Canonsburg, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Is my dog protected if he goes after and/or bites my neighbors who keep jumping my fence?

Adults and kids keep entering my yard, either by jumping the fence or by entering the gates, without my permission and despite me telling them several times to stop doing it. I am worried that my dog will, at some point, take issue with strangers coming into the yard. I have me telling them on video, and we also have it in writing with acknowledgement.

I want my dog to be protected, and ultimately I want it to stop.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If they are bitten within the confines of your yard, then that is on them. I suggest a couple of no trespassing signs and beware of dog sigsns.

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