Do you pick up your dogs poo?

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5 years 3 months ago #40414 by greycloud
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As the owner of 3 adult deerhounds and a 10 week old pup I use a lot of poo bags.

I am however, quite dismayed at the number of dog walkers who do not pick up after their dogs or worse, pick it up then chuck the offending bag into a hedge :angry:

I always try and pick up after them but will also 'stick and flick' if we are in woodlands for example. Long grass is another problem as it can be virtually impossible to pick up from this. In the main I do try hard to be responsible on this issue as there is enough anti dog people about without giving them extra reasons to berate us for having dogs.

I was just wondering what others on here do?

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5 years 3 months ago #40416 by Spring
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What really gets on my wick is the amount of poo you see at dog shows and I include Crufts in that statement. Dog people really should know better. As the owner of 3 Deerhounds I have poo bags in every single pocket, they just seem to breed :laugh:

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5 years 3 months ago #40421 by maggiemac
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Do we all know that "nappy" bags are the cheapest means of pooper scoopers? Surely we all scoop, dont we?

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5 years 3 months ago #40424 by greycloud
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Thank goodness for nappy bags! Saves a fortune :)

Spring - I am like you - poo bags in every coat pocket, in the car and everywhere else and yes, they do seem to breed :laugh:

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5 years 3 months ago #40425 by greycloud
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I meet a man with 3 lurchers on our walks and he happily admits that he never picks up after his dogs and seems quite proud of it. He does not seem to care that he gives other responsible dog owners a bad name :angry:

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5 years 3 months ago #40430 by BethC
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I was out at a formal "do" a few weeks ago with my one good handbag. I was talking to someone and was also absentmindedly searching for a tissue in my bag.....all I kept pulling out were poo bags! I can't imagine why I thought I needed them in a sequined handbag!!

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #40431 by Bodhranlady
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LOL, every pocket in every jacket has poo bags and/or doggy snax. Are the nappy bags biodegradeable as poo bags are? I've see them and they are a bit too 'thin' for my liking, if you know what I mean. Too much risk of 'personal contamination'. Like Greycloud we 'stick and flick' in woodland if we can but otherwise always pick up. We can buy bags from the local council for 50p for 50 bags - biodegradeable - have learned NOT to leave them on a sunny windowsill as they start to deteriorate!
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5 years 3 months ago #40432 by Neil
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We always pick up. Used to the buy the buy the cheap bags but only ended up 'doubling up' to avoid .....! We now use Bob Martin.

On the subject of people not picking up at shows, I had to pick up 'leftovers' from other peoples dogs at the Funday yesterday. I am sure they were non-deerhound :)

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5 years 3 months ago #40435 by Robb
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And what's wrong with flicking it into a hedge?

I walk my dogs along country lanes, I don't have to pick it up by law as that's only appropriate if the road's a 30 or 40 mph limit which most lanes aren't! I do however pick it up if they do it in the road and place it in a bin when one eventually is found or take it home.
My dogs usually stick there bums in the hedge, don't know why they just do! A lot lands on long grass so with a stick I flick it into the hedgerow which is the border between the road and fields.

I've researched and dog poo is a good fertilizer once it's dried out in the air. In a hedgerow nobody will tread on it except maybe a fox or bunny and they can't complain as they leave theirs everywhere!

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5 years 3 months ago #40436 by greycloud
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I haven't yet tried to stick and flick loose poo :laugh: 2 of my hounds also hoist their bums over a grassy mound or small shrub but the other one is a right little cowbag insomuch as she always goes in themiddle of a pavement and always in front of someone - it's so embarrasing.

Would anyone actually challenge someone who did not pick up after their dog. I have, but in a nice way eg 'do you want a poo bag - I have a spare one you can have' which usually embarrases them enough to accept the bag :)

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5 years 3 months ago #40443 by Brodie
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Neil, I can assure you that some deerhound people can't be bothered to pick up their own dogs poo & even leave their dogs in vehicles for long periods on hot days without ventilation in direct sunlight.... to confirm these statements just visit the clubs open show in april..... :(

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5 years 3 months ago #40444 by greycloud
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My God - thats appalling! How on earth can people leave their dogs in cars without ventilation? I hope that anyone witnessing this would find the owners and challenge them.

