My dogs are usually pretty quiet except for when someone walks up our driveway or they get super excited when we get home. However, being school holidays, the kids in our street are home. In one house, the teenaged son let their dog out the front and play fetch on the street with a noisy plastic toy and the dog runs on our driveway sometimes. Another house has 2 young boys, aged about 5 and 6, and they kick a soccer ball around in the street (quiet cul-de-sac) and it often comes up our driveway and even hits our roller door. In these instances my dog barks a lot. As soon as they go away / inside, shes quiet. I don't scold her unless she's going to wake my daughter up, because I think, it's not my fault or her fault that someone else is on our property and she's allowed to defend our property. If the neighbours don't like my barking dog, play in your own backyard like we do. Do you think this is the wrong attitude to have? I know it probably p!sses the non-offending neighbours off and I know two wrongs don't make a right, but if they weren't being annoying in the first place then my dog wouldn't bark. I just want to hear what others think about my way of thinking.