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(Some Guy)   Who knew that picking up your dog's crap from the sidewalk and conveying it to a garbage can was a situation more fraught with social complexity than a formal dinner party, and that there are five distinct types of poo pickers? Science, that's who   (waste-management-world.com) divider line 51
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2014-04-04 12:35:03 PM  
barfblog.com
 
2014-04-04 12:37:25 PM  
Team "it's the right thing to do" FTW!!!
 
2014-04-04 01:17:48 PM  
Southside shiat Slingers! AWAY!!!!
 
2014-04-04 01:19:38 PM  
There's really only two kinds of dog owners. Ones that clean up the dogs shiat, and ones that need to be shot in the head on the spot.
 
2014-04-04 01:20:35 PM  
Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.
 
2014-04-04 01:21:21 PM  

Beerguy: Team "it's the right thing to do" FTW!!!


Yep.
 
2014-04-04 01:21:27 PM  
I like to rearrange the turds into whimsical shapes for the amusement of others when they find it
 
2014-04-04 01:22:14 PM  

taurusowner: There's really only two kinds of dog owners. Ones that clean up the dogs shiat, and ones that need to be shot in the head on the spot.


Well then, get out there, Captain Principles! I expect to hear about your body count on the news tonight.

/pick up after my dog
//kinda tired of homicidal hyperbole
 
2014-04-04 01:22:27 PM  
Always pick it up and hand it to your wife to carry until you get home. You need to be able to control the leach. It's a safety issue.
 
2014-04-04 01:22:59 PM  
When I had a dog, I was definitely team 'right thing to do'.  Hell no I didn't enjoy it, but of course I picked it up and made sure it either went in MY trash or a city bin.  Not some random person on a street or your neighbors.  Cause that's just as stupid as not picking it up at all.
 
2014-04-04 01:24:35 PM  

cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.


If your can is at the street and the truck is coming, absolutely yes. If your can has just been emptied, no, that's rude. If, however, you leave your can to the curb days past pick up, you betcha. Have some bagged shiat. And  put your can away next time.

Also, if you can't be bothered to pass a mower across your yard jungle once a month, then I will pick up the shiat that rests on top but I am NOT digging through your weeds for it.
 
2014-04-04 01:25:31 PM  
I've actually picked up other dogs' poop if I had an extra bag, especially near the park where kids play.
 
2014-04-04 01:30:07 PM  
I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

www.bagsonboard.com

/needs built in hand sanitizer
 
2014-04-04 01:31:43 PM  
Pick it up and fling it in to the bed of that pickup truck that tried just tried to clip me with his rear view mirror.

The hounds seem to enjoy watching me pick up their crap.  I guess I'm not the alpha male.
 
2014-04-04 01:32:35 PM  

Mentalpatient87: //kinda tired of homicidal hyperbole


It is a little odd how the baseline response for everything has become "kill 'em all". You can only tell how pissed a person actually is on a subject by how psychopathic they get with their description of how they're going to kill someone.
 
2014-04-04 01:34:01 PM  
Team "my dog is trained to poop only in the backyard and not on the sidewalk while out for a walk".
 
2014-04-04 01:34:48 PM  
I would if she shat inside.  Never picked up outdoor poop.  Then again I never had the need as I never took my dog somewhere to shat in public.

I did have to pull a used condom dangling out of her ass that she ate out of my trashcan.  I was at home during summer break while at college.  I'll never forget that morning waking up to my mom yelling JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE get down here . . . I didn't feel as bad when my best friend said he's had to do that several times.
 
2014-04-04 01:35:06 PM  
I use a 2 foot scooper that clamps around the poop. Fark all that baggie noise. Of course, it works because my dog really only poops at home and I can leave the shiat - encrusted device there.
 
2014-04-04 01:35:31 PM  

cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.


If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open, then yes.  Drop the baggies and continue on.  But if the lid's down, you have to keep going.

