In a Rez, always carry a stick or a staff with you, when outside of town don’t show any fear or aggression. Usually the wandering dogs will leave you alone. Throwing rocks at a dog is a bad idea. The dog will remember that sting and come after you. Strays and wandering dogs are two different breeds. The wandering dogs have homes and visiting other four legged lurkers.
Rez dogs will kill their rivals either by asphyxiation, ganging up on him/her, drowning the pooch in the ditch, or injuring him/her badly.
Off reserve dog get a crash course lesson on Rez life. Kids harassing chained up dogs, having to deal with other dogs. Then there’s the issue of wolves coming to town.
When a dog mauls someone, he or she is put down. There’s an interesting story about some hoodlum who messed with the wrong dog. When the pooch had enough, he broke free from his chain, chased that idiot to his house. When the cop tried to get him off his attacker, the dog attacked the cop and subsequently got taken out via lead injection.