Legally I could. But every line of site from my house toward the coops is down hill into a neighbors house. I won't risk shooting a person to get a dog. I've recently reinforced several gates so I haven't seen them in my pasture recently but I know it's only a matter of time before they are back. There's 5 of them, a yellow lab, 3 aussies and a husky. So far they haven't gotten any of my birds, but not for lack of trying. There's no reasoning with the owners. They are hard core druggies. To brain damaged to be dangerous anymore.