Almost had to pull the pistol out this morning

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    Very interesting morning.I put my dogs out every morning at the same time like clockwork everyday.This morning, I'm taking my last dog(leashed) out of the garage Anne around the side of the house to put him in his kennel. now my dogs are American bullys so I don't need to say more. As I round the corner of the the house , my neighbors bully comes ripping into my yard at full speed. Fortunately I got inside my gate and got it shut just as the other dog slammed into my fence. I open carry on my property while home and was prepared to gun my neighbors dog down. Two steps behind where I was and I would have had to. This is the second time. Any thoughts on what your response would have been?

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    Have a chat with your neighbor about letting aggressive dog run around (especially since you say this is a second time).

    If that does not do the trick then call a deputy and both of you have a chat about what will happen to him if his dog attacks a person.

    I started carrying pepper spray after I had to pull a gun on an aggressive dog, but if the dog was willing to slam himself into a fence to get to you then you are way past pepper spray.

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    You were very lucky for sure. You should Tell your neighbor exactly what happened, and what will happen to the dog if it occurs again. My neighbor has a house dog, that is friendly when he is around, unfortunately he is nit always around. One day she lunged at me and my Grand-daughter. I was about two seconds away from pulling my S&W 40 IWB which I always wear, and was fully prepared to shoot the mongrel. Lucky for the dog, the owner came around the corner of his house and saw what his dog was doing to me and the grand-daughter. After we had few heated words, I told him if I ever see this dog on my property without him or not on a leash it will be shot. He knew I was serious. This was over two years and so far, we have not seen that dog.
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    Just finished that talk. Dog is friendly to me but not other dogs. He was headed right for him

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    Yeah, hopefully the neighbor will help get things under control. I'd hate to shoot a dog for being, well, a dog... But I'd do that before I'd let one of my dogs get attacked, and possibly killed, by any animal on my property.
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    The last thing I would want to do is to shoot any dog, yet alone my neighbor's dog. Fences make good neighbors, shooting their dog does not.
    You still have to live next to that guy, and that could turn into the "Hatfields and the McCoys". Talking out things like this is the only way to then justify the need to put a 'real' dangerous dog down.
    I think that there should be a police report somewhere in between the 'talk' and the 'shot'...I'm just sayin'...
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    Let your neighbor know what's going on and that you'll call animal control to take care of the matter if need be. That puts the ball in your neighbor's court to respond.
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    Almost 20 years ago I was attacked by me neighbor's 2 pitbulls on MY property while sweeping MY sidewalk. I called the police, who called animal control, who believed the guy who said I came into his yard (I was the only person outside and they were letting their dogs run loose even with a leash law in town limits). I talked to the Police Chief and he told me to OC on my property and if they came back in my yard to shoot them. I did carry, but ended up moving. Neighbors who are irresponsible with their dogs are difficult to deal with. I don't envy your position.
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    hope all works out in the future .
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmcoaster View Post
    Just finished that talk. Dog is friendly to me but not other dogs. He was headed right for him
    Positive results?

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    Any animal on my property acting aggressively towards me or my family (or pets) is likely to get shot. I'm glad you got behind the fence in time - this time. What is your neighbor promising to do different now?

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    As for positive results, neighbor states that he doesnt know how back door got left open(at 6:45am). I then stated my position. Next time won't be pretty. I called Leo to make sure a note wad made in system for future reference

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    Animal Police are on top of it here..I'd talk to neighbors first.And show the seriuosness of the situation..Or if you dont think that will work..
    Just report it,
    cause If they dont do anything to control it now, they probalyyyy wont after you talk to them either..

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    Someone mentioned pepper spray. I had a dog got sprayed with pepper spray twice after she chased a cat into the neighbors yard. After the second time, she never crossed into that yard again.
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    My two dogs were on a leash and attacked on the street by a nasty unleashed Boxer. Dog is friendly to people, hates other dogs. 1st time I called police, report written, HOA contacted, spoke with owner who lives 10 door down. Second time, dog was maced as it closed in. Called police, 2nd report filed, HOA report written, owner fined by HOA, and I told owner if it happens again, dog would be shot if it gets within 10 feet. Never saw dog or owner again. I think he fenced in his yard. Officer told me that if I am threatened by an unleashed dog on the street, I am within my rights to shoot it especially with 2 reports already filed. As a dog lover it would be tough but my dogs are much smaller and unable to take the aggressive dog. My Jack Russell had blood on his back the last time from a small cut. Took photos too.
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