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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>>

TheCunnyFunt Tue 30-Apr-13 14:29:19

When I was walking my dog the other day he stopped for a poo (as you do) so I got a bag out ready and there was an old guy walking towards us. He called out "Oh I wouldn't bother with that, just kick it under the hedge! It's what everyone else does!" so I said "Well I'm not everyone else, and I'd rather not break the law if it's all the same to you." then he did that huffy snorty thing and said "Oh fine. Suit yourself then!" hmm

It wasn't in the countryside, it was in a town!

Whippoorwhill Tue 30-Apr-13 14:02:52

It seems to have got worse over the last few years too. When I first got a dog pretty much everyone picked up but lately there is poo everywhere and people blatently watching their dogs crapping and then walking off leaving it. My dog likes to eat other dogs poos and then throws up in the back of the car. I really, really hate people who don't pick up. sad

CuntAlors Tue 30-Apr-13 12:24:44

We walk to school on the pavements and on a good day I yell "mind the poo" around five times during a five minute walk. We live on the edge of the woods and I can't let my kids run around due to the carpeting of shit in there. We are the last house before the woods start so no one thinks they need to clear shit up because there's not many people around. Disgusting fuckers. I thanked the street cleaner the other day because he spends his life clearing up shit.

BramshawHill Tue 30-Apr-13 11:58:43

When I worked in a pet shop, some people wouldn't even pick it up from the aisles, let alone make us aware so we could do it! I think its the height of entitlement and laziness

Callisto Tue 30-Apr-13 11:11:39

Honeydragon - probably to encourage people to pick up after their dogs. I don't know of any farmers that don't regularly dose their livestock for parasites of all kinds. It's just really bad husbandry, not to mention uneconomical, to do anything else.

riskit4abiskit Mon 29-Apr-13 18:59:47

agree with anthracite - would always bag on a footpath or mowed / paved areas. But..... I do worry about the plastic bag landfill waste when I am throwing a poo bag away. in a field, woods etc, I would usually see the dog go 'off-path' exploring a significant distance before pooing, so I would leave that type of poo.

where I live in the NW there are rarely poo bins on walks in tourist-style destinations - there should definitely be more to encourage people to pick it up.

I always remember the time our dearly departed dog ate a lot of grass and did a grassy poo that hung out of his bum and I had to chase him around the countryside with a poo bag trying to grab at it, now that was grim!

Anthracite Mon 29-Apr-13 18:46:59

I stick and flick in rougher terrain; scoop and bag on paths and mowed areas.

phantomnamechanger Mon 29-Apr-13 18:36:43

I'm dreading the warm weather as our neighbours garden will start to reek with the piles of poo left all over from her dogs. she does bag and bin but not every day and in the warm weather it makes you gag <shudders>

Some moronic teens a few years ago stuck a firework in the poo bin at our local park. I mean who would do that - shower shit over a wide area, total idiots.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 29-Apr-13 18:27:29

I get angry angry angry at people taking their dogs to the footpath near me for a shit.

My children use it just as a town child uses a pavement - so where's the difference?

Why do they think the countryside is one big dog toilet????


Mother2many Mon 29-Apr-13 18:24:01

This debate was going on here, as out in the country ~ no paved roads, someone complained about dog poop around too. Out there, dogs can roam free, people ride their horses around and there is poop from them tooo... Part of being able to go for a country walk!!!

For me, if you walk out in the bushes, trees and on the trail away from the city, no cement anywhere to be found... it's part of country life.

I'd rather walk around horse poop/dog poop, than see the garbage people throw away tosses everywhere among the trail.

In your case...if you walk on cement paths, YES CLEAN UP!

HorryIsUpduffed Mon 29-Apr-13 18:12:32

I once walked a friend's dog when she was away overnight. He had diarrhoea all over the pavement blush and there's only so much scraping one can do. It was in uber posh North Oxford too blush

Our local FC forest has the "bag and bin or stick flick" rule. But there are lots of fenced off bits to flick into IYSWIM and I don't think I've ever encountered a rogue dog poo. Horse manure, yes by the tonne, I reckon , and rabbit etc, but nothing carnivorous.

aufaniae Mon 29-Apr-13 17:48:47

Naysa I love your poo karma idea. You are a nice person!

SoupDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 17:30:03

if you lazy people cannot/will not pick up after your dog, have it pts!

Quite frankly, that is as twattish as the behaviour of the dog owners in the OP.

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.

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

The poo spin

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 16:13:10

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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?

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

I think the NT need to rethink that paragraph

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."

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