Some dog owners need obedience lessons

As someone who is just starting to enjoy his retirement in Victoria, there are some things that I find hard to get used to

As someone who is just starting to enjoy his retirement in Victoria, there are some things that I find hard to get used to as I move around the city.

While I appreciate that most dog owners clean up after their pets by collecting and disposing, there is a breed of owner out there that still doesn’t get it, and, oddly enough, it isn’t those who flout the regulations and leave it lying for others to walk through.

Nothing but a good hefty fine  will ever change their wretched behaviour for the better. Rather, it is those owners who scoop, bag and then drop it on pavement for others to have contend with that really puzzle and irk me.

Perhaps, these are the benighted ones who just don’t understand that there is one more step in completing the process.

Putting animal waste in a bag for others to have to dispose of is not being a good citizen even if you have got it half right.

Ian Mallcomson

Saanich

 

 

 

Just Posted

Horses from Victoria Carriage Tours involved in second incident in three months

Witnesses: Horses veered into a parked vehicle, smashing windows, climbing onto roof with front hooves

Seaplane flights cancelled between Victoria and Vancouver due to smoke

Harbour Air has grounded flights travelling through the Georgia Strait

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness replaced by donation

Moxxii’s specialized harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival

First stores open in Victoria’s expanded Mayfair shopping centre

Construction project will add about 100,000 square feet of retail space and 400 parking stalls

Smoke from wildfires delivers jolt to Greater Victoria air quality

Online map collects air quality from home monitors

PHOTOS: Puppy love makes a splash at St. Ann’s Academy

Puppies stampede, dive and do yoga at Victoria’s largest outdoor pet festival

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Aug. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

New trial ordered for James Oler in B.C. child bride case

Meanwhile, appeal court dismisses Emily Blackmore’s appeal of guilty verdict

This trash heap in Vancouver could be yours for $3.9 million

Sitting atop 6,000 square feet, the home was built in 1912, later destroyed by fire

Team Canada’s next game postponed at Little League World Series

They’re back in action on Wednesday against Peurto Rico

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Said he and Trump arranged payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election

Former Trump aide Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges

A mistrial has been declared for the other 10 charges against him

Canada’s team chasing elusive gold medal at women’s baseball World Cup

Canada, ranked No. 2 behind Japan, opens play Wednesday against No. 10 Hong Kong

Former B.C. detective gets 20 months in jail for kissing teen witnesses

James Fisher, formerly with Vancouver police department, pleaded guilty to three charges in June

Most Read