And to clarify, my dogs are inside dogs that go outside to potty. USUALLY I go out with them (on a leash of the chickens are roaming) and they come back in with me. The only times they are left outside alone is when they go too deep into the woods and aren't back when it's time to go in. In these cases, I call them every few minutes until they're back inside... I don't out them out and leave them to do whatever they please... Not that it is relevant to her paying for the damage caused by her dogs but I hate the idea of someone thinking I'm some sort of irresponsible pet owner... My dogs are well trained and cared for and very loved.