Dogs are curious creatures and just want to investigate all those new smells in the outdoors. However, being too enthusiastic can disturb wildlife or upset livestock. Just because a dog doesn’t attack doesn’t mean it’s not doing any harm. Not all birds nest in the safety of tall trees, and badger setts may look like a fun place to dig for your pup, but this could really put the badger’s (and the dog’s) health at risk. Enjoy your walk with your four legged friend, but please keep them on a lead and under control!