Under Siege

Vido, the neighborhood dog from up the street has decided he wants to move in. For the past week he has been stalking the house. He’s able to open his gate, walk down the street and open the gate to OUR house! Then he comes in the yard and starts taunting Moki – our dog. What do we do?

He’s a friendly older dog, but makes ours jealous and what’s up with opening OUR gate? Right now, he’s laying siege in the sun in the street in front of our house. Any suggestions?

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5 Replies to “Under Siege”

  1. My first impulse would be to haul the friendly fella back up to his house and gently acquaint his guardians with what he’s doing and how it’s stressing out your dog. If they just shrug it off, you might want to ratchet it up a notch and mention that dogs running loose isn’t something the city sanctions and should Vido persist in trespassing and tormenting Moki you’ll be happy to arrange an introduction between him and an animal control officer.

    A much mellower method would be to see if you can rig up a closing mechanism for your gate that’s Vido-proof. At least that way he’d be kept at a distance.

  2. Last I checked, dogs weren’t too efficient in opening padlocks. There’s a fairly easy, although slightly inconvenient fix to your problem.

  3. That’s so cute! I wanna see a picture of how Vido opens the gate! Though I do realize this comment is totally not helpful for fixing your dilemma —

  4. Oh boy… sounds like something that happened to me not too long ago. I was sitting in my room and lo and behold suddenly there’s a dog that’s not mine hanging out in my LOCKED back yard. I ended up taking it to the pound and figured that the owners would go looking there.

    The very next day I look out into my locked back yard and find THE SAME DOG! Turns out there was a long hole between the fences on the block and one of the houses like 4 over and on the other side that the dog was walking though. I sealed it up and I haven’t seen the dog since.

    Fun times

  5. Cayene Pepper works great… sprinkle it liberally on the area in front of your gate, and inside your gated space; put hot sauce or rub a jalepeno pepper on the gate handle.

    Usually after the first attemp/whiff, the roaming one will not try again.

    Just keep your dog inside until you can wash away the ‘seasoning’. Good Luck!

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