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Dog poo etiquette

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HelenLaBloodyAnnoyed Tue 05-Mar-19 21:53:33

When walking my dog, he usually poos within the first ten mins. I obviously pick it up but I then leave the bag hanging on a fence or a tree to collect on the way back. I do this because DD has autism and the smell and sight of the poo would bother her the entire time, she'd be gagging or even sick. Tonight a fellow dog walker criticised me for it, saying it spoils the view hmm There are no bins on this particular walk (which takes around an hour and a half) so it's necessary to take it home. Is it unreasonable to collect it on the way back?

Coulddowithanap Tue 05-Mar-19 21:56:14

I hate to see dog poo in bags hanging in bushes.. I guess lots of people do it but then forget where they hung it.

Just double bag it then you can't smell it through the bag.

adaline Tue 05-Mar-19 21:57:44

No, I hate it when people do this. Take extra bags and double/triple bag it if necessary.

If you leave it out, what's to stop it being blown/knocked on the floor and causing a mess? Take it with you!

janetforpresident Tue 05-Mar-19 21:57:54

Well personally I would find this a bit grim to come across. Buy scented nappy bags and take another bag for the nappy bag to go in.

But I am not a dog person so probably others will feel differently.

Laiste Tue 05-Mar-19 21:58:18

I think that's a bit yuck tbh. I understand it's hard for you with DD. Could you tuck it more out of sight until your return?

A lot of folks are like sheep and will copy you. And probably not intend to pick it up on the way back!

IDoN0tCare Tue 05-Mar-19 21:58:51

That’s disgusting and you’re going to get slammed on here for doing that. As far as anyone passing, is concerned there’s a bag of shite hanging on a tree/sitting on a wall. They aren’t going to be thinking, ‘oh, the owner will pick that up, on the way back.’ They’re just going to think ‘what a filthy dog owner!’

Take a suitable sized plastic air tight container with you and pop the bag into it, then it won’t smell. You can dispose of it later.

Coulddowithanap Tue 05-Mar-19 21:58:59

Can't you alter your route so you go last a bin?

Bananasarenottheonlyfruit Tue 05-Mar-19 21:59:12

Ah, poo baubles! You are going to get absolutely ripped to shreds on here. Too many people do as you do, then 'forget' to collect it on the way back, so the bags hang there forever.

I tuck it out of sight behind one particular rock. So I always know where it is to collect on the way back, and so it doesn't look unsightly to others. On the very rare occasions I have forgotten it, I know exactly where to go back to so I can retrieve it.

adaline Tue 05-Mar-19 21:59:31

Oh, and I have a dog. I'd never leave poo in a bag on a tree - I find it worse than just seeing the poo! Why go to all the effort of bagging it just to dump it somewhere?

Either stick and flick if in the countryside, or bag it and take it with you. Leaving it dangling from a tree is pretty gross really.

Sparklingbrook Tue 05-Mar-19 21:59:59

Ewww, what about people who don't want to see or smell poo baubles hanging from trees?

I agree with just double bag it.

Pinkyyy Tue 05-Mar-19 22:00:02

Seems pretty bizarre to me. Can't you change the route slightly, to pass a bin?

Heyha Tue 05-Mar-19 22:00:08

Someone has recently started hanging dog poo bags on my fence and leaving them...the wildlife camera will be relocating shortly as a result!

If you're doing a circular route and definitely always pick it up on the way home then I can't see any harm, it wouldn't bother me as a (small) landowner and dog owner. If you can hang it/hide it so other people can't see it and decide it's a good idea that would be better, though.

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Bayleyf Tue 05-Mar-19 22:01:01

That is vile. Why should other people have to walk past bags of your dog's shit?

Be a decent person and take it with you.

BusySnipingOnCallOfDuty Tue 05-Mar-19 22:01:06

Its probably being confused with the number of people who bag it up then ditch it.

I don't think its nice at all. You can use scented nappy sacks or double/ triple bag as has been mentioned.

I have massive sensory issues and smells and noises can make me gag or chuck up. So when I've taken a dog out, I take several bags.

RosemarysBush Tue 05-Mar-19 22:01:09

Yabu. Yuk.

FamilyReferee Tue 05-Mar-19 22:01:40

I have dogs, and my DH went to do what you do, and I stopped him. I think others may not realise we would come back, plus it's just not right to leave it there visible or in case it gets forgotten. And yes, we carried it all the way round the walk, and all walks since.

You can get black poo sacks so it can't be seen inside, plus I've never smelt it if you tie the bag up right. But if that's still an option, I've seen little bags you can buy - they almost look like mini cool bags, that you can put your poo sacks in once filled - they will clip to you. They're not cheap, but I think we're going to get one, so we can carry that instead of poo bags in future.

TrixieFranklin Tue 05-Mar-19 22:01:48

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FiveShelties Tue 05-Mar-19 22:02:21

You leave your bag, someone leaves their bag and so it goes.

Bag it, double or treble, but p!ease do not leave it.

Laiste Tue 05-Mar-19 22:02:22

I hope you've got your tin hat on OP ....

BlueMerchant Tue 05-Mar-19 22:02:25

Oh no. That's just wrong!

WhatToDoAboutWailmerGoneRogue Tue 05-Mar-19 22:02:33

This is vile. Double bag or change your route to one with bins; don’t force others to suffer.

MrsBungle Tue 05-Mar-19 22:03:35


lovelylondonsky Tue 05-Mar-19 22:06:31

That's bloody disgusting.

Rrxox Tue 05-Mar-19 22:06:38

If you were under my LA they’d hand you a lovely three digit fixed penalty notice.. regardless on whether you said you’d come back for it or not. No one likes swinging a bag of crap for an hour, we just adjust our walks to include a bin. And if it’s a walking route contact the LA and state there’s no bin which causes a fouling issue, they’d maybe either be able to tell you where the nearest ones are or possibly put one up.

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