to give a piece of my mind to the dogwalker

(35 Posts)
Meluzyna Tue 29-Nov-16 20:38:04

to give a piece of my mind to the dogwalker who, when challenged about picking up his beast's poop which it had deposited on the pavement right in front of my NDN's garage door, shrugged and said he didn't have a bag on him. Well why the fuck not, since the object of taking the animal out is to enable it to empty its bowels?
I provided him with a (used) tissue from my coat pocket and waited while he picked up the turd. He muttered that it was only a Chihuahua not an Alsatian, but I don't care - a turd is a turd and it has no business being on the pavement.
As he skulked off after his dog I yelled "and don't forget to bring a bag next time!" In fact I hope I've warned him off properly and he'll go elsewhere next time. Of course, the alternative is that next time he pops the turd through my letterbox.... I wouldn't normally be so bold as to challenge him like that, but he was just so brazen and blasé about it.

FenellaMaxwell Tue 29-Nov-16 20:41:14

YANBU at all, and I'm a dog owner. I have been known to whip a bag out of my pocket as I always have some on me, and go charging up announcing "here you go, you clearly need this!" on a regular basis!

Hiphopapotamus4 Tue 29-Nov-16 20:43:50

As a dog owner this makes me so mad! If you have a dog it's your responsibility to pick it up.

It must be the day for it though - we came across another dog walker whose dog was off the lead. My rescue dog is nervous of new dogs and this dog picked up on that by growling at her and started snapping at my legs. I told the owner to put her dog on a lead and she said "sorry I didn't bring one with me" and then hauled it off us by the collar and dragged it away.
People are unbelievable!

WatchingFromTheWings Tue 29-Nov-16 20:44:31

If you see him again, remind him there's an on the spot fine of £100 if caught walking a dog with no poo bags (or done such method of picking it up!).

MotherOfBeagles Tue 29-Nov-16 20:46:19

YANBU!!! I'm a dog owner and I hate these people. Firstly they give us all a bad name. Secondly I've had dogs with serious allergies who will pick up and eat dog poop (disgusting but some can't be trained out of it) and no matter how quick and eagle eyed you are it can cause serious issues.

Although on the flip side lol I live in an area where there are no designated poop bins and signs up everywhere saying to use normal bins. Today I had a barney with a well dressed 50 something woman because I put my bagged dog poop in a bin next to a kids park. She thought it was disgusting and dangerous for her kids. When I asked if she would prefer me to leave it on the ground or bag it up and put it a bin I got a tirade of abuse. I then smiled sweetly and suggested she keep her dirty children from digging and playing in public bins and walked away praising my dogs so much they were very confused lol. grin

WiddlinDiddlin Tue 29-Nov-16 20:49:07

Nope, do kick ass.

Never leave my dogs shit on the pavement, or on public footpaths (some places do have a 'stick and flick' rule though)..

Occasionally there can be a disaster and we run out of bags, if I am on my own I will try and find something, if necessary I'll get shit on my own shoe and scrape the poo to the gutter where its out of the way, or ask someone for a bag - if theres both of us, its been known for one of us to stand guard over the turd and the other to go find a bag!

There is NO excuse for leaving shit, litter, broken glass, anything dangerous or offensive to others, on the paths.

Meluzyna Tue 29-Nov-16 21:00:25

WatchingFromTheWings Tue 29-Nov-16 20:44:31

If you see him again, remind him there's an on the spot fine of £100 if caught walking a dog with no poo bags (or some such method of picking it up!).
Thanks, Watching, I didn't know that.

WannaBeAWarhol Tue 29-Nov-16 21:17:27

YANBU. Yesterday DS2 stood in some dog shit, of course I didn't realise until I picked him up n it was then smeared all down my brand new trousers! Absolutely fucking disgusting.

LarrytheCucumber Tue 29-Nov-16 21:22:30

YANBU (except that the purpose of taking a dog for a walk is to give it exercise, not to make it do a dump).

MidnightAura Tue 29-Nov-16 21:23:36

Theres no excuse for that! YANBU

One of my neighbours lets its dog out to "play" in the cul de sac as he washes his car in his drive, it is a very quiet neighbourhood but the little fucker comes in to our gardens to shit and he does nothing.
I hate dog owners like this.
The one and only time my puppy did a crap on the pavement and we had ran out of bags I left DH with it and I had to go home and get a bag. I hate dog owners that just leave it. No excuse!

DarlesChickens61 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:32:38

[YANBU (except that the purpose of taking a dog for a walk is to give it exercise, not to make it do a dump]

Exactly! Dogs are quite able to dump in their own gardens. All dogs need to be walked to be exercised. I wouldn't expect a non dog owner to know this but they will obviously voice their biased opinion anyway! hmm

My dog shits in the garden - always! But I always have a never ending supply of poo bags in my pocket for those owners whose dog craps in the street and think they can get away with it :D

fourquenelles Tue 29-Nov-16 21:34:56

I have a fantasy that I have a magic wand that when I swish over my head returns all the unpicked up poo to the dogs' owners' bed pillows. I have three big beasts myself that can shit for England (or Spain as they are Spanish) so always have a huge wodge of bags on me at all times.

