Aww, crap! (Deterring dog muck)

shanefos 3 February 2009 57

My dining room offers a commanding view of my front nature strip and I enjoy my breakfast of a morning watching the human and canine traffic walk by.

However, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by one particular bloke who insists on allowing his two dogs to defecate on my nature strip.

This morning I swear he looked straight at me as I stood looking out the window at his little darling pooch taking a dump on my nature strip.

Being unsuitably attired I wasn’t able to go out and confront the guy so I yelled out “I hope you’re not letting your dog sh!t on my lawn?!”, but he didn’t appear to hear me.

TAMS has helpful advice, but it seems a bit much to make a complaint to Domestic Animal Services when the guy would only get a $50 fine if he was caught by an “authorising officer”.

Apart from the obvious (confronting the bloke or stalking him and leaving flaming bags of excrement on his doorstep), does anyone have any advice as far as doggy-deterrents go? I’ve heard a couple of soft drink bottles filled with water will stop dogs from crapping on your grass, but does that really work?

I don’t particularly care for my nature strip (in that I haven’t planted anything on it and rarely mow the grass on it), but I do walk across it on a daily basis and would rather not have to run the gauntlet through Barkersville!


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shanefos shanefos 8:30 am 06 Feb 09

Alas, the past three mornings I have awaited the return of the furry white poo machines and each time they have walked by without even a cursory sniff of the grass on my nature strip!
Perhaps the bloke in question is a fellow RiotACT aficionado?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 1:24 pm 04 Feb 09

Wanna know something really gross? My dog eats fresh turds, especially cat ones.

This distinctly reminds me of a birthday party I went to when I was about 8. It was around at the kids place, yeah – you know him…he was the one who always got the head lice, smelled a bit like poo and the family was poor as hell – but some of the coolest people. Anyway, he had 2 mongrels and the party stopped when the black dog saw it as apprope to drop trow in the middle of the pass-the-parcel game and do the dump of the century. The staked were upped when the ginger haired dog ran in to the game as well and proceeded to eat up the steaming mess.

All of us kids lost it and panicked when Ole’ Ginger decided to start his own game of “chase the little ones and lick them”. Memorable indeed! 😐

astrojax astrojax 1:07 pm 04 Feb 09

my hound’s doings in the back yard go white in a couple of days – when i don’t get round to picking them up that is (which i usually do – just wanted to note the observation)

so, what diet are our furry friends on then, if this is affecting the faecal colouration?

my 46kg rotty girl gets a handful of kibble in the morning, supplemented by a can or sardines or a whole raw egg (shell intact) about two or three times a week), and a couple handfuls at night with a handful of ‘protein’ (either a lamb’s heart, chunk of ox heart, chicken wings, etc) has a brisket or other bone every so often.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 12:52 pm 04 Feb 09

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

Wanna know something really gross? My dog eats fresh turds, especially cat ones. Absolutely rank and does little to improve her breath. Makes me wonder whether I should get her put down?

Gross is smearing the special, toxic cream around and in the hole where your pet’s cancer used to be.

Feed the dog pineapple. For some reason after pineapple has passed through a dog it’s so unappealing even the most avid poo-muncher won’t touch it.

The turd eating dog was on last week in the “It’s Me or the Dog” tv series on Ch10, in that case it was due to a neglectful breeder.

gun street girl gun street girl 12:10 pm 04 Feb 09

I think I get the picture; I’m just struggling with the concept. In all the years I’ve had dogs, I’ve never had to do that. Thank god.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:00 pm 04 Feb 09

Think carefully now, do you -really- want me to explain?

gun street girl gun street girl 11:50 am 04 Feb 09

Skidbladnir said :

They also won’t need their anal glands manually squeezed, because their poo is harder.

What the…?

mother of many mother of many 11:42 am 04 Feb 09

Yup – commercial dog food makes for some retch-making aromas, both from your dog’s rear end and from its front end too.

If you want some informative debate on dog diets, try Dogz Online; their forums have threads on pretty much anything dog-related.

