I can totally understand it. Every single time I go outside the filthy pieces of crap coming running out of the house and bark incessantly for hours on end and the owners do absolutely nothing about it. Yes, I understand and this OP needs to look at the cause because he's the one that can stop this.
[QUOTE=Elaine;2632957]If your neighbors are on their own property, they have every right to be there and not have your dogs yapping at them and if you not only allow this, but encourage it, they don't see any end in sight to this other than killing your dogs. Your choice. Shut your dogs up or they kill them.[/
O.K. sometimes posts in written word can seem a little forethright w/o the tone a voice/emotion can lend to how advice might sound. And perhaps taking a matter of fact approach such as this to "knock some sense" into the OP, as a dog lover and not wanting to hear about some tragedy because of...but come on...a little more care and compassion.
There is nothing regarding hours of harrassment to the Blanketbacks neighbours...and charging a fence to give a little what for when the neighbours are out does not constitute grounds for such anger as to poison a dog. Everybody has a threshold and w/o calling AC or writing a letter to the offensive party, talking to etc. and w/o a back story...then Your posts are biased, it is based on assumption re: your personal exp. as to why the OP has control.
Much like any criminal act against human or animal, this is not an act of how to deal with nuisance behaviour. This is cruelty, CONTROL...This the act of physcopathic behaviour and these type people have no remorse for their actions. The dogs could be saints and not make a peep, and this could still happen....there are plenty of stories in the news of unprovoked assaults on animals.
SO to the issue at hand. Setting up a camera, may help catch the person responsible, but will not prevent and/or protect...You can post surveillance signs as a deterent, but a baliklava solves that problem...
I think motion detected flood lights may be more in order...people are less likely to mess around when there's a spot light on them, also would alert you. Just a thought.
Hope your doggie is well.
Side Note: In case of potential poisoning...have activated charcoal on hand. L/U dosing...but right after enducing vomiting, this will get into the gut and absborb toxins before entering the blood stream...Also, having slippery elm on hand in case of burns to internals pathways, to help heal and sooth