We need to share our urban spaces between humans and dogs. Are dogs friendly companions or out of control mutts? Share your stories in the comments
Dogs can be loyal and caring friends. Or they can get you into trouble with the police. You might have seen the story of the dog who, while on an off-leash beach, licked a baby and whose mother called triple zero saying her child had been attacked. The owner was cautioned by the police and had to fork out $238 for failing to maintain what was called “effective control” of his dog in an off-leash area. Reasonable intervention for irresponsible behaviour or self-righteous overreaction?
We asked Guardian staff about their experiences with man’s best friend. Share your story in the comments below.