yeah I know.. but still I get sad when I see dog is chained.. for example, I've trained my dog since he was 3 months old. and I've learned him not to go anywhere outside yard because there is no fence around our house. now he is about one year old and he has never run away or done something similar. he wont even run after another dogs when they walk on the street. he just waits outside door or play with our cats and his toys.
Most dogs just shouldn't be trusted loose when the owner isn't around to watch them. If you have control of your dog and you are there to watch them, that is one thing, but this was at a dog sledding event, and I'm sure the owner had other things to do. But I'm pretty sure they were just chained there temporarily before their run!
oh that is another thing! I didn't know that, you should have mention that earlier, or write in under picture like description. now there is completely different point of view at whole picture. I thought this dog was chained whole day and every day on some short chain.. wow, now I feel stupid