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It is absolutely fine to leave dog shit behind if you are walking in country side.

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HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 13:22:46

No it's fucking not angry

There are a bajillion reasons why you should not. All bloody good ones, particularly if its farm land.

So stop you filthy fuckers. Do not tell me its ok. Because its not.

Work on the simple assumption that if you are there, other people probably will be so bag it and take it with you.

<<continues seething at utter cock wombles>>

HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 14:17:48


We do poo Karma too.

I will work on the assumption that if you can't get to the poo it won't affect there's as badly.

But today, along the path over about 150yds I counted 19 poos. All only a 10 minute walk from poo bins, so if you didn't want to walk with it you could detour and o a different circuit.

HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 14:18:58

Others, not there's.

And Naysa, you've tried to get to it.

Frettchen Mon 29-Apr-13 14:21:59

One of the places I walk my dog is private land with public footpaths (or so I guess...) and my dad's on conversational terms with the guy who manages the place - the groundskeeper? forest caretaker? There's a word for it and I can't think of it!

Anyway - there are no poo bins throughout, and the aforementioned groundsman has said not to worry about it any further than the stick'n'flick. So long as the poo's off the path it's ok.

In a village common, or path around a farmer's field, however, I would always bag and bin.

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 29-Apr-13 14:22:30

What if they go in the sea?

Or in the middle of a bog?

Earthworms Mon 29-Apr-13 14:27:24


I used to work mowing and strimming footpaths, employed by the parish councils so that the ramblers don't get all cross about vegetation on public footpaths.

Unfortunately it just encouraged the dog boggers, the ones who now have a nice cut path on which to dump and run.

Then I'd go back later in the year to cut it and get fucking covered in shite.

Disgusting. But a very effective aversion therapy for liking dogs. I used to love them and really wanted one. Now I just feel nauseous when I see a dog. And i left that job 10 years ago.

Abra1d Mon 29-Apr-13 14:27:57

Obviously you carry a swimming costume and wellies with you at all times on dog walks.

HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 14:29:56


I always used to wonder where the dog turds in the sea came from, now I know grin

<<peers suspiciously at Whippy>>

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 29-Apr-13 14:31:42

Whippy is terrified of waves grin

T'is t'other whippet. Devil Dog is responsible for the ones in the middle of any and every bog he ever sees, ever.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 29-Apr-13 14:34:58

I'm with Naysa. My Dog is off the lead most of the time and craps in the middle of a thicket of brambles or down a steep bank to the railway line where I cannot get to it, and I doubt anyone else could.

Having had lots of dog shit incidents with DD when she was little, I would never dream of leaving a crap where it was accessible to anyone.

But the dog shit in bags left lying around leave me outraged. Why go to all that trouble and then leave it behind?

Callisto Mon 29-Apr-13 14:39:35

Livestock are wormed regularly, and I have yet to come across any herbivore who will eat shit in any form, and I've never found shit in any hay I've ever fed. Dog shit is foul and should be picked up if there is the chance it could be trodden on, but this hysteria about livestock eating it is ridiculous.

likeitorlumpit Mon 29-Apr-13 14:42:33

where i live is a country park/woods that says to not bag it up just kick the mess into the hedgerow , they were fed up with people putting it in bags and throwing them in the bush , cant see the problem in the country all other animals shit in the woods.

UnChartered Mon 29-Apr-13 14:45:13

Do people really think that livestock [and possibly their own guinea pigs/bunnies] like eating hay befouled by dog shit?

really?? ate a cow that ate some grass that once had shit on it grin

you know what the answer is don't you?

don't eat the cow in the 1st place wink

Emilythornesbff Mon 29-Apr-13 14:48:43

YANBU. It's so revolting.

PatPig Mon 29-Apr-13 14:48:54

NT DO advise that:

"Never leave poo where people walk, play or picnic. We ask that if your dog fouls, particularly in car parks and on paths, you pick up and remove the mess. Flick it into rough grass or woodland, or take it away with you and dispose of it at home. There may be dedicated bins to put it in at heavily used sites."

SirChenjin Mon 29-Apr-13 14:55:23

I think the NT need to rethink that paragraph

MansView Mon 29-Apr-13 15:00:27

what's worse is the lazy cunts who do actually bag up the shit - but then hang it in streets...maybe they think the fucking fairy's will move it?

AuntieStella Mon 29-Apr-13 15:00:32

With bodies like NT recommending stick and flick, this is a losing battle.

HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 15:04:10

Agreed Stella.

Callisto, we went to Wales a few years ago and there were signs up saying to remove dog shit as livestock were not all wormed?

Jux Mon 29-Apr-13 15:35:38

A old bag woman down the road from us used to bring her dog inside our front garden (paved) so her dog could poo there. Every morning. Once we had seen her actually doing it, quite deliberately, dh waited by the front door while I watched from the window, and signalled him. He rushed out with a plastic bag and told her to clear it up. She was furious, swore at him and all sorts. She did a half hearted job of picking it up and has been spitting nails at us ever since (7 years). grin

Unsurprisingly, I hate people who leave dog poo lying around.

LeChatRouge Mon 29-Apr-13 15:45:42

Genuine question. I've never had a dog.

Can you keep the dog on the lead til it's had its crap and then let it off for a leg stretch?

UnChartered Mon 29-Apr-13 16:06:33


yes it is, our dog used to do that, but it was almost 40 years ago, maybe dogs have changed since then grin

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 29-Apr-13 16:13:10

Yes you could, but our dog likes to crap in private so hangs on to it until he can run into the bushes

Naysa Mon 29-Apr-13 16:35:48

LeChat our's won't go if he's on the lead. He has to do the poo dance where he runs round like a mad bastard and then jumps into a bush angry

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 29-Apr-13 16:40:42

The poo spin

ExcuseTypos Mon 29-Apr-13 16:48:59

We live in the country and my dog usually shits in the same place. It's down a footpath which has hedgerow growing on either side. It's very shady and the floor dry with lots of leaves on it.

My dog does her business and as I always have wellies on, I do move it under the hedge. As its dry earth, none of it sticks to the path. There is NO sign of shit. My own dc walked down the footpath to school so I certainly wouldn't want them standing in shit.

So I think in some circumstances you can move it under a hedge. The people who leave it in the middle of the path, want shooting IMO.

If my dog shits somewhere else, I have bags which I use.

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