posted on Jan, 9 2020 @ 01:48 AM
Shooting someones pet for rooting in the garbage? What a scumbag.
None-the-less it's the owners duty to ensure the dogs safety.
My dogs are not let off leash in public unless I have 100% recall.
When at home they're behind fences. Most dogs will not try to escape their territory unless they were bored.
My Rotti's knew the boundaries of their territory & would not cross the line.
My Staffy cross on the other hand loved to explore the neighbourhood given the chance so I built an escape proof enclosure.
My GSD rescue could easily jump our 6' fences so I keep a close eye on him when he's out in the yard until I get to know his tendencies. [I've had him
for 4 months] Protective breeds tend to stay within their territory, unless they're bored from lack of exercise & attention off course.
He goes for a 45 minute trot everyday & we have 2-3 fifteen minute training sessions a day.
He was terribly abused, neglected, chained or stuck in an enclosure for all of his life. He'd had no training & no socialisation, so he doesn't trust
Although he's come a long way in a short time [he's stopped leaping at peoples throats who got too close ... phew] but I'll never be able to take him
off leash in public.
If a dog is an escape artist, build an escape proof enclosure. Mine is paved & 7 foot tall. It's wrapped in shade cloth so he can't climb the cyclone
fencing. [I mainly use it for feeding or when friends visit ] And make sure they get sufficient exercise & mental stimulation.
It's commonsense & taking appropriate measures according to ones dogs nature.