pepper spray on hand, in case the first method doesn't work. When you see her coming toward you throw a BIG handful of kibble, as far as you can, directly between you and her. This may first startle her, then distract her as she hunts for the food. Over tim, it may make her think that seeing you (and Teddy) is a "good thing".
But if she's REALLY over the top, a little food isn't going to change her mind. In which case, be ready to spray her with the pepper spray. Just don't take ANY chance of either you OR Teddy getting bitten. We've already had one forum dog almost killed by a larger dog recently!!!
Personally, I'd have animal control come take the dog away.
That sounds like a good idea.
I'm hoping my very angry conversation with the owner will have been taken seriously.
I'll make some calls over the weekend to find out about what can be done to get her rehomed (or to get her owner a warning to keep her off the streets).
Pepper spray is illegal here so that's not an option.
kibble may help.
The dog never seemed to have an issue with Teddy before.
We had a problem with her in the first 2 weeks when I got Teddy but I was training him to walk on leash so had lots of treats with me.
I used them a few times to distract her (and a few other dogs - who are now friends with Teddy) when they would come closer to us to give us time to walk away.
she never came too close to us before.
Thinking about it now, I don't know if I accidentally encouraged her to come near Teddy?
We've been away for over a month so she may have forgotten Teddy.
I'll be avoiding the part of the estate that she seems to think she owns and walking with a stick (like the other neighbours) or a spray bottle filled with cold water.