We keep most of our dogs tied. We do have 2 dogs that are loose all the time, but they don't go anywhere. At most, one of them will go across our road to a neighbor's house. This neighbor has 'trained' this dog to do so by giving her cheese and hotdogs when she goes over. Otherwise, the loose dogs stay home. Our neighbor has a male beagle that runs loose all the time. There were 2, I don't know if he's tied one or it got hit by a car. We have had quite a few pups born here that were sired by one of these dogs. Right now we have 2 puppies that are definitely from this dog. Our tied dogs rarely, if ever, get loose. Those pups are about 11 days old. I assume mama will be coming back in season soon. Both the loose dogs are female, one of which is spayed. The other is a young terrier that was in season recently. I just had to run this stupid dog OFF OUR FRONT PORCH. I don't know if he's looking for food or what, but this has got to stop! Dad doesn't want to say anything to the owner of this dog because he doesn't want to 'cause problems', but this is getting ridiculous!! I've told dad that he should shoot, or at least shoot at, this dog to get him away so he hopefully won't come back...he won't. I plan to go and talk to the neighbor and ask him if HE wants to be the one responsible for buying puppy food. We shouldn't have to completely confine OUR dogs because they are in season. We've put the little terrier on a chain, in a rabbit cage, and still this stupid dog comes back. This is the ONLY 'stray' dog (one that is not ours) that is ever here. Once in a while we'll get one that some hunter 'lost' while hunting, but that is very rare. So what would you do?