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if you dont pick up your dog poo....(152 Posts)
can you please tell me why?
Now i know most people on here are responsible dog owners who pick up EVERY time.
BUT on a forum of this size, there must be at least one person who is willing to admit it, and explain why.
I just dont get why you would leave your dog poo in the street.
I've had 2 dog poo confrontations. First, on grass area by the local primary school. Me - excuse me your dog just did a poo there, please can you pick it up? Him- where? No he didn't. Cue me showing him the offending poo - owner studies it then goes 'that's not from my dog' and walks off.... I picked it up myself. And whenever I see that guy now I very loudly go 'LOOK, it's the man who doesn't pick up his dogs poo'
Second one, in local park. Woman sat on park bench, dog roaming around and does a poo on grass by the bench. I go over and point this out, woman gets up, walks off and shouts 'I will pick it up on the way back, I've got no bags'. I say I've got bags! But she walks off swearing..
I am obsessive about picking up, don't even leave it in woodland. Our park is vile at the moment and the odd thing is I never see anyone leaving it. Do they sneak out in the dark? Drives me nuts.
Would do the "I've got spare bags if you've forgotten yours" if I saw them.
One of my pet hates too, at the bottom of our road is a park and a primary school all pavements are covered in dog poo even outside the school, there's bins with huge piles of poo outside them.
My dog does huge poos there's no way I would leave one, I picked up another one this morning as well but the playing fiends are covered as is every grass verge.
I've seen people drive to start of the playing fields let their dog out the car, they sit whilst dog shits then call dog back in the car and drive off
Stick and flick is not compulsory - it's an option preferable to leaving it lying about or in a bag that you can't be arsed to put in a bin. The NT in Scotland doesn't give you the option at all, thankfully.
The preferred option, of course, is that instead of bending down to flick it into areas where kids might roam you bend down, put it in a bag and either bin it or take it home.
One of my dog walking friends forgot poo bags and had to pick it up with a tissue and carry that to a bin.
The only time I have left dog poo is when my dog shit on the front path of the house opposite.
He had let his dog shit outside my house for two years and once threw a beer bottle at my dog ehen he was drunk.
It was 1am. We were returning from a lovely walk, clear night, dog off lead. He spotted the gate open and bold as brass walked in the mans garden took a huge shit on his path and walked back out.
I figured that was dogs way of saying Fk you and left it.
He's dead now (dog not man ) but I'll never forget the glee on that old dogs face when he spotted his chance to get even
But usually no. I don't condone it
I walk most of the time on national trust land, where they ask you it "stick, and flick" which I do
What does my head in is seeing a full poo bag carefully hung on a tree, or hedge.....it would be better flicked into long grass, or carried to the nearest bin.
Footpaths , paths where you are supposed to pick up, I pick up.....
But OP obviously wanted to catch us all out....
My childhood dog was trained to poo on command. If she went on a short walk she wouldn't poo until she got home, on a long walk she was only allowed to do it on grass and wouldn't do it until she was given permission to do so.
I remember once when we were out she had an upset tummy and when we came home she had done a poo by the back door. She was crying with her paws over her ears, it was an accident so she wasn't reprimanded but she was so mortified she kept her paws over her face all evening and wouldn't look at anyone. Poor thing.
I always pick up after mine because not to is gross and their poos are tiny. However there is a lot of dog pooh around and I think some of it is there because owners do not always see their little darling do it if off lead so some of the pooh I do give benefit of the doubt to however if on the street all the dogs are on leads so that is really reprehensible. If you don't have a bag someone else will.
I met someone on the isle of Wight ferry who had a dog, as did I, who lived on the air base down the road from me
He was well behaved too
<<generalising wildly>>. I think most military people are very dog friendly NCISAddict. We can have dogs in work in most places, and that includes the civilian staff. Today in my office alone we had 2 Labs, 2 Lurchers, 1 Rottie and 1 mutt (mine!). Down the corridor there were 2 JRTs and a Springer.
Furthermore they have to be well trained, good recall etc or they wouldn't be allowed to stay. I'm dreading a 'normal' job where I can't take the Mutt
The fields I walk on are full of all sorts of poo, even human most probably. It's poo central
But there is no excuse for not picking up on pathways, even public rural ones.
Totally derailing thread I love walking on our local MOD land, it is open to the public(when the red flag is down) and is fenced so good for my puppy, most of the dogs walked there are well trained and I feel really safe. Miles of countryside and woods to walk in. I think most of the forces people I come into contact with are very 'doggy' people.
Good training opportunities when the really baby cadets are training as I'm teaching mine to leave anyone running and it provides loads of practice.
Sorry had a homework meltdown .
The MOD land that we walk our dogs in is surrounded by thick bastard brambles as an extra trespass deterrent. We have had to cut some of the dogs free before now, and by that I mean cutting both the brambles and the dogs fur. We've had split ears and tongues . Most of the dogs are working Springers used to flushing Pheasant so they charge in heedlessly. We hate the bastard brambles. The dogs don't poo in there, well except from the Zoid, that's where we flick it.
There are walking paths alongside the brambles for the security patrols. If the dogs go on the grass there we pick it up.
There are also hidden ditches and fox holes/badger setts. You wouldn't know they were there until the dog suddenly disappears underground. If a child actually got through the brambles without losing an eye they'd probably break a leg.
The more open wooded areas are used for Search training, so lots of 'bombs' (not live). The instructors ask us not to pick up if the dogs to there because 1) we might walk into a boobytrapped area and 2) apparently dog shite makes it more 'real'
The public are not allowed to walk there (except during a hunt/cull) and no riders would want to.
And my horse happily plods through most types of undergrowth including nettles and brambles. We often have to get off the path to avoid walkers. Dog poo in his hooves is vile as it gets smeared in the shoes.
"If the kids went into the undergrowth where I walk, dog poo would be the least of their troubles." - Exactly, they would be ripped to shreds by thorns.
It's all about context; bit of managed woodland in an urban environment - I would pick up, but utterly pointless where I walk
But would Dallas let her dog run around on MOD land if there are dangers - or is it a trained MOD dog?
I think Dallas is talking about private MOD land, all sorts of things might be in the undergrowth there
Can't be that bad if she let's her dog run free
I think Dallas is talking about private MOD land, all sorts of things might be in the undergrowth there.
Are you sure no-one us going to be there. As a conservation volunteer our tasks often involve things like hacking back brambles/nettles/thick rhododendron etc. And no it is not pleasant to have to hose the dog shit off everyone's feet after. And what about people blackberrying etc.
Just bevause you/your offspring wouldn't choose to walk there doesn't mean that otherels won't. And if your dog can squat happily there it can't be that bad
Me too What's so bad that a dog can happily squat there, but that a child can't go there?
lteve , precisely, the only places I wouldn't pick up are where nobody would be going ie thick brambles ,nettles etc, dog poo would be the least of your concerns . I also agree with the person up thread who said if you can get at the poo to flick it with a stick you are close enough to pick it up .
What sort of undergrowth is there round you then Dallas. I am intrigued.
I would hope that people pick it up regardless of where the dog poos but they don't. Even if its in the undergrowth, kids go off track and can stand in it
If the kids went into the undergrowth where I walk, dog poo would be the least of their troubles.
Apart from foxes (who's poo is generally much firmer and smallerbthan dogs') most poo you find in the countryside is from vegetarians which is far less unpleasant than meat-eaters' poo.
I pretty sure if you did a common British wildlife and dog poo line up the dog poo would be the most easily smelt and the most unpleasant to handle, by far.
Saying that other animals shit in the wild is a pretty poor argument really.
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