Well I've obviously left out or not stressed areas enough, because you are all assuming wrong.
We didn't know he had baits out ever. They said they LOVED the dogs being there since they just lost theirs due to old age. And they were being trained to stay in their own boundary and were until 2 little girls visited for 2 weeks up there and they started calling them over to play with them. So we had the problem sorted until these little girls wanted to play with them.
We are not negligent owners what so ever. So please dont assume that.
I dont remember ever mentioning using barbed wire to fence them in... I dont know where you got that from. Although we do have a cow and needs to be fenced in with barbed wire so yes the fences are barbed wire and had the bottom level of wire customly lifted so the dogs can run under there without going near wire.
We got the new puppy and the first thing we did was put chicken wire on all the fences so they cant get out. It works well with the barbed wire, you can lean against it without getting pricked. All up it cost $700.
We trained Guido and his brother Rocco to get on with the cow so the cow is no risk to them. They sit together while Honey, the cow grazes. And don't worry they are ALWAYS supervised while outside.
So now we have Mario, he is the new pup. His 7 weeks old and has already learnt his name and learnt how to sit. his currently being taught to walk on the lead.
We have a set of stairs in the house towards to kitchen that we have put rubber grip on for him so he can get up the stairs. (there are only two steps) and we have a blanket folded at the bottom on the stairs in case he does have a tumble but that hasnt happened yet *thumbs up*
Rocco is super happy now. And is teaching him all kinds of things. So far Rocco has taught him to scratch the front door when he wants to go outside. And Mario has started to pick up exactly how Rocco barks which is more like a Meow. Its so sweet they are getting on really well.