Hi everyone, just curious to know (particularly from people who have owned dogs for many years) what kinds of things dog owners used to be able to do years ago that you wouldn't dream of doing these days. My nan had dogs whilst she was growing up and one of the dogs (a Manchester terrier) that she had used to take herself on walks. They would let her out of the front door, she would walk down the road, cross over at the pedestrian crossing, go through the woods and come back home . The laws were obviously a lot more relaxed in those days. I'd be really interested to hear any stories like this.