Wild dogs aren’t easy to domesticate. Unlike puppies that grew up with people, these dogs have lived most of their life avoiding people. However, it’s still possible to befriend them, just like what happened in the following story.
A group of reporters was investigating an incident in a village in South Korea. There were reports of chickens being attacked by wild dogs. The reporters found what they suspected to be the culprits. However, they discovered something unexpected.
While following the dogs, they noticed that they were frequenting a nearby residence. There were also two puppies on a leash in that area. Were the wild dogs domesticated all along?
The reporters went to see if anyone was occupying the place. A middle-aged man greeted them and asked how he could help. The reporters wasted no time and asked him if the dogs were his. They were surprised once more when the man said he does not own the dogs and is only taking care of them.
The man felt pity for the puppies, so he took them in. However, he couldn’t put the other dogs on a leash. They don’t even allow him to touch them. The man feared that if he can’t stop the dogs from attacking chickens, the entire village will be after them.
The reporters called an animal expert to help the man put the wild dogs in an enclosure. When the expert arrived, he already had a plan that requires no coercion. All they had to do was build a large enclosure and allow the dogs to feel at home inside it.
When the dogs got acclimated to the new structure, the expert taught the man how to touch the dogs. It was a slow process that involved building trust. However, it became easier when the dogs had nowhere to run.
Multiple problems were solved that day. No more chickens will be in danger. The man had new companions. Most importantly, the wild dogs have a place to call home.
Video courtesy of SBS TV Animals via YouTube.