The incident on Monday night started when Brown's dog tangled with the bear. Brown tried to intervene and was mauled.I can't imagine getting into a dog-bear melee. There was a similar story a month ago that also began with a bear and a dog and the dog's man getting involved. That was the one where the man's wife came to the rescue with a shotgun and hit the bear with the gun, which she didn't know how to load.
Here's a poll (where you need to assume you have a dog):