How do the experts accomplish that more effectively? By using dogs. Not just any canine, but more specifically Karelians. Also known as Karelian bear dogs, they’re known as the most in-your-face when it comes to keeping those wild animals from getting used to ruminate through human garbage & the like.
It also keeps the present order of nature when it comes to maintaining apex predators at their job in nature. Sure beats having them get used to hand-offs from people & potentially turning national parks into exotic petting/feeding zoos.
Just because people have fear of dogs doesn’t mean they’re to be feared. Paranoia on this theme of dog aggressiveness seem to gloss over where most bites occur. Over three quarters of them happen in the property belonging to the very person that’s bitten.
Same as ‘stranger danger’ being a fallacy, as more than 90% of sexual abuse happens at the hands of those familiar to the victim. (Another theme for another forum; just mentioning it in passing to drive home the point of irrational thinking).
So, back to dogs. You’re more likely to be bitten in your own home than in the wilds. A bonus behavior perk from proper off-leash training has those canines becoming less aggressive than those on a leash. Yes, some people have had less than ideal experiences, which is likely to start all that fear-mongering.
Instead of running away from fears, as responsible humans, the healthy thing to do is confront them. Lest we forget, it’s been estimated there are @ 70 million dogs in America. All of us will meet one sonner rather than later. It’s unavoidable.
As such, let us embrace reality. Develop a healthy respect for what dogs represent in present society. Over all, let’s consider the great companionship void they’re filling right at this time when people are forced to be humanly estranged.
So, get out there & pet a dog to get your oxytocin fix.