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I keep getting chased down the road by my neighbors dogs, what should I do?

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    avatarFyodor
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    I think that he’s kind of a dope and like many teenagers he’s pretty self-centered and tends to see himself as the hero of his story. I do get the impression that he is actually looking for advice and that some of this sinks in to him eventually.

    #862245 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    One can only hope, and that’s why I don’t automatically delete all his posts.

    Btw, for those of you who call the cops on your neighbors for any small thing without talking to them first, let me know how that works out for you.

    #862248 Reply
    avatarEssie
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    Hunter’s biggest problem is this ridiculous tough guy act he puts on. He wants so badly to impress people with what a badass he is. I think that’s why he comes here with stories like this one, “yeah, I wanted to shoot the dogs,” or the nonsense about running an illegal gaming scheme at the flea market. He thinks we’ll be impressed with how cool and tough he is, and doesn’t understand why people are either annoyed or laughing.

    Hunter, there’s a pretty huge difference between being genuinely tough and being an asshole and I think you need to take some time to figure that out, because you’re pretty firmly in asshole mode right now. Therapy would help. You’re going to get in real trouble someday, and I think it’s going to shock the hell out of you.

    #862252 Reply
    avatarAnge
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    Being reddit I’m sure there were people encouraging you to shoot the dogs. Don’t do that, Hunter. There is literally not one version of you attempting it that ends well for you, of that much I’m sure.

    #862256 Reply
    avatarFyodor
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    Kate, I don’t think that this is the same as a noise disturbance or a messy backyard. Her large dogs are charging off of her property and menacing people who pass by. I think that this is an entirely fair thing to call the police about. I would be shocked if Hunter is the only person to whom this is happening. These people know that their dogs are chasing people and I doubt that telling them is going to do anything.

    #862257 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    I’d be shocked if any of this happened, lol

    #862261 Reply

    He has not been hurt by the dogs. Having an adult contact the neighbors would be the best idea. Calling the police should be the last step. It will destroy the relationship with the neighbors.

    He said he told their son. Somehow I doubt the message was received.

    #862268 Reply
    SkyblossomSkyblossom
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    If the dogs are chasing children then something needs to be done sooner than later. That’s why I asked who else is being chased. It’s best to talk to the neighbors but are they approachable? It’s not like numbers are in the phone book anymore. They have large dogs in the front yard so you can’t just walk up and knock on the door. That makes it difficult to talk to them. If large dogs are menacing children then the police should be called. If Hunter can avoid the situation by going around I think he should do that. But, even if he can go around and avoid the situation, if the dogs are chasing someone more vulnerable then the police should be called.

    #862270 Reply
    avatarsaneinca
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    Hunter has many options other than what he is contemplating (shooting docs).

    Are the dogs chasing only him and no one else in the neighborhood ? If so why ? Is he provoking them deliberately ?

    Has he tried talking to his grandmother ? tell her he cannot help her if the dogs are chasing him ? Tried to get introduced to the dogs so they will not attack him ?

    Of course his brain tells him to do the wrong thing every time. He is wired that way. And he has no intention of listening to anyone who can advise better.

    #862271 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    “ If the dogs are chasing children then something needs to be done sooner than later.”

    IF this is happening, on this planet, and anyone is really in danger, an adult should speak with the dogs’ owners or, if the adult is afraid to do so, the adult should call the police. Wouldn’t that already have happened if anyone were in danger? Why hasn’t Hunter’s mom or grandma done so? Oh, probably the same reason they didn’t go down to the youth center. Because this is all BS.

    #862280 Reply
    avatarMiss MJ
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    I mean, it’s entirely plausible to me that Hunter lives in a semi-rural/suburban-ish area and his neighbors don’t have fences or restrain their dogs and that those dogs are big, loud and aggressive as they defend their yard. This isn’t uncommon in non-urban areas. That is what Animal Control is for and why they should be called. It’d be nice if Hunter‘s adults would take care of this, but it sounds like they’re at full capacity. So, for fucks sake, Hunter, call the animal control number. Let them handle it. They’re not gonna take the dogs and euthanize them. They’ll likely issue a warning, or make the owners pay a fine. Problem solved. And for frak’s sake DO NOT do something stupid like try to shoot the dogs. Jeez.

    #862283 Reply

    The dogs are in all likelihood behind a fence, but that detail negates the issue, so Hunter left it out.

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