How to make friends with new puppy pack in our area?

How to make friends with new puppy pack in our area?

Postby asiababy » 21 May 2012, 11:08

We have a new neighbor. He's just got himself three black, male puppies. He only comes in a few times a week, and the puppies stay at the property alone. Right now, they are very cute and I think my dog and I have a chance to become friends with them before they grow up into another aggressive dog pack. They can all get out of the property, so when we take our walk past, they run out and greet us. "Coffee" is really friendly and I managed to have a bonding session with him and my dog this morning, patting both of them calmly for a few minutes. "Cujo" is probably the leader, barks all the time and so far is not willing to come close. "Milo" is quiet and seems to just follow Cujo's lead.

So, does anyone have ideas of how I can best handle this situation? Should I take them little tidbits of fresh chicken and bribe them into friendship? Spend lots of time with them? Train them a bit? Or just take the stance of walking past and staying aloof? Should I also take my kids there daily to get to know them, even when the owner isn't there? (We have to walk past this property to get anywhere in our area, so I'd like to keep everyone safe and harmonious.)
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Re: How to make friends with new puppy pack in our area?

Postby sandman » 21 May 2012, 14:15

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Re: How to make friends with new puppy pack in our area?

Postby TheGingerMan » 21 May 2012, 19:31

Bond with the leader.
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Re: How to make friends with new puppy pack in our area?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 22 May 2012, 01:43

One is named after an evil dog and two are named after brown drinks that promote regularity. Sounds like a bit of a mess. Is it OK for the guy to leave the dogs there and only show up a few times a week? Isn't that a bit irresponsible?
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Re: How to make friends with new puppy pack in our area?

Postby asiababy » 22 May 2012, 22:48

Deuce Dropper wrote:Is it OK for the guy to leave the dogs there and only show up a few times a week? Isn't that a bit irresponsible?


It's common practice where we live. People keep the dogs to protect their property. They put out enough dry food for a few days, and supplement with some leftovers when they are in the area. They leave a gap in the fence so the dogs can go out and about. And of course they can't have just one dog, and two is bad luck, so it's three or more. These puppies the guy has are gorgeous. I spent some time with them again today. I hope I can win them over.
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