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Old 11-11-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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I bought those little bags, and bag her poop each time she goes. Well I'm going through bags like crazy, and they aren't cheap. So what does everyone do?

Walk around the yard and clean up each week?
Encourage the dog to go in a certain area in the yard?
Bag it each time they go?

What is your poop policy??
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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my dog usually poops on walks, and i do buy the bags. i use the biodegradable kind that comes in a roll that fits in a dispenser i attach to her leash. if you buy a bunch of rolls at a time they're not incredibly expensive - i think 7 or 8 bucks for around 100 bags. i get them at petco.

when she does go in the yard i taught her to go in a certain area and i pick it up every few days. how you deal with poop in your yard depends on how you usually use your yard yourself - if you spend a lot of time out there you probably want to clean it up every time she goes, or train her to go somewhere out of the way.

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Old 11-11-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in time.
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Man am I lucky, we live out in the country, both my girls go in the field...
But thats a great question, I would love to hear some of the answers, we are
contemplating a pretty big move and if we end up somewhere where its a
smaller yrd for awhile, I am not sure what you would do either.?
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I use plastic grocery bags.

I have no fenced yard, so have to pick it up immediately. This can be difficult in the dark. I have thought that using a lacrosse stick with the netting replaced by a bag, then I could just hold it under her fanny and not have to scoop it up from the ground. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had to get a life!
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Currently I scoop it up in the morning one of the times that I take her out before I leave for work. Soon we are going to work on pooping in the woods. That's what my last dog did. She already knows what "poopoo Bella" means so it shouldn't be hard to teach her.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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We use newspaper bags - we have small dogs and cut the bag in half, knot one end and presto, we have 2 bags! - it works well when we take them for walks, sometimes we can get 2 poops in one bag (TMI, I know, LOL). In the yard, we have an old metal pooper scooper that has been thru several dogs, it works wonderfully (we have a pail in the yard to dump it into).
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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I use plastic grocery bags.

I have no fenced yard, so have to pick it up immediately. This can be difficult in the dark. I have thought that using a lacrosse stick with the netting replaced by a bag, then I could just hold it under her fanny and not have to scoop it up from the ground. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had to get a life!
hahaha that's kind of what they show in most "pick up after your dogs" signs i've seen. apparently you have to catch the poop as it's coming out!
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Currently, my son goes through the yard about once a week with a shovel and a trashbag (usually the day before trash pickup)....for walks, we bring grocery bags.....
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: California
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I buy the poop bags at Target...They are heavy enough, I don't have to think about my nails or fingers going through the bag. I do "poop patrol" at least once or twice a day and it goes into the trash can. We spend lots of time outdoors and on the patio, so I don't want to have to see or smell dog poop.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: lumberton, texas
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I wish I had the time and energy to do it daily!
anyway... my dd goes out 2-4 times per week. more during the summer because the yard is used more often. My dog used to go in one area but lately has been venturing around. I need to go out with her again to move her back to one area. It does make things much easier, mostly if you have kids.

as for bags. I have never bought a bag. I typically use grocery and newspaper bags. My dh thinks I am nuts, but I save every usable bag. even the plastic from store bought stuff in boxes. I always open carefully and then save.
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