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post #26 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 01:57 PM
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We used to use a latex glove and plastic bag to pick up the poop on a daily basis. I always checked to make sure Jack had a normal poop. I used to pick it up in the morning and my hubby did the evening patrol. Jack was very consistent. He ate, he pooped. He usually went in one are of the yard and since my hubby kept the grass short, it was easy to see his "landmines" as my hubby called them. Since we lived in the country, we would put them all in a large plastic bag and toss in the garbage. I can't even estimate how much he pooped, but the bag got heavy.
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[QUOTE=Kratty;72419][LIST][*]What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

My preferred method is never to have to do it!
[*]Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
Whoever steps in it.
[*]How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?

The dogs love the pasture, so it never gets picked up - just is left to the elements.
[*]Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?

I make an effort to do this at least once a week to check.
[*]Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?

Usually in the pasture or on my orientals!!!!

[QUOTE=Kratty;72666]* What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

[If we are away from home, a plastic bag and glove.


* Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?

Once a week, I make an effort to check the stools.


* Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?[/B]

We live in a rural area of horse farms, so there is no ordinance. One can just assume what one does with it!
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What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
Double bag the hand with plastic Safeway grocery bags, transfer to another grocery bag for disposal.

Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
Im his only friend when it comes to poop pick up time.

How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
Weekly, probably 5 lbs or so at least.

Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
Yes, I inspect for bits of his kong balls, or other foreign matter. To avoid potential health problems, and to know when its time to throw out and replace certain toys.

Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
I trained him to only poop on a certain small gravel patch far from the door and pool. Nothing is worse than swimming in the pool on a hot summer day and having Norman poop baking 3 feet away.

What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
See above answer. Although, Rye grass seed and a little top soil fixes any pee spots he might make in the grass.

Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
Nope, but the HOA will fine me if there is any excess poop in the yard at the weeks end.
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well,dont have a dobie yet but i allready bought a scooper from petsmart called The Scoop Pooper Scooper by Flexrake. i think it's around 20 bucks. but i will have no reserves asking my son to do the picking up,lol
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What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

Pooper scooper at home, baggie away from home.

Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)

That would be me and only me. Donnie refuses.


How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?

In the winter on work days once a day, in the summer I just scoop every time a dog goes, so several times a day.


Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?

Not particularly, although I certainly notice if something is different.


Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?

In the winter they use the 1/3 of my yard that is graveled with no dirt. In the summer they use they can use either side of the yard, lawn or gravel.

What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?

They aren't allowed on the lawn when the ground is wet.

Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?

I have no idea, and frankly it wouldn't matter. I would still dispose of it.

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I have a large mostly wooded yard, Dozer will usually go to the back and leave his surprises back there.
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I usually use a scooper or the Shovel and do it about everyother day or every 3 days. They usually just go in the front yard. Not really any place specific. We tired to just pick it up everytime they went with a bag but that only lasts so long.
I dont really inspect the poop every time unless I see something unusual.
We also have 3 cats at home so usually my husband is out picking up the poop while I am doing the litter boxes.
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Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
The whole yard is her wasteland She like to potty in the lantana when it rains & I have no idea why
Wonder what it is about Lantana--my niece's Dalmation loved to EAT the Lantana. I don't mean the kind of nibbling, gnawing and pulling on plants that dogs sometimes do--he would settle in for some serious grazing and eat half the bush if you let him.

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Only use bags in the dog park or on walks--he has a fenced-in, graveled "poop area". I use two metal kitty litter scoops. Generally, I am the only one to pick it up, unless it's garbage day--then my husband is likely to do it so it all goes out with the garbage. It doesn't get picked up as often as it should, because dog is the only one who goes (pun unintended) there. I only inspect it to try to guess what the foreign objects are.
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What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc) i use a baggie and shop rite bags
Who is the designated pooper picker upper?ME (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly)i pickup poop once a week, due to the dogs on raw the poop is minimal What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove? weight i would guess a few ounces
Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons? oh yes for both.. rufus eats non edible items, jesse eats tissues, all poop is inspected every day and on pickup
Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used? jesse uses one area, rufus uses most of the yard LOL
What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage? our grass is really hardy, so i dont do anything, plus we have a well for water so i cant put chemicals down
Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste? nope, just bag and put in garbage.

