I need some advice. I have recently installed a dog flap in my back door so that when I am in work shadow can go out into the back yard if she wants, rather than stay locked in my stuffy kitchen. I come home every lunch time to see her, but its for the times when I'm not there. (My garden is completely enclosed, by a 3-5ft wall all round, and I've tried as best as I can to amke it completely puppy proof.) Yesterday I was talking to my next door neighbour who says she said that every day, her and her little boy play with shadow?? The little boy was quite happy to say that he throws a ball for her, and his mom says if she ever see shadows water bowl is empty she fills it with her hose pipe (I fill shadows outside bowl with fresh water ever day, but she has this annoying habit of picking up her outside water bowl and spilling the contents everywhere!!) I have no problem with her looking over the wall and giving her water. They were havin a bbq at the time I was speaking to her and she said why dont I pop over the wall and then bring shadow over to see the kids. Ok I thought, so I clambered over te wall, quite some effort i must say, and my partner passed shadow over to me. She had a little run around, the kids all had a stroke of her, then she started going in the house, getting a bit excited, and the people at the bbq wanted to chuck her in the paddling pool! I was like "no way, time to go", I said my goodbye's and politely left. My problem is, that my next door neighbour has offered to look after shadow when I'm in work. Thing is I'm really not comfortable doing this, shadow is still quite nippy and she has 2 small children, and I'm concerned she'll bite them, not nastily, but playfully, but it still hurts. I told my neighbour this and she was like "dont worry, thats not a problem, we wont mind that", also shadow is still only 11 weeks, and she still has a condition that the vets still haven't been able to diagnose (see my previous posts), also we all have different ways of training dogs, and I wont be able to control what is going on if my neighbour is dog sitting her. My worry is that although I have told my neighbour, "no its ok, shadow will be fine for the moment, maybe when she's a bit older" I'm worried she's going to climb over the wall and take her, to look after her anyway, then just put her back once I'm due home from work. My next door neighbours sister-in-law has already told me (somewhat jokingly, though I cant be sure) "you better watch out, she may not be here when you come home, cos I'm gona steal her cos she's sooo beautiful!". What can I do?