While I haven’t seen as much of it lately, I do still see dogs chained in yards. It is a worrisome sight. Even a dog that will wag its tail, approach people with loose body muscles, and lower itss head for head scratches in other situations can…and more than likely will become reactive to stimulus in its environment when constrained on a tether, alone outside. For a dog that already barks, growls, or lunges at stimulus in other circumstances, it is likely to exhibit those behavior at even heightened levels.
Pulling or reacting to passers by while on a leash is such a common complaint I hear from people about life with their dog. And, understandably so. If you have ever been that person on the other end, you know it can turn what was supposed to be a care free walk into a major stressor very quickly.