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There's more a problem with chewing gum. I blame sugar free chewing gum... now everyone is chewing and if you look down on the pavement its just speckled with chewing gum.

Didn't your mums teach you? Wrap it in paper and put it in the bin!!!

I second that, I have had no problems with dog waste mostly, but I am bothered by the cigarette butts and chewing gum all over the place. Nasty stuff.

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I think cats are more likely to cause infection (correct me if I am wrong) and NEVER leave a sandpit uncovered!!!
I honestly don't know which are more likely to cause infection, but that's a good tip about sandpits.
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Dads of the world usually stop the car, get out with a bucket and take what they can scoop up of aforementioned horse poo home for the roses.

Now that ain't pleasant on the trip back home from your day out in the country in the middle of July when you are 8 years old.
A resounding ditto here. Mind you the chap next door put a mushroom growing bed in the back of his garage. His car always stank.

But I was always playing on the local farms as a kid, so the smell of horse and cow manure brings back fond memories of the great outdoors rather than something unpleasant.
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I got to get something of my chest and a question to other dog owners.

We are owners of an appartment block situated close to the road,recently we find more and more dog turds in our borders (towards roadside) which as you can imagine is a very disgusting thing to find or accidently step into/grab when weeding out the border.Not to mention the kids in our house who when they play outside also stepped into dogs mess

( cats are funnily enough not that much of a problem, there aren't many around hereabouts and i keep them at bay with the green jelly thing from migros)

Today,per chance i saw one ( of sadly many) of the culprits doing his business inf front of my eyes,went up to the owner and asked him nicely if he could please let his dog do his 'business no.2' elsewhere and not in our garden, same as I wouldn't do that with my 'part' time dog.

Whoopssee, i got an earful about this not being my business,his dog can do his business where he wants ( oh yeah??) and upon explaining that indeed we own the house and indeed i have a right to ask him this, i got another earful.

Don't tell me about stuff like scooping the mess up and putting it into his letterbox etc. this is not my level,of clearing differencies. I like to talk to people and look at them when i do so!

I think its my right to ask this from a dogowner,after all i too take the poop bags and scoop up after our family dog and would never darte to let her do her number 1's and 2' in other ppls garden.

Considering ,there are other dogowners on the forum,how would you like to be approached by a member of the public concerning a matter in regards to your dog??

Is there something ,like a repellent that i can use thats harmless to the dogs, but will keep them from doing their 'toilet' on our premises,coz I really don't fancy another summer with the stench and smelly surprises.
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Old 24.04.2008, 12:49
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A resounding ditto here. Mind you the chap next door put a mushroom growing bed in the back of his garage. His car always stank.
He sounds like a fun guy....

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Is there something ,like a repellent that i can use thats harmless to the dogs, but will keep them from doing their 'toilet' on our premises,coz I really don't fancy another summer with the stench and smelly surprises.
My dad puts pepper down around the gateposts of their driveway (popular dog toilet for some reason). Dogs, with their sensitive noses, get a whiff of it and it puts them off. Given that mum and dad have two dogs themselves, they have to keep their lead tight when they walk past these bits of the driveway so their dogs don't get "peppered" but it seems to work.

Orange peel is supposed to work, too.

I thought there was a law against letting dogs foul pavements in Switzerland anyway?

It is hard, as a dog owner, once the dog decides to "let one go", to stop the process. Dragging them away just spreads the mess. Best to let the dog "go" in peace then scoop up with one of those Rabidog bags.
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I got to get something of my chest and a question to other dog owners.

We are owners of an appartment block situated close to the road,recently we find more and more dog turds in our borders (towards roadside) which as you can imagine is a very disgusting thing to find or accidently step into/grab when weeding out the border.Not to mention the kids in our house who when they play outside also stepped into dogs mess

( cats are funnily enough not that much of a problem, there aren't many around hereabouts and i keep them at bay with the green jelly thing from migros)

Today,per chance i saw one ( of sadly many) of the culprits doing his business inf front of my eyes,went up to the owner and asked him nicely if he could please let his dog do his 'business no.2' elsewhere and not in our garden, same as I wouldn't do that with my 'part' time dog.

Whoopssee, i got an earful about this not being my business,his dog can do his business where he wants ( oh yeah??) and upon explaining that indeed we own the house and indeed i have a right to ask him this, i got another earful.

Don't tell me about stuff like scooping the mess up and putting it into his letterbox etc. this is not my level,of clearing differencies. I like to talk to people and look at them when i do so!

I think its my right to ask this from a dogowner,after all i too take the poop bags and scoop up after our family dog and would never darte to let her do her number 1's and 2' in other ppls garden.

