How Do People Treat Dogs on the Planet?
I was staying in a farm house in Italy near Arezzo and went out for a walk at night. The house was a couple miles from the city but only 1/2 mile from a tiny village with a store. Anyway, on this occasion I was walking on some country paths in fields and it was dark dark. Suddently a couple dogs started barking and scared me half to death. I had no idea I was close to any house or other dwelling as it was that dark. This is to confirm what Andy said about people using dogs as tools for protection. And very effective tools they are. Even in Italy they are not really pets in an American sense for the most part, at least.