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Old 01-29-2014, 11:58 PM
 
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The dog has just done its business while out on a walk. Then watches its guardian pick it up. The dog is probably thinking what the heck? leave it alone!! I don't know that much about dogs, but I wonder what's going through their minds at that point.

I also wonder what dog lovers think about it. I see people walking dogs with leash in one hand and poop bag in the other. Do you mind picking up your dog's feces? Does it get tolerable after a few times?
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:48 AM
 
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A) In many places it's the law - removing your dog's poo in a public place or from the private property of others is a necessity or else a stiff fine

B) It's courteous to others even if it's not a law where you live. Who the heck wants to see poo on their lawn, sidewalk, play ground, beach, walking trail, etc.

It's not a big deal. No one " likes" doing it. It's just part of owning a dog, like cleaning up the occasional vomit on the floor or cleaning a wound. If you have a yard, wouldn't you also have to clean up the poop ? Do you just let it accumulate?
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I don't mind picking up after my dog. I don't always want to take her out if it's freezing cold, rainy, or any bad weather, but once we're out, I might as well finish the job.

I doubt she thinks about it. She does the hind leg kicking thing like she wants to cover it with grass or dirt, but I snatch it up before she gets much of a chance to wonder where it went.

I would much rather pick it up than step in it later.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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I think my dogs have their attention directed elsewhere after they go poo. They are tugging at the leash to get on with the walk to go elsewhere.

As for picking it up, I use a plastic grocery bag inverted. And stand upwind!
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Well I finally Got my Human Trained LOL
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: North America
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The dog has just done its business while out on a walk. Then watches its guardian pick it up. The dog is probably thinking what the heck? leave it alone!! I don't know that much about dogs, but I wonder what's going through their minds at that point.

I also wonder what dog lovers think about it. I see people walking dogs with leash in one hand and poop bag in the other. Do you mind picking up your dog's feces? Does it get tolerable after a few times?

I don't think about it. I just do it. It's not like we pick it up with our bare hands.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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They may think it's odd at first, but it's just one of thousands of stupid, pointless things we do (like housework, or tapping away at and staring at this computer, just to name two ). So I think they've learned to accept and not pay attention to our strange little quirks.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: FL
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I doubt they give it a second thought as Billy notes, they're already on to something else after they've kicked some grass and dirt over it. I don't mind, and I can't smell it unless it's quite foul, I had an illness when I was a teenager so have nearly no sense of smell.

To me it's part of pet ownership, and when it's pouring rain my dog refuses to go out so I'm spared that It doesn't get really cold here in S. FL but when it gets what we consider cold I bundle up.

I use inverted puppy poop bags and dump them in the kiosk. I never leave home without at least two in my pocket even if they went the last time we were out.

I also use a flashlight at night because some areas aren't well lit, it helps in several ways.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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I think my dogs have their attention directed elsewhere after they go poo. They are tugging at the leash to get on with the walk to go elsewhere.
I never wonder what they're thinking, but I do always wonder why they haven't figured out that they have to wait a few seconds before continue on their walk. We do this once or twice a day, everyday, and they don't know that they can't just tug on their leash and pull me away?
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Because Dazzle likes to snack on poop, The joke is he is looking at me thinking " sure she yells at me so she can get the good stuff herself"
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