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Old 27.11.2008, 09:23
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Re: Dog Poo

I buy mine in bulk from www.sacomat.ch, come on a handy roll with tie tops - cheaper than Migros.

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Hey, do I get points for actually buying poobags?
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Old 27.11.2008, 21:12
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I buy mine in bulk from www.sacomat.ch, come on a handy roll with tie tops - cheaper than Migros.

Those bags look easier to tie than the ones supplied with Robidog which are straight across the top.
http://www.robidog.ch/eng_robidog.htm

But I suppose one shouldn't complain about bags which are free, though I guess not really free when you consider that you pay an annual fee at the Gemeinde if you have a dog (in our case it was 100 chf per dog). Now I wonder if that actually covers the cost of the annual supply of bags for my dog, not to mention the cost of maintaining the Robidogs (emptying them, replenishing the bag supply). The dog tax works out to about 27 rappen a day per dog.
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Old 27.11.2008, 21:41
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Those bags look easier to tie than the ones supplied with Robidog which are straight across the top.
http://www.robidog.ch/eng_robidog.htm

But I suppose one shouldn't complain about bags which are free, though I guess not really free when you consider that you pay an annual fee at the Gemeinde if you have a dog (in our case it was 100 chf per dog). Now I wonder if that actually covers the cost of the annual supply of bags for my dog, not to mention the cost of maintaining the Robidogs (emptying them, replenishing the bag supply). The dog tax works out to about 27 rappen a day per dog.
Is that irrespective of the size of the dog?

Do you pay the same for a Yorkshire terrier as a St. Bernard?
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Old 02.12.2008, 19:43
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Re: Dog Poo

I have 3 dogs at home in the United States currently living with my parents while we are living here.

The one thing I LOVE about Switzerland is people take their dogs EVERYWHERE!! I see dogs sitting in chairs in restaurants, dogs in IKEA, dogs in the supermarket.... only wished the United States could be so relaxed about having your pet with you... but the downside here is the amount of poop!

I hate to walk near the boxed planters on the sidewalk (tree planted with small dirt around and closed off with small stones/brick). Every dirt patch normally has 2-3 fresh turds just waiting to be stepped on. It does get annoying!!!
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Old 02.12.2008, 20:10
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Re: Dog Poo

forgot to mention... when I do take my dogs out to dog friendly places (dog parks, dog beaches) in the United States I have a little poop bags attached to the leash!
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Old 02.12.2008, 21:24
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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!
Thanks for that Argus... you excited about you pup coming.... not long now.

I don't get why people buy poop bags, the ones from the robi-dogs are fine. I take them from the robi-dog and open them before putting on the dogs leads. That way I'm not farting around trying to get the thing open while surrounded by aroma of fresh turds
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Old 07.01.2009, 20:11
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Re: Dog Poo

I'm completely with you on this, PlantHead.

Maybe in my past life I was a poo-policeperson. Today I went to Zug by bus/train with the Lab pup for her first time and came across a man (about 60 years old) picking up his dog's poo in a bag but leaving it in a bare flower bed next to the sidewalk. Before I could think about my actions or the pup's or my safety, I said loudly, "Was ist das?" pointing at the bag of sh*te.

He seemed to pretend not to understand German and said, "What are you saying?" So I launched into English: "There are so many dustbins around. Why do you have to throw it here?!"

"There aren't enough dustbins," he whined, so I pointed to the nearest one within sight.

"You know," he changed tack, "the city cleans the whole town every morning."

"What?!" I almost shouted. "Come on! You expect other people to pick up your crap?! Be civilised, please!" And I walked off realising at last that I wasn't doing any good.



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I have a dog, so I think I am even more entitled to be annoyed at this.
Why do dog owners refuse to pick their dogs poo up when its in the park (in a forest or in the back of nowhere I can understand) but in a park!!!!
What makes it worse, is that the these are provided


There's even a bag for f***s sake, right above the bin, and it has a dog on it, the hints are all there.
In England it used to bug me, but in Switzerland there is simply no excuse.

Exhibit A:


I was gonna post more exhibits, but to be fair I think 1 does the job (boom boom!!!)
I had to tell an old women off for not picking up exhibit A this morning. She looked at me like I was a moron, and actually refused...so I had to pick it up.
Not a habit I want to develop, picking up other dogs poo.
Bah!!! really bugs me.


Edit : I should also point out I had the camera with me because it was a nice morning, I am not some weird specialist into photgraphing dog poo.

