I’m totally against chaining up dogs myself but given the option of the dog running loose and possibly getting killed [oh, the irony] at least the owner was responsible enough to keep the dog on his own property...for all the good it did him.
As far as I know, dogs do not recognize “uniforms of authority” and any dog will defend its home.
My back yard [where the dogs are let out] is fenced off from the front yard where any visitors might enter but if they disregard the signs and open the latched gate to the back yard, they’re in deep crap.
We have separated our property as much as possible to “dog space” and “people space”.
So far, 99% of the visitors have had the sense to not enter the “dog space”.
I can’t imagine a scenario in which cops would ever come here, unless I called them [not likely] but if that occurs, my dogs will remain _in the house_ the entire time.
God forbid I’ll have to jump between a cop with a gun and my dogs but I will.
I have before so it’s not gonna be a novel experience.
You know, something I never thought of. Should I have signs on my fenced in yard for the dogs ? Two Chocolate Labs and a Saint Bernard.
I never considered that somebody would just walk through the gate.
Not that they would get close without seeing all three up close and personal...
A Lab my son has now knew the USPS uniforms and trucks and would eagerly approach all of them as one of our mailmen used to have treats for her. She's likely the country's biggest fan of the USPS.
“So far, 99% of the visitors have had the sense to not enter the dog space.”
While the other 1% saved you money on dog chow? :-)