- Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
- On April 28, 2017
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- cleanup, community, dog-walking, dogs, parks, poop, spring, Toronto, Toronto dog walker, Walk My Dog Toronto
Ah, spring. The green grass sprouting. The wildlife perking up. The sun showing off.
And…the smell of dog poop unearthed from the winter.
Unwelcome surprises left behind by inattentive pet owners and walkers can turn neighbourhood relationships and reputations sour.
So from professional dog walkers, if you walk, live, or work in a city that loves dogs, here are some things you need to think about:
- “Dog poops are all over the grass in some neighbourhoods. When people see that they don’t bother picking up after their dogs…” – Justin
- “Why not pick up your dog’s poop when in all likelihood you have to go and walk in that area multiple times a day?” – Tonya
Basically…when grass is looking messy, people are more likely to think “meh, everyone else is doing it” and follow suit. The lesson? FOLLOW YOUR CONSCIENCE, PEOPLE! Do your citizenly duty and lead by positive example. If you see dog poop, don’t follow the temptation to leave yours too.
Also, take pride in the space that you use every day. The city belongs to us all. Pick up your dog’s poop and the whole neighbourhood will be cleaner and more enjoyable.
3. “I’ve found that Ollie likes to play a game when the snow thaws to see how many four-month-old poops he can find. But then he likes to snack on it and give face kisses to strangers who bend down to say hello.” – Emma
This one is mostly a public service announcement. Beware of puppy kisses in spring.
But he’s so cute!
4. “As professional dog walkers we all carry extra poop bags or get inventive if something happens and we run out. If we see an extra stranded poop lying nearby, we’ll pick it up and put it in the garbage as well, like Good poop Samaritans.” – Gilleen
Have you ever lived with roommates? Everyone thinks they are doing their dishes but they are never all done. We know that oversights happen, so we’ll pick up a little more dog poop if we can. We suggest that everyone do this – if you have extra bags, pick up a little more around you, for insurance. That way if you ever forget, you can rest assured that someone else is taking care of you as well.
Now go forth and enjoy the outdoors!