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When the two get together what happens?
How is your girl with other dogs in general?
Thank you for that information. So I would assume you can expect a problem if the neighbor's dog is not kept contained.
I would write up a letter to the owner explaining the situation and your fears of what could happen. Maybe the two of you could work out a time schedule to use the garden.
I am not sure what your dog laws are there, but I would check into that as well. It may not be okay to allow a dog to run loose.
I would also make sure you have a good recall on your dog so it comes the moment you call the name. If that does not happen now then it is time to practice and retrain.
I might also get the names of a few good trainers in your area and see if the neighbor is interest in using one of them since it seems she does not have control of her dog.
At least if you have something in an email or a text message of your concern for her dog running into your garden you are somewhat protected if something does happen. But again you would have to go over your leash laws in your country.
It is possible that she will come to put the dog in it's place and the dog will not persist which then would have peace between them. It may take a couple of months since she has been the only dog for such a long time. You can have your dog on leash outside while sitting with you and give her something special such as small pieces of chicken or hot dog when they have their dog out so your dogs begins to associate good things happening to her when the other dog is out.
I would try that with the daily training and any good behavior your dog shows should be rewarded.
Was that your Baby in the picture?