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We live in a lovely "no through" road with small free car park opposite which is great for dog walkers.  By the way, we also have two dogs and we carry plastic bags to pick poop, so I'm not having a go at dog owners here.  There's a dog bin right by the entrance to the car park, although it can get a bit smelly in the summer, when it "cooks"; it's far enough away from the houses to not be a nuisance!

Why then, when winter comes and the nights draw in, does one person allow their dog to poop right outside our house?  We know it is one person because it's is always the same colour and we think that they live locally.

Sometimes it is so bad that it is scattered over 100 metres, which presumably means this poor animal is being dragged whilst whilst going (Anyone who has a dog will know that they do tend to stop and "strain" and that it is quite noticeable!)

We put a board up outside the house last winter asking people to pick up their mess and I even got some bags from the dog warden to hang from the gate post.  Many of the other dog owners around were quite sympathetic to our plight, with one exception.  This one person ignored all the signs and continued to allow his or her dog to go outside our house! Why can't they just pick it up?

Dog litter sign The dog warden is right there with us and has asked when we think it is happening.  Of course we have no idea and I don't want to manually check how warm the Richard the third is to establish a "time of deposit".

By the way, the local Parish Mag published a letter from a neighbour about the situation and the next month some numpty said "If that's all you have to complain about then pick it up yourself!"  Funny how nothing was mentioned when I wrote in to ask where they lived so I could transfer the poo to their house!!

We've talked about water-soluble luminous spray paint to highlight the problem.
We've talked about making tiny flags to stick into the mess.
We've talked about chalking BIG CIRCLES around the them.

I am now opening up the floor for your suggestions! (rubbing my hands together as I know this will no doubt be fun!)

By: Pugs


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Don the Dumper

Don the Dumper

How do you know it's not the dog's owner who is having a 'tom tit' outside your house?
29/05/14 Don the Dumper
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boblet

boblet

Well said Hendrick Z - Let us see what mindless dog owners have to say?
29/05/14 boblet
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Hendrick Z

Hendrick Z

1.dog owners should leave a DNA sample of their dog while registering it at the local government: any dog poop can be traced back to them with appropriate sanctions followed, including paying for the lab costs
2.dogs/dog owners should always wear their tag/papers with them so they can be checked to see if they properly registered their dog
29/05/14 Hendrick Z
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collar

collar

That sounds a great idea. Furthermore, The trouble being that there are quite a large number dogs not leashed and things for them to chase, what the hell else can we do? If a lot of walkers help and support a large number of dogs, people don't usually want their dogs mentioned. If you had seen the later stages of the local recreation ground, sans the dog muck retrieval programme, you would of seen a dog walker pick up the same ammount of drioppings than other people in an hour. That pooper-scooper was deployed in the time it took for the dog to finish his business.
Dogs don't neccessarily mean to do harm ,it can be blamed on some owners by avoiding hard work.
07/03/14 collar
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Spud McKenzie

Spud McKenzie

This is an easy one. I had the same problem with a guy letting his dog crap in my flower bed--EVERY DAY (some days more than once).
I asked the guy nicely to stop it. No luck. So I found a great little device on Amazon that hooks up to a garden hose and is motion activated. Wet dog, wet owner, no more problem. :-)
07/03/14 Spud McKenzie
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Jessica

Jessica

Hello Pugs,
I would love to hear more about you problem - we are making a film about people who are angry about litter and people who leave let their dog foul and don't pick it up. Please give me a ring if you need to vent your gripe further - 01865297220.
24/08/12 Jessica
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Alf Red

Alf Red

"Tiddles" - sorry, but I cannot agree with you on "hyper intelligent cats" - I can choose not to stand in dog poo, but there's nothing worse when pulling out weeds in the garden than to get a handful of greasy cat s**t among the soil I'm working in.
A neighbour got two cats and after a while they decided that our lawn was the ideal place to relieve themselves and also hung around near our bird table in the rear garden. Chasing them did no good, so I cut up lengths of hosepipe to look like snakes and laid them on the borders and path. I also bought an ultrasonic?? scarer which I move around the garden regularly. Now the cats rarely come near our garden and the device is also triggered by dog walkers on the street, so dogs don't hang around either.
The cats started leaving their s**t in another garden nearby, so the man there shovels it up and takes it along the their owners garden and throws it in there.
07/05/12 Alf Red
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Anon

Anon

In my street there is a local police station. Walk past it and you will always find numerous piles of dog poop on the pavement. Even the police seem incapable of catching the culprits.
12/06/11 Anon
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anon

anon

"If you have someone in your street whose dog is pooping everywhere every day, then post it back through their letter box in the middle of the night, bet they soon start to clean it up."

Expect to see GL soon on Youtube labelled the "Phantom Poo Poster"
14/09/10 anon
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last resort

last resort

I live near a beach and dogs often run wild pooping everywhere owners do not pick up the poo I also kayak so sliding out into the water in the kayak takes some effort and you are head height for a dog dog owners let the dog run right into my face no cares. All dogs are supposed to be on leads on this beach !
My sign sniper killing dogs not on leads seems to have halped a little but I still have them firmly in my sights just let them off the lead on the beach cos my triger finger is twitchin buddy
05/08/10 last resort
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Gainsborough lad.

Gainsborough lad.

If you have someone in your street whose dog is pooping everywhere every day, then post it back through their letter box in the middle of the night, bet they soon start to clean it up.
16/05/10 Gainsborough lad.
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A.L.

A.L.

Hi Pugs! Boy do I empathise with you! It's terrible the disrespect SOME dog owners show to other human-beings. Another thing (a little off topic) that disgusts me is how some dog owners when walking toward you with their dog, fail to "reel the dog in" just a bit - so that if said dog is inclined to jump up on you, he CAN! And the dog owner NEVER apologises or even acts like it matters after one's clothing is marked with mud or paw prints. The next time this happens to me, I am going to scream as loud as I can: "CAN'T YOU CONTROL YOUR $%&*$%£ DOG!!!!!!?????????" and hope it makes an impression.
I hope you get the poop situation fixed. You ought to rub the owner's nose in it if you find out who it is. ;o))
27/04/10 A.L.
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Dommy

Dommy

I walk the streets of my town daily and it is still common for dog owners to allow their dogs to foul the paths and in some areas it has got worse despite the laws that are in place.

I have seen incidents where there is dog dirt not even a 100 yards away from a bin that has been designed for such a purpose; kids regularly use path and nearby fields to play and walk to school. Not only is this act of letting a dog foul paths inconsiderate and disgusting, it is dam right dangerous as doggy dirt can cause health problems in children, including blindness.

So dog owners, please be considerate.
04/03/10 Dommy
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fedupinwales

fedupinwales

Or plant some 'coleus canina' in the garden. Also known as 'the pee-off plant'. Just wish there was a 'sod off stupid' plant for the dog's owner...
07/02/10 fedupinwales
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fedupinwales

fedupinwales

Pugs - just had a thought. One way round it might be to make the area unattractive to use as a toilet. Dogs usually 'go' where other dogs have been but there might be a way to put them off. Pouring vinegar over the ground helps, as does spinkling pepper. There's also a product called 'renardine oil' which dogs hate the small of.

Hope it helps!
07/02/10 fedupinwales
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