I've found myself in a position that I'm not totally positive on how to handle it. It's a little long, so sorry in advance for that. My family just picked up another dog yesterday. He's the most wonderful, well behaved, mild mannered, loving and affectionate dog (and obedient too) you could ever ask for. He's a 1 year old lab, 100% lab with nothing else in him (you'll see where I'm going with this in a minute). Today husband and I were in and out of the house because we're slowly moving things to our other house. We had our oldest lab (2 yrs old) on an above head run, and since our newest lab doesn't take off, we let him out to play with the other dog and entertain my daughter. Let me back up a minute to give you more history. I was in the post office earlier to pick up the mail and the neighbor came in as well. She was the rudest, nastiest person to me and actually tried to shove me into a wall! (This is the same neighbor that left a voice mail on my phone in November threatening to kill my oldest dog, and that also stole another neighbor's dog and took it out of province to get rid of it). Anyway, husband and I were in and out of the house all afternoon. The newest dog, at the encouragement of my daughter, decided to take a stroll on the road (maybe 2 cars/day total on the road). husband and I were literally carrying a sofa out to the truck and were just about at the back door when we heard my daughter start bawling and going hysterical. It turns out that this wonderful neighbor had decided to threaten my 4 year old child! Yup, THREATEN HER! She threatened to kill the newest dog, or getting rid of him so that my daughter will never again see him (my daughter is very attached to both the dogs). Damage control. I literally saw red and told husband to hold me or I'd go over and beat the bejesus out of this broad. Fortunately for me, not only did he hold me back from going out and beating on this insensitive b****, he also suggested to me to call the police. I did. About 10 minutes later, the police are knocking on my door wanting to see my dangerous pitbull. They also said that my pitbull had scared my neighbor and she was fearful for her life. Yeah, she's referring to a purebred lab as a pitbull? And he's so fierce that he'll lick your face all day if you let him. I got to talking to the officer, which ironically is the same officer that dealt with my daughter and the sexual assault file. He's become extremely protective of my daughter, and was very happy to hear how everything is going with everything that I'm doing for her. He's even noticed a huge change in her now. Anyway, back on topic again, he was telling my daughter and I to be careful of the neighbor because she's a "bad person." He pulled me aside and explained to me that she's got a long rap as does her husband. Between the both of them, their rap sheets with the police range from public mischief charges, dog napping all the way up to attempted murder! Thank God my daughter didn't hear that. I've assured my daughter that nothing will happen to the dogs (we're attempting to finish moving by the end of the weekend), but she's still terrified that we'll come home one day and the dogs with either be dead on the door step (which she threatened to my daughter), or will be gone forever. I've promised her that I wouldn't let anything happen to anyone (even getting things lined up to get a restraining order on her ... oh I forgot to mention that she claims she's not responsible for her actions because, you'll like this, she's pregnant! UGH!). I don't know what else I can do/say to make my daughter feel secure again that nothing is going to happen to the dogs (even though I'm afraid that something might if we stay here much longer). Things were going so well until this. I sure hope she feels like a woman now that she's decided to pick on a 4 year old rather than do the mature thing and talk about her "problem" with either husband or I!