Our new pal Lily is now a confident pup but her first day down the beach was a new experience, a few days later she was was offlead and introducing herself to everyone in a well mannered way. We really need our dogs to socialise and play offlead with other dogs in public areas. It makes for happier dogs and a safer world for ourselves too. The more councils try to ban and inhibit the dogs by forcing them on lead the more the dog bite incidents will rise. In trying to make us safer by discriminatory and draconian laws they are causing the very behaviour they are trying to stop. They should be targetting the bad dog owners behaviour instead of segregating dogs and educating owners and the public rather than demonising dogs.