By cassie611 - 13/03/2014 18:26 - United States - Houston
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OP here, set things straight, our Realtor told us they had SMALL dogs, these are not little animals as she claimed them to be. Yes we do have a fence, I would not have taken it lightly if the dogs were in our yard scaring them. My kids are 2 & 1 so the loud barking and jumping on the fence does scare them. I do plan on talking to the neighbor but my 1 year old is scared of dogs period so introducing them will not help. I plan on talking to the neighbors and seeing if maybe an hour or so a day when my kids go outside if they can bring the dogs in. I hope a compromise can be made..
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@48 Doberman's are an inside dog period. They have no body fat and have only a single coat. They were breed to be personal protection dogs and be by your side day and night. Which is why the tax collector breed them for that reason. Also where did OP say it was a doberman? Try not to be so ignorant. Dogs do not belong in a dog house they belong with their family.
The neighbor needs to control their dogs. Or you guys could invest in a fence. Or both.
My dog isn't a barker normally. When the people who lived behind me moved out after a fire for almost a year came back, the first few days Sid went nuts if he was out because he didn't recognize them. He completely ignores them now because he knows they are suppose to be there. Maybe the dogs need time to adjust. Worth talking with the neighbor to see if the dogs and kids can be introduced in a controlled way. Honestly though, if Sid barks outside, I only correct him if it lasts longer then 5 minutes. He usually stops on his own after 30 seconds and I am not correcting him when he alerts me that something is off.
They don't always need to control their dogs. My dad took one of our dogs (a doberman/Rottweiler mix) to work and had him in the truck as Dad went to get his check. He didn't bark or anything, he's a sweety. When dad got out to walk in the building quick, all of the guys he works with were behind a company car... Sometimes looks are scary, but deceiving.
It's natural for dogs to bark when something new shows up- it's how they warn and protect their families. Also, why is everyone assuming there is no fence? We had 6 foot fencing, and our dogs would go crazy every time the new neighbour looked over the fence (his property was higher up than ours). He eventually worked out that sticking his head over our fence was not the best idea.
I have a Pitbull who is such a people person. I answer the door and he comes running up to see who's there. People are so afraid of him because what they hear Pitbulls do. Honestly, he just wants to sniff you in your crotch and then sit on the couch. Once dogs recognize your scent and know you aren't a threat you're fine. That's the impression i've gotten from most dogs.
Why is everyone assuming? They probably just have large loud dogs and small children frightened by the noise, a fence won't help