There is this dog on my way to school. It is enclosed in a fence but it is very aggressive and lunges and barks at me every time I pass it. Normally I wouldn't mind a barking dog, but I have to walk on that road six times a day. Every time before I pass that place, I have to get mentally ready for the menacing dog, and I gotta do it six times a day. And I usually go back to school (university) at 7 pm and walk back home at around 11 pm or 12 am, just imagine it when the dog barks and lunges at me in total darkness. it has persisted for some time now since I moved into the neighborhood. My question is, can I call the police or animal control if it is going to persist into future? What annoys me the most is that I always walk on the sidewalk. The sidewalk is not a part of their property, and I never trespass on their property. But the dog still menaces me when I pass by. Funny thing is the property belongs to a Lutheran school affiliated with a church next to it, and the dog is nothing like the peaceful church people there. For any of you who calls me a wimp, I grow up in an urban area without dogs. My mom hates anything furry (except me), so she insisted that we should not have dogs at home. And I don't think anyone would be happy if a dog lunges at you whenever you pass it, six times a day, especially in dark night. Thanks for any advice.