When I went out to start the car this morning I noticed that Dante was running around the paddock in circles, looking rather aggrivated. I took a look around the corner to see him being chased by a black dog, the dog wasn’t barking or being violent (that I saw, but this had obviously been going on for a while), but he was chasing Dante around and Dante wasn’t very happy about it at all.
I yelled out to the dog as I ran to the shed to find something to throw, all I could find was a tennis ball (I considered a pitch fork but I don’t think I could have thrown it far enough .. I threw the ball and the dog scarpered off onto the next door neighbours (Russell), I stood and watched it was it tried to get back into their fenced off area.
I had to leave for work but Dante was still aggrivated when I left, he was doing laps of the entire paddock at a rapid speed, flared nostrils, breathing heavily. Heath didn’t seem bothered at all.
Dogs around livestock should be fenced in and not allowed to wander around at will to harrass the stock, especially newly castrated alpacas!
This isn’t the first time this has happened (with this dog, and others). This time I found a tennis ball to throw, next time, it’s going to be a brick.
EDIT: Spoke to the neighbour, he says they must have left the gate open, apologised and said he’d try to make sure it wont happen again, we hope.