It’s easier and more convenient for dog owners to just open the door and let their pet outside for a bathroom break or a run around the neighborhood. After all, what harm could five minutes do?
This is a thought that these owners eventually regret when they hear that sickening squeal of tires on the blacktop near their house.
Or, when they open the door to call them back, just to find an empty yard.
Or, when their local animal control officer notifies them that their dog has killed the neighbor’s poodle.