A neighbor in our court lets her little white prissy fru fru dog loose constantly. That dog comes by my side fence and is always barking at my dogs. She barks and growls at me when I am working in my front yard. She came onto my porch as I was leaving and barked and growled. She does this to all of the neighbors. We (the neighbors) have called animal control many times when it proved that talking to them wouldn't help. (non English speaking, supposedly) The dog has been bailed out of dog jail (as well as their cat which is producing babies all over the court) many times. The cops AND the animal control have spoken to her about this.
A few of us who have dogs usually tether them somewhere in the front of our yards when we are outside working on our yards, washing the cars or just outside in general.
I had my smallest dog "Sooty" (coyote/lab mix) tethered with a cable that reached to the edge of my property, minus two feet.
This little fru fru came over barking like crazy. My dog was laying down, turned her head to see what that was and just stared at it, while still laying down.
Well...that thing came onto the lawn, a little too close and my dog went after it. She went with such force she broke the lead on the cable. I immediately turned and went after her. She chased that dog onto her own porch and got into a position of attack.
Luckily she is on voice command. As soon as I told her to "get over here" she retreated.
The owner of fru fru came out and screamed at me (in perfect English) that I should have my dog on a leash. That this is my fault and that I'm lucky my dog didn't bite hers, that she is going to sue me for scaring her.
I asked my co workers and they said I was liable because she broke the leash.