Ways To Pick Up Dog Poop
If you have a dog, you have dog poop to deal with. There aren’t any good reasons for not picking up the poop – ignoring it invites germs and pollutants, never mind the occasional messy misstep.
We all have to make a habit of scooping dog poop. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to get the job done, and clever inventors come up with new solutions all the time. Here are some ways to scoop dog poop:
1. Pooper scooper
If you don’t like to get up close with the poop then a great dog pooper scooper is for you. They’re selling at most pet stores; you simply squeeze the handles to scoop up the dog poop, and then deposit it into a more appropriate place.
2. Plastic bag
Perhaps the most common method; you simply slip an inverted plastic bag over your hand, pick up the pile, and then tie the bag shut and toss into the trash.
3. Flushable poop bags
Again, check your local regulations and do your research first, but if flushing pet waste down the toilet is acceptable, flushable poop bags, such as Flush Puppies, make the job easier. Collect the dog with the bag and flush both down your toilet.
4. Compost the dog poop
If you have the space in your yard, you can purchase a dog-specific compost bin such as the Doggie Dooley, which acts like a canine septic tank and breaks down the waste safely.