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if you dont pick up your dog poo....

(152 Posts)
pollyputthekettleonagain Thu 23-Jan-14 12:51:46

can you please tell me why?

Now i know most people on here are responsible dog owners who pick up EVERY time.

BUT on a forum of this size, there must be at least one person who is willing to admit it, and explain why.

I just dont get why you would leave your dog poo in the street.

DUSTIN Thu 23-Jan-14 21:45:03

cross post x

Wallison Thu 23-Jan-14 21:51:54

All of you stick and flick people or whatever you call yourselves can get to hell. Just because it isn't a path, doesn't mean that your smelly hound's shit is welcome on there. There is a nature reserve near us that would be a lovely environment if it weren't for the huge amounts of dog poo all over it. If you let your filthy dogs shit all over woods, meadows, fields etc then you are ruining things for the rest of us. Just pick it up, ffs. It's not hard. I bet none of you would squat down and curl out a fat one just because you aren't on a road, so why do you think its ok for your dirty mutts to do so?

Canidae Fri 24-Jan-14 07:53:51

Just leaving this hear for Wallison


There are signs saying this all over my nearst woodland walk. It's worth it just to stop people hanging poo bags in hedges. Can't stand people who pick it up just to leave the bag behind.

SirChenjin Fri 24-Jan-14 08:01:48

When they say stick and flick, please make sure that it's flicked far away from the paths, and not just a couple of feet away where people can still tread in it. Beside the path is not enough.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 24-Jan-14 08:35:27

And stick and flick is against the law in Scotland...

Re lack of bins. Tough shit. Your dog, your responsibility. Why should I be subjected to your dog's shit, just because you can't be arsed to carry home. Yes dog shit is minging, and I wouldn't want to lug it miles, but that doesn't mean you can just leave it there for your convenience!

Wallison Fri 24-Jan-14 09:05:43

Canidae, grrr. So people are actually being told to leave shit all over the place? Fucking rank.

Wallison Fri 24-Jan-14 09:24:01

Of course, the other problem with this 'stick and flick' nonsense, quite apart from the fact that people should be able to walk where they like without running the risk of treading in your dog's shit, is that kids love sticks and are forever picking them up. So if you've chosen not to do the responsible thing but instead flick it so that people can tread on it, you're also leaving a shitty stick behind for a toddler to pick up. Nice.

EasyToEatTiger Fri 24-Jan-14 09:29:37

Just out of curiosity, if you or your child are caught short in the woods, do you pick up? The number of times I have caught one of my dogs eating what humans have left behind.... Yes I pick up!

pollyputthekettleonagain Fri 24-Jan-14 09:29:57

the reason why im asking is simple

my dd asks me.. why dont people pick up thier dogs poo?

and i dont have an answer for her. I know what I think, but it isnt appropriate to share with a 10 year old

I wondered if there were any reasonable explainations....

EasyToEatTiger Fri 24-Jan-14 09:35:05

There is a hell of a lot less dog poo left on the pavements these days then in the 70s. Really, you couldn't leave the house without treading in something revolting. I think the people who leave turds on the pavement are the same people who expect and assume that other people are there to clean up after them. Dog turds are just a symptom.

needastrongone Fri 24-Jan-14 09:35:33

So, wallison, by adhering to the guidelines set out by the forestry commission and National Trust, dog owners are still not being responsible?

itsallgoingtobefine - I fully take on board your point ref carrying poo bags home, folk should just take responsibility, however far that means carrying the bag. But, sadly, it doesn't seem to work that way. I visit two local parks quite regularly. One has poo bins literally every 200 metres round the popular walks. I rarely see dog poo on the floor. The other one doesn't, hardly has any, and it's more of an issue. I am not saying that's right at all, but it's a fact. I guess of you give folk the means to bin it, they are more likely to.

See, I did that whole post without swearing! smile

Shall I introduce cat poo into the thread? Bloomin' cats always pooing in my garden and lazy, good for nothing owners never clearing it up wink

needastrongone Fri 24-Jan-14 09:36:45

Guess it's like fly tipping, there's regular refuse collections and loads of local tips, yet a small minority will still do it.

