My dog is dog aggressive. I know this and know I need to get her training to deal with it, but right now we are still economically recovering from DHs layoff. Our dog runs free, but she stays on her own property and usually is accompanied. She is off leash, but I am usually in the area. For five years this has been fine. The neighbor had an older dog that stayed on her side of a ravine. They would bark at each other and go back to their own houses content that they had defended their territory. But, they got a puppy. A large black lab. He is a nice dog, he really is, but he likes to wander. For the first year he joined in the barking at the property edge ritual. But recently the two dogs have been venturing farther and farther over into our property. It's ten acres so there is lots of room here. For the last few weeks it has been a serious problem. They come over all of the time and then if my dog tries to get aggressive they team up and attack her. DH says we don't want to have to leash our dog so we can't tell them they have to leash theirs. And it is usually our dog that starts the aggression. But, it is OUR yard. I think she is entitled. And they are ganging up on her. Today was by far the worst. It got dangerous for me and the kids and something needs to be done now. So, who has to do "something" first?