Paul Wright, mitigating, said Watts called police after neighbours held a knife "to his throat and pinned him to the wall."
Mr Wright told the court: "By the time the police arrived at the address, Mr Watts had managed to negotiate his way out of that position and the neighbours went back to the flat.
"The brunt of his distress was felt by the police because of his view that it was too late, it had been resolved."That 'distress' expressed by him threatening to set a dog on them...
Magistrate David Allen, who chaired a bench of three, told Watts: "We have taken into account your early guilty plea and the remorse you have shown."
The court bill will be deducted from benefits.Because of course you can keep a vicious dog on benefits. What, you believed the progressive press that these people are starving?