Can dogs scare off bears?
Black bears usually run away when dogs chase them.
Even the smallest breeds of dogs have scared black bears away.
However, bears learn to ignore dogs that are tied up or in pens.
Ely researchers watched a yearling black bear forage and rest 100 yards from a dozen barking, tethered huskies.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.