Hi all! So, I live out in the country, and a lot of times we'll get people around our home who hunt coyotes for sport. They use specially trained dogs to do so, and they even have cages built into the beds of their trucks for them called "dog boxes". They're much too small for the animals and clearly uncomfortable, but that's beside the point. The methods they use to train and use the dogs are much worse than the boxes. Anyway, I was driving home tonight, around 9 o'clock, and it was very dark. I saw a dog in the road, and pulled to a stop. I got out of my truck and went over to investigate. The dog was a pretty little Fox Hound momma dog, with two collars on. One had an engraved name plate, and one was a shock collar, with a box on it bigger than my hand and a long piece of cable sticking straight up in the air. Thinking the dog had gotten loose from her line, I picked her up and put her in the back of my truck. (She was super friendly!) I planned to take her home and call the number on her collar. After I'd driven a couple of miles, though, I came across a truck parked in the middle of the road. I pulled up next to it and asked the man inside if he'd lost a dog. He told me that no, he had not "lost" a dog, but he did have a dog tracking a coyote right now. I told him that the dog was in the back of my truck, and had been wandering around in the middle of the road. So the man went around the back of my truck and grabbed the dog, slammed my tailgate and thanked me for my help. I guess I just wanted to share my little story, and ask if you all have the same problem where you're from. Do people coyote hunt anywhere near you? If so, do they use the same archaic measures that the group by my house uses? I am 100% opposed to it. The voltage on the collar of the dog I picked up tonight was much stronger than is safe for an animal of that size. It's not that shock collars are ever okay, but that's just downright dangerous. In case you weren't aware, the dogs are also trained to fight the coyotes. They are to run down and wound the coyote so the hunter can shoot it. Okay, let the discussion begin. What do you know, what do you think? I'm eager to hear it!