Now, if the baggy is biodegradable, can you dump it down the sewer?  I have this fear that there will be a great rain storm and the sewers will back up.  When the city sends out a crew, they discover thousands of poopy bags clogging the pipe.
 
2014-04-04 01:42:07 PM  
My dog is a two bagger.  She usually lets one go on our lawn just as we're leaving for a walk. Then she'll save another for somewhere later in the walk. I won't waste the second bag if she poops somewhere that I can just use a stick to fling it of the path, but if she goes on someones lawn, i'll use the bag.

What pisses me off is when I'm out on a forest trail and I see a plastic bag of dog shiat on the side of the trail.  I mean, what kind of muddled thinker would take the time and be conscientious enough to pick up the shiat and put it in a plastic bag, and then just litter the trail with the plastic bag?  Dog shiat in the forest is not a problem.  Plastic bags in the forest are.  Just fling your dog shiat off the trail and be done with it.
 
2014-04-04 01:45:21 PM  

HelloNeuman: Always pick it up and hand it to your wife to carry until you get home. You need to be able to control the leach. It's a safety issue.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2014-04-04 01:56:16 PM  
I'm on team evict my tenants who don't pick up after their dog each and every time.

/Just popped one yesterday. The adjudicator even awarded $500 to clean up her yard and repair the damage.
 
2014-04-04 01:59:11 PM  

KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

[www.bagsonboard.com image 320x320]

/needs built in hand sanitizer


I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"
 
2014-04-04 02:07:48 PM  
Well that article was certainly a bunch of....

No. I can't bring myself to do it.

/Team "it's the right thing to do" myself
 
2014-04-04 02:23:40 PM  

The Southern Dandy: My dog is a two bagger.  She usually lets one go on our lawn just as we're leaving for a walk. Then she'll save another for somewhere later in the walk. I won't waste the second bag if she poops somewhere that I can just use a stick to fling it of the path, but if she goes on someones lawn, i'll use the bag.

What pisses me off is when I'm out on a forest trail and I see a plastic bag of dog shiat on the side of the trail.  I mean, what kind of muddled thinker would take the time and be conscientious enough to pick up the shiat and put it in a plastic bag, and then just litter the trail with the plastic bag?  Dog shiat in the forest is not a problem.  Plastic bags in the forest are.  Just fling your dog shiat off the trail and be done with it.


Yes, because nobody wants to lay in the forest or leave the path, ever.

Pick it up and throw it in a bin. Those of us who leave the trail get sick of piles of dog shiat flung all over the woods where we like to walk. No, it's not "natural" -- If the woods don't have hundreds or thousands of wild dogs, then why would you think hundreds or thousands of domesticated dogs' poo being flung into the woods was at all acceptable. You're not the only one doing it, and the sheer volume of it makes leaving the trail unpleasant.

Bag it and find a bin. Until you do, you don't have any higher standing than the people who leave the bags on the trail.
 
2014-04-04 02:24:26 PM  

jscart: KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

[www.bagsonboard.com image 320x320]

/needs built in hand sanitizer

I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"


There's this thing called AMAZON. . .
 
2014-04-04 02:24:38 PM  

cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.


I have a neighbor who called the cops on us for walking our dogs past her house (we weren't even touching the grass, just passing by; she threatened to call the cops and we were like "Okay, do it!" AND SHE DID).

So putting poop in her trash can has become less of an ethical dilemma and more of a moral imperative.
 
2014-04-04 02:27:00 PM  

Nix Nightbird: jscart: KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

[www.bagsonboard.com image 320x320]

/needs built in hand sanitizer

I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"

There's this thing called AMAZON. . .


yeah I thought about it but it's not worth the price. The last one only lasted two months before he cut thought it. I just keep a pack of bags in my truck.
 
2014-04-04 02:27:43 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Mentalpatient87: //kinda tired of homicidal hyperbole

It is a little odd how the baseline response for everything has become "kill 'em all". You can only tell how pissed a person actually is on a subject by how psychopathic they get with their description of how they're going to kill someone.


