I agree, the dog is annoying but it's a killstreak. I've gotten killed by the dog, but it's my fault 95% of the time. I kill the owner and forget about the dog. There are times I just walk into a room and the owner is camping there, not much I can do about that. If OP wants the complain about something, he should look in the mirror. You corner camping, leaning players make this game at unplayable at times. I was playing dom on the map that's raining and those bastards were hiding in the grass the whole game. I don't if it's the map size or quick deaths but these guys just wait for ppl to walk by.
I have been running armor piercing rounds in my Honey Badger and it "seems" to be helping with the dogs,....maybe because of their vest?
I have not had much success with dogs but like a lot of you been killed by them often. I think my run and gun play style puts my dog in harms way to often,...seems they are a campers best friend.
The dogs just seem to take wayyyy too much damage (at least in hardcore). I can drop an enemy in 2-3 shots, 1 with a sniper, but the dogs take many more to drop. They're WAY too mobile, and I've seen one glitch through a wall.
The other day I was on Warhawk I believe (The map with the antique store and bakery), and sniped the owner out of the antiques window with my Lynx, and as soon as I did the dog jumps out of the two story window.....really?!? Luckily I shot it mid-air and killed him (must have been low on health). Still, I think they're really buggy, but so is the game at times. I can't tell you how many times I've sniped someone who was laying down facing me, striking them right in the face with my Lynx and chrome, and got a hitmarker.
Still, a dog taking a Lynx shot to the face rolls over, and comes back for more? That's just not right.
Were you at rage or close distance? In many occasions of playing the Squads mode Safeguard, I have been a fair distance away with a Marksman/SR and I was able to take dogs down. If you are at close range you are going to have a bad time,
At the time I described, I was across the map at the top of the bakery. That was the only time I've ever one-shot a dog. I assume he had taken fire before he jumped out of the window.
Even at closer range, I've had to shoot a dog 2 or 3 times with the rifle. Luckily it rolls because with that chrome barrel attachment, and no reduced recoil, your shots have to be good and fast, or else you've got a dog gnawing on your neck.