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5 years 3 months ago #40447 by Trowsahound
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Our dog training club was chucked out of a venue because some of the participants left dog poo on the ground outside- and get this - they were training for the KC's Good Citizen scheme - ALL about responsible dog ownership!!!! The trainer was furious, as you can imagine....
Apart from in crowded urban settings I do think sometimes people over-react a bit about dog poo- it does bio-degrade after all and is not as lethal as half the pollutants human beings happily disperse into the environment. I used to live in a sea-side town where we had a hell of a job getting locals to engage in our campaign against raw human sewage being pumped into the bay, but seemingly they all had time to write to the local paper about dog poo!! :)

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5 years 3 months ago #40450 by Lurch8252
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I have a couple of stories: a woman used to walk past my old house with her 2 Lurchers and let them crap outside on the verge, so one day I arranged a neighbour to takemy kids to school and 'lie in wait' she walked past to the shop and sure enough, Fido proceeded to have a pooh slap bang outside my house, not be hasty (it may have been a bitch weeing) I waited till she had walked on and went out and looked, sure enough, it was a huge pooh, so again I lie in wait for her to walk back up.......with a bag in hand, her face was a picture when I confronted her and gave her a bag, I even held her dogs whilst she picked it up. She never did it again.
Pooh bags: don't buy Poundland! I learnt that when I set off on a long walk and Murphy did a pooh, as I bent down to pick it up, he pulled and I ended up with a finger in it :ohmy: I always buy Bob Martin because they are bio degradable and thicker.
We currently have a phantom crapper who lets his dog pooh outside this house (weve moved from the previous episode) and I am hell bent on catching him, we think its either 1st thing in the morning or late at night....I will find him and thinking he lives locally, will take the contents of my dogs pooh round and leave it on his doorstep. My 2 year old grandson trod in it last week, its vile and dangerous. Old people tend to be the worst does anyone find that?

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5 years 3 months ago #40451 by Lurch8252
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Oh, another one. I was walking through Watford High Street, really busy as well and a man with a kiddie and a Pit Bull type dog were walking in front, his dog stopped and did a huge pooh right outside Boots and he went to walk off.....I just had to say it "Oi, your dogs just poohed" his reply was that he was just walking to buy some bags.......hand in pocket and produced one for him.....again, priceless!

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5 years 3 months ago #40454 by Brodie
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apparently neither the appointed health & safety officer or the kennel club field officer noticed.....to busy socialising......... I suppose thats how one makes progress in the canine world !!

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5 years 3 months ago #40455 by Teratyke
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I'm "Poo Positive". I pick up other poo in the vicinity of my own dog's poo. That way I end up picking up more than we produce. Sometimes with 4 dogs I know I miss one, either can't find or just distracted, but with this system you've always got some in the bank :sick: .
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5 years 3 months ago #40456 by greycloud
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Good on you Rob. I must admit though, that could not pick up another dog's poo. I have tried but just cant do it.

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5 years 3 months ago #40467 by Jacobite
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Always pick up when walking round the roads at dog shows etc. Don't bother when going round the paddocks as lots of other things poo there too! Yes I agree poo bags do breed in pockets.

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5 years 2 months ago #40654 by Clunie
Clunie replied the topic: Do you pick up your dogs poo?
This topic had to make me laugh! I can relate so much to pockets being full of little green poo bags (aka nappy bags!) that always seem to fall out at inappropriate moments eg in the doctor's surgery or the supermarket!

I'm always gobsmacked at the number of people who just leave their dog poo's behind, especially on the way to the school so little children can easily walk into them. Even worse was when a villager that I had regarded as a friend just let his wee scottie dog poo on the pavement in front of my door :angry: and he just walked off leaving it there. Silly man thought that he wouldn't be seen standing outside my sitting room window!!!! rant over

With 4 dogs I do endevour to pick up after them although not always possible if incredibly loose!

I laugh at the deerhounds (Clunie and Tulla) who insist on pooing over or on the edge of a ditch so often just need to flick it in. The lurchers (Isla and Jura) are not so well trained and tend to just do wherever. Oh well you can't win them all!! :laugh:

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