It makes me so angry when people are irresponsible and don't keep their dogs secured. It's not safe for the DOG that they are supposed to care about / be responsible for let alone for anyone else going by!
IMO it takes a special kind of person to own a big, powerful and potentially aggressive (to animals) dog and most of the people who get them don't seem to be
That's why those poor dogs get a bad rep, irresponsible negligent people own them and are still encouraged to own them because pretending like they take a "responsible" owner gets people all up in arms because (eye rollllll)
We had a pit bull run up behind our horses the other day. Very stupid dog, ran right up to their legs. Not being aggressive, just being dumb. All it took was a bunch of really commanding "GO HOME GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!!"s thankfully. I don't want to see any animal get hurt!
If something was endangering me, my horse, my dog or any other animal/person I would absolutely not hesitate to use a crop or my boot or anything else to keep them safe.
IMO if you decide you want to keep an animal that poses a threat or danger to any other animal or person (or itself!) you need to keep it restrained or the poor animal should find a new home where it won't hurt itself or anyone else.