Keep dogs on a leash in public

On a bright Saturday morning I went for a walk through Meersbrook Park, when a large brown, barking dog bounded up to me.

Being nervous of dogs I was petrified and turned to hear a person 200 yards away shouting at me not to worry.

Too damn late. My heart was racing and I was shaking with shock.

This irresponsible woman had the temerity to tell me she was a responsible dog owner.

I feel sorry for the dog owners who have trained their dogs to walk to heel and not to chase after strangers. They are the real responsible dog owners. Here is a strong case for dogs to be on a leash when in public.

Kay Walker, Thorpe House Avenue, Norton Lees

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