Very interesting wide ranging report. In the summary on Page 14 it notes.
” ….the behavior of domestic dogs while offleash in recreational settings with their owners is undocumented in the peer-reviewed literature for any season. Anecdotal evidence suggests that dog behavior while off-leash and in a recreational setting varies with training, breed, experience, stimuli encountered, and owner attitudes. Documentation of dog behavior would aid in the validation or refutation of concerns expressed”
We find that many reports state that dogs disturb wildlife but rarely is there any significant evidence. These are among the few authors thorough enough to identify the concern.
DOMESTIC DOGS IN WILDLIFE HABITATS EFFECTS OF RECREATION ON ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE – MONTANA CHAPTER OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY