Guide dogs and their owners already face enough issues navigating around the streets of West Norfolk without the added worry of attacks from loose animals.
Genene Henshaw and her five year-old dog Susan already have to manoeuvre around A-boards in Lynn town centre along with mobility scooters and cyclists.
Mrs Henshaw is registered blind and relies on Susan to get around but a walk around Lynn town centre with the duo highlighted the problems they face on a daily basis.
A-boards are an important advertising tool for small businesses but they can become a hazard for blind and partially sighted people who can end up bumping into them.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is calling on councils to use licensing to control the site, volume and location of A-boards.
Susan relies on the building sight line to help Mrs Henshaw navigate around the town centre and A-boards and baskets in the wrong position can create a problem.
Susan managed to manoeuvre around the A-boards in New Conduit Street and Norfolk Street while High Street was praised for the central position of benches.
But one of the main problems was people walking out of shops without noticing Mrs Henshaw.
She said: “I don’t like walking too close to the building line as a few weeks back some came out of a shop and we nearly went over. The times people have nearly bashed into us as they are on their mobile phones and not looking where they are going.
“When I had a cane I found it really frustrating when you moved it people would get in the way.”
Mobility scooters and cyclists are also another problem faced by Mrs Henshaw and Susan as they cannot hear them coming.
Mrs Henshaw, who is also asking people not to distract Susan while she is working, said: “I have nearly collided with a mobility scooter a couple of times on Gaywood Road.”
Cars parked on curb in other areas of the town also create an obstruction for the pair.
Other problems Mrs Henshaw has faced in the town centre is litter and food waste left on the street which would distract Susan.