Meluzyna Wed 30-Nov-16 07:22:54

Exactly! Dogs are quite able to dump in their own gardens. All dogs need to be walked to be exercised. I wouldn't expect a non dog owner to know this but they will obviously voice their biased opinion anyway!

a) It was a Chihuahua and he was carrying it when I first saw them.... do such tiny dogs need that much exercise? (Honest question, I don't know...)
b) I live in the town centre and there are loads of blocks of flats nearby without gardens.

Hiphopapotamus4 Wed 30-Nov-16 08:18:25

My dog refuses to poo in our garden and that's not uncommon, so actually a walk for us is exercise / toilet / socialising / new experiences / bonding / general fun for my dog! And we never leave the house without loads of poo bags as we can be out for hours.
There's no excuse for leaving dog shit on a pavement.

RachelRagged Wed 30-Nov-16 08:27:41

No YANBU

I own a dog, an alsatian as it happens, and take out doggy poo bags on our walks , not that it is needed as she has never gone to the toilet on walks and waits till we are home and goes in the back garden ,
Its rank though leaving dog crap behind so you were 100% right to pull the bloke

NoahVale Wed 30-Nov-16 08:36:56

my dog poos in the garden and while out for a walk. I always have a poo bag. they needed telling. there was a poo on the pavement outside my ndn and anyone could walk in it, in fact it had a small dog food print in it!

tabulahrasa Wed 30-Nov-16 08:39:07

"do such tiny dogs need that much exercise? (Honest question, I don't know...)"

All dogs need exercise and size has not a lot to do with how much they need.

NoahVale Wed 30-Nov-16 08:40:15

yep, a jack russell will in fact prefer more exercise than a greyhound

7SunshineSeven7 Wed 30-Nov-16 08:53:48

I have chihuahuas and they get a couple of miles a day. They really do enjoy running around and exercise. All dogs need it, no matter their size - it annoys me when people think because their dog is small it ''can just exercise in the garden'' or just needs a tiny 2 minute walk around the block. But anyway, that's another thread.

YWNBU - maybe get a little box of nappy sacks and put them in your hall so if you see it again you can pass them out. I hand out nappy sacks to people walking away from a poop when I'm walking my dogs grin

Pluto30 Wed 30-Nov-16 08:57:04

Giving someone your dirty tissue is no better, just sayin'.

2kids2dogsnosense Wed 30-Nov-16 09:00:18

I then smiled sweetly and suggested she keep her dirty children from digging and playing in public bins

Noce one, Beagles grin

e have three dogs - one is a great dane (envisage the dinosaur poop on Jurassic Park), the other two are spaniels - one of them can quite easily do 4 or 5 well-formed poos on a walk - and when she's in heat she can Sh*t for England! My big fear is leaving the house without enough bags, as you can imagine.

When I have been out I have offered bags to other owners who weren't going to pick up; some are pathetically grateful ("she only does one poo as a rule but today this is her third - thank you so much"), some are embarrassed into picking up (you can tell by their faces), some get angry an aggressive and tell me to pick it up myself if it bothers me so much! (It takes all sorts.)

Personally, I don't crawl through brambles and gorse, but if I can reach it I will always clean it up.

I would appreciate more bins about for walkers to use (though with current council cuts I can't see that happening - plus I spoke to a High-Vis jacketed a bloke who had the unenviable task of emptying the bins, and he said that kids often scattered the contents far and wide confused.

What always makes me smile is when bins say "Litter and wrapped Dog Waste only"

Who doesn't wrap this stuff? If there is someone out there picking it up with their bare hands I want to know who they are so I can avoid being introduced to them at parties (not that I go to any - it's the principle grin

NoahVale Wed 30-Nov-16 09:03:43

i went to Cornwall and the big bins there said No dog mess shock

mrsbeagles, I bet the woman was a mumsnetter.
how ridiculous.
A bin is a bin!

Eliza22 Wed 30-Nov-16 09:04:05

YANBU. If you exercise your dog and don't "pick up" you should be ashamed of yourself at the least and heavily fined, at best. It disgusts me.

I was guilty a few weeks ago fo leaving the house with a jacket on which I'd not worn for ages. I hadn't checked for poo bags, assuming I usually have a few secreted in all coats, pockets, car glove compartment, handbag etc. The dog pooed, I had to walk away. However, I got home, settled the dog and hopped in the car to return to the spot and removed the poo. Simple.

NoahVale Wed 30-Nov-16 09:04:37

sorry mother of beagles

Monkeybunkey Wed 30-Nov-16 09:16:18

YANBU. I have a dog who shits both in the garden and on walks (depending on the length of the walk, often more than once). Pretty much every one of my pockets has at least 2 poo bags in (and I'm not shy at offering them to people who look like they're about to walk off when their dog has just deposited an "offering").

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