"Drowned in a big bag of dog poop" seems appropriate for this crime.
 
2014-04-04 02:30:46 PM  

jscart: KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

[www.bagsonboard.com image 320x320]

/needs built in hand sanitizer

I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"


It's better that way anyway.  Retractable leashes give you very little control.  Anyone who works in a pet-related field hates those things with a passion.

Team "proud to pick up"
No one enjoys it but I make a point not to let my dog leave a mess anywhere I go.  I pick up and carry even while hiking in the forrest.  I will also go back if it's feasible if I'm caught walking in the neighborhood without a bag.
 
2014-04-04 02:32:06 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.

If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open, then yes.  Drop the baggies and continue on.  But if the lid's down, you have to keep going.

Now, if the baggy is biodegradable, can you dump it down the sewer?  I have this fear that there will be a great rain storm and the sewers will back up.  When the city sends out a crew, they discover thousands of poopy bags clogging the pipe.


Two interesting takes on poop disposal.

cgraves67:
"If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open you can drop it in..."  How is that different from just lifting the lid a couple of inches and dropping it in?  I would much prefer my neighbors deposit bagged poop in my trash can than leaving it on my lawn.  I assume they feel the same about my dogs poop.

HF:  Storm drain does not equal sanitary sewer....  I assume you're talking about the storm drain, since you would have to lift a very heavy manhole cover to dispose of bagged dog poop in the sewer while out walking your dog.  Storm drains usually discharge to surface water bodies, so you are not only littering by throwing the bag in there, but adding fecal coliform and nitrates to the surface water - both bad for aquatic organisms.  Sanitary sewer will treat the waste in the digesters but they don't want your plastic bags.  Trash can is a much better option for disposal.
 
2014-04-04 02:33:41 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I like to rearrange the turds into whimsical shapes for the amusement of others when they find it


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2014-04-04 02:34:08 PM  

tiamet4: jscart: KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

[www.bagsonboard.com image 320x320]

/needs built in hand sanitizer

I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"

It's better that way anyway.  Retractable leashes give you very little control.  Anyone who works in a pet-related field hates those things with a passion.

Team "proud to pick up"
No one enjoys it but I make a point not to let my dog leave a mess anywhere I go.  I pick up and carry even while hiking in the forrest.  I will also go back if it's feasible if I'm caught walking in the neighborhood without a bag.


That's one of the first things I noticed when I switched back. The spool leash is just to much leverage on the dog side.
 
2014-04-04 02:37:53 PM  

WordsnCollision: Smeggy Smurf: I like to rearrange the turds into whimsical shapes for the amusement of others when they find it

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Why? Why do I insist on trying to read TFD threads while eating lunch?

I never learn.
 
2014-04-04 02:43:21 PM  
A guy at the end of my street put up three signs in on his 8x10 "lawn" about not letting your animal use his lawn as a toilet.

I think I'm going to have to put my 100 lb pup in the truck to drive her down there so she can leave one of her 5 lb piles of poop on his lawn because no matter how many times I try or what time of day I walk her, she can never hold out until we get there.

I always pick up after my dog but for some reason I feel the need to let her desecrate this man's "lawn"
 
2014-04-04 02:45:49 PM  

namegoeshere: Also, if you can't be bothered to pass a mower across your yard jungle once a month, then I will pick up the shiat that rests on top but I am NOT digging through your weeds for it.


I don't care if you're picking it up or not. If you're letting your dog relieve itself in my yard, we're going to have a problem.
 
2014-04-04 02:48:30 PM  

Nix Nightbird: The Southern Dandy: My dog is a two bagger.  She usually lets one go on our lawn just as we're leaving for a walk. Then she'll save another for somewhere later in the walk. I won't waste the second bag if she poops somewhere that I can just use a stick to fling it of the path, but if she goes on someones lawn, i'll use the bag.

