Call animal control? That is my best suggestion if this happens on a regular basis.
thanks for the fast reply Garthgoyle ..we live in the country even though it has grown populated they have no animal control .I have called the police and they said nothing could be done unless I catch the animals and have proof then I could file a charge , we will be fencing in a large portion oh our land( we have almost 8 acres with 3 in blueberries) but we have to save up a bit .I love animals but I love the owners less
JLWII2000 I never thought of that ,it is defiantly wort a try thanks
The better option is to shoot the dogs' owners and turn them into props to send a message to others regarding getting their animals under control. If people cannot be bothered to take care of them properly, they should not own pets of any sort; it really frustrates me that animals suffer due to the ignorance of their supposedly-more-intelligent human owners.shoot dog, turn it into decoration, and message to other dogs.
Rock salt a shotgun shell and let them have it. It's pretty easy and they'll remember you for sure, also non lethal. I'm a dog lover and against cruelty but sounds like they're a menace. Ask county animal control (wildlife officers would have them too) for humane traps and bait with hot dogs and turn them in?lol I have a shotgun I use bird shot, I have had to actually aim at one dog that was so aggressive he was stopping me from tending another dog that had been shot in the inner leg with a 22 as well as she had just come from the vet getting fixed . he would get low an start charging me ,she was in a pen so he couldn't get to her. Thankfully he ran when he saw that yep she would shoot me, other than him i have NEVER shot at a dog only the ground and those were the ones that refused to run off after getting in my trash can.
Ghost of Spookie yes i lived in country all my life an we have a 3 legged deer that bunks in the berries dogs don't seem to bother her mostly rabbits ,we also have 2 hawks nesting here to so wild life i would say is controlled to a certain extent. I do decorate inside i do it little by little so my dogs see me do it an don't freak out at the black lights and skulls.Last year we had gotten my biggest dog Lucy ,she had lived with an alcoholic and was very skittish,she still passes at rain and wants to see it for herself and must check everybody and every room out, She has turned into a great protective dog but listens to us about what person or thing is ok. So I will be doing the little at a time decorating again this year for her ,
Some dog breeds just have personality traits you just can't train out of them. My boxers have always been very well trained, to the point that I tell them to take a leak and they do so on command, but when they see someone new they realize they can get to, it's all bets off. They go racing along with the thought of "hold on, hold on, let me go slobber this stranger hello and THEN I'll listen to what you have to say!" and bounce around the stranger doing their best Tigger impersonation.It always makes me sad that there are dogs out that are so misbehaved, it means their owners don't care about them enough to train them or keep them safe or they are wild.
That said no one should have to deal with a misbehaved dog. Since you can't call animal control (did you try contacting the state police to see if they are aware of a statewide group that could help you?) I would go with the same suggestion above fencing.
I hope you get this under control so you can enjoy your yard, no one should have to deal with that. Good luck!