All right, for those who don't know this, I'm renting a room in a condo with a "friend" for the moment. Recently, the unit across from mine had been unoccupied. Well, I got woke up one morning from this large clutter of footsteps and scrapes, only to find this old black guy with two quasi junkyard looking dogs unlocking the door. Well, trying to be neighborly, I introduce myself, only to find Fido & Muttly(Nor their real names, who the hell cares at this point in time!) take exception to this to say the least by yapping. I mention that I hope they're not like that all the time since I'm afraid of dogs. He informs me they're only that way to be protective of him. So I forgot him for the moment. Well let me tell you; that following week found lots of discoveries. One, not only did the puppies do all their barking at mine or anyone else in my unit's slight indication from behind their door,but they also accosted me when i came home from a late shift. Two, in additition, one of the puppies was tied for the moment to the railing in the common area while the old guy was getting ready to walk them, when it was my day off & had to run errands. I walked cautiously to the stairwell, & had misjudged the slack of leash the guy left only to almost go ass over tea kettle when bowser bently jumped at me. three, I came later on in that day with one stop at my storage space to pick something to aid me in this li'l dilemna. Well, the guy was on the stoop, with the puppies. So, I politely say "Hi" as I saw the dogs sitting next to him. The guy noticed my watching and asked"why're you standing there? I promise you they won't do anything." So I had to assume he was in earest & proceeded to take one step up the stoop, only to find the dogs take a snap at me. I was like, "Hey! what about what you said??!" His response, guffawing was "Well, I said I promised, I didn't say they promised!" "That's about what I figured." I said solemnly, & pulled out of my office bag a small black hand held device & pressed the button, only to find the doggies who previously one second were accosting me with barks, growling, & just plain nasty dispostion, were now shutting up & backing off, to the surprise & outrage of the guy. "What the hell's that thing?!" The guy asked. "Simple. It's a dog chaser/pacifier. It sends out a mild signal that only dogs & cats can hear. I use when I rollerblade to keep pesky li'l dogs from accosting me." "Well, don't you use that on my dogs!" He said, angrily. "They was just havin' fun!" "Yeah, reeaal funny!" I retorted. "Not only do they accost me when I come home at night from a late shift from work, but I damn near broke my ankle trying to slip past the german shepherd & he barked at me." The guy was faltering, trying to find an excuse for their behavior, "Well, they don't know you!" he attempted. "It doesn't excuse their behavior, and you know it." "I could report you to the community corporation for using that thing on my animals" he bluffed, "that's cruelty to animals, you know." "The way I look at it, self defense. And this thing, as you so kindly put it, is legal in every state." I responded. "And if you wanna talk about reporting something, I could report you to Animal Control for harboring dangerous animals, & failing to control them." After that, I walked upstairs to my condo & haven't heard hide nor hair of the guy. I dunno, I know I didn't break any laws by using the Dog chaser on the pooches, but what does the consensus here think? Was I justified? Did the guy have a right to compain even after he pulled that "I promised, they didn't split hair " thing? And by the way, the dog chaser, doesn't emit a powerful enough sound to hurt the dogs ears, just barely enough to stop & make them think.