Dog's in the Yard
Just for the record - I have known, owned, and loved dogs. When I was a kid on the farm, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Even hung around with an Oregon State vet; attended a meeting of "future vets;" and went with him to help inspect livestock on other farms.
I read the book and watched every episode of "All Things Great and Small" and the reruns for years. That came much later, after I'd learned that vets have to work with sick and injured animals! I realized that I didn't have what it takes to be a vet.
I have never taken the SHSSSS approach (shoot, shovel, and shut up) in dealing with the neighbors' pets even tho' I'd have been practically driven to it. As far as I'm concerned, I have been driven to it and way, way down the road past it many, many times.
There are new "puppies" on both sides of my yard now. My blood pressure is going up just reporting that. How 'bout your neighborhood? This is no thread for the defense of canine marauders!