I will preface this by admitting that I live in an urban area. In fact, San Francisco is about as urban as it gets in the United States.
But I work and draw my work experiences from San Mateo County, just south of San Francisco. San Mateo County has urban areas (such as the city of San Mateo) and highly rural areas (such as the coastal mountains near Pescadero). San Mateo County is home to rattlesnakes, mountain lions, and coyotes. Red-tailed hawks are common, and bald eagles aren’t unheard of. All of these animals pose risks to dogs.