While living in Sask I had doofus neighbours on one side and behind me, (the ones beside us were originaly friends the the wife was a little manic and turned on us for reasons unknown). Then the neighbours on the other side of us had to move to the city because the missus was gravely ill. The idiots who bought the place converted the 3 car garage into a kennel and raised german shepherds. Of course the kennel part faced our place and the friggin dogs barked all day while they were at work.
He came over one day and mentioned that our fenceline was a little askew and was well on his property. Well you moron, if you had two brain cells to rub together you would realise IT'S YOUR BLOODY FENCE, PUT THERE BY THE GUY YOU BOUGHT THE PLACE FROM,
simpleton. He comes over again and says his wife wants to bring her horses and they need a fence, so I retort, "and you're telling me this why?" Another day he's out on the grid surveying the property line so I go to investigate, nosey that I am. "I rented a transom (sic) and thought I would sight in where to put the fence". I asked him why he didn't rent the rest of the boat, but long before this I realised his oil didn't quite reach his dipstick and sarcasm went far over his head. I suggested he hire a surveyor. Friends who had bought his old property knew he was looking for a sucker so we already had the heads up when he came to ask for our help with the $2500 bill. Sorry dude, you want horses, and 3 miles of fence, fill your boots, but we ain't payin'.
I think the dog barking was his retaliation, he even let them loose to run on our property. The by-laws only ask that if you shoot a neighbour's dog that you try
to contact them. Though I was tempted, and even urged by my wife, I couldn't bring myself to shoot them, they were just too darned friendly. But my job required me to operate some very, very noisy equipment, equipment I brought as close to their house as legally possible at 7 in the morning and 11 at night. Whew, now I feel better.
BTW, most cities require neighbours to share the cost of mutual fences, but only up to the cost of a chain link, if buddy wants to put in a cedar good neighbour fence the rest is on him. There is no such requirement in rural areas to my knowledge.