What do you do with Dog Poo?

@jennybianca (12912)
Australia
March 30, 2007 8:21am CST
I have two dogs, a small mini fox terrier, and a large Dalmation. In years past, before my husband & the dalmation came along, I used to rake up the dog poo & put it in a decomposting toilet buried in the back yard. Somehow this stopped working. Then I used to rake it all up under the 7 fruit trees. Now the many giant poos the dalmation leaves anywhere he wants, which includes under the clothes line, my husband gets a high pressure hose, & squirts it into the lawn. He doesn't always get time to do this, being on shift work, and so it mounts up, in more ways than one. So what I want to know is, what do all you My Lot dog lovers do with your dog poo?
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I always hated that job. In Alaska it was really bad due to the snow buildup and so during spring breakup we would be out raking and scooping for days. Then I moved to Oregon. I tried the decomposting toilet but my dogs produced the stuff faster then it could decompose. I finally put my dog on Nutro dry dog food. The dogs get more out of the food and the waste produced is much less. I have found that it takes less food to feed my dog and so I am getting a better value all the way around. Comparing the amount of waste my dog puts out to that of other relatively sized dogs, my dog's waste is about half as much. Major difference! I scoop up the waste and bag it, then it goes to the dump. I try to use earth friendly bags so it decomposes faster. I always carry a roll of those bags on the dog leash so when we go for walks I can cleanup the dog's mess and dump it right away. I don't want to leave it for someone to step in.
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@Suze05 (480)
• United States
30 Mar 07
honestly..I just leave it wherever it falls. LOL I have 3 dogs..one is a great dane.. and a biiiiig back yard that I don't go out in much, and since I don't have kids, very little company, and no reason to have to pick it up, I just leave it. After a few days, it usually gets dried up by the sun and starts to decompose and disappear, or washed away by rain. If I lived somewhere with a smaller yard or a yard I wanted to hang out in and entertain, then I would worry about it and pick it up. I used to have a smaller yard and I had a big trash barrel that I just put trash bag in and I would just throw it in there and haul it out to the trash every week. Unless you have one of those decomposting toilets like you had to dump it in, what else can you really do with it. I don't know about other places, but here in Jacksonville, there is a service you can pay for, about 30-40.00 a month, that will come to your yard once or twice a week and clean it all up and haul it away for you..so far, I have better things to do with my money, but I might consider it if I lived somewhere it had to get cleaned up. :O)
@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
2 Apr 07
yes my daughter has 3 pugs and she has the service that comes once a week and picks it up and hauls it away for her.
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@kurtbiewald (2627)
• United States
30 Mar 07
just rake up under the tress so nobody steps in it
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
30 Mar 07
It goes into a plastic shopping bag and then into the bin.
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@jaypul (185)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I usually toss it in my neighbors yard. I don't like them much and it gives me great joy knowing that my dogs poo is in their yard. Just kidding, I bag it up and toss it in the trash. I've often wondered how well those waste decompsers that you bury in your yard work.
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@spindrift (197)
30 Mar 07
I have a spanial collie cross and I just scoop up the poo in put it in the wheelie bin outside I know people who flush it down the toilet but i would not bring the poo in to the house. But as i have kids I make sure it is scooped up and in the bin I was always told by my dad the dog poo was not good for plants in fact if my dog pees on the same bit of grass it tends go yellow.
@shenfei (187)
• China
30 Mar 07
I have no dog yet. But I believe I will have one cos my girlfriend is crazy about them. I heard that if you own your dog when it is young and take it to a settled place when it evacuates, it will develop its habit. Anyway, if you love your dog you forgive it, it is so cute and fun beyond this comparatively unimportant defect.
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@dixie1 (1330)
• United States
30 Mar 07
We have 2 mini-doxens and when they do go inside, I just flush it down the toilet. But, my husband likes to pick it up with a kleenex and toss the "dog poo" outside. What a topic :)
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Make a new composter or teach them to go in only one area. Mine are going good with that. They do prefer to have clean areas to run in and if you teach them like children they do become better citizens. Also their manure is better for non edible foods since they are a meat eater. Roses and annuals for example. Good luck with this.
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30 Mar 07
I have this same problem. I have a small garden and a big dog! I double wrap it in scented nappy bags and put it in the bin! I'm sure you're not supposed to do it. But I have no idea what else I can do! My mum used to put hers in bags and then take regular trips to the tip with it. But I don't have a car so it's not really possible. I am also open to suggestions!
@weemam (13377)
1 Apr 07
I no longer have a dog , but here in Scotland we have dog poo boxes on the lampposts there are some on every street and lots in parks too , I would imagine people would put them there whether it came from the gardens or not , I have noticed that very few leave it on the pavements most pick it up in a bag and put it in the boxes , good for them xx
@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
2 Apr 07
we dont have dog poo boxes hear in kansas, But it sure sounds like a good idea.
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• United States
30 Mar 07
Dog Poo - In the Yard
As I have chihuahuas their poop is pretty small. I do the same as your husband and quirt it into the lawn as fertilizer. Photo: Dog Poo
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
I laughed at your photo of the dog poo, and rated it.
@moneytree (188)
• India
31 Mar 07
I just dont keep dogs, just look at thier pics!
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• Pakistan
31 Mar 07
well i just throw the dog's poo in mud outside in garden
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• Philippines
31 Mar 07
maybe you can put some soil on the poos of the dog. It can help I think.
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• Estonia
31 Mar 07
Wtf what a topic. U made me laugh for long time. No comments.
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@cooky28 (739)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
Dig a big hole some wher the yard and put it in that and some soil over it the next couple of days do the same and the dog gets the smell and learns to do there,keep working at it and it will learn,good luck.
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• United States
31 Mar 07
I throw it away in the trash can. I pick it up in a bag and throw it away. Its gross. I hate picking it up. But its gotta be done.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
I live in a wooded area so after I pick it up from the yard I generally throw it into the woods where it is not going to be bothered or bother anything.
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• United States
31 Mar 07
I don't worry about picking it up in my yard either. I have a full grown boxer and a mixed mutt, and they have managed to traid themselves to go in mostly the same areas in the yard, so my kids don't step in it... much! It's pretty funny though, to see my husband when he gets out the lawnroller out in the spring, and then you actually get to see how much ... mess... the dogs have left behind!
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