Prior to forming Knein, Andrew Coleman established DogFoul.org and undertook research and surveys in attempt to change the behaviour of irresponsible dog owners. Below are some of the papers published during that time as well as a link to the 'seminal' paper by Professor Lowe in 2014.
Dog Fouling - Best and Worst Counties in England (pdf)Download
Composting and biodegradable doggy dags...they are pulling the wool over your eyes. (docx)Download
1900 tonnes of dog poop a day…what to do with it all? (docx)Download
Disposal of dog poop bags…is landfill the best option? (docx)Download
Is there such thing as an eco-friendly bag of dog poop? (docx)Download
Are you a forward thinking Council…do you want to reduce dog fouling in your area but not incur exce (docx)Download
Surveys of National Trust Land, Football Pitches (docx)Download
Prof Lowe paper on Environmental and social impacts of domestic dog waste in the UK: investigating b (pdf)Download
March 2020. Appalled by the amount of dog poo and poo-bags discarded along a favourite running route, Andrew Coleman decided to do something about it and launched DogFoul.org.
December 2020. Andrew quickly became one of the UK's foremost speakers on how to tackle dog fouling and spoke on numerous radio shows, appeared in The Guardian and was invited to speak on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain'.
The Xmas tree?...Look closely!
April 2021. We created some really useful research into dogfouling and published some best practice papers which are available above.
July 2021. We paid for and distributed (free-of-charge) our signage to anyone who wanted to tackle dogfouling in their area and showed how social media combined with a local presence did deter Irresponsible Dog Owners....
September 2021. Although social media was awash with rage directed at 'Irresponsible Dog Owners'....most people were simply unwilling to do anything about it...Councils' put up resistance...so DogFoul.org closed the website (but continues to run the Facebook page and Group) whilst we took another approach...Knein.
May 2022. But we are still determined to raise awareness of dog fouling. In order to do this we decided to spoof a viral on social media and created 'CLOAK O PLOPS' with 'Scat, Krappal & Plop'.
We plan to use this to help raise awareness....lets see what happens.
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