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to wonder.....

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Granb Mon 27-Feb-12 12:51:06

....why people who walk their dogs find it acceptable to leave their little bags hung on branches. Where do they think they are going to go? Do they think someone will come along and pick them up? angry

On my walk this morning I counted five bags and I know (being the type of person I am) I will see if I can spot more tomorrow!

Is it just me or do others also think it is more disgusting than not picking up at all?

crimson Mon 27-Feb-12 12:56:18

The mentallity of it is beyond me, especiallly down, say, a country lane where you might as well lob it into a ditch where no one will walk in it and it will break down in time. It seems that, having ben told to bag it up that's what they do with no thought of the consequences. I'll do a count next time I walk through the village!

Carol Mon 27-Feb-12 12:56:29

I walk my dog with a few poo bags, and if I don't go near the dog poo bin, I take them back home and place them in my bin. That's disgusting Granb and I can't see a sensible reason for doing it.

My brother in law spotted a neighbour leaving a poo bag tucked in a corner at the end of their driveway, and he watched for him doing it again. Next day, sure enough, he did the same thing. My brother in law dashed out with a carrier bag and politely invited him to put both bags in there and take them home with him. He said if the dog owner had been rude, he would have posted the bags through his letter box!

crimson Mon 27-Feb-12 13:05:00

Good for him! Or left the contents on his doorstep [my neighbour did that to another neighbour].

Elegran Mon 27-Feb-12 13:05:26

I have heard that if you toss the bag into the hedge or ditch, it takes a lot longer to break down than the original poo would have if you had just tossed that in, and there is danger to wildlife trying to eat the bags. It may be that they intend to come back the same way and pick it up on their way back but I think mostly it is the attitude that once it is bagged it is none of their business concern. Much like the idea that once something is in the wheelie bin or down the loo it magically disappears.

If you saw you throw a bag of disposable nappies in to the hedge (or leave it hanging on a tree) they would give you a mouthful (of dog's abuse?)

Hunt Mon 27-Feb-12 13:08:11

Perhaps this is an indication that a Council dog bin is required at that particular spoy?

Hunt Mon 27-Feb-12 13:09:38

Sorry, ''spot''.

Jacey Mon 27-Feb-12 13:11:36

Perhaps you could take some pictures and send them to your local paper??

Carol Mon 27-Feb-12 13:28:03

Poo bags that break down aren't that much more in cost than the usual ones. I think it's time bin bags and the like were all made of organic materials that will break down if they go in the bin.

Hankipanki Mon 27-Feb-12 13:55:22

If there are no dog poo bins I will often discreetly place my bag at the side of a path and pick it up on my way back. I walk 3 to 4 mile each morning and it is a long way to carry a bag full of poo. I don't know why anyone would hang it in a tree though - perhaps so that the can see it. I often find myself searching around the site I have left my bag, I am obviously too discreet. Sometimes others have picked it up for me as I do with theirs.

I do get angry when people do not clean up after their dogs even when bins are provided.

yogagran Mon 27-Feb-12 14:38:17

This always annoys me as well. One place that I often walk my dog has what they call a "stick and flick" policy on the basis that it disappears naturally and as crimson logically pointed out, as long as it's out of the way no one can tread in it.

Hankipanki Mon 27-Feb-12 14:51:01

Mmmm Stick and flick is great for areas which are not used for recreational purposes but we have some local woodland where it is just not nice to allow young children to run amongst the tree.

Granb Mon 27-Feb-12 14:53:18

Taking photo's sounds good I going to be so busy now looking for it in trees that won't see it when step in it confused

Its not that I don't like dogs either - last one was the boys' Jack Russell who got to 17 and now resides under her favourite spot in the garden.

Oldgreymare Mon 27-Feb-12 15:09:14

I live backing onto a field used by dog walkers. Most owners are responsible and use bags and then the bins provided ( these owners are predominately female!) I have seen young Mum's, with pushchairs to organize, cleaning up.
BUT there are some, all men, who stride off purposefully and ignore what is going on behind them ( behind their dogs actually!).
There are notices warning of fines, obviously ignored. YUK!

harrigran Mon 27-Feb-12 15:11:49

Disgusting ! I do not want to see dog poo bags hanging in trees. If you want to keep a dog then you must do the distasteful jobs too, not good enough to leave it for someone else to find angry

Carol Mon 27-Feb-12 15:51:35

I often see men in the park walking their dogs and ignoring what their dog is leaving behind. How you can take a dog for a walk and not watch them is beyond me - they obviously know what is happening but choose not to look pretending they didn't notice.

Elegran Mon 27-Feb-12 16:12:17

I often found poo on the pavement, and even in the centre of the garden gate, but never saw it happen. Then one day I happened to be gazing out of the window when a male neighbour walking his dog along our street paused to wait for it - on a lead - as it performed actually six feet down our drive. He stood watching benevolently until he saw me watching - and my expression - then hauled the poor pooch away mid-evacuation.

numberplease Mon 27-Feb-12 16:19:07

We live opposite a canal bank, and where once upon a time we could walk along the top of the bank, it`s no longer a wise thing to do, because of the amount of dog poo all the way along.

Mishap Mon 27-Feb-12 16:26:24

I can't believe that people would hang bags of poo in trees - what can they be thinking of?
I am told that putting it on the owner's doorstep is insufficient - the thing to do is to put it in a paper bag, place it on the doorstep, set light to it, ring the bell and run away. The owner will come out and instinctively stamp on the bag to put the fire out! - result!

Carol Mon 27-Feb-12 16:28:55

Mishap you wicked woman! grin

Jacey Mon 27-Feb-12 16:31:07

Love it Mishap ...but don't think I could run away fast enoughhmm

goldengirl Mon 27-Feb-12 16:38:22

Where I used to walk my dog had a stick and flick policy - though there is a knack to it grin. It's amazing though that we all get annoyed about dog poo - quite rightly - but forget about human needs when out and about grin

petallus Mon 27-Feb-12 16:46:15

I was out with my daughter's dogs this morning and saw a black plastic bag dumped in the middle of the path, obviously full of dog poo. I've also seen similar hanging on branches. Round here we are asked to 'flick' into undergrowth unless walking on pavements, in car parks etc. Even if the poo is bagged and put in the dustbin it's still not an ideal solution (incidentally, ditto for used disposable nappies).

Oldgreymare Mon 27-Feb-12 17:24:53

Just took a walk in the field, skipping around poo on the edge of a path (HUH). Yes, there are notices saying fines of up to £1000 for 'fouling' AND there are bins at every entrance to dispose of 'doggy bags'. A nice man, who must have the most awful job in the world, drives into our street to empty the nearest on a regular basis. So much is done to prevent the problem.
Was tempted to say to a man whose dog was the other side of the field;
' You'll have a long walk to pick up after him'. But chickened out.... one day....
I did pick up a glass bottle and paper bag to put in the rubbish bin all of 5 metres away!
Mishap grin

gma Wed 29-Feb-12 09:23:14

Years ago when my children were small, an elderly man would walk his dog along our road and true to form the dog always performed in the same spot, right outside our gate. I was forever cleaning the pushchair wheels and our shoes. I did ask him on several occasions to take the dog elsewhere or use his own path or garden, but no luck. I knew exactly where he lived and told him in no uncertain terms that if it happened again I would put the poo in a bag and put it through his letter box! Funnily enough I only had to do it once. Result!!!