Hah, take THAT, dog-hater! I walk my pups daily and have poop-bags with me at all times. But, they pee where they pee. I try to keep them out of yards, but the grassy strip on the outside of the sidewalk is fair game. My little Pom is a dominant girl - she hikes her leg to pee. People think either both fluffies are girls (Samurai is male) or they see her hiking her leg and think both are boys - despite Shalako's pink harness and lead, and Samurai's blue lead!
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I have 2 boy Yorkies and a foster girl doggie........ I walk them on short walks around the block and always pick up doggie doodie but of course they have to pee that's the whole purpose of a walk! I don't let them just wander all over people's yards but there is a grass strip along the curb and I feel it's fair game and the edge of people's lawns along the walk also..... I know people have planted flowers or bushes along the walks and well yes I try not to let the boys pee but they are boys and mark........ I haven't had anyone say anything to me about them urinating on lawns and our town only has an ordinance that you are required to pick up poopy.
Glad to hear meanie has to let doggies walk the walk!
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my boss is a "dog hater" and employees used to stop by and bring their doggies in to "visit" but he's outlawed it........ even a former co-worker's therapy dog isn't allowed in anymore!!! He said she isn't performing "therapy" there and therefore isn't allowed in the building! good grief!
Edited by: WINSTONSUZ at: 8/17/2011 (11:58)
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Update: I've decided to call Town Hall and see what the law is. In the meantime, I've had fellow Spark friends with dogs tell me it's best to avoid that small patch of grass, so that's what I've been doing when I walk my dog.
Hi Kayelene, thanks for answering. We do have a large dog park nearby but it's just been scorching hot lately (100 degrees F) so I was only taking my doggy on brisk walks around our neighborhood to do his business. We also have a backyard but he doesn't like to eliminate there... He's a rescue that we adopted about 3 weeks ago. He does mark a lot. I noticed a few of my neighbors' dogs do not mark at all, but they're all females...
Do you have a dog that marks? Are dog-owners not allowed to let their dogs mark on public property? I always thought marking is natural so I let my dog do it if he's marking on the sidewalk trees/grass/hydrant.
I was walking my dog the other day and ventured in front of a dog hater's house. S/he placed a warning sign on a tiny patch of grass next to the curb on the sidewalk. The sign said "No dogs allowed or else!"
First of all, isn't the sidewalk PUBLIC property? What right did this person have to the sidewalk? Second, what's with the "or else" threat? What's that supposed to mean? Will s/he shoot dogs as they wander into the grass? Third, would you continue to walk your dog on the sidewalk (including the small patch of grass) or would you avoid that street block altogether?
Now I can completely understand about dogwalking etiquette and picking up dog poop, which I always do (though some other dogowners I've noticed do not). But what about a dog that needs to pee? Where's a dog supposed to urinate?
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