November 20, 2012 10:17 AM Subscribe
We need your advice about a neighbour’s rambunctious dogs! The house beside us is a rental and the new tenant has 3 big german shepherds. Today, the dogs managed to break a board in the fence that separates the two backyards and they can now poke their heads through the fence. It’s our fence and it’s built on our property, just over the property line. Help me be rational in dealing with this problem.
posted by TorontoSandy to pets & animals (13 answers total)
We live in Arizona and are not sure what laws – if any, pertain to this situation. Who is responsible for paying for fence repairs? Is it us, the tenant or the landlord?
I’d also like suggestions for how to prevent the dogs from doing this again. Is a length of invisible fence an option? If we go this route, who would be responsible for paying for this? How would we approach this with the dog owner? I absolutely understand why some owners would not want a shock collar on their dogs.
The owner is a young man and when he’s gone during the day, the dogs are in the backyard. They bark quite a bit during the day and are moderately annoying. Surrounding neighbours have also complained about the noise. As a last note, the landlord is out-of-state and I think he uses a property management company