We live out in the country in the middle of a farm...actually the neighbor's farm surrounds our property, but their house is about 1/4 mile down the road. There are no houses close by. We had no large predator problems (well, except hawks lately) as there is no cover around here. Then they got a dog down the road. They were keeping him tied up in the yard, but lately I have seen him down by the pond, and getting bolder, moving every closer to my chickens. Trouble is, until he is very close to my chickens, he is literally on his own property, so there's nothing I can really say about that. Then tonight, my son almost wiped out his car coming up over the hill (we live on one hill, the neighbors on another) and there was the dog in the middle of the road. I don't want to 'start something' with these people. They are older and we have always been on friendly terms with them in the 13 yrs we've lived here. We have two dogs and they always go outside on very long cables that gives them the run of much of the backyard, then they come back in. What's the best way to deal with this?