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.
Agreed. If you watch the news broadcast of the story, you'd see the parents look like OWS types. Mom has pierced eyebrows; punky looking. Dad looks like a grunge musician.
Before anyone protests here, YES you often CAN judge by appearances, when it comes down to how you CHOOSE to look.