The dog I own, a golden retriever-black lab mix, tends to act more like a wolf than a dog. Life most predators, she goes for the tasty prey, the little animals that enjoy exploring my backyard. Every time I go to let her outside, I have to make sure that there are no “tasty” squirrels or birds around, or that they at least have some warning. I remember last July I let her outside and suddenly a brown streak races across the backyard–a rabbit attempting to escape my dog’s clutches. My dog almost had it, before it ran into the neighbour’s yard. Dogs can be quite the predators, no matter how sweet they look.