What I was trying to say in the post is that we have patched every hole we have found. If we are outside with him he will not do anything. He walks to the center of the yard and sits down and stares at us, he wont go to the bathroom, he wont play he just stares at us. As far as walking on a leash, we live in the county, in a very wooded area, so the leash means "go". We are also teaching that the leash is the only way out of the yard. My concern is weather the strangers are baiting the dog. Being from the boonies, where you may know your i mediate neighbors cars, you don't really know anybody else. somebody from the main road, three driveways down was able to recognize our vehicle and my dog (who is only outside due to being a high energy breed that doesn't take well to being locked inside 9 hours +) He only tries to get out (paces like a madman) between 7:30 and 10:00. I was wondering if anybody had heard of any operation like this, and if there is a way to break the "habit".