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Dog Care

  1. daisynicolas profile image81
    daisynicolasposted 5 years ago

    How would you approach people who don't pick up after their dogs?  These people doesn't seem to have any SHAME about picking up after their dogs especially when they crap on the main trail or the entrance to parks, or even on the streets.  Part of dog caring is the responsibility to clean up after their dogs' bathroom needs;  but there are those people, and there are many, who just do not care about the ugliness, the stench, the unhealthiness of what dog feces does to the environment you live in.

    1. Shaddie profile image92
      Shaddieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      While I pick up after my dog like any responsible pet owner, I do not understand the endless hatred spewed from others when some people don't, especially in places where nobody lives (such as parks and forests). Unless you are rolling around on the ground and you are in danger of coming into contact with the messy pile firsthand, take a chill pill! Wild animals poop all over the place, all the time. As long as 20 dogs aren't pooping in the same place, every day, I think it's gonna be okay.

  2. daisynicolas profile image81
    daisynicolasposted 5 years ago

    You skpped the part that said "main trail or the entrance to parks or even on the streets!"  Let's see large dog crap, very large dog crap, small dog crap (repeat XX times a day, XXX times every week and so on) these becomes the daily sight.  How could you "chill" on these especially when it's winter and they remain frozen on the places that gets lots of foot traffic by people and dogs alike.  Come springtime, these crap disintegrates and blankets the rest of the trails!  There goes the parks for the enjoyment of others.

  3. JKenny profile image96
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    Where I live, a lot of people will pick up their Dog's mess, but then not bother putting it in a bin, instead they'll tie it to a tree or just simply chuck it into a bush. Personally, I don't get upset at the sight of Dog mess, I get more upset when I see a bag containing mess that hasn't been disposed of properly, because the plastic does not biodegrade, at least the Dog mess won't be around forever.

  4. daisynicolas profile image81
    daisynicolasposted 5 years ago

    Biodegradable bags are not always handy, so people bring what they can which makes for a good effort.  I could tell you that people who mostly do the tying on the trees or bushes intended to pick them up on the way back but forget. At the dog park where I go to, most of the regular users will pick up these bags if they are on their way back to the parking lot where the dumpster is. So, it is really a community participation.

  5. Shaddie profile image92
    Shaddieposted 5 years ago

    I hardly think a pile of poop deposited in the winter, even if it was manufactured by an elephant, is going to ruin an entire park. Parks span on average around 30 acres, with many being more 1,000.

    I "chill" because I know that the poop isn't in my yard, and that I should be watching where I'm walking anyway. If people are responsible and pick up after their pets, that is absolutely wonderful and I commend them. But I don't sit and fester over the fact that sometimes when I'm out walking there happens to be a pile here and there.

    Now, if said dog owner allowed their dog to poop directly onto my car, like many crows seem to enjoy doing, or allowed their dog onto my own driveway to do its business, or casually accepted the fact that their dog, in the same manner as an annoying neighborhood cat, crept into my back garden and "sneakily" left behind a veritable treasure trove full of smelly prizes under my rose bushes... Well, then this would be a different story. But I don't think any of those are issues here.

  6. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    How would I approach them? Mmmmmm... I would simple say, " Excuse Sir/Ma'am I believe you left something behind." I would also assist them with finding a bag to pick it up and dispose of it. smile

    1. Shaddie profile image92
      Shaddieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hah! I wonder how someone would react if you chased them down and said that big_smile They'd probably be too embarrassed to do it again.

      1. AEvans profile image79
        AEvansposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You bet they would. lolo! big_smile  When I had seen someone littering in the parking lot, I actually picked up the paper walked up to them and said, " I believe you lost this?" Lolo! They took the garbage, placed it in there car and didn't look back. lololo! big_smile So doggy doo-doo you bet I would humiliate them. big_smile

        1. daisynicolas profile image81
          daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          AEvans, woman, you are brave! Hallelujah!

          1. AEvans profile image79
            AEvansposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I have a great sense of humor, maybe its that pitiful look I give them. Lolo! big_smile

    2. daisynicolas profile image81
      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      AEvans, thank you for stopping by and suggesting this approach.  I am sure that a dog owner who truly cares will be rebuked.

  7. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Dog poop lying around is disgusting but there isn't really much you can do about it.

