My dog bit my neighbour for coming too close to me (in the dog's opinion). We bought a muzzle and a Caution harness and

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Customer: my dog bit my neighbour for coming too close to me (in the dog's opinion). We bought a muzzle and a Caution harness and leash and thought it was over. Now, 2 weeks later, he texted us saying he wants $500 for the day he had to take off work and medications. How do I respond? We are in Burnaby BC and my dog has not been deemed "dangerous" or "vicious"
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Burnaby BC Canada
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We have muzzled thae dog everytime we take him out and keep him on a very short leash for walks now. He also now wears a bright red harness that reads Caution
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I was attacked in the courtyard of the building last summer and my dog has been extra protective of me ever since. He is not a 'bully breed'. We were in the hallway of our apartment building in front of my door when my neighbour walked by and Nico, even though I had him on a 6 inch leash, barked and lunged when he passed by us and pulled me forward. He barked warnings even as he approached us. Thanks
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James Macdonnell, Expert

Can you advise what the question is that you need answering? I presume that what you want to know is whether or not you would have to pay this individual the $500, correct?
Customer
Hi James, Yes, should I just go ahead and pay him? or should I ask him to justify the mount he asked for (ie: his paystub, receipt for the antibiotics) like getting a receipt for my money? And would you suggest I have a 'contract' of some kind that says he can't ask for more in the future?
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This was the conversation between my husband and SB. BTW - Nico did not attack him in the prior incident he mentions. We had just gotten off the elevator and SB surprised Nico coming around the corner, which lead to a lot of barking and jumping. Nico does not like or trust this man, but I can see why. He doesn't like or trust Nico either.
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I would question the cost the person is asking for. And yes if you do decide to pay this individual you need an agreement signed that says they will not pursue any claims against you.
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Thank you - you have been very helpful. Ca***** *****
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You’re welcome!
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