Suzzete, I couldn't have said it better!! , I too have only just found this extremely informative thread,....Sooo grateful to find it as I have been doing research about the best time to spay Millie, she is only 5.1/2 mths and hasn't had first season yet, I certainly know when she will be spayed now though....not until after second season, she is a little "naughty pickle" and I certainly dont want her stuck in that mode ..... and now though I will be searching for best way of spaying, Traditional or Keyhole?....but that is for another threadSuzette wrote:I just came across this thread and want to thank Nettle SO much for writing this. Thanks to all the information I've gleaned during my time on the forum, I know that I'm going to wait until Piper's gone through at least one heat cycle, if not two, before spaying. I have to admit, the thought was daunting to me since I've never had one of my female dogs go through a heat cycle. Now I know just what to expect and how to handle each stage of this process. Again, thank you Nettle, this information is invaluable to me.
Piki, I'm so sorry for what your neighbor is putting you through. I understand your not wanted to call animal control - afterall, the dog is just being a dog. It's his owner's responsibility to keep him properly contained at all times. However, my mother had a very similar situation several years ago. In utter frustration after months of her dog being terrorized, she did end up calling animal control on the neighbor's dog (my mom's dog often couldn't even get outside to potty because this dog was always in her yard. Her dog was spayed, so it wasn't a mating issue, just an aggression issue the other dog had with my mother's dog). In the end, the guy had to pay to get his dog back from animal control and that ended the dog's running. After that, the neighbor kept his dog under control a lot better. Sometimes if you can't use reason, hitting them in the wallet will get the job done.
Anyway, I hope you find a solution soon. Poor Evee and poor you.
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