Rail Trail dog poop

Rail Trail dog poop

Postby bcrichard38 » Dec 15th, 2017, 8:42 am

I frequently walk the rail trail between Lodge Rd and Woodsdale Rd, that's 1 Km and in the last few weeks there has been a marked increase in some dog walkers not picking up their dogs poop. Yesterday I counted 20 "deposits" in that 1 Km stretch and all of them were left across all walking areas of the trail (had to keep eyes down and focused to avoid steping in it) I know what bear and coyote skat looks like, and all this was definitely left by dogs.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby Bsuds » Dec 15th, 2017, 8:46 am

Not just there but everywhere! It seems that dog owners think that when there is snow or leaves to cover things up that they can forgo picking up after their pets.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby Grandan » Dec 16th, 2017, 9:14 am

Bsuds wrote:Not just there but everywhere! It seems that dog owners think that when there is snow or leaves to cover things up that they can forgo picking up after their pets.

God help us if this lot has kids!
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby steve mc » Dec 16th, 2017, 10:06 am

I step in some yesterday while walking my dog I have never not picked up after mine always pack extra bag in case someone needs one. I stopped picking up others, getting to old to bend over.

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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby LTD » Dec 16th, 2017, 10:09 am

I walk my dogs in the bush so I don't have to pick it up

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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby Bsuds » Dec 16th, 2017, 12:30 pm

steve mc wrote:I stopped picking up others,


You would need a large garbage bag and a truck to carry it.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby phasyluck » Dec 16th, 2017, 7:47 pm

LTD wrote:I walk my dogs in the bush so I don't have to pick it up
. Thats what I used to do too when I was still living in the area :biggrin:
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby jasond_71 » Dec 16th, 2017, 9:22 pm

All over trail at Vernon end too. Problem is dogs are off leash so they run ahead or behind and the owner has no idea they pooped or don't care.
I'm just waiting for an off leash dog to wipe out a cyclist and injure them.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby OldBlindDog » Dec 17th, 2017, 12:15 am

The Rail Trail? You must mean every trail. I like dogs, but the modern day, entitled, off leash having, non poop picking up, I love my dog more than I love people dog worshipers - BLAH! You just give decent dog owners a bad name.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby Anonymous123 » Dec 17th, 2017, 10:23 am

Soon enough there will be signs advising that dogs are to be on leash and little bag dispensers on the rail trails, which only work for the un-entitled.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby vegas1500 » Dec 17th, 2017, 10:31 am

OldBlindDog wrote:The Rail Trail? You must mean every trail. I like dogs, but the modern day, entitled, off leash having, non poop picking up, I love my dog more than I love people dog worshipers - BLAH! You just give decent dog owners a bad name.


I love my dogs more than most people....but I do pick up after them :biggrin:
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby Not Bob » Dec 17th, 2017, 10:43 am

Call the idiot mayor in Lake County and ask when they are going to build a real dog park in the community, then maybe people will not be walking their dogs on the mayor's precious rail trail.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby RVThereYet » Dec 17th, 2017, 3:33 pm

Not Bob wrote:Call the idiot mayor in Lake County and ask when they are going to build a real dog park in the community, then maybe people will not be walking their dogs on the mayor's precious rail trail.

What does having a dog park (or an idiot mayor for that matter) have to do with picking up after your dog? I suspect that those that do not pick up (and there are many of those type of dog owners in Lake Country) don't really care if they're on the trail or at a dog park, if they can get away with it.

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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby jasond_71 » Dec 19th, 2017, 6:58 pm

Yes people leave their dog poop on every trail including the sidewalk in front of my house or my favorite they bag it but leave the bag on the street, trail etc. And before someone says they leave it so they can pick it up on the way back I've seen the same bag of poop for days.
The difference with off leash on the rail trail is it will seriously injure a cyclist and the dog. I've already saw a dog wipe out a cyclist on the trail. I love dogs but hate idiot owners.
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Re: Rail Trail dog poop

Postby LTD » Dec 19th, 2017, 7:02 pm

I feel the same way about idiot cyclists there's always gonna be a few apples out there
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