The law does work even though it sounds like the wrong person gets caught. In our local paper (Scotland) someone has been fined £100 for their cairn terrier chasing 2 children and jumping up and biting one on the arm. Reading between the lines it was probably on their property and grandchildren let the dog out of the car without permission. Still, at least it shows the law is working. The sheriff said it was not needing to have any restriction orders as it was obviously a one off. So not only was the letter of the law carried out but the sheriff showed common sense too. Interestingly, it was the person in charge of the dog at the time who was convicted, not the actual owner.