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    A new family with a young boy (about 3 years old) have moved in diagonally behind us. Their back corner joins our back corner. The little boy is always outside playing on his own- no parents around and their back glass doors closed.

    The little boy is constantly sticking his hands/feet/toys through a small gap in the fence and stirs our dog up by yelling out to her and waving said hand/foot/toy around. Dh and i have both on numerous occasions asked him not to do this. Our dog goes nuts, not aggressive at all but barks and jumps around and very excited. The dog is usually on the run so cant get close to the boy. While she is in no way aggressive and just wants to play, I do worry she will get jack of being tormented and snap and she has broken off her run before.

    I was talking with our neighbour today (who shares the fence with the boys house) and she was saying the boy stands at the fence calling out to her dog and encouraging her to dig under the fence and go into their yard. Today she watched the little boy stick a broom handle through the fence and poke and tease her dog. She yelled out for him to stop (she was inside looking out the window), he kept going for a bit then came over and tried doing the same to my dog. I was out the back and yelled out to him not to do it, he kept going so i walked over and firmly told him he needs to stop sticking things through the fence because it stirs the dog up and she might get cranky one day. He stood there staring at me for a bit then went to do it again so I repeated myself but a little bit louder.

    I am going to get a fence paling from the hardware stored tomorrow and block the gap so he can't do it. Neighbour and I are also going to go and have a (nice) chat with the boys parent/s and let them know so they are aware (if they aren't already).

    Wwyd in this situation? I feel bad getting up a kid that I don't know from a bar if soap but he is putting himself in possible danger by sticking his arm/leg into a yard with a dog he doesnt know (and yes he knows there is a dog) after being repeatedly told not to do it and why, plus putting the dogs in potential danger- *if* something horrible was to happen, the dogs would suffer the consequences.

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    I think what you plan to do is right, block the gap asap and let the parents know he's teasing the dogs and you're worried he might get hurt. Fingers crossed the parents care enough to try to teach him not to do it rather than expect you to tie the dog up or something. Good luck

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    I think you do need to talk to the parents and block the spot. I feel sorry for the boy sounds like he is lonely and that's why he's annoying the dog.. Hopefully the talk goes well xxx

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    I would talk to the parents. He's being a nuisance and they need to address the situation.

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    I would also make a note of times that you are aware of him stirring up your dog just in case your dog is barking and you get barking dog complaints.

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    I think your plan is spot on. hopefully the parents aren't douches.

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    We had something similar with kids that's would stick their hands through the fence which would cause our dogs to become stirred up. We had a wooden fence & had to put double palings up so they couldn't do that anymore. I was worried one of our dogs would nip at them & I didn't want to put them in that position. Good luck, I hope their parents are understanding

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    I would also make a note of times that you are aware of him stirring up your dog just in case your dog is barking and you get barking dog complaints.
    Oh thats a good point! She is normally very quiet, the only time she barks is when this kid is at the fence and even then its not excessive and she goes quiet as soon as i call her. But will still make a note of it just in case!

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    I would def say something to the parents. Sorry but the kid sounds like a little turd.

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