Here in the sticks we shoot dogs that chase livestock. I'm a dog groomer so I do not hate dogs in any way. However, when your heeler ducks my fence and chases my horses time after time I get a little pissed. Especially when I've told you AND had the sheriff tell you. I shoot a heeler last summer for chasing my horses one time to many. He actually ran up to my mare who was laying down and clamped onto her nose then chased her nipping at her heels.
I'll prob get in trouble from someone on here for my actions but if you've ever had a horse's achilles tendon damaged by a dog then you'll understand.
In todays world people feel entitled to "force" their precious fluffy on the general public. They feel they have the right to take their dog where ever, when ever. I say that is wrong. I sure don't let my dogs run amuck. Even on trail rides they stay right with the horses. If we stop for some reason the dogs sit between the horses front feet. I'll never say "my dog doesn't bite" because ALL dogs are capable.
I like most dogs, it's the owners I usually have a problem with.
*edited to add: I read back through this and it sounds like I'm bragging about shooting that dog. I'm not. I felt horrible actually. But it's a way of life here. The owners had been warned by me several times and by the sheriff. They were also told by the sheriff that it was within my rights to shoot the dog and that I was willing to do so. This is why owners bug me. They knew the dog could be killed but still did nothing.