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Offline Liqourice

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #270 on: August 05, 2011, 01:01:59 pm »
What do you mean peppermint??
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #271 on: August 05, 2011, 04:57:52 pm »
I was referring to your toilet habits although I am sure if you are out walking
your dog and cant wait until you get home you could always pop into the
Water End Cafe and use theirs??
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #272 on: August 05, 2011, 11:05:41 pm »
No you have to buy something
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #273 on: August 06, 2011, 01:43:43 am »
This is pathetic, first of all my observations are that people do not realise that all dogs are pack animals and that their owners are leader of the pack.
Secondly people get dogs and don't realise they are a full time occupation. They crave human leadership and bark if left alone.
Turdly, feed the mutt twice a day with correct amount of food and it will go twice a day soon after.
In other word feed it,let it out into your garden. It will crap then take it for a walk as a reward.
Easy enit.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #274 on: August 06, 2011, 08:13:38 am »
So what your saying is dogs go for a poo once a day... what type of dogs do you have???
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #275 on: August 06, 2011, 09:01:42 am »
Turdly, feed the mutt twice a day with correct amount of food and it will go twice a day soon after.
In other word feed it,let it out into your garden. It will crap then take it for a walk as a reward.
Easy enit.

So what your saying is dogs go for a poo once a day... what type of dogs do you have???

 ??? ??? :)
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #276 on: August 06, 2011, 09:15:16 am »
So what your saying is dogs go for a poo once a day... what type of dogs do you have???

Poodle and Shih Tzu
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #277 on: August 06, 2011, 09:38:35 am »
So what your saying is dogs go for a poo once a day... what type of dogs do you have???

Poodle and Shih Tzu

LOL!!!  :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #278 on: August 06, 2011, 10:57:17 am »
Firstly i don't have any dogs because I don't think I can give them the time they need.
Secondly I have minded plenty of dogs for long periods though.
Turdly by feeding twice a day at regular times they will go twice a day.
Most people feed their animals too often, irregularly and too much. Ask a vet.
Dog owners, try feeding the right food, the right time,twice a day for a regular period and you will find that they will "go" as soon as they are taken out, ie in your garden. They are creatures of habit.
The majority of people especially anyone who works, thus leaving the animal alone, have no right to own one.
They are creatures that need time and activity.
Most seem to be some kind of sad status symbol.
I reckon 90% of dogs are ill treated by their loving but uncaring owners.
The fact that there is so much barking and fouling proves this.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #279 on: August 16, 2011, 01:01:10 pm »
Turdly by feeding twice a day at regular times they will go twice a day.

Is that a pun  :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #280 on: August 16, 2011, 01:17:19 pm »
It's Irish for tree!
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #281 on: August 18, 2011, 12:55:38 pm »
Reminds me of an ancient joke (like me) of a history class where the pupils were asked to name some English monarchs.  Paddy suggested 'Dick the s..t'.  The teacher queried this and Paddy's friend translated it as 'Richard the Third'.

But seriously, we hear of 'Community Payback' work.  Maybe they could do a weekly clean up of open spaces and woods like Gobions.  I will suggest this to the parish council.

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #282 on: December 22, 2011, 11:18:20 am »
A big thank you to all those dog walkers who clean up the dog mess. There are still some people who don't conform but things are much improved.
Dubhagan.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #283 on: March 21, 2012, 08:16:55 am »
Last week I saw a woman let two large dogs run off the lead in Gobions Open Space. She was making a call on her mobile while the large animals relieved their bowels where children play. She could see it happening but obviously had no intention of clearing up. I presume that was not a one off.

No, it was not a one-off, unfortunately. I walk my mother's dog in Gobions most days. So often I see two or more women walking together and chatting away, whilst their dogs foul the grass behind them. The women are completely oblivious!
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #284 on: March 21, 2012, 09:27:18 am »
Last week I saw a woman let two large dogs run off the lead in Gobions Open Space. She was making a call on her mobile while the large animals relieved their bowels where children play. She could see it happening but obviously had no intention of clearing up. I presume that was not a one off.

No, it was not a one-off, unfortunately. I walk my mother's dog in Gobions most days. So often I see two or more women walking together and chatting away, whilst their dogs foul the grass behind them. The women are completely oblivious!

It's a pity, and I am not sure what can be done about it. Signs don't work.

(I have split this topic from the Leach Fields footpaths thread because my comments were in danger of taking it off topic. I have attached them to this thread instead.)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2012, 10:05:27 am by David Brewer »
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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #285 on: March 21, 2012, 12:10:16 pm »
The next time one of my kids walks in some, I'm going to save them in a bag and give them to these inconsiderate people to clean..... or they could have my husband's wheelchair to clean? Gobions really is a disgrace at the moment
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #286 on: March 20, 2013, 08:51:37 pm »
Dear Lazy Dog Owner

I was disgusted today to walk around The Gardens and Westland Drive and see the amount of uncollected dog mess.  I have 2 dogs, walked on two leads and still manage to carry poo bags, stop, bend down and pick it up.  What is wrong with you - no arms!!!

You disgust me, if you have a dog then be responsible and pick it up.  I hope the next person who comes to visit, steps in a big wet pile you have left on the grass verge and ruins your carpets.

