If my dog bites someone who came onto my property, is it my fault?

The ordinance excludes trespassers on the dog's property, in other words, the animal has a right to defend your home against intruders engaged in unlawful activity. Trespassers do not include anyone engaged in a lawful activity such as postal carriers, meter readers, visitors, or strangers knocking on your door for legitimate purposes. "Trespassers" also, importantly, do not include children running across the property line onto your property to get a ball, etc. In these situations, the animal should be restrained from contact as the owner is responsible for biting, attacks, etc. on their property and the dog could be categorized as vicious or potentially vicious.

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1. Will this apply to dogs who have bitten someone in the past?
2. My neighbor’s dog barks and growls and jumps on the fence. What can I do?
3. My neighbor has a pit bull and it makes me nervous. Is this covered under the ordinance?
4. My animal bit someone who was teasing it. Does this mean it will be categorized as vicious?
5. If my dog bites someone who came onto my property, is it my fault?
6. Is my invisible fence considered proper confinement?
7. What are the consequences if a dog is declared vicious or potentially vicious?
8. My neighbor’s dog has been classified as potentially vicious or vicious. What happens if they don’t follow the requirements?