I'm having a problem with a loose dog around my house. I'd have posted this in the pests/predators area, but the dog isn't bothering or harassing my chickens, it's bothering the two livestock guardian dogs I have watching over my chickens. Watching the dog, it's relatively obvious it wants to play. It's not aggressive at all, just bows in the classic playful pose, but it's distracting my dogs from their job (or making them work harder by causing them to address him as a potential threat, perhaps) and I'm afraid there's going to be trouble if I don't do something. Either he's going to try to get in with my dogs, or they're going to try and get out. Whenever he's around, my dogs track him along the fence line as a threat, barking incessantly. He just leads them round and round, as though he thinks it's a game. If I go out there, he runs from me, and if I fire the .22 from the back door (not at him, just to make a noise) he runs off too. But he inevitably comes back. Last night, I think he was around most of the night because the dogs barked all night long. Not their serious "you need to come check things" bark, but the "something's out there and I'm letting it know this is my spot" bark. It was out there when I went out to start my morning chores, and it ran off when it saw me. The dog has a collar, and looks well-fed. Problem is, I have no idea who it belongs to, so I wouldn't know which neighbor to contact. I live out in the county, where there's no real animal control, and I don't know about trying to trap it. I'm concerned that anything I use as bait right outside my fence might entice my dogs to try getting out. They're Great Pyrs, a breed already known for their escape abilities. I don't need to give them any incentive to test their boundaries. I know I could SSS the dog, and if it was trying to get to my chickens I probably would. I just don't like the thought of killing someone's pet for just trying to play with my dogs. Any advice?