REGARDING the debate over dogs being allowed off leads in parks.

Dogs do need to be socialised.

Nonetheless dogs off lead in parks should be under control if allowed to wander ahead.

You see so many that aren’t. I’m sick of these unresponsive owners who stare blankly ahead without taking control or picking up after their pet!

There’s little or no recall.

Dogs can easily be distracted. No wonder so many are going missing.

If this is the case then keep them on a lead. Parks and open spaces are to be enjoyed by everyone.

It is nice to see a well behaved dog trotting along freely. Secure off lead is ideal.

Hanna Knapper, via