Wallison Fri 24-Jan-14 09:44:54

needastrongone, I should have thought it perfectly obvious that if you leave poo lying around - yes, even off the path, because people have a perfect right not to stay on paths when they are walking through woods/nature reserves etc - you aren't being responsible. If the guidelines disagree with that, then the guidelines are wrong. And if you're too much of a precious flower to carry your dog's shit around because there aren't enough bins (provided at tax-payer expense) for your liking, maybe you shouldn't have a dog.

ouryve Fri 24-Jan-14 09:46:10

Thumbcat - someone did that with their German Shepherd, right in view of our lollipop lady, a few years ago. LL confronted her, but she didn't give a hoot (was going to say didn't give a shit, but it seeemd wrong, in this case)

In the recent winters when we've had snow on the ground for a month solid, I can't tell you how rvolting the pavements are when it all melts. Eurgh.

needastrongone Fri 24-Jan-14 09:47:47

Did I at any point say I didn't carry my poo bags around in a public park? I do, actually, whatever the distance. I was making a general observation, read the post...

Ref the guidelines being wrong, perhaps you should write to the forestry commission and national trust respectively.

Wallison Fri 24-Jan-14 09:50:06

I was also making a general observation ('you' used in the general sense). But thanks for telling me what I should do about you being manky enough to leave shit all over the fucking place.

BettyMacdonald Fri 24-Jan-14 09:51:38

Polly my 7&4 year old have asked me the same question. I tell them it's because some people are lazy, dirty bad selfish. I tell them the same about people who litter <yes, teenagers next door, I am looking at you, thank you so much for chucking your takeaway chicken box in my front garden. Again>.

I have a 4 minute walk to school with my 3 children, one of which is still in a buggy. Yesterday I counted 8 lots of dog poo. Fuckers. They should be made to clean it with their toothbrush. <and breathe>

BettyMacdonald Fri 24-Jan-14 09:52:04

* and, not bad. Although they are bad!

MrsBennetsEldest Fri 24-Jan-14 09:59:41

£75 fine here, and Dog Wardens will find you.

I have 4 dogs and pick up every time regardless of where we are. My DSs pick up too, every coat/car we have has poo bags in.

I have offered bags to people who I have seen walk away. It's disgusting.

ghostofawasp Fri 24-Jan-14 10:01:19

Part of the reason I wanted to get a dog was because after moving to a market town that is paved with shit I started to despise all dogs, which I realised wasn't fair and if I had one I might stop being so annoyed at the whole species. I'm aware that sounds totally insane and it wasn't the only reason of course but it has helped! I always pick up because you can't rant about dog crap like I have always done and then start adding to the problem. I'm even debating taking out a fairy liquid bottle filled with soapy water to clear up after the less tidy ones he does...

moocowmrs Fri 24-Jan-14 10:08:30

Please always pick up when in grazed fields farmed land etc, disease is passed to cattle causing major problems for farmers.

Aked Fri 24-Jan-14 10:20:54

I pick up, because I also have two small children, and a pushchair and therefore have been on the receiving end of people NOT picking up. We live on National Trust land, and unless the dog is right under a bush doing her business, I pick it up every time, even off the path, because the kids run right through the trees, not just on the path.

I don't think anyone will come on and admit to not.

ShadowOfTheDay Fri 24-Jan-14 10:21:53

We all pick up the poop wherever..... I have 2 girls - 11 and 13 and they are indignant that anyone could believe that they wouldn't scoop the poop....

it also gets to me that people will scoop next to another pile of poop - but leave the one that someone else has left behind.. how hard is it to pick up the other bit too!

if out walking <saint halo being polished here> I often end up scooping OTHER DOGS' POOP that has been left in a bloomin awful place - on pavement usually... because I wouldn't want to walk in it... and hate the fact that some dog owners are so irresponsible and give us a bad name....

Our neighbourhood is gradually getting the message, I haven't had to scoop others round here for a couple of months now.... I think if the pavements are clean, people are less likely to leave it.

SirChenjin Fri 24-Jan-14 10:33:48

I guess of you give folk the means to bin it, they are more likely to


2 things wrong with that. Firstly - personal responsibility. It's not up to the Council to provide the bins, it's up to dog owners to take responsibility for their mutt's shit, scoop it and bin it. Secondly - responsible dog owners will not leave dog shit even if it means carrying the bag for a few miles. Irresponsible selfish fuckers dog owners don't care two hoots if there are 20 bins in the vicinity.

Mumto3dc Fri 24-Jan-14 10:36:50

I have a theory that at least some dog poo on pavements is left by old people who either can't see well enough or can't bend down properly to pick it up.

Sorry if someone already said this, I haven't read the whole thread.

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