I repeat – you essentially are retarded, social intelligence-wise, if you can’t bring yourself to pick up your dog’s crap.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior Beserk Keyboard Warrior 11:34 am 04 Feb 09

tylersmayhem said :

Why is it that dog poo never seems to go white these days. I remember as a kid, there’d always be white chalk sticks around the yard which were once dog turds. They never seem to turn white any more!

Haha that’s a bloody good, albeit random observation TM!! I remember the white turds. If you had to step in a turd then they were the most benign.

Wanna know something really gross? My dog eats fresh turds, especially cat ones. Absolutely rank and does little to improve her breath. Makes me wonder whether I should get her put down?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:54 am 04 Feb 09

Dogs eating sufficient amounts of meat and bone should have their poo turn white after only a short time.
They also won’t need their anal glands manually squeezed, because their poo is harder.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 10:47 am 04 Feb 09

Why is it that dog poo never seems to go white these days. I remember as a kid, there’d always be white chalk sticks around the yard which were once dog turds. They never seem to turn white any more!

Whatsup Whatsup 10:32 am 04 Feb 09

Pandy said :

I walk down many walkways, seeing dog crap, they don’t reek.

It depends on how long they have been sitting there and what the dog has been eating. My dog can lay out some absolute stinkers sometimes. Yes I do pick them up , I have been known to dry retch in the process but that’s just a part of dog ownership. Its not that hard to carry a plastic bag home with you, double bag it if you have issues.

ant ant 9:45 am 04 Feb 09

Best Thread Ever. I’m dying here (luckily not at work, I’m gazing upon the slopes of 2 very expensive Utah resorts).

I take it the shanefos in his dressing gown snapping one off is doing it on the poohing-dog man’s front lawn? That would be perfect. Unless he lives in a flat. In which case, you could just move operations to his doormat.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 9:21 am 04 Feb 09

Pandy said :

I walk down many walkways, seeing dog crap, they don’t reek.

I remember walking to the bus interchange to get to work and gagging at the stench coming from what squirted out of some dog’s arse on the footpath, with the flies trying to land on your face the final insult. Old dog doo is fairly inert, the fresh stuff can be quite aromatic.

Danman Danman 8:14 am 04 Feb 09

Claymore. End of story.

Pandy Pandy 7:09 am 04 Feb 09

I walk down many walkways, seeing dog crap, they don’t reek.

mother of many mother of many 7:04 am 04 Feb 09

bd84 said :

I don’t carry plastic bags when I walk my dog, I’m not going to carry a plastic bag full of steaming sht around for half an hour as much I would sht myself and carry in around in my dacks for the same amount of time especially when there are no bins to put it in. quote]

In that case you need to get over yourself. If my five year old son can see the sense in this less pleasant aspect of dog-ownership, what is your excuse – are you claiming to be less socially intelligent than he is?

Frankly, it sh1ts me to tears to be walking my (three big) dogs and see how much dog crap is lying around. The walkways that go down between houses reek – I feel sorry for the people with houses on either side, picking up and transporting dog poo just requires a little less self-regard and a tiny bit of intestinal fortitude.

Mind you – there is a dung-beetle researcher here in Canberra who has several species of native dung beetles that colonise dog crap, if that is all there is to colonise – maybe we need to lobby the local pollies to sponsor a mass release of a few different types in the suburbs.

The Brad The Brad 11:21 pm 03 Feb 09

It is the nature strip . Not your front yard.

It’s both. People are protective of the road in front of them when they drive, and people are protective of the yard they have to maintain.

Don’t be rude. Pick up your (and you are responsible for your animal) litter

bd84 bd84 11:02 pm 03 Feb 09

I don’t carry plastic bags when I walk my dog, I’m not going to carry a plastic bag full of steaming sht around for half an hour as much I would sht myself and carry in around in my dacks for the same amount of time especially when there are no bins to put it in. But then I don’t allow my dog to go on anyones lawn or on/directly near any footpaths, she happily goes off in the long grass or scrub on public land where people don’t walk.

Pandy Pandy 10:17 pm 03 Feb 09

It is the nature strip . Not your front yard.

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