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post #12 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 11:10 PM
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Sucky neighbors suck, but try to remember you can only be responsible for yourself and your own dogs. As much as you'd like your neighbors and their dog to change their behaviors, you will only frustrate yourself by trying to change things that are beyond your control.

It sounds like the pittie girl is more fearful than truly aggressive, and that she possibly has learned, in this short time, that she can frighten off your dogs (without risking physical danger to herself) with the fence fighting. I'm basing this on your comment about her doing nothing at first, until your dogs barked at her. It sounds like she reacted initially to your dogs barking at her, and has been learning important lessons daily since then. Since you can't control what she learns from her encounters with your dogs, I think your best bet is to try to keep her and your dogs from interacting at all. Control the environment. For your dogs as much as hers. So yeah, that means your dogs are on leash every single time they go outdoors.
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