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Preferred method: plastic bag (I try and recycle bread bags, newspaper sleeves this way)

Designated poop-picker-upper: moi! (95% of the time)

How often? daily/ every other day

Weight? no idea - smaller amount w/ home cooking than w/ kibble

Inspect poop? yes, if I notice anything out of sorts

Area? Java is starting to use the turfed area more, which saves the exposed grass

Lawn damage prevention? Need to properly landscape the back since construction, area is grassed, but I've had DH lay a large section of astroturf outside back stoop to keep mud to a minimum during winter freeze/thaw. Has helped a lot, easy to shovel/sweep snow off and Java used this area more and more.

Local ordinances? No idea, just always keep plastic bags w/ me during walks. Would not be opposed if fines were steeper: toy dog poop is as offensive to step in as Great Dane poop....

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I know this is a topic everyone faces, but really have not seen any discussions on this. So in the spirit of being a well rounded forum, I decided to address this topic here. Great topic LOL
  • What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc) Nappy sacks when out, same as dog bags only way way cheaper !!bucket and shovel in the garden
  • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)When walking me, in the garden the kids have a roter LOL 2 are fine and 2 gag a lot LOL its funny to watch !!
  • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?Once a week and get a bucket full !!
  • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?NO
  • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?The whole garden !!
  • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage? We have stones so no lawn damage here !
  • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
None that i know of we put it in bags in the bin and the dustmen always take it and have never said anything ??

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Pooper scooper @ home
Plastic bags when away (I also check for holes).
Thank goodness hubby scoopes (This is the same person who said," I'm never p/u poop").
We scoop as needed. The yard is a dog yard. My two use the entire yard and I only check when something's going on. I've given up on the lawn. Not sure about local ordinances
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I am the only poop picker-upper in the house! I do it about 2-3 times a week, but in winter, our wet season, I try to do it daily - we have 3 "yards", so it is kind of like a not-so-thrilling Easter egg hunt! I use a cute little long-handled dustpan that I buy in a great little Asian knick-knack shop, and a children's size leaf rake (I'm very short!) And, in the spirit of total recycling, so to speak, I put the offerings into the kibble sack their food comes in, after it's been dumped into the food bin. Seems like natural justice.
I think that, now that we are down to 3 Dobermans, the weekly contribution may be anywhere from 8 - 12 pounds. When there were 4, it was probably 10-15. The 3 cats probably leave us another 3 or 4 pounds. Now - if all that were gold... sigh. oh - and no lawn - we have dirt, dust, and really ugly and scrubby plants that just look at any grass we try to grow, and it whithers.
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I know this is a topic everyone faces, but really have not seen any discussions on this. So in the spirit of being a well rounded forum, I decided to address this topic here.
  • What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc) I use a small scoop shovel and a putty knife then deposit it into a plastic grocery bag
  • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor) It is my sons chore but I usually get the ones in immediate need. ie poor placement in walk ways etc.
  • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove? Every few days. With three mutts in the backyard it is a lot of volume.
  • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons? I've always inspected my dogs poop for parasites/foreign items/etc. Been laughed at often by friends aqnd family for doing so, but....
  • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used? I wish they had one or two spots, it'd be easier. They soil the whole back yard and on the driveway...lol
  • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage? Due to previous owners we have absolutely no lawn in backyard only gravel. But someday will have green stuff back there.
  • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste? None that I'm aware of.
Interesting subject matter for a thread...lol
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  • What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
I am a bag over hand kind of girl. Thought about a scooper once but bags are cheap and fit in my back pocket.

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  • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
I would love to say that someone else dose this but I can't I do 99.9% of the scooping at our house, but that also means that i get to make 99.9% of the dog decisions too.

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  • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
I usually pick up after every trip. We live in one of the only big dog friendly apartment buildings in town so I (even if my neighbors do not) try to keep things clean and smelling good. I don't think that i will ever be able to answer how much as I am NOT going to weigh it lol.

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  • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
I have it in my hand so I always look, make sure there is nothing goofy in there.

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  • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
Sage usually only uses one part of the yard but has been known to switch it up just to keep me on my toes (she will some times go in the long grass just to watch me hunt for it).

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  • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
As I don't have a lawn of my own I don't have this problem.... but if you have any really good ideas my landlord may want to hear about them... lol.

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  • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
I don't think there are any other than the p/u in public, I should look it up, but I figure as long as my yard doesn't stink, and I p/u when we go out it is all good.

