What pillock invented the extending dog lead? They, and the cretins that use them, must be amongst the most annoying things known to mankind. What use are they? The fucking dog never walks any further than if it was on a standard, ie short lead under proper control, but just becomes an uncontrolled bloody nuisance to every other member of the public it encounters! A prime example was about 2 years ago, my son was riding at a classic scramble near Chester. In the spectator area were a couple of women one of which had one of those poxy little schitz tsu dogs on a fully extended lead. It's owner was paying no attention to the animal, and while she nattered away to her mate, said fucking hound is having a dump on the track! When it was pointed out to her she was totally unrepentant, refused to clean up the mess from the track or shut her dog in her car and was told to leave the meeting which she thought was unreasonable! The fact that someone else had to clean up the mess before some unsuspecting rider or spectator got covered in dogshit did not seem to concern the stupid cow. Apparently a new law is being introduced requiring all dogs to be registered to their owners, an adage to this law should be that all owners teach their dogs to walk to heel, not pulling like hell 20 yards in front, tripping up innocent pedestrians as they go. These bloody things should be banned ASAP, and the irresponsible retards who think they are ok to use should be banned from keeping any animal, never mind a dog!