What pisses me off is when I'm out on a forest trail and I see a plastic bag of dog shiat on the side of the trail.  I mean, what kind of muddled thinker would take the time and be conscientious enough to pick up the shiat and put it in a plastic bag, and then just litter the trail with the plastic bag?  Dog shiat in the forest is not a problem.  Plastic bags in the forest are.  Just fling your dog shiat off the trail and be done with it.

Yes, because nobody wants to lay in the forest or leave the path, ever.

Pick it up and throw it in a bin. Those of us who leave the trail get sick of piles of dog shiat flung all over the woods where we like to walk. No, it's not "natural" -- If the woods don't have hundreds or thousands of wild dogs, then why would you think hundreds or thousands of domesticated dogs' poo being flung into the woods was at all acceptable. You're not the only one doing it, and the sheer volume of it makes leaving the trail unpleasant.

Bag it and find a bin. Until you do, you don't have any higher standing than the people who leave the bags on the trail.


The woods sure as fark have hundreds or thousands of wild deer, and rabbits, and squirrels, and all sorts of other animals (don't even get me started on worms...hell, almost every bit of "dirt" you step on was at some point something's poop), and they crap all over everything.  Matter of fact, if it wasn't for humans, there would be even MORE shiat in the woods.  That is natural.

The magical thing about poop is that it disappears relatively quickly, and provides a huge amount of nutrients to the soil.  I am all for bagging when you are in public areas, but if you are out in the woods, let nature be farking nature.

And, if you want to get all snooty about it, you probably should not be leaving trails in the first place.  All the public parks around here have signs posting how bad it would be if the "over million visitors per year" all wandered off trail, crushing the undergrowth and generally disturbing the ecosystem.  Not that that stops me or anything.
 
2014-04-04 02:58:10 PM  

jscart: KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

[www.bagsonboard.com image 320x320]

/needs built in hand sanitizer

I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"


I bought it at Hellmart. Amazon is always an option.
 
2014-04-04 02:59:24 PM  

firemanbuck: Harry Freakstorm: cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.

If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open, then yes.  Drop the baggies and continue on.  But if the lid's down, you have to keep going.

Now, if the baggy is biodegradable, can you dump it down the sewer?  I have this fear that there will be a great rain storm and the sewers will back up.  When the city sends out a crew, they discover thousands of poopy bags clogging the pipe.

Two interesting takes on poop disposal.

cgraves67:
"If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open you can drop it in..."  How is that different from just lifting the lid a couple of inches and dropping it in?  I would much prefer my neighbors deposit bagged poop in my trash can than leaving it on my lawn.  I assume they feel the same about my dogs poop.

HF:  Storm drain does not equal sanitary sewer....  I assume you're talking about the storm drain, since you would have to lift a very heavy manhole cover to dispose of bagged dog poop in the sewer while out walking your dog.  Storm drains usually discharge to surface water bodies, so you are not only littering by throwing the bag in there, but adding fecal coliform and nitrates to the surface water - both bad for aquatic organisms.  Sanitary sewer will treat the waste in the digesters but they don't want your plastic bags.  Trash can is a much better option for disposal.


Upon second reading, my post sounds preachier than I had intended.

/Cue grumpycat"good".jpg
 
2014-04-04 03:06:08 PM  

taurusowner: There's really only two kinds of dog owners. Ones that clean up the dogs shiat, and ones that need to be shot in the head on the spot.


So, what we're supposed to be doing, (if I accurately discern what you're saying), is we're supposed to be picking up a naturally occurring substance, wrapping it up in a non-biodegradable plastic bag, and having it transported to the nearest waste facility?  I've got that right, don't I?

The next rain will pound it into the soil, which is good.

It will produce flies, but those flies will attract songbirds.

If you don't like stepping in dog poop, watch where the hell you're stepping, or stay off my lawn.
 
