A foul mess

CAN ANY kind person suggest something that I can put on the pavement outside my house to discourage dogs from defecating there? It is a continuous plague.

If it is possible to pick up the mess easily, then I do so and send it down the main drain. But sometimes this is not possible, so at my own expense I cover it with sand so that no one steps on it in the dark.

But I shouldn’t have to! What is it with these people?

Don’t they have the commonsense or consideration to drag these creatures to the gutter when they wish to discharge?

It is obvious that they hold their fellow citizens in contempt, and have no thought for the anger and inconvenience they cause.

Perhaps we could try some new laws.

All dog walkers must keep to the road, or better still, why not a license fee of say, £1,000.

Meantime, can anybody please help?

Tom McCarthy Gaer Park Parade Newport

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1:35pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Furface says...

I saw recently a sign outside someone's house that I suspect was experiencing the same as you. It said CCTV is monitoring this area and anyone seen letting their dogs foul here will have the footage sent to the police. Now whether that's legal or if it made a difference, I'm not sure but it may tug on some dog owners consciences although I suspect it will just move them onto someone else property to foul.
I saw recently a sign outside someone's house that I suspect was experiencing the same as you. It said CCTV is monitoring this area and anyone seen letting their dogs foul here will have the footage sent to the police. Now whether that's legal or if it made a difference, I'm not sure but it may tug on some dog owners consciences although I suspect it will just move them onto someone else property to foul. Furface
  • Score: 6

1:37pm Thu 13 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

If I see the buggers doing it I usually threaten to grab the owners by the scruff of the neck and rub their faces in it - but I'm guessing most people wouldn't hazard my direct approach.

Try these suggestions instead

http://www.wikihow.c
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If I see the buggers doing it I usually threaten to grab the owners by the scruff of the neck and rub their faces in it - but I'm guessing most people wouldn't hazard my direct approach. Try these suggestions instead http://www.wikihow.c om/Discourage-Dogs-f rom-Pooping-in-Your- Garden GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

whatintheworld says...

someone on television suffering the same problem put tall pink flags right in the middle of all the piles. not pleasant, but its definitely effective in highlighting the problem!

cctv signs are your best bet though!
someone on television suffering the same problem put tall pink flags right in the middle of all the piles. not pleasant, but its definitely effective in highlighting the problem! cctv signs are your best bet though! whatintheworld
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

I guess it makes them easier to avoid too.
I guess it makes them easier to avoid too. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Thu 13 Mar 14

ThisisMaindeewithtwoees says...

Try getting your neighbours to almost completely cover the pavement with their fly tipped rubbish, old fridges & sofas mattresses etc. this will restrict the area available for dog owners to let their furry pals deposit on the pavement. This method is working very well here in Maindee!
Try getting your neighbours to almost completely cover the pavement with their fly tipped rubbish, old fridges & sofas mattresses etc. this will restrict the area available for dog owners to let their furry pals deposit on the pavement. This method is working very well here in Maindee! ThisisMaindeewithtwoees
  • Score: 11

6:01pm Thu 13 Mar 14

endthelies says...

Follow the people who fail to pick up their dogs mess. Pick up said dog mess then promptly post it through their letter box, minus the bag. Let them have the mess on their doorstep instead.
Follow the people who fail to pick up their dogs mess. Pick up said dog mess then promptly post it through their letter box, minus the bag. Let them have the mess on their doorstep instead. endthelies
  • Score: 8

8:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

endthelies wrote:
Follow the people who fail to pick up their dogs mess. Pick up said dog mess then promptly post it through their letter box, minus the bag. Let them have the mess on their doorstep instead.
The best idea ! But would invite assault,dog owners are inconsiderate morons who allow their pets to crap everywhere, half of chepstow road pavements are like an open dog sewer. I was told pepper deters the buggers. In Taiwan they offered free lottery tickets to people who picked up the dog mess it reduced the mess by 70% but why reward the OWNERS of the dogs ?
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: Follow the people who fail to pick up their dogs mess. Pick up said dog mess then promptly post it through their letter box, minus the bag. Let them have the mess on their doorstep instead.[/p][/quote]The best idea ! But would invite assault,dog owners are inconsiderate morons who allow their pets to crap everywhere, half of chepstow road pavements are like an open dog sewer. I was told pepper deters the buggers. In Taiwan they offered free lottery tickets to people who picked up the dog mess it reduced the mess by 70% but why reward the OWNERS of the dogs ? Mervyn James
  • Score: 6

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