It’s much better to avoid some scary scenarios that could happen.
Owning a dog is a big responsibility.
And your job is to make sure that your dog can’t hurt anyone.
It’s your job to make sure that your dog isn’t going to get loose.
It’s your job to teach a dog what they can and can’t do.
Living with a good behaved dog is much more enjoyable than living with a dog that is "all over the place."
Same for the dog.
Dogs that have rules and boundaries are much less anxious.
Because they know that you are in charge and they are safe.
They know what’s good and what’s bad.
They don’t have to make huge decisions.
They can just enjoy life.
They can run free with no leash because they will come to you as soon as you call.
Your friends come over. Your dog is jumping on them. Maybe they have a little kid that may get injured. Is it fun? I would say not that much.
Our neighbors dogs bark 24/7.
Sometimes in the middle of the night for a few hours.
Not sure if they enjoy it themselves… Probably yes, because they are not doing anything about it.
One time we went for a barbecue over and we couldn’t even hear each other.
Dogs were going insane. Running all over the place. Barking non stop.
What did owners do? Obviously nothing.
Would I come back? Definitely not.
So why make the life of others completely miserable when you can make it amazing.