Considering ,there are other dogowners on the forum,how would you like to be approached by a member of the public concerning a matter in regards to your dog??

Is there something ,like a repellent that i can use thats harmless to the dogs, but will keep them from doing their 'toilet' on our premises,coz I really don't fancy another summer with the stench and smelly surprises.
Get an airgun and shoot the dog in the arse (Trainspotting scene)

Hopefully said pooch will bite the owner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6_A7ESaIkA
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Re: Dog Poo

As a dog owner, I ALWAYS carry a poop bag, heck I got to work on my suit (without my dog) and always find those poop bags everywhere. I HATE when dog owners dont pick up after their dogs! Not only makes us all LOOK bad, but if you are walking with a dog, they will blame it on you if you walk beside a turd, that its not yours (the dog I meant)

About the problem with your neighbor,or whomever does that in your yard. Politely, have some bags in your house, next time he does it, say " Hey! your dog pooped on my yard, can you pick it up? Thats ok, I knew you forgot your bags, here I got you some" they will feel ashamed, like a good all swissy would.

I have to say, here is not as bad as in other countries,yet Im so tired of being yelled at by grandmas about my dog running, walking, or whatever, in "their" yard. (When I live in the same building) as they do. And by this I mean in "our" grass, not flowers, etc. Not pooping, peeing etc. And if she does poop I ALWAYS pick it up.
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Re: Dog Poo

I totall agree, this really bugs me.

I also find that a lot of Swiss use the poo bags, and then throw then on the ground. If they are going to bother puting it in a bag, why not go one step further and put the bag in the bin???

Grrrrr...

P.S. Your post made me laugh. I hope noone saw you photographing the poo!
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Re: Dog Poo

I am not a fan of dog but I never think about harming them or getting mad with them except that.....when you see clusters and clusters of dog poos along the side of road with some of them being squashed and spread out on the ground + fading shoes prints of poo along the track, It is relatively easy to avoid stepping on it by adult but not a baby trolley which traps the 'mine' all over the little gaps on the wheel that you would never be able to remove it....and you keep on wondering if your baby has a 'no. 2' when you approach the trolley. I once got the mine on my pants while trying to kiss my friends baby in his carrier cot....

Having said that, however, I have to say Switzerland is so far one of the cleanest place I've ever seen from dog poo. Plenty of poo pin and bags are installed along the walk path /park.

Still, other than pepper, I'm interested to know if there's anything else that could deter a dog from pooing in certain place without harming them?
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Old 24.04.2008, 14:32
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I thought there was a law against letting dogs foul pavements in Switzerland anyway?
There are general federal laws and there are specific cantonal laws concerning dogs and their owners.

Some information about federal laws:

http://www.bvet.admin.ch/themen/tier...x.html?lang=de

An example of a cantonal law (to be, AFAIK) for the canton of Zurich:

http://www.kantonsrat.zh.ch/dokument.../2007/4402.pdf
http://www.ds.zh.ch/internet/ds/de/h.../Totalrev.html
http://www.ds.zh.ch/internet/ds/de/home/Hundewesen.html

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§ 13. 1 Wer einen Hund ausführt, muss ihn so beaufsichtigen, dass Kulturland und Freizeitflächen nicht durch Kot verschmutzt werden. 2 Kot ist in Siedlungs- und Landwirtschaftsgebieten sowie auf Strassen und Wegen korrekt zu beseitigen.
(IOW: Dog poo has to be removed by the owner of the dog)

The detailed laws are thus a matter of each and every canton, but usually, the rules are pretty much the same (with minor differences).
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well thanks for the feedback guys , I know about the laws etc, they are the same in Ct.Bern.

I was sarky, when writing about how to approach a dog owner ,short of genuflecting,bowing and the like maybe they are more receptive if i'd do that......

But what can you do when you want to remain civilised with other people,because one thing is clear; it is NOT ( almost never even) the dogs fault, but his masters/mistress when he missbehaves or when such things happen!

Like MAR25 ,I find my pockets/bags are also stuffed with the brown poopie bags, they are also very handy for other purposes

Well i went to our local Landi over lunchtime and got a repellent from a enterprise called ANTI CANIS
http://www.martecag.com/pdf/en/petcare/45011_en.pdf

, it is a granulate which is, as they say soaked with a perfume dogs don't like at all and thus shouldn't do their business in our 'borders' anymore.

I'll keep you posted if it's worth it's money!
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I think you should be shooting the owner in the arse...the dog is just doing his business and doesn't know better. The owner, on the other hand...

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Get an airgun and shoot the dog in the arse (Trainspotting scene)

Hopefully said pooch will bite the owner.

