I have a problem with a neighbor who walks their small, lapdog without a leash at our apt complex. They have two but one of them is not leashed. I have two medium/large dogs who are 100% leashed and I clean up after them every time.
Well, this dog likes to charge mine. Yesterday, he got too close and got nipped by mine on the head. This morning, I have both of mine on the other side of the yard (about 30 yards) sitting still and we get charged. He charges my big one who grabs him and flings him to the side. My other one just sits and watches. The little guy then cries and runs back to the owner who is running very slowly behind. Owner apologies to me and scolds the little guy and tells him "that's what you get." Neither of mine gives chase. I have them on a very short leash hold. I don't know these neighbors and we rarely speak to them.
I'm frustrated. I can't outrun a charging little dog. I can't kick him. The lease clearly states all dogs must be leashed when outdoors. I don't want to get mine declared vicious because all they're doing is defending themselves. I also don't want this to come down to he said/she said because it seems the larger dog always loses. I have not told management. I do know everyone in the complex always sees me walking both dogs on the leash. Even management has seen it. We've been here almost 3 years and have never had a problem. We've even played with other dogs and kids before.
What should I do? Suggestions?