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To not always pick up dog poo...

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ThinkingInColour Sat 26-Mar-16 09:44:55

I walk my dog in a very remote, rural area. She is pretty consistent in the general area that she normally goes to toilet on a very old, rarely used lane which is bordered by a massive over grown thicket hedge and woodland. I usually get a stick and knock it into the hedge. No one really walks down here, no one would ever get through that hedge and see it no different than a fox having a poo there - which many do! If I am in a public place, on a public footpath etc of course I'd always pick it up. But picking it up there means carrying smelly poo for three miles home as no bins etc and seems unnecessary

Fairenuff Sat 26-Mar-16 09:45:48

Why do you ask OP?

NoahVale Sat 26-Mar-16 09:46:03

no, it doesn't sound unreasonable

MattDillonsPants Sat 26-Mar-16 09:46:28

Well I think you;ll get flamed on here....but as you describe it I don't think you're unreasonable. A thick hedge in an un-used lane....why would that be an issue?

MrsJayy Sat 26-Mar-16 09:46:57

Just pick it up if you get caught ypu could be fined is it not more hassle to flick it into a hedge than bending and picking it up

KinkyAfro Sat 26-Mar-16 09:47:02

Yes. How do you know nobody walks down there? You should always pick up your dogs poo regardless of where it shits

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 26-Mar-16 09:47:10

That's disgusting. Your dog. Pick it up and take it home.

MattDillonsPants Sat 26-Mar-16 09:47:46

My DH says yabu because it will stink...and Foxes eat differently than dogs...and the law says you need to collect it.

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ExitPursuedByABear Sat 26-Mar-16 09:49:36

But what if your dog disappears into the undergrowth to poo?

exLtEveDallas Sat 26-Mar-16 09:49:50

The National Trust advocates "Stick and Flick" in the forest/woodlands. I don't see an issue with what you are doing, but you will get numerous posters come on here now and tell you that you are UR, plus disgusting/stupid/the cause of all world wars etc.

Good luck.

MrsJayy Sat 26-Mar-16 09:50:03

If another owner goes to pick up their dog shit they might put there hand on it yuck

livsmommy Sat 26-Mar-16 09:50:18

There are signs in the woods here that ask you to flick it into the hedge.

MrsJayy Sat 26-Mar-16 09:51:48

If I stick and flicked I would end up with it on me confused

Newes Sat 26-Mar-16 09:52:14

Not a problem at all.

NoahVale Sat 26-Mar-16 09:52:24

just don't leave the bags lying around, bad for the wild life.
assuming the poo dissolves, gets washed away or eaten

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Sat 26-Mar-16 09:53:31

I say YABU, on the basis (or rather hunch) that it might upset the ecology of the area by introducing diseases that otherwise wouldn't exist there. I am quite possibly talking shit however. Pun unavoidable.

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 26-Mar-16 09:56:16

I live in a fairly rural area and we like to forage. There is a big problem with people not picking up poo. I would say it is about reasonable common sense and flicking poo into a seriously overgrown thicket is fine but I would be careful, if that thicket is full of brambles then in blackberry season it isn't fine! The dc and I have been caught out a few times scrambling through undergrowth for elderflower/nuts/brambles/rosehips and so on and it just isn't nice.

MidnightAura Sat 26-Mar-16 09:56:17

It sounds a bit gross and I say that as a dog owner. Yabu

Patterkiller Sat 26-Mar-16 09:57:43

I pick and bag always if I can reach it, however my dogs both tend to go into thick/steep wooded areas. I would no doubt have to call mountain rescue to save me if I tried so I'm doubtful anyone else will come across it.

But yes the forestry commission do advocate stick and flick. I think you need to use your judgment as to whether the flicking destination is anywhere where it will cause an issue.

MrsJayy Sat 26-Mar-16 09:58:04

Oh I would rather have poop in weeds or hedges than bloody poo bags everywhere I have slid on a bag of shit

ThinkingInColour Sat 26-Mar-16 10:00:09

IAmAPaleontologist don't worry definitely isn't - we too are keen forages!
Interesting responses. I was reflecting on it this morning when I spotted a dog bin poo bin overflowing with plastic bags which will take years to dissolve and thought how is that better for the environment. And I am keen member of the national trust and always seen this policy advocated but did wonder what others thought, so thank you for the responses I will reflect on them.

MrsJayy Sat 26-Mar-16 10:03:45

If the stick and flick.thing is recommended then do that but do be mindful of where it lands

Tartsamazeballs Sat 26-Mar-16 10:07:19

I usually kick it in the bush (if you lump some mud in front of it you can kick it without it touching your foot), and then kick some dirt on top of it so it's not stinky/gonna get trodden on.

Or I use biodegradable vege plastic baggies.

Tartsamazeballs Sat 26-Mar-16 10:08:20

I will add I only do the kick and bury if I'm in the middle of nowhere or on national trust land though.

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