What to do with Dog Poop

Dog poop is a quite disgusting thing to have to deal with. If you have a puppy or a new dog, you may have to deal with picking it up from around the house on a regular basis as you housetrain them. The good news is, disposing of dog poop is relatively simple, depending on where you are cleaning the poop from. Here are some great tips about what to do with dog poop

What to do with Dog Poop

Grab and Bag Dog Poop

One of the most efficient ways to get rid of dog poop is fairly simple, and all that you need is a plastic bag. People who walk their dogs regularly use this method of getting rid of dog poop so that they don’t leave “gifts” on their neighbors’ lawns.

This method can be disastrous if the bag isn’t big enough, so use a bread bag or the bags you get from the grocery store to guarantee that you won’t have a mess. The shape of these bags is also advantageous, because they are longer than they are wide, which decreases your chances of getting the poop on yourself instead of into the bag. Also make sure that the bag doesn’t have any holes in it.

What You Will Need

  • A plastic bag
  • A strong stomach
  1. Put the plastic bag on your hand, as if you were wearing it like a glove. Some people put the bag inside out for the glove, but it doesn’t matter because you’ll be disposing of both the bag and its contents.
  2. Then, pick up the poop using the plastic bag.
  3. Turn the bag inside out.
  4. Lastly, tie it up. Simple as that! Take the tied up bag and dispose of it as soon as you can.

You can use this method whether you’re taking your dog for a walk or you have to clean up accidents inside during the housetraining process. It’s simple and doesn’t require anything that you don’t already have.

Of course, this method isn’t for everyone. People who are squeamish or easily grossed out may not even be able to bring themselves to touch their dog’s fecal matter, even if there is something like a plastic bag between their hand and the poop. There are plenty of other options that you can consider in this case. 

Other Methods of Dog Poop Disposal

Accidents happen, so it takes a lot of patience to housetrain a dog, no matter what its age. There are a variety of other ways that you can dispose of your dog’s fecal matter, whether it’s inside or outside. Here are some of the most common alternatives to both picking up and getting rid of dog poop. 

  • Get a pooper scooper. Pooper scoopers are as varied as the dogs that use them. They can have rakes, shovels, spades, or a variety of other devices that help to scoop up the fecal matter without physically touching it. Check out your local pet supply store; they usually have several models available for you to choose from.
  • Get a waste digester. This isn’t so much an alternative to picking up the poop as it is disposing of the poop. These special systems work like a septic system. You dig a hole, pop in the filter, and start throwing the poop in there.
  • Hire a poop pickup service. More and more people are squeamish about dealing with dog poop in their own yards, so these services have popped up all over the United States. They’re relatively inexpensive. All you have to do is call them and set up an appointment. Then, they come to your home, go searching for the poop in your yard, and dispose of it. That’s it.

The method you use is up to you and your preferences. No matter what, make sure that you pick up the poop as quickly as possible. Dog poop is incredibly unsanitary and contains a lot of bacteria that can make people sick.