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Re: Dog Poo

Clearly with this sort of owner no amount of reasoning will teach him manners.
I would follow him home and do a poo on his property. no kidding.
we have 2 dogs and ALWAYS clean it up even when walking in the forest.
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I got to get something of my chest and a question to other dog owners.

We are owners of an appartment block situated close to the road,recently we find more and more dog turds in our borders (towards roadside) which as you can imagine is a very disgusting thing to find or accidently step into/grab when weeding out the border.Not to mention the kids in our house who when they play outside also stepped into dogs mess

( cats are funnily enough not that much of a problem, there aren't many around hereabouts and i keep them at bay with the green jelly thing from migros)

Today,per chance i saw one ( of sadly many) of the culprits doing his business inf front of my eyes,went up to the owner and asked him nicely if he could please let his dog do his 'business no.2' elsewhere and not in our garden, same as I wouldn't do that with my 'part' time dog.

Whoopssee, i got an earful about this not being my business,his dog can do his business where he wants ( oh yeah??) and upon explaining that indeed we own the house and indeed i have a right to ask him this, i got another earful.

Don't tell me about stuff like scooping the mess up and putting it into his letterbox etc. this is not my level,of clearing differencies. I like to talk to people and look at them when i do so!

I think its my right to ask this from a dogowner,after all i too take the poop bags and scoop up after our family dog and would never darte to let her do her number 1's and 2' in other ppls garden.

Considering ,there are other dogowners on the forum,how would you like to be approached by a member of the public concerning a matter in regards to your dog??

Is there something ,like a repellent that i can use thats harmless to the dogs, but will keep them from doing their 'toilet' on our premises,coz I really don't fancy another summer with the stench and smelly surprises.
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Re: Dog Poo

I have a dog aswell and I ALWAYS pick up his poo so I think other people should respect that and pick there dog's poo up aswell and make Switzerland a cleaner place.
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well thanks for the feedback guys , I know about the laws etc, they are the same in Ct.Bern.

I was sarky, when writing about how to approach a dog owner ,short of genuflecting,bowing and the like maybe they are more receptive if i'd do that......

But what can you do when you want to remain civilised with other people,because one thing is clear; it is NOT ( almost never even) the dogs fault, but his masters/mistress when he missbehaves or when such things happen!

Like MAR25 ,I find my pockets/bags are also stuffed with the brown poopie bags, they are also very handy for other purposes

Well i went to our local Landi over lunchtime and got a repellent from a enterprise called ANTI CANIS
http://www.martecag.com/pdf/en/petcare/45011_en.pdf

, it is a granulate which is, as they say soaked with a perfume dogs don't like at all and thus shouldn't do their business in our 'borders' anymore.

I'll keep you posted if it's worth it's money!

Oh, do let us know!
When I'm dog-sitting I steer the dog away from people's fences and gardens to 'neutral' no-man's land, and of course pick up the poo with one of the many Robi-bags tied to her leash.

I've personally witnessed Papa Goose running between trees and bushes to pick up his choc lab's fresh 'brownie'. Brownie points for you, sir!
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Re: Dog Poo

Hey All,

In Lausanne people seem to pick up their dog's poo,but leave the "baggie" and its precious contents on the curb (meaning don't take it to the nearest trash bin...). Initially I thought that some kind of municipal service picks the bags up on a regular basis, but if they do it indeed, it happens very rarely..So, you end up with 10-15 such dog bags under a tree or near a bush....

Well, at least you don't step in the poo, but the "visual" is not especially pleasing...

I was wondering if abandoning your dog's baggie without properly disposing of it is even legal....Any ideas?
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Hey All,

In Lausanne people seem to pick up their dog's poo,but leave the "baggie" and its precious contents on the curb (meaning don't take it to the nearest trash bin...). Initially I thought that some kind of municipal service picks the bags up on a regular basis, but if they do it indeed, it happens very rarely..So, you end up with 10-15 such dog bags under a tree or near a bush....

Well, at least you don't step in the poo, but the "visual" is not especially pleasing...

I was wondering if abandoning your dog's baggie without properly disposing of it is even legal....Any ideas?
That is very strange Kinga. I've never heard of anything like that. The people in this area, pick up the poo and throw it in the trash - thank God!
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Re: Dog Poo

I stepped on a tiny one recently. It looked like tree bark so I knowingly stepped on it. Instantly I knew that it was a bad move I was fuming I tell ya! I was looking for Ctrl + Z to undo it but.....
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I stepped on a tiny one recently. It looked like tree bark so I knowingly stepped on it. Instantly I knew that it was a bad move I was fuming I tell ya! I was looking for Ctrl + Z to undo it but.....
I think that was Swiss Dude's.
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