We recently moved to Halifax from a major urban Canadian city and were delighted that our building complex has a designated off-leash dog park: so welcoming and convenient! The park even has a "doggy bag" dispenser that generous neighbors (including myself, and who I take to be a building superintendent) fill with waste bags. The park features several friendly reminders to pick up after pets. But wouldn't you know it? Just about NO ONE cleans up after their dog. Rarely is there more than one dog/owner in the park at a time, and so opportunities to leave dog dump without reprimand are rampant. WHAT IS THE DEAL HERE, GUYS? In the city I am from, it is near impossible to find a dog-friendly park, and to live in a complex that designates space specifically for off-leash dogs is unimaginable. I am so grateful for this space but stunned that no one else seems interested to treat it with the lowest modicum of respect. Is this a Halifax thing? Do people here think leaving dog sh*t around is appropriate and acceptable? Should I conduct a sting operation? — Dog Lover, Sh*t Hater

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