2014-04-04 03:08:01 PM  

KJUW89: I've actually picked up other dogs' poop if I had an extra bag, especially near the park where kids play.


Well I guess you're going straight to dog poop heaven when you die.
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2014-04-04 03:08:55 PM  

Wolf892: I use the same spray that blasts dust off my computer keyboard with a modified nozzle for mist. It freezes the wet poop up hard enough that it feels like I'm picking up a chunk of dirt and the smell is greatly diminished.
Of course I also use a baggy. But the spray sure helps me feel less grossed out that I'm packing my dog's fudge.


Please rewrite that last phrase.
 
2014-04-04 03:45:50 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: namegoeshere: Also, if you can't be bothered to pass a mower across your yard jungle once a month, then I will pick up the shiat that rests on top but I am NOT digging through your weeds for it.

I don't care if you're picking it up or not. If you're letting your dog relieve itself in my yard, we're going to have a problem.


Here, the sidewalk passes through the yards, so you have a little bit of yard on the street side of the walk. I would rather dogs poop there (and it gets picked up obviously) than on the cement. Because depending on what pupper has been eating, it's not always a clean turd pick up, and better poop juice be on the grass than on the walk.
 
2014-04-04 04:33:21 PM  
Alway pick up in the neighborhood and the dog park, come prepared to pickup at the walking trails, depending on how far off the path we are when he drops it.

When the wife and I are walking him together, the person without the lead is the picker-upper and carrier.

My backyard is a minefield until I pick it up before cutting the grass.

It's responsible and polite to not leave your dog's poop in public. The world is also inhabited by irresponsible douchebags so this, like many other things, has to be discussed.
 
2014-04-04 04:33:28 PM  
People of Earth: owning a dog is not compulsory, but if your dog poops on the sidewalk picking up said poop is. End statement.
 
2014-04-04 04:55:58 PM  

MooseBayou: KJUW89: I've actually picked up other dogs' poop if I had an extra bag, especially near the park where kids play.

Well I guess you're going straight to dog poop heaven when you die.
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explosm.net

/never gets old
 
2014-04-04 05:57:03 PM  

The Southern Dandy: My dog is a two bagger.  She usually lets one go on our lawn just as we're leaving for a walk. Then she'll save another for somewhere later in the walk. I won't waste the second bag if she poops somewhere that I can just use a stick to fling it of the path, but if she goes on someones lawn, i'll use the bag.

What pisses me off is when I'm out on a forest trail and I see a plastic bag of dog shiat on the side of the trail.  I mean, what kind of muddled thinker would take the time and be conscientious enough to pick up the shiat and put it in a plastic bag, and then just litter the trail with the plastic bag?  Dog shiat in the forest is not a problem.  Plastic bags in the forest are.  Just fling your dog shiat off the trail and be done with it.


Amen farker!
 
2014-04-04 06:14:40 PM  
How much tax money was squandered on this?...

Reads article.

UK, carry on. Stiff upper lip and all that.

/proud to pick up after my mutt
//yours? not so much
 
2014-04-04 07:13:19 PM  
My dog gets offended if other dogs' poop isn't picked up.  He's highly amused if we are ever caught short a bag for cleaning up after him.

/Annoying to have to hike back out with a bag after we get home just to pick up a steamer
//Not gonna carry it any farther than I have to, but not embarrassed by it
///Everybody poops
 
2014-04-04 10:26:01 PM  

The Southern Dandy: What pisses me off is when I'm out on a forest trail and I see a plastic bag of dog shiat on the side of the trail.  I mean, what kind of muddled thinker would take the time and be conscientious enough to pick up the shiat and put it in a plastic bag, and then just litter the trail with the plastic bag?  Dog shiat in the forest is not a problem.  Plastic bags in the forest are.  Just fling your dog shiat off the trail and be done with it.


There is a creek with a walking trail near my house and there are about a dozen bags tied to different trees.
 
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