It's people like you that give dog owners a bad name.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #287 on: March 20, 2013, 10:01:14 pm »
I was going to reprt the same thing - one pile on the verge outside my house in Westland, another by the postman's storeage box, and another down the alley. My kids have started to shout "Poo alert".... funny, but a disgusting thing to have to try and avoid (or not, as my youngest did manage to stand in one lot). If I see the culprit, I shall revert to being Northern (as my husband would have said!)....just no need for it at all
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #288 on: July 24, 2013, 01:35:47 pm »
Was walking there on sat and was surprised at the amount of dog mess. Ruined a pair of trainers in it to boot :-\

Shame some irresponsible dog owners simply dont care about others, or their environment, in the slightest. Made me wonder if its time to propose shutting that area off to dogs.

If its not the dog mess, its some owners large/small dogs careering about off leads generally being annoying.

Anyone know whos in charge of that area as might ping them an email. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #289 on: July 24, 2013, 02:45:30 pm »
Was walking there on sat and was surprised at the amount of dog mess. Ruined a pair of trainers in it to boot :-\

Hi BrookyP, I have merged your post with an existing thread on this issue. Gobions is probably one of the worst areas locally for dog mess - and we walk a lot of paths. The sad thing is that you are prevented from looking at the trees and view because you have to look down to make sure you don't step in anything. I have a couple of friends who own dogs and they always clear up after them, but there must be some who don't. Pity.
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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #290 on: July 24, 2013, 03:34:05 pm »
Gobions open space is owned by North Mymms Parish Council.

Dog mess was one of the things I said I was going to look at if elected. The Parish Council Clerk has kindly done some research for me on different powers available to parish councils and I am currently writing a proposal based on this research which I plan on discussing with my fellow councillors at the next Parish Council meeting. Watch this space...

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #291 on: July 24, 2013, 03:53:32 pm »
James i will keep a look out on this thread for any news. many thanks  ;D

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #292 on: July 25, 2013, 12:23:43 am »
Whilst it's lovely to let your dog off the lead to run around, in the woodland area you really can't have proper control over the dog, and hence locate and bag up their mess. My own dog is intimidated by free running dogs that bound over,especially when there's two or more of them that dart out suddenly. 

Once again it's the owners at fault, who care little for anyone but themselves.

Perhaps the bylaw should be "dogs on a lead" but then policing that would be problematical. Tricky problem.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #293 on: July 26, 2013, 09:56:28 am »
We have stopped using Gobions now. This is a shame as so many people put a lot of hard work into the place, and in my opinion it been made unusable by some selfish dog "owners".

Lots of other dog free places to walk around here.

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #294 on: July 26, 2013, 10:08:34 am »
Lots of other dog free places to walk around here.

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Hi BrookyP, you are right, there are loads of great walks. Work your way through the 28 (and counting) walks in our collection.

http://www.brookmans.com/walks/

I have added photogalleries and downloadable mobile maps to many of the later ones and starting to do the same with the earlier ones.

Most are mostly clear of dog mess, although you may want to take extra care on Walk 1: North Mymms Circular, Walk 3: The Brookmans Park Circular (takes in Gobions), and the last bit of Walk 22: The North Mymms Way (cuts through Gobions)
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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #295 on: July 26, 2013, 03:44:39 pm »
This may be a cultural/social problem, but dog excrement has always been a problem. 'Poo bags' are a relatively new development. Without them, we'd be up to our necks in the stuff.

I have a dog and a young child. I walk my dog and child in Gobions and I pick up the dog's droppings. I also fish the lake. I encounter dog excrement on the paths and, to a lesser extent, on the open spaces away from the lake paths and the woods but I don't think it's any worse than any other public open space I have visited recently. The problem rests with the owner and not the dog. The answer is possibly better signage with more dramatic and stronger messaging and at least a couple more dog mess bins in carefully thought out places. Enforcement is another option, but is far more expensive. A dog warden patrolling once or twice a week with powers to levy significant (>50) on the spot fines is probably the best solution but some may see this as being too draconian. I am personally against a policy of dogs being kept on leads at all times in Gobions as most dogs need to get properly exercised and my dog needs more than a walk around the block, but I would agree that some owners just can't control their animals and let them run out of control and of course out of sight whereupon they may decide to defecate. I really can't see what you can do about it other than to raise awareness. Possibly also restricting open space access to 'professional' dog walkers having more than three dogs under so-called control at any one time, which I think may be part of the  problem. Anecdotally, controlling three of your own dogs is difficult enough but controlling three dogs belonging to three different owners must be a lot more difficult, and if your mobile rings or you're busy text messaging...well.

Please don't attempt to ruin everyone's pleasurable dog owning experience just because a few ignorant people can't control their animals or themselves. These people will change only under duress and you know that the decent, overall  majority of dog owners were doing the decent thing anyway and always clear up after their dogs. Even my young son clears up after his dog. Anyone not doing so should be mightily ashamed of themselves.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #296 on: March 01, 2014, 09:31:07 am »
Can the owner of the large dog who is regularly not picking up a huge amount dog mess outside 8 & 10 Peplins Way, please pick up. It's right in the middle of the path and this is a route used by many children to school with the obvious health risks.

 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #297 on: October 02, 2014, 07:05:56 pm »
One trip to gobions today and dog mess on all 4 wheels of buggy. Its just one big dog patch down there now-a real shame.


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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #298 on: October 02, 2014, 08:31:59 pm »
The local authority can authorise PCSOs to enforce dog fouling. Perhaps PCSO William McCaskie can help.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #299 on: June 03, 2015, 11:29:09 pm »
The large pile of dog poo left on the verge outside my house doesn't add a great deal to the village aesthetics.
 

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