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Old 07.01.2009, 21:45
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Re: Dog Poo

I'm surprised Neuchâtel is still visible - it only snowed the other day and the amount of crap lying on top of it was immense. If that was only a couple of days work for the lazy b****ds, then the whole city should be buried in a year or two...
I hate going over the woods and finding lazy b*****ds dumping plastic bags of crap everywhere. If you're so squeamish that you can't deal with the crap your animal produces, then you're probably not emotionally ready for anything like a pet.
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Old 07.01.2009, 21:47
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Re: Dog Poo

On the subject of dog poo, can I put it in the green garden waste bins? I think our back yard has been over fertilized.
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Old 08.01.2009, 01:46
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On the subject of dog poo, can I put it in the green garden waste bins?
Most likely not.
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Old 08.01.2009, 09:21
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Re: Dog Poo

Not in the garden bins I don't think.

Where we live there are 3 regular none scoopers, 2 have Jack Russells and one a black cocker. The owners are elderly and sadly Swiss, and when I confronted one just completely ignored me . I spoke to my Swiss neighbour who said yes terrible is'nt it. Maybe I should leave the Rigi sized outputs of ours on there door step, as they seem to be happy to leave there dogs output near mine.
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Old 08.01.2009, 09:49
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AHEM.....

No Balerina, people DO mind being associated with the French in Geneva, not only "proper" Genevans but also those born there of foreign parents, you should hear some of my Geneva-born Italian, Portuguese and Spanish mates on that subject...

It generally is lighthearted but do NOT under ANY circumstances start to say to a Genevan that he is a bit French, unless you want to be in for an interesting debate

More seriously, there is a great chippiness amongst the Suisse-Romand when it comes to France, the cultural differences are there but they are hard to detect for someone who has not been raised or lived there for a long time. A good example for the Brits on here would be to compare the Swiss-French to the Scots and the French to the English. When I was in Stuttgart for France-Switzerland, you could tell how for the Swiss-Germans this was merely just a big game and for us it was much, much more than that with banners, t-shirts and chants making it clear how we would LOVE it if we beat them. The French were quite shocked by this actually.
I'm going to have to extremely disagree, for the swiss-germans it is not game. They are not the same as the germans and there is not only large language differences but cultural ones as well. Perhaps to the untrained eye it might not be clear what these differences are but the same as it is hard to detect the difference from geneva to france if you don't know, it is diffucult to see the difference between germans and swiss-germans if you don't know.

Or to know where the line is between scottish and irish culture, its not the same but if you don't know the difference its hard to know.

Or Canadians to Americans. And so on and so on, every country, every area has it's own ways and if they are similiar and you haven't grown up in that culture you just won't understand the difference without alot of practice.
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Re: Dog Poo

about the poo, in my area everyone picks it up. and I am really impressed with Switzerland for having those bags everywhere because if your not use to having a dog yet it is easy to forget to bring one. I imagine how bad it would be if they weren't there.
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Old 08.01.2009, 13:31
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about the poo, in my area everyone picks it up. and I am really impressed with Switzerland for having those bags everywhere because if your not use to having a dog yet it is easy to forget to bring one. I imagine how bad it would be if they weren't there.
There are 2 robi-dogs within 100 meters of the path to my house, 2 of the 3 non scoopers walk right past them! I even caught Mrs Cocker letting her mutt pee on a kiddies sledge the other day, I did bang on the window but got ignored. I guess some people are just very lazy or completey ignorant, and it makes it more difficult for responsible dogs owners.
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Old 08.01.2009, 13:43
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Re: Dog Poo

I had a mad neighbour in Lausanne who was the crusader for dog rights in the building... she would leave notes on people's doors if she heard their dogs crying. But she hated people: although she would scoop after her dogs, she'd tie up the bag and then throw it on the sidewalk or road!!! These bags were everywhere, and it was so disgusting because everything was totally preserved under the plastic!
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Re: Dog Poo

Hi all,

We just opened our front door to find dog poo squarely in the middle of the mat outside. Our landlady is away, we don't know if it was deliberate - what should we do? Is this an offense here in switzerland?

Any advice would be really appreciated, thankyou!
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Re: Dog Poo

On the dog poop conundrum, as a former removal man I once had the pleasure of delivery a household their goods to a very large house, walking across their drive I accidently proceeded to walk through a large poo, not notice and trail it all round the house - sadly no tip on that job!
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