For awhile now a black Labrador Retriever from a few houses down has been visiting my yard and the yards around my house. He is a friendly fella for the most part and his visits in the past were rare. He is in tact and as of late, I think his visits have more of a purpose then just saying "hello" to me or my dogs. Carsten my little boy (now 16 months old) is still intact. My back yard is fenced in and he is never out of his yard without me. The Lab has been coming and peeing all over the fence and bushes and trees all around the area. This morning my dogs were barking (they don't often do that unless someone is on the porch) so I went to investigate. I saw a lot of little footprints going all over my driveway, up my front steps and around the front yard and circling the trees. I suspected the Lab. I have wonderful neighbor's right next door that have a Pit bull and a nasty Chocolate Lab. They are very good about keeping their dogs contained but I thought I would just ask if one had gotten out. They have a young son that might have opened the gate to the yard. He told me it was the Lab I suspected visiting again. Upon further inspection he had peed on my house in about 20 different places. That didn't make me too happy. Anyway the point of my story was that my BIG MEAN ROTTIE'S were out in the backyard going potty while I was shoveling the patio. The Lab from a few houses away came running around the back through my neighbor's yard into their fenced yard (their gate was open) and up to my back fence (that part is 4 ft. chain link) the rest is privacy. The dog peed on about 10 spots and then seeing my dog watching him, charged the fence. My big brave boy came running to mama and hid behind me, whining. I was so proud. I laughed out loud seeing that. I praised him anyway as I don't want him to be confrontational to anyone. My fear is that soon if this continues he WILL become defensive or protective. He is right at that age now where I suspect he will be "clicking on" so to speak. I know Rottweiler owners all around would have been really embarrassed of their dogs cowardly behavior but I was beaming with pride. After I got done laughing that was. Now, what to do about the Lab without causing neighbor problems? Ugh!