Letter: Why trail dogs around Whitby's crowded streets?

Whitby's Church Street looking particularly crowded
Whitby's Church Street looking particularly crowded

Why is it that so many dog owners trail their dog/s around the always crowded streets of Whitby (my favourite place).

It must be scary for the animals when there is an abundance of open and beautiful countryside not far away.

Also I have noticed a few owners sitting outside pubs and trying to eat and drink with a dog in their laps - surely this can’t be comfortable for man nor beast; such strange behaviour.

Allan J Eyre

Malvern Drive

Brookfield, Middlesbrough