‘There has been a rise in owners who shouldn’t be left in charge of a goldfish, let alone a German shepherd’

Dirty job: Not all dog owners do their duty and pick up their pooch’s poop when out and about. Photo: Getty

Chrissie Russell

The morning had been perfect. A gorgeous stroll along a windswept beach, wellies on for a splash in the tide, and we were on our way back up the winding coastal path to the carpark when it happened.