Here's the short and sweet version: Just bought a house: Doing some work on it right now: Move in at the end of the month: Subdivision in the county so no leash laws and dogs pretty much run free. One neigher has a pit bull and a rottweiler. They both came up in my yard the other day and were fine. The owner has told me that they are "sweet" and "would never hurt anyone". However, my wife weighs 100lbs. and this rottweiler has to weigh at least 120+. Also, I have a little girl on the way (Oct. 20) and in a couple of years she will be wanting to play in the yard. Obviously either dog could severly injure or kill my wife and/or daughter. I am thinking I need to start conditioning these dogs NOW so they will get the picture that they are not welcome in my yard. I have thought about an electric fence but I don't really want a wire running around my yard, and I will run the risk of my little girl touching it. I'm thinking I will mention my concern to the owner the next time I see him, but I doubt they will build a fence or tie the dogs up just b/c of my concern, especially since they have been roaming free for so long. I know some of you have small children. I already feel the need to protect my daughter and she isn't even here yet, so I'm sure that feeling will be multiplied once she is here. I want her to be able to play in her yard without the fear of these dogs. Any advice or ideas?