Re: [gardeners] Re:Fence, or something?

Kathy Kennedy (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 21:45:40 -0600

This is exactly what I was going to suggest, too.  A box of Milkbones per
month (or so) is way cheaper than changing the fence.  ...Say the dog's
name, and tell him "It's okay" the way you would talk to your own dog if a
long-lost friend drove into your driveway.  Dogs believe this.  (Works
great when you're on your bicycle, too.)

Even cheaper than Milkbones is Brand X dog treats.

This dog is your neighbor, get on his good side.

--Kathy K, mid-Missouri, next door to 2 big black labs.

> From: bsk <>
> That is exactly what I was going to suggest! It should be nice for the
owners also.
> If they worry at all about the noise their pet makes they should love
anything that
> would keep him from barking!
>     Something to prevent him from viewing you is a nice idea but they
would just
> hear you over on your side and go nuts. Most animals love attention and
if the
> owners are gone much the dogs may not be getting enough loving. (Can they
ever get
> enough?) LOL
> bsk
> --------------------------------------------------------
> George Shirley wrote:
> > It's been my experience that the dog will continue to bark at you even
behind a
> > fence such as you describe. Our next door neighbors dog would bark at
me the
> > same way. I got permission from the neighbors to make friends with it
and begin
> > to talk to it through the fence and give it the occasional dog treat
(we have a
> > dog too). After a bit it would just come up to the fence to be greeted
and then
> > go on about its business. Worked for me, may work for you, depends on
> > territorial the dog is.
> >
> > George