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Neighbors dog destroying chewing up my wood fence
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fedup    Posted 12-14-2002 at 10:35:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
neighbors black lab is ruining my new fence. they will not take responsibility to stop this. What can i do to the fence to stop the dog from chewing from the other side?

creal critter    Posted 09-18-2003 at 13:05:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe the dog's tail is too long. Try cutting it's tail off just behind the ears.

kacey    Posted 08-10-2005 at 08:15:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dogs a german shepard, and I also have the problem on chewing on our fence, I tried mixing penut buter, hot sauce, and lot of peper to end this problem, it worked she stoped chewing on the fence but she ended up juming throught the hole she made.

fedup - Thank you all for your input.    Posted 12-16-2002 at 07:31:40       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thank you all for your response. I will try the pepper and see if that does the trick.

Willy-N    Posted 12-14-2002 at 21:29:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try a big can of peper and sprinkle it on the ground in the area along the fence. His nose won't like it. To bad Dogs have to take the punishment for there behavior and people can do as they please. I know a few people who could use some minerials too. You might have to take it on your own to break him of this by yelling at him when you see him doing it. By yelling NO real loud it might get the neibors attention to train him from doing it. My dog chews on my porch railings sometimes but what the heck I like the dog so I will fix the porch again sometime. Mark H.

Burrhead    Posted 12-14-2002 at 20:10:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
the dog suffers from lack of minerals.

Just add some lead to his forehead

Hal/WA    Posted 12-14-2002 at 19:51:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
The dog is probably bored and does not like the fence blocking his view. Does he bark alot too?

Of the ideas presented, I think the hot pepper sauce on the fence boards has the best chance of discouraging the dog without getting you in trouble, maybe even with the law. I would buy a large bottle of Tabasco and spray or brush it on, prefferably when your neighbor is not home to see you doing it. Coat all areas where the dog has chewed and all other likely places. The hot sauce will remain for awhile and have an odor. The dog should associate that odor with a burned mouth if he chews some of the treated area. It won't damage him for long, but I doubt he will like the taste.

I would not even mention this "cure" to the neighbor. They might accuse you of trespassing.
Hopefully when you built the fence, you put it either fully on your property or on the dividing line. It might be a real mess if the fence is on your neighbor's property. Laws about such things differ depending on where you live. You might want to ask a lawyer where you stand legally.

If it works, great. If not, you are not out very much. If the dog continues to damage the fence, you might need to resort to more drastic measures. But don't get yourself in trouble by shooting, poisoning or electrocuting the dog. A lawsuit or the threat of one may be your only alternative, and that WILL create bad feelings between you and your neighbor. Good luck.

JohnnyB    Posted 12-14-2002 at 17:32:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spread a little habenero pepper sauce where he is chewing at, sure fire way to stop any animal from chewing on something! It'll set him on fire.

Larry    Posted 12-14-2002 at 17:30:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I'd use Joe k and Boss's ideas first. Get in contact with either the town board or city hall. They will look into the matter or sugest what you can and can not do.

I had dog problems two months ago. I called the township chairman and he took care of the problem right away.

BOSS    Posted 12-14-2002 at 15:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go buy a Red Rider bb gun, Oh, the fun you could have with one of those.

It won't kill the dog, heck we shoot each other with them from time to time.

TB    Posted 12-14-2002 at 12:10:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Although electric fence is one of my favorite ways of deterring animals from doing the wrong things. And it is also fun to watch. The reason he may be doing this is the taste of the minerals in the boards. You could try putting a mineral lick out. Or maybe you could spray the fence with something to make it taste bad. The only thing that comes to mind at this time would possibly pour a pot of coffee in a 5 gal bucket 1/2cup ammonia a good shot of dish det fill with water mix and spray on to coat the fence. Maybe???

JoeK    Posted 12-14-2002 at 12:05:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dunno where you are,but here in WI,dog owner is liable for damages done by their dog.Local govt has juristiction(Township/Village/City).Damage claim,documented by photos,complaints filed,estimate filed w/juristiction.Paid from animal licensing fees if animal owner does not.Same board has police powers over animal regulation/restraint.Can order animal controlled or designated nuisance/destroyed.Claim may be filed against animal owner/Ins Co also.

LH    Posted 12-14-2002 at 11:15:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it were me, Id run a temporary electric fence charger hot wire along the fence. that ought to break him of the habit real quick!!!

DeadCarp    Posted 12-14-2002 at 17:56:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
When my dad-in-law has dog problems, he runs a (single) wire thru a hotdog, suspends it over a puddle and plugs it into house current. That way they'll tell you when they find it. No dog in the world can keep from yipping all the way home. :)

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