the dog forum, nevermind I will tell you here. First off if you live within the city limits most towns have ordinances against barking dogs if it is excessive like all day all night sort of thing.
That is not your problem or at least not the most important one. I can tell you from experience with dealing with people like this the outcome is not very good. In order to "prove" it if say he did poison your dog someone has to see him actually do it, a threat to do it is not enough. Been there done that lost 4 dogs over a period of 8 yrs due to a neighbor and nothing could be done.
Now this is the part you are really not going to like and I am terribly sorry for having to tell you this.
I told you on the other forum about Seiko my doberman, what I didn't tell you is we had neighborhood kids around the ages of 10-12 that loved to tease him relentlessly, it got to the point he would run the fence and go nuts over any kid in that age group and it became a major liability on my part as he was fully capable of going over the fence if he chose to. Now we are talking about a dog that my daughter could put in a down / stay with hand signals when she was 3, a dog that had been through advanced obedience and was the perfect companion/family member but due to the teasing his behavior became unpredictable and dangerous. I opted to give him up as opposed to him getting out and attacking a kid, don't ever think Duke won't do it because he is still a dog and if measures aren't taken to prevent it now he will.
While I worked as a police officer I often doubled as animal control on weekends when the regular animal control officer was off duty, I dealt with a fair share of dogs that were wonderful family pets to their owners but were not so nice when it came to strangers or people they felt were a threat( Jack)
One morning as I went to work I got to the dept and was told another officer was out on a vicious dog call..2 rotties had managed to get out of their fenced yard and had a child treed, another kid was bitten numerous of times trying to prevent them from attacking a younger child needless to say when the officer arrived and called at the dogs they turned and came at him in a threatening manner..he shot them both. The owners were very upset and threatened to sue the department however, since this took place in a well populated area and many people seen the whole thing they did not have a case. This is only one instance I have been involved in many more. I am a dog lover, I own them always have always will and yes it is heartbreaking when you are put in a position to make horrible choices but this is the reality of things. If something isn't done and Duke gets out of the yard and attacks someone YOU will be responsible for all medical bills, personal law suits filed against you and fines etc. Not to mention the possibility of your dog being euthanized because it will be declared a vicious animal. And last but not least the emotional trauma and devastation if it did happen and a child was seriously injured or killed.
Like I said I am terribly sorry but as someone with a lot of experience I feel you need to know exactly what is at stake here.
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne