Karen, that's really scary. I'm glad your bullies are okay but i can imagine how frightening that must've been for you and for them! I'm assuming you don't have a gate or a fence? If that's the case then best to have the bullies on-leash with you at all times that they are outside. My front yard is not fenced and i cannot have mine loose in that part, but the backyard is so they have free reign to roam as they like.