Seeking help desperately
My next door neighbor has 2 pit bull mix dogs. Based on my non-professional opinion and their history, one of the dogs would be considered a very aggressive dog. A pit bull forum seems like a great resource to get info.
Can you please help me find and suggest to the dog owner a more suitable home in the Austin, TX area for these dogs or direct me to someone else that may be able to assist me before the dogs harm someone else (the dogs killed her other neighbor's dog & injured a 3 year old child)?
I am terrified of my neighbor's aggressive dogs for myself, my family, and my neighbors.
Based on conversations with my next door neighbor, she has a deep love for rescuing dogs; however, she is not physically capable caring for these dogs. Also my neighbor is away from her home 12-16 hours a day (she volunteers), and lives in a congested area. And worse, she believes that her dogs pose no danger to the neighborhood. Sometimes, she cannot get her dogs out of her backyard for her grand kids to play there. The dogs have free reign of her house and fenced backyard, but as you know, this is not enough exercise for these dogs. The dogs charge and attack (scratch) the common fence at the slightest noise. At the dog owner's suggestion, my wife and I tried to work with the dogs by throwing the dogs treats since moving into our new home; however, the dogs have only gotten more aggressive. I get high enough that the dogs can see me from my side of the fence, but they still continue to show aggression while throwing treats to them. Also, I have witnessed the dogs bark scratch (attempting to get out of their backyard) to reach middle school kids (with no parents) that are walking home from school.
To convey my extensive animal (and dog) experience, I have lived with a variety of dogs in my lifetime and lived next to other dogs. I like to jog and was able to successfully train my girlfriend's (now wife) Akita mix dog to jog with me with no apprehension of controlling it. It should be noted that I grew up on a farm and rode horses in a forest near Yellowstone National Park as the lead horseman. We currently have no dog in our home.
One of the dog is the pack leader and main aggressor. It is unknown if the less aggressive dog would be less aggressive if the other dog no longer lived there.
Also, a 4 year old child lives in my house, and loves our small backyard. Only a fence separates these aggressive dogs from my child's play area. No child deserves to live directly next to these dogs.
Thanks for all constructive feedback.