What should these dog owners do?

China
July 21, 2011 6:38pm CST
Every day,on my way to work,I always find some dogs' droppings on the ground. There are often some dog owners taking their dogs for a walk. These dog owners do not clean it at all. I am a dog owner too,when I take my dog out I often carry a bag with me. If my dog poo,I will put them in the bag. I am wondering, why do they notice that?
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12 responses
@veravivi (59)
• China
22 Jul 11
Acually, many dog owners don't clean the droppings (or stools? I wonder which word should I use), because they are lack of responsibility. In China, there is less law of animals. Though we have a "Raising Dog Regulation", which said dog owners have to keep the environment clean, but there are no administrator to deal with the punishment. Sure, there also have many good owners in China, like you and me ,haha:). but you know, the people with no sense of morals are exist in everywhere.
• China
22 Jul 11
I feel terrible. I found more and more people become cold and indifferent. I am thinking,the society is making progress,while people's thought and morals can not keep up with. What a sadness!
• China
22 Jul 11
Yeah, I feel so indignant that so many people do cruelty to animals. You can see here and there. I'm trying to do something to save them, and tell people we should love animals to the best of my ability. I'm a vegetarian than, and now I feel better!:)
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
21 Jul 11
I think there is a law against that. I always thought you had to clean up after your dog or you could get fined. Unfortunately if you don't know who is doing it, I don't know if there is anything you can do. It's a shame people won't pick up after their own dogs.
• China
22 Jul 11
Unfortunately,there is not any law for it now in our city. I think that is a bad manner without pickig up after their own dogs. Keeping our environment clean is our responsibility. I hope more and mor dog owners can notice that.
@thetis74 (1525)
22 Jul 11
Let us just hope that even if there is no law common sense would suffice. Because I am sure that they don't want this same thing to happen when it comes to their surroundings. And that is the reason why they let their dogs poop anywhere because they can't do it in their yard. I guess they are aware of what they are doing. I think that they just don't care about others or the environment.
@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
22 Jul 11
They must have lived somewhere before that it was not a normal habit or enforced law growing up. I honestly never saw anyone picking up dog poo in my life except in a few movies and tv shows in which the characters lived in the city.
• United States
22 Jul 11
Correction: I've never seen anyone pick up poo in real life except for in house accidents. Also some people are grossed out at the thought of picking up poo and then having to carry that stinky stuff around with them. They don't realize its better than stepping in the stuff.
@rahulx1 (297)
• India
22 Jul 11
i am also having a pet dog who is 3 years old and i dnt take him for walk he himself go and daily do poo in the forest i never pick up his poo. i love my pet because he do this work himself. and he also follow my orders.his name is " jimmu " :D his white and brown
• China
22 Jul 11
You have a smart dog. Take good care of it. If this happens to you occasionally,remember to clean up. I love jimmu too.
@thetis74 (1525)
22 Jul 11
That is not good. That happened in my neighborhood where they take their dogs to poop near the neighbors yard. You see, it they can't keep up their responsibilities well with raising dogs, they had rather not have dogs at all. I have a dog too. I used to be the one to take him out for a walk just nearby. But when I notice that she want to poop, I would hurriedly drag her back to the house and release it there and put it away. It's poop. It is not even good to throw even a small garbage anywhere, and come on, that's poop. I wonder what these people would do if we take some dogs to poop in their yard.
• China
22 Jul 11
I think no one is willing to see others' dog pooping in their yard. The reason is they do not take the responsibility to care about our living environment. Maybe with the more progress of our society make,people's thinking and moral will be a high level and know to care more about others. Let us ask ourselves: if this happens to me,what shall I do?
@ptower76 (1618)
• United States
22 Jul 11
Dog owners that don't scoop their poop are inconsiderate of society at large. Especially now in summer dog droppings stink up the neighborhood and all the flies, sickening. If one has a dog one should also comply with the law and with one's responsibility to clean up after. I am a dog lover and always carried a plastic bag to scoop the poop.
• China
22 Jul 11
You do well in the good manner. However,not all the dog owner do like you. I think they must be angry too when they step in some dog poo. Hope these people change their behaviour soon.
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 11
You are a very responsible dog owner. And I must say that not many people do this. I know it is quite convenient for them to let their dogs poo outside. But it will be disgusting anyway. In my city there are few places for dog poo and I really like this. It is good for the environment. I love China
• China
22 Jul 11
Thank you. I just do what I shoud do. I hope these people should consider more for others. Sometimes I go to work hurriedly,several times I almost stepped in the dog poo. It is very lucky that my city rains constantly lately and rain washes out the poo. I hope these people can realize what they do wrong earlier.
• United States
22 Jul 11
I do believe that these dog owners should pick up after there dogs after all it is the right thing to do however unfortunately, most of these people do not care. If you happen to see these people at the time that it was being done maybe you can a tell them in a diplomatic way so as to not anger them, because nowadays people get offended very easily so you have to be careful. I would recommend that you just continue what you are doing and hopefully one day you will see one of these people and is able to talk to them and make them see what is right because nothing is worst than when you step out of your home and you step in some dog poo.
• China
22 Jul 11
To be honest,I hate this manner which is make our public environment dirty. You are right. Thanks for your advice. In fact,I do not know hot to stop this bad behaviour though I have ever caught a thief in a super market. As you said,people get more and more offended. Stoping them needs in some proper way. I shoul make sure I am correct first.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
That is so responsible of you! I think all dog owners should learn from you. If they take their dog for a walk then they must bring a plastic bag or any disposable bag for that very purpose. But I believe there are some dog owners who really purposely bring out their dogs for a walk so that they could just poo anywhere on the road and not within his own yard. The law against that kind of action should be strictly enforced I believe.
• Canada
23 Jul 11
If you want to stop these ignorant, irresponcable people follow the next thing without question, it stops these dog owners from coming on your property and neighbourhood. After they leave, if you see who they are, pick up the waste with a plastic bag, a pic 0r witness of these people in the act would be great, follow them - knock on there door leaving waste on their porch or mail box, the way I prefer tell them they dropped this on your lawn and have a great day.. If they say anything tell them you have a pic or a witness and are willing to call the cops if nessary,,
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
we experience the same thing. ou summer house is like three blocks away from the beach, before we can walk heads up to the beach but now we walk heads down to make sure we wont walk onto something smelly. we did complained about the dog owners but nothing changed. there are lots of dogs and arent really sure whose dog is making. it wasnt the dog's fault, its the fault of irresposible owners.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Jul 11
Imagine an alien checking out the habits of humans, in order to understand the human mind. This alien sees a dog leading a human down the street, suddenly the dog squats while the human waits patently. The dog does his job right there in the grass, and the human (proudly) gets out a bag and carefully gathers the dog turds together and carries them away. Now the dog nonchalantly continues on his way, leading the human along the street, on the end of a leash.