Brownie likely led the little girl into danger into the wilderness. I’d think twice before leaving her alone again with that dog.
I found a little girl one day that had wandered away from home and it was because the dog took off and she followed it. It very well could have been the dog’s fault.
Well, yes—certainly— leaving a 3 yo alone outdoors with an alpha dog who will likely lead said child around in its desired direction. No one advocates allowing a dog to walk a child away from home sans parental supervision. We have a parental issue here.