A DOG owner's method of exercising their pet on a Lochgelly road has come in for some criticism.

The person was seen driving along the road, that links to the route to Lochgelly Raceway, with the lead out of the driver's window and the animal keeping up with the car.

Cowdenbeath business, Geopaw Dog Services, saw footage of the activity and were very unhappy and posted on their Facebook page: "I almost cannot believe what I’m seeing. This is a shocking still image taken from a video which has been reported to the SSPCA and Police.

"This may look funny to some folk but going by comments from those who have seen the video, the dog was absolutely terrified. It’s also extremely dangerous and just the height of stupidity".

The authorities are investigating the incident.