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to think that dog owners should pick up the entire shit?

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BrittaPie Thu 18-Apr-13 09:14:11

I've seen this a few times in the last few weeks.

Dog shits. Owner gets bag and picks up main body of excrement. Bits are left behind. They walk on.

Seriously, if you have an animal that can't do a solid poo, you need to toilet it in your own grounds or take a little bottle of water or something. People can still stand in the residue. It is disgusting.

TomArchersSausage Thu 18-Apr-13 13:01:44

Ds got dog poo all over his top whilst playing football the other day.


Feminine Thu 18-Apr-13 13:05:27

everlong spray bottle with dettol/water.

Spray till its gone!

JustinBsMum Thu 18-Apr-13 13:06:17

I wonder if people would donate to a national database of dog dna, then the poo could be traced (I think), and the owner fined heh, heh, heh.

I would love that as it's only a few selfish owners who spoil it for everyone else.

BastardDog Thu 18-Apr-13 13:10:12

My dog has colitis. He's poohs can be solid (in which case I always pick up fully), but if his colitis flares up for whatever reason he can do 7 poohs on one walk, of varying consistency and often containing mucous or blood.

I take a bottle of water with me and sluice away as best as I can, but its not terribly effective. In the garden at home we hose down, but even that's not effective, it just spreads it about.

I think asking asking dog owners to always clean up entirely is impossible.

However, if I know when I set off on a walk that his tummy is bad, I will take him into the woods or over the fields and avoid parks and pavements as much as possible.

LibertineLover Thu 18-Apr-13 13:15:17

feminine you keep saying that, but on grass, you cannot just spray til it's gone

LibertineLover Thu 18-Apr-13 13:15:51

also what is kerbing? Getting your dog to shit over the kerb?

SoniaGluck Thu 18-Apr-13 13:16:25


Not again hmm

Gorjuss Thu 18-Apr-13 13:16:31

I don't know anyone that has ever been issued a fine. There are more shits than signs.

Feminine Thu 18-Apr-13 13:23:01

Libertine...yes it can be done.

I've done it.

Keep spraying and spraying and spraying! grin

Feminine Thu 18-Apr-13 13:25:27

Oh and yes, as I said up-thread.

In built up areas you should make sure your dog does it in the kerb anyway!

I'm thinking it would be a good idea to bring back licenses for some people.

Maybe bringing in a bit about being able to deal with poo would be a good start!

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 18-Apr-13 13:31:44

My dog refuses to pee or poo on pavement. It has to be on grass. Pain in the arse sometimes especially when she decides to scrabble into the thickest bush to toilet (I think she's shy)

What bugs me is when people who don't pick up their dog's leavings also don't allow the dog to squat in one place so you are left with dollops of crap for the next 2 or 3 metres. It's obvious they just dragged the dog along while it is trying to do it's business.

everlong Thu 18-Apr-13 14:23:02

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Feminine Thu 18-Apr-13 14:32:03

everlong but if its not done totally , then you haven't. confused

Your responsibility is to make sure its all gone surely?

everlong Thu 18-Apr-13 15:11:44

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TheToysAreALIVEITellThee Thu 18-Apr-13 15:39:49

Well, I've picked up a poo that's left a bit of a skidmark right in front of a warden and we even had a bit of a laugh about the consistency of it and he didn't seem to think I needed to clean the grass.

EasilyBored Thu 18-Apr-13 15:49:07

The main road/path up to the park near my house is always littered with dog shit. There are loads of special bins but no one seems to bother picking it up.

While it annoys me a great deal, and I do think people should pick up the poo and be heavily fined if they don't. I wouldn't expect people to wipe the ground or spray water if the poo happened to be a bit runny. As someone who has to dodge shit on my walk to work every single day (with a toddler), I would advise people to look in the general direction they are walking if skid marks on the ground are such a concern.

Branleuse Thu 18-Apr-13 16:02:55

ive taken all your advice, and next time my dog shits, im going to clean every blade of grass with a paintbrush and some leaf polish afterwards

lougle Thu 18-Apr-13 16:05:09

My puppy had diarrhoea on the pavement last year. Terrible. It took me 4 doggy bags and copious amounts of cut dried grass (thank you, council worker who had done his shift there earlier that day), but the pavement was spotless.

Are we giving out medals? <hopeful>

HazleNutt Thu 18-Apr-13 16:27:53

I pick it up if it is in any way possible, but YABU. Dogs, like kids, also sometimes suddenly get stomach issues and it's impossible to predict that a dog might choose this particular moment to have a runny poo you can't pick up. What do you do if your child gets sick in the middle of the street and they are not in the age where you would also carry an endless supply of baby wipes? I don't think I've seen too many parents using their shirts to polish the street..

Oh and contrary to what someone said earlier, no you can't get toxo from dog poo.

CloudsAndTrees Thu 18-Apr-13 16:51:42

I pick up my dogs poo, but if you honestly think that people taking out dettol so that they don't leave the tiniest trace of poo around is in any way reasonable, you are crazy.l

A speck of poo on a couple of blades of grass is not going to ruin anyone's clothes or do any harm to the bottom of a shoe.

You need to find yourself an actual problem to worry about, as you currently seem to have too much time on your hands.

MarjoryStewartBaxter Thu 18-Apr-13 17:01:14

I'd love it if the people who bring their dogs to shit excercise on the field opposite my house would pick up even a bit of the crap they do. Most are the sort who find something verrrrry interesting to look at in the distance while Fido curls out a dirty great turd on the footpath.

andubelievedthat Thu 18-Apr-13 17:05:33

with co"s that clean out bins you put rubbish in ,the fluid they use should be bio degradable , hope all these cleaning fluids suggested are so? agree with you , CloudsandTrees,wonder how many drive ,ugg ,all those pollutants pumped out of exhaust, to screw up kid"s young body?

Feminine Thu 18-Apr-13 18:14:46

lougle I will give you a medal as you seem to be making a real effort.


everlong I'm afraid you get a biscuit

Not to be spiteful, but because its dry and you will be able to get rid easilywink

MrsWolowitz Thu 18-Apr-13 18:30:35

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sonofzod Thu 18-Apr-13 21:07:41

my dog often has soft stools and ill usually always pick up its poos unless ive forgotten a bag or shes had more poos than I have bags with me but im not getting on my knees with water and detol scrubbing the pavement for nobody, I think your having a bubble saying people should do that, your lucky people pick up the main body of the turd to be honest


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