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Old 20.06.2011, 21:33
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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

You live there - but so do many others who want to enjoy the grassed areas for leisure and play- and not share it with your dog's piss. No litter training- just make sure you take your dog for proper exercise away from built-up areas- as most of us dog-owners do.
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Old 20.06.2011, 21:36
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The building across from mine has a better lawn (less pricklies and bugs it seems) than the lawn in front of my building, and the dogs prefer it more too.
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I happen to live in this apartment block. This is why I am puzzled.?
Just for clarity - do you live there or not? Cos first you said not.
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Old 20.06.2011, 21:41
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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

I am SO glad I live in Ticino, this sort of nonsense would drive me NUTS!

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P.S. +1 about the horse crap being the BIGGEST problem, I think they should be required to wear diapers!
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Old 20.06.2011, 21:48
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It does not smell, is good for my veggies and flowers, and it does not carry worms that could make children blind. I never mind horse pooh
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Old 20.06.2011, 21:51
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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

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The problem is is that the inconsiderate bastards leave it in the middle of streets where it becomes a road hazard, especially for two-wheeled vehicles.

I find it disgusting.

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Old 20.06.2011, 21:54
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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

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Just for clarity - do you live there or not? Cos first you said not.

It's a block of apartments. I live in one of the buildings in the block. He lives in another building.

And no, it's not a playground, or a picnic area, etc etc etc.

So... from what I've gathered from people's responses, dogs should not eliminate until they are in the wooded hills outside of town, and then only on a concrete slab with a drain in it.
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Old 21.06.2011, 11:12
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I really don't understand why people cannot mind their own business. My friend suggested wearing earphones, appear to be listening to music, but that is one thing I will never do while dog walking as you cannot stay alert and hear what is going on around you. Maybe just earphones connected to nothing will do the trick?
I face that same problem - some know-it-alls seem to take it upon themselves to "police" everyone else. I used to squirm and nod in embarassment till I got really fed up one day when I was trying to tug my dog across the road. My little monkey decided to stop right in the middle of a small road trying to eat something off the ground with an oncoming car!

A lady saw me dragging him onto the pavement and took it upon herself to lecture me that it is bad for the dog when I do that. I was so cross that I simply told her to mind her own business and to have her eyes checked as there was an oncoming car.

I didnt even bother translating it into German. She was taken aback by my response and hurried away.

Sick and tired of not being eloquent enough in German to voice my frustrations so am taking no more crap! I figured that some of these nosey miserable gits dont expect a reaction and will back off if you arent doing anything wrong and "fight" back - even in your preferred language of choice!

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It's a block of apartments. I live in one of the buildings in the block. He lives in another building.

And no, it's not a playground, or a picnic area, etc etc etc.

So... from what I've gathered from people's responses, dogs should not eliminate until they are in the wooded hills outside of town, and then only on a concrete slab with a drain in it.
Without looking at that area, its hard to comment. Basically, the general rule of thumb is to avoid letting your dog eliminate on grass patches near living areas. Trees along the streets/pavements, parks (not playgrounds) are fair game in my books.
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Old 21.06.2011, 11:38
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Well yes ...and no. It depends whether somebody is mouthing off just for the sake of being unpleasant (and sadly there are some people like that..in which case I'd quite happily bite their head off too..) or whether somebody has a genuine concern - for instance about people letting their dogs pee (and more) near their ground floor or lower floor flat- because of the smell, or because it kills the grass, or because that's where their children play. No excuse whatsoever for that person to be unpleasant about it, but perhaps they'd already said it politely 10 times in the last few days and enough was enough. Might be difficult for those people to complain politely in all the languages spoken by the people who live in the area!
Why not discuss this politely with them- if language is a problem it's not really their fault though, is it?

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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

[QUOTE=summerrain;1234929]I face that same problem - some know-it-alls seem to take it upon themselves to "police" everyone else. I used to squirm and nod in embarassment till I got really fed up one day when I was trying to tug my dog across the road. My little monkey decided to stop right in the middle of a small road trying to eat something off the ground with an oncoming car!

A lady saw me dragging him onto the pavement and took it upon herself to lecture me that it is bad for the dog when I do that. I was so cross that I simply told her to mind her own business and to have her eyes checked as there was an oncoming car. ]

I do find the Swiss generally rather judgemental, but then I suppose it's what stops the country descending into total anarchy.
I saw a male dog, on a lead, pee up against a paper stand outside the local newsagent, here in London yesterday.
The owner just walked on, still talking on his mobile phone.
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Old 21.06.2011, 12:07
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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

I get pissed off when people using my property for there dog`s business
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Ceppych- that illustrates the problem well. A few dog owners behave badly without consideration for others, and then all responsible dog owners get the blame. Next time the newspaper seller who has lost a lot of money due to stained/smelly papers, sees a dog owner come anywhere near, he will blow his top, and said dog owner will be upset about it. Very few people, even Swiss .. just mouth off for no good reason (Victor Meldrew is not even Swiss, lol)
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(...) Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?
Exactly the same happened to me and my dog. It also occured in a block of apartments, 100 meters from my house and "my" lawn. The only difference - he spoke to me in French.
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Re: Keep off the Grass!!!!

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Lawned areas around apartment buildings are for the use and enjoyments of the inhabitants and for children to play - not really for dog peeing, sorry.
So we're ok with the scruffy grass outside our building that gets cut once a year if we are lucky? Supposed by covered in the gardening costs but we have given up trying to get them to do it. If I had a lawn mower I'd do it myself
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