Weeellll, my lovely great pyr pups, that went thru the peacock and chicken killing spree have been doign GREAT with the birds. I did get a shock collar and only had to use it on the girl, and the boy is listening to me alot better. The boy is even beginning to try to "help" round them up at night and stuff. Now...fast forward to my current problem. First let me say I dearly love these dogs, and the boy, Bandit who is a TRUE bandido, is smart as a whip. I taught him to play dead in about five minutes just the other day. He amazes me. They are loving, gentle, are coming around with the poultry, you name it, they are really good dogs. They are just at seven months and littermates. I have a big big chewing problem. They have chewed just about everything, especially the boy, you can think of. Also Bandit is ornery, loves to play, AND he climbs. I get aggravated but I know they are just younguns, and will grow out of it, and have a LOT of chew/play toys for them. The problem started when I got the girl, Sugar spayed last week. So I have keeping her inside a lot, until she heals up. Bandit is lonely and bored without her and has ranged to the neighbors looking for fun. Also the neighbors to the east have a young pyr mix, and they have discovered each other. They also have an older pyr male as well as a lab that has been known to chase livestock, cows, kill chickens etc. My neighbors to the south have an aus shepherd that killed half my flock last year in three different swipes. The neighbors to the north have a german shepherd that as far as I know has never bothered anyone. Well I get a three missed calls by the neighbor with the three dogs yesterday, we are friends, I missed the call as my nephew was in the ER and things were hectic. We are or I thought we were friends or have been anyhow. I call her back this morning and she tells me that Bandit had gone into thier barn and chewed thru the cord of their industrial sander and was tossing it around like a toy. They yelled at him and he ran a ways away and sat and watched her with the neighbors dog to the north, the chicken killer dog. He also brought home a horse head fly net so I KNEW he had been over there and up to no good, the mutt. She was pretty exasperated, I told her about the horse thing and told her I would pay for whatever damages, etc. She said her husband had yet to see the sander, not sure how he would take it. Anyhow, fast forward more to til tonite. The neighbor to the south, who is very gruff and we dont have much contact with (neither does the east neighbor usually), comes flying down our drive in his pickup. Stops and gets much love by two big pyrs. lol Anyhow, he tells us that those two dogs of ours are causing TOO much MISCHIEF. Making his dog misbehave and all the other dogs in the neighborehood misbehave and they had a meeting and one of the dogs perhaps we could handle but we just didnt seem to be able to do well with two. Said the neighbor to the north, him and the neighbors with the three had all discussed this. (The neighbor to the north I am totally puzzled about as I dont think they have ever went that way, but I do realize they go south and east to play with the other dogs.) Anyhow, he has a berm house and the dog was ON THEIR ROOF and it just was NOT acceptable, he is just too mischievious and full of himself. (Why getting on their roof bothered him, I dont know, he didnt say they were digging, just stood there. He has anatolian shepherd and maremma in him and he LOVES getting on any high point as a lookout, I do admit and he climbs like a goat. So I am mad, puzzled, confused, etc. They basically told us to pen them up or get rid of them. I guess them getting along with the neighbors dogs is a BAD thing. We dont have a fence, and cant afford to fence 3 acres. No one else has one either. Mind you one of the neighbors dogs is why I got my dogs in the first place. Also the same one that the guy came roaring in here to tell me how to handle my critters. He was the one that told me to keep my chickens locked up when his dog killed them in MY yard which was not even CLOSE to his. We have a small 8 x 10 kennel for their time-outs, but Sugar can escape from it. She is an escape artist dog. They will NOT go potty in their kennel, poor things almost get to where they hold their legs together and hop. So its not much of an answer. Our dogs are not making theirs do anything other than play with them. I admit Bandit is a problem when he goes in a neighbors barn and destroys property, even if he is thinking he is trying to find something fun to do. I am so aggravated, I just found the neighbors boy's tshirt and that silly Bandit had it here in the yard. I would normally have brought it to her, paid her and laughed it off but now I am ticked. What was this MEETING all about? I mean sheesh. I feel like its going behind my back the way it was done. Anyhow thanks for reading and offering up ideas, its been a horrible week, nephew in hospital, watching grandkid who is also sick, emergency root canal, having to try to keep Sugar locked up because Bandit blindsides her, I would have let her out 24/7 by now normally but they play ROUGH and he doesnt always listen to her when she says "enuff". I was at work when the neighbor came over and my sis took the brunt of everything, she called me crying and saying we had to get rid of the dogs. Me, I am just mad. The only thing he said they did was "be too mischievious". Well gosh. They didnt chase his cows. They didnt hurt or chase the other neighbors chickens, or horses. As far as I know, the only stuff they destroyed belongs to my friend and I thought we could work that out. Gosh my pea flew over there and I told her she could have him, as she enjoys having him around. I gave her a very sweet brahma roo. We talk chickens all the time. I feel betrayed.