    Some people are just lazy.

    1. daisynicolas profile image81
      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure that the more concerned citizens raise this issue,  the moment will come when stricter laws in pet ownership will be imposed.

  8. Kristen Haynie profile image97
    Kristen Haynieposted 5 years ago

    Because I own a dog and deal with her poo on a regular basis, I am pretty much desensitized to the sight of dog poo. However, it does bother me when people don't clean up after their dog, simply because dogs will end up being banned from the area where it's becoming a problem. Most parks do have rules posted, in which picking up after your dog is usually included.

    It bothers me even more when people let their dog poo in my yard and don't pick it up. Again, I'm used to it because I have a dog myself, but I think it's just rude and inconsiderate to leave me with the responsibility of picking that up.

    If I catch someone leaving their dog's poo somewhere, I usually just say "excuse me," then I hand them a bag (which I ALWAYS have with me), and glance toward the mess. Call me rude, but it usually does the trick.

    1. daisynicolas profile image81
      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Kristen, come to think of it, that was why caring people are hesitant to approach because people will find them "rude."  But what kind of society do we live in when we tolerate this behavior?

      1. Kristen Haynie profile image97
        Kristen Haynieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I worried about that for a long time, too. For several months, I stood and watched passively as people left dog poo in my yard, and in the local park. Then I realized: my yard is my yard, and the park is space for the whole community. I finally got fed up with the guy leaving poo in my yard, and one morning he caught me in a particularly bad mood. I just walked out and handed him a bag as his dog was pooping on my lawn. Ever since, I've noticed that he's been carrying a bag around with him, and picking up after his dog. I've found that this is the case with most people that I've come across. I always worry that they'll think bad of me, but I if I'm watching this happen, and I don't say anything to them, then who will? They will just continue to get away with it.

        1. daisynicolas profile image81
          daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Right on, woman, a subtle but firm message.  I'll have to do that to my neighbor who has an Irish Wolfhound and a Pitbull/Lab Mix.  Just imagine how much crap an Irish Wolfhound can leave? Everyday 2x a day on the main trail of the small neighborhood community park!!!

  9. teyeger82 profile image81
    teyeger82posted 5 years ago

    In my opinion, it is wrong because as one other hubber said, it will eventually end up ruining things for those that do clean up after their dogs.  There is a dam near my home that has a walking path built across the top of it.  One round trip walk on the dam is somewhere between 3-4 miles and the views can be really nice especially at sunrise and sunset.  Many dog owners used this path for a dog walking area when it first opened.  However, so many people did not clean up after their dogs that it was finally closed to dog traffic.  Also, I have a dog-owning/waking neighbor that lives in a different neighborhood one street over.  Her neighborhood has restrictions about allowing animals to relieve themselves anywhere in her neighborhood other than in the owner's yard.  So, can you guess what she does?  She brings her dogs one street over and walks up and down our street with her dogs letting them do their business in everyone's yard and then she takes her dogs and goes home and leaves their business one street over and does not clean it up.  I am sorry but that is just RUDE!!!!!!  It has taken a great deal of control not to walk my 100 pound dog over to her yard to leave her a present!

    1. daisynicolas profile image81
      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, teyeger82, your neighborhood has to formally complain about that malicious habit of your dog walking business owner! That is beyond rude!  That's why we have to have laws because people will bully their offensive behaviors whenever they get opportunities and whenever good abiding citizens do not say anything.  Thank you for your story on why it is important to be considerate to others.

  10. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I don't approach them because people don't like being criticized and I am not going to risk getting in an altercation over dog poop.

  11. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    There's only one park in my town that allows dogs, and if I am there with my dog I pick up any dog poop I see. It is for selfish reasons as I don't want dogs to be banned from the park. As for challenging people, I don't but I don't mind if they see what I'm doing.

    1. daisynicolas profile image81
      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, Sherry Hewins, on how some dog owners are selfish about their reasons or excuses for uncaring.  One wonders if that one inconsiderate behavior is their total personality.  Appreciate concerned dog owners like you.

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      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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  14. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Oh, if it involved my yard I would say something. Yuck.

    1. daisynicolas profile image81
      daisynicolasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If it's my yard, they'll get more than "yuck." Thanks for stopping by.

 
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