Post # 1
Sorry about the yuckiness of this subject.
I’m a fairly new dog owner and have encountered a new issue. See, I used to toss the dog poo into the ditch (I live in a rural setting), but lately I’ve felt guilty about it, like I should be picking it up. So I am.
I’ve been putting the doggy doo bags in our kitchen garbage. I think we’re going to have to create an outdoor garbage just for the poo.
What does everyone else do with all the poop?
Post # 3
Well I live in an apartment now so there are trash cans outside by the grassy area to throw poo bags in.
My parents have a house and they keep a small metal pail outside with a small shovel. They don’t pick up the poop everytime the dogs (they have three) go. They just clean up the yard with the shovel and pail right before the mow the grass.
Post # 4
We live in a townhome complex so we toss the bags in the dumpster. Luckily is it right across from our place. If I were you I’d go with the outdoor garbage.
Post # 5
Our one dog is a secret pooper and she usually goes in the bushes/brush that line the fence. It’s pretty thick back there so we don’t go in there looking for it, never smelled it so whatever. With stuff that’s in the yard though or on walk we pick up with biodegradable bags and throw in the outdoor trash.
Post # 6
Definitely toss them outside. We have a garbage can in the yard dedicated to dog poo and a little rake/pan scooper type thing. So every day I take a walk around the yard, pick it up in the dust pan thing and toss it in the garbage. Then it just goes out with everything else on garbage day. Then on walks we just buy the scented recycled material doggy bags and toss them in garbage on our walk.
Post # 7
We pick up the poo once a week before we mow and we throw the bags into our garage garbage.
Post # 8
We have a trash can in the front of our house, so we can toss it in when we walk in the door.
Post # 9
@troubled: “Our one dog is a secret pooper”
Lol, my mom has one of those. If I didn’t know any better I would think she never goes!
Post # 10
we just pick it up in the poop bags and tie a quick knot and toss it either into the kitchen trash or outside. It never smells like poop at all in the house if we do that and we’ve been doing that for 2-3 years now. I may double bag it every now and then if it’s a full load, but never had an issue.
Post # 11
I live in a city in a condo, so it’s never an issue where to throw it out, since there are trash cans on every corner. But I would certainly not keep it in the house.
Post # 12
We live in a condo, and our HOA provides dog waste stations with bags and a little trash can. Even with that convenience, a lot of my neighbors are douchebags who can’t be bothered to clean up after their dogs. There are always turds lying a few feet from the stations.
Post # 13
I wish my dog did it in our yard. We even have a huge forest in our backyard with a million places she could do where it wouldn’t matter.
She ALWAYS saves it for a walk. And we have no outdoor trashcans due to the rural setting.
Based on your input, I’m going to get a new outdoor garbage can just for her poo bags.
Post # 14
We always walk by a park. So I throw it in the dumpster there.
Post # 15
We have a small trash can (metal with a lid) dedicated to poo – we keep it in the garage where we walk in/out with him. We empty it on trash day each week, so it never gets stinky.
Post # 16
@cvbee: You could train her to do it in the yard… everytime she poops on the walk, tell her your word for doing it, “go potty,” whatever works for you. Give her treats after she does it when you say your word so she associates the word with the action. Then leash her up in the house and take her outside periodically on leash. Tell her your bathroom command and when she does it in the backyard then YAY give her a treat! After a few times of doing that she’ll have marked her spot to go in the backyard and figured out that you want her to go back there too. You could also skip the first part and not take her for the walk and just use the leash method, but you’d have to save taking her for a walk until after she poops for a few days. You should notice a pattern also, like if she only goes right after eating, right after waking up with the morning, before eating, etc so you know when to expect her to go outside.
It’s also a good idea if your the traveling type as well, then she knows when you say the word, it’s okay to go do her business 🙂
Hope that helps!!