Walking dogs in the dark

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brynpoeth
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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Feb 2019, 7:24am

Surely dogs can be trained to go at home in the morning, as people do
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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby pwa » 10 Feb 2019, 8:06am

brynpoeth wrote:Surely dogs can be trained to go at home in the morning, as people do

Potty training is what you mean. In a way that can be done, not using a toilet or potty of course, but by training your dog to use the same bit of its regular walk each day. A patch of ground chosen because people don't tend to walk on it and also because picking up is relatively easy. Dogs find routine reassuring so they tend to go for a favoured spot anyway. Using the back garden is a possibility, but I think a bit of walking gets things moving so the urge might not arrive without a couple of minutes of walking down the road.

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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby Bonefishblues » 10 Feb 2019, 9:34am

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Surely dogs can be trained to go at home in the morning, as people do

Potty training is what you mean. In a way that can be done, not using a toilet or potty of course, but by training your dog to use the same bit of its regular walk each day. A patch of ground chosen because people don't tend to walk on it and also because picking up is relatively easy. Dogs find routine reassuring so they tend to go for a favoured spot anyway. Using the back garden is a possibility, but I think a bit of walking gets things moving so the urge might not arrive without a couple of minutes of walking down the road.

Our dogs do that naturally at a particular location depending on the walk we're doing. Some of them are even in the vague locale of a poo bin :D

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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby Cunobelin » 10 Feb 2019, 10:29am

Friend of mine got fed up with a local dog owner, so picked it up for him, packaged it with a little note saying "you forgot to pick this up" and a. CD with a video of him walking off with dog after it had been, then left it on the offenders doorstep

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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby pwa » 10 Feb 2019, 10:04pm

Cunobelin wrote:Friend of mine got fed up with a local dog owner, so picked it up for him, packaged it with a little note saying "you forgot to pick this up" and a. CD with a video of him walking off with dog after it had been, then left it on the offenders doorstep

Quite right too.

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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby Tangled Metal » 10 Feb 2019, 10:21pm

Our dog when still a puppy went through a spell of defecating near a bin. Whether her usual route or when out and about somewhere new for her.

Our dog tends to need grass before she goes. We don't have a lawn so while she does go in our back yard if she needs to she mostly holds off for a walk. A walk generally is needed though. You tend to get used to your dog's habits though.

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Re: Walking dogs in the dark

Postby peetee » 10 Feb 2019, 11:05pm

Today my wife and I took a trip out to see some yew trees (I am a big fan of these venerable, beautiful things). In one church yard a couple of pedegree gundogs appeared and one did its business amongst the graves. Shortly after the owner appeared with another dog and my wife politely made her aware of what had happened.
"Oh, I will come back shortly and clear it up" was the response. When challenged as to why she didn't carry anything to do that there and then she proceeded to try to take the wind out of our sails by waving a large old key at us and announcing that she was the church warden!
Her entire manner and the proximity of other, older doggie defacations suggested to us that she was no more likely to attend to the parochial poo problem than we were to grow wings and halos and pull a lever to send her straight to Hades.
No doubt a load of Jackanory will appear in the next parish magazine to the effect that 'our' dedicated church warden Cythia Smythe Fortescue Ffarquar Jones has dedicated time every day to get to the bottom of the dog fouling problem in the churchyard. Yes, getting to the bottom of the dog is a problem for her.
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