Paranoid might be a little strong, but most certainly my awareness is heightened. One of the properties that I hunt is an urban area. Some of the people that live around there let their dogs run free at times. One pair is a pit bull and a german shepherd that feel that it's their woods. Since then we both carry 38's...a crossbow is not much of a weapon with dogs. They have made morning hunts interesting, to say the least.
I do not want to shoot someone's pet, but I'm not going to let a dog bite me either.
In the woods, there are definitely
things that go "bump in the night".
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.