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.