I agree. The police are there. We need them. But you talk of "talk downs etc" . Dogs are an important part of many people's lives and indeed society, going back 3-5000 years. I hate to say it but it's a culture. DAMN!
Why can't the law enforcement people understand that
(1) dogs are intelligent animals that can be dealt with
(2) It is not good for image to just shoot dogs, especially if the dog is subdued....sorry....secured
Nick Peg n Benny (or is it Peg n Benny n Nick?)
(nTess, forever in my heart)