Dogs on the Beach May require Common Sense Guardrails


To the Editor,
On February 2nd I was walking with a friend at about 9 a.m. on Singing beach when all of a sudden, I was careened & run to the ground by four large (a shepherd, Golden Retrievers) dogs.  I could have easily broken something.  Luckily, I came away with “just” a backlash and a few bruises.  
I could have easily broken a bone or had a head injury.
The owners were four women who were obviously oblivious to what their dogs were up to.
Yes, these women apologized.  However, with so many elderly people (I’m 80) and young children enjoying the beach dog owners must be more vigilant.
My suggestion:  give dog walkers specific times like 7 to 10 a.m. and, again, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Monika Congdon, Manchester