NORTHBORO (CBS) – A Northboro couple has been ordered to build a higher fence for their dogs after one of them attacked a neighbor.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

A judge told Maggie Harling she and her husband have to double the height of the fence around their West Street home to eight feet and move it back 125 feet from the road.

That’s because neighbors have complained repeatedly about their three Airedale terriers.

Janice Ferenchick told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 she will not walk her dogs down that street.

“The startling effect of having the dogs right against the property was a real problem. Myself, trying to walk by with my dogs, it was far too distressing,” she said.

“I’m very relived by (the judge’s order). I think it’s a tremendous asset to the neighborhood, to have that open as a safe, enjoyable, relaxing place to walk.”

Harling told WBZ she didn’t think the judge’s ruling was fair, but she and her husband will comply.

“It’s absurd. It makes us make fences on our property inside our property,” she said.

“(The dogs) are not dangerous. They are protective of me, but they’re not dangerous.”

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