Tag Archives: dog poop

Does Your Dog Point North When Pooping?

Posted on: January 30, 2014 - No Comments

If you find yourself in need of a compass, you may not need to look further than your dog. Years of research by German and Czech scientists has shown that when dogs defecate, they tend to align themselves along a north-south axis, and they prefer to face north. Although this might seem like a unique Read More

Scoop Your Poop–Or Get DNA Tested!

Posted on: December 2, 2013 - 7 Comments

A Massachusetts apartment complex is taking extreme measures to keep dog poop from ruining the community's common areas. Condo manager Barbara Kansky has instituted a DNA monitoring system to track down owners who don't pick up after their dog. The complex started by registering the DNA of all the dogs in the community by collecting Read More

A War in the Neighborhood

Posted on: March 12, 2008 - 5 Comments

A war is about to start in my neighborhood, the same war that is being fought in neighborhoods around the world. There is a public footpath across the road from where I live. This path is used by runners, mothers pushing prams, children on their bicycles and people walking their dogs.