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Old 07-10-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Vacant lots usually are someone's private property. And public areas are owned by the city/town/state/whatever. So, to be consistent, you shouldn't let your dog go there either.
No, the city/town/state/ whatever has the public areas available for me and my dog to use all we want. There are no restrictions on walking dogs and letting them relieve themselves in public areas if I clean it up.

A vacant lot that isn't being maintained and there is nothing there to bother I'll take my chances with but still clean up after my dog. You're picking nits here.

 
Old 07-10-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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You're picking nits here.
Perhaps. That's your opinon and that's fine. However you did say:

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It isn't YOUR property, you have no right to let your dog use it.
Personally, I don't see a big issue for my dog to pee on someone's lawn. The poo, obviously, I pick up. But pee on the edge of their lawn? That doesn't mean I'm letting my dog run rampant through their gardens or in obviously meticulously cared for areas.

Meh, to each his own. Vive a la difference!
 
Old 07-10-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Perhaps. That's your opinon and that's fine. However you did say:



Personally, I don't see a big issue for my dog to pee on someone's lawn. The poo, obviously, I pick up. But pee on the edge of their lawn? That doesn't mean I'm letting my dog run rampant through their gardens or in obviously meticulously cared for areas.

Meh, to each his own. Vive a la difference!
I'm talking about maintained property...if someone is taking the time to maintain their property I should not let my dog use it as a bathroom. Even peeing on the edge as pee kills/burns lawns.

I don't have a right to use even a vacant lot and if there is a sign telling me to keep off I will do that. If it isn't a maintained vacant lot I'll take my chances and let my dog do their business and I clean it up.

Your dog should never be on someones maintained lawn in the first place.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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I didn't say anything else. I just pick up Mar's poo and walk away. Part of me gets it. Who wants a dog doing is business on their lawn?

Of course, I'll try to have Mar go somewhere else, but am I supposed to designate certain spots for Mar to go? I didn't think it was a big deal as long as I picked it up.

I don't think there's anyway to clean up the mess completely. Sure, you may pick up what you see, but (being a complete germaphobe), it would bug me knowing that there's still a mess in the yard. It bugs me when others let their animals go to the bathroom in my yard because I have no way of knowing if their dog is worm-free.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 11:02 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Yea, we should just live in a sterile land where people lay plastic tarps down under all animals that unload outside. .... possibly make contact with an animal germ /gasp!
#1. I actually do this - I carry newspaper and place it during the unload. I have a Rottweilor, so I use a doubled page then fold it into one of those cheap grocery bags.
#2. When my youngest son was a toddler, he contracted an infection that ultimately cost him his vision in the right eye. We discovered that the people who lived in our house years prior to us never bothered to clean up after their dogs. Here are a few more: Parasites of Domestic Animals - Encyclopedia of Life
 
Old 09-06-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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Personally, I don't see a big issue for my dog to pee on someone's lawn.
That is irrelevant, it is private property and it is not your property. Those of us who are horticulturally inclined do not need your dog and 5,000 other dogs killing our flowers and such by urinating one after the other our yards.

Keep your dog off private property unless you have prior permission from the property owner. Anything less is uncivil and criminal (2nd degree trespassing).

Like most dog owners you seek to impose the burden of your dog on other people. The rest of us are under no obligation to shoulder the filth, the stench, and the damage imposed by your irresponsible behavior.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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I don't understand how it's rude when I have no control over my dog's bodily functions, especially when we go on long walks. Am I supposed to just keep on tugging him when nature calls? That's reversing all the work I put into potty training him.
Can you let him do his business in your back yard before going on the walk? That is what I do with my dog.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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Yep, our walks don't start until our dog has already done his business in our yard. Still bring a couple bags just in case.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 05:56 PM
 
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Your own lawn would be the best in my opinion.
We love animals and have them but we never allow our dog to leave any gifts in someone else's lawn.
It is just rude, even when picked up.
I wish I could rep you a hundred times! We tried to have our dogs poop on our own property, when we had them. Despite the fact that it wasn't 100% successful (especially after we moved, for some reason), most of the time they did indeed go on our own land. And we always picked up the poop, no matter where it happened.

If most of dogs' pooping was done on their owner's yard, the ones that didn't make it would not be nearly as nasty. The stuff leaves a stink no matter how meticulous the owner is, and then other dogs repeat the act. Some of the repeaters' owners are either too lazy or NOT THERE to pick it up. That head-down, fast stride far away from an unleashed dog is a dead giveway. And it is also obvious that some owners are deadset on making sure the dog poops anywhere BUT their own property.

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Old 09-06-2016, 06:01 PM
 
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I'd say I've done a pretty good job with training my dog. He walks right next to me and knows not to trample on gardens and flowers. I honestly didn't realize this was such a huge deal for people, mainly because I've seen dogs poop and pee on lawns my whole life. I never thought, "Wow, what a jerk dog and dog owner!" I always just prayed that they would clean up after themselves, because I would end up cleaning it if not.

I'm glad to understand other perspectives. I'm finding that humans tend to be just as interesting as dogs.

I never realized people would get so butthurt over poo. Just be glad I'm not the one defecating on your lawn. I'd leave a toilet paper trail. And no, I wouldn't pick it up.
Be glad that disgusted neighbors don't poop on YOUR yard and leave used tp there. Push their buttons hard enough and it could happen.
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