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What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

Scooper and I use the doggie dooley waste disposal

Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)

My husband and I, whoever sees it first

How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly)

Daily

What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?

Have no idea
Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?

Yes, a quick glance to see if there are any foreign objects :-)
Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?

We have a large sectioned off yard where Arthur goes..I have a pool so don't want doggie messes in that area

What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?

Drs Foster Smith yard guard tablets

Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?

I don't think so
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Biodegradable nappy* sacks

*diaper in American

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I usually bag Charlie's (because he's my dog) and my partner bags Zippy's.

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[*]How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
Daily, as soon as they poop. No idea of weight/volume!

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[*]Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
No. Just a quick look, unless there's a reason to examine further (eg when Zippy swallowed a red balloon)

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[*]Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
We live 500 yards from a huge park so they usually poop there instead of in the yard.

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Indian sandstone paving

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We just put it in the designated Dog Poo Bins.
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[QUOTE=Kratty;72419]I know this is a topic everyone faces, but really have not seen any discussions on this. So in the spirit of being a well rounded forum, I decided to address this topic here.

I think this is a good subject to talk about.
[LIST][*]What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
At home, we use a pooper scooper then deposit into a 5 gallon bucket with tight fitting lid to stop any smell and keep away the flies.

When traveling in the car or motorhome, we use "Dispoz-A-Scoop bags and dump in trash bins. We wouldn't be without them. People not picking up after their dogs is one of the biggest complaints in RV parks.

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[*]Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
At home it's usually me, but sometimes my husband.
When traveling it's whoever walks the dogs picks up

[*]How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
Daily or several times a day during spring, summer and fall. 3 times a week in the winter.

With two large dogs, each usually have 2 BMs a day so that's 4 piles a day.


[*]Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
Yes we want to see the consistency of the poop which lets me know how the dogs are going, that is why I like to pickup daily.

[*]Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
The male lab likes pooping & peeing on the grass. The dobie girl goes in the greenbelt or perriwinkle (that is a real treasure hunt)

[*]What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
We just live with the dead grass areas. During the summer I may try watering in the urine but in WA we get enough rain to do that in fall and winter.

[*]Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
We put the poop in a 5-gallon plastic bucket with tight fitting lid. Eventually the bucket are taken to our waste transfer station. When I checked many many years ago I was told we aren't suppose to put poop in our weekly trash can.
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I use bags from the grocery store (gets rid of them & reuses them at the same time). Lucky me...I am the pooper picker-upper. I should do it every day & I guess I will have to when I have all 3 dogs, but with just Hooter I pick up 2x a week, usually. Sometimes, when it's rainy, I'll get lazy and do it 1x a week. He uses the whole yard, which is currently undergoing a major overhaul...so it's all dirt. No grass problems, yet. In winter he uses the cement right outside the sliding glass door. He doesn't like getting his feet wet. lol, silly!! Do I inspect the poop? Well, with my (gross) pick up method I have no choice. If anything is unusual I do look to see if I get any clues from the poop.
Our area will fine you for not picking up on walks, but I've never had to deal with that, Hooter doesn't go when he's on walks. But, they do have bags & waste containers at the local park. As for the stuff from the yard , I just toss it in the trash inside the plastic grocery bag. No issues so far!
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I know this is a topic everyone faces, but really have not seen any discussions on this. So in the spirit of being a well rounded forum, I decided to address this topic here.[LIST][*]What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)[*]I use a scopper and rake for yard clean up and baggie when we are away from home. I use the4 scented ones for baby diapers. You get them at the dollar store 100 for $1[*]Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)[*]Hah Me, myself and I[*]How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?[*]I try to pick it up every morning in the yard. I probably remove about a half a pound a day for three dogs???? Never really thought about weighing it.[*]Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?[*]Yes, I check to see if it formed, soft etc.[*]Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?[*]I wish! But they do go near the fence in most cases.[*]What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?[*]Nothing![*]Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?[*]Not that I am aware of. I put mine in a plastic bag and tie it shut then throw it in the garbage container.
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post #47 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-26-2009, 04:24 AM
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* What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
I put on my rubber gloves, and use an old newspaper page to pick up the poo. When I'll be out for walks, I'll take a plastic bag.

* Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
I handle all the poo - my sense of smell is terrible, so what would make my fiance gag is totally fine for me.

* How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
In the summer, daily for sure. I may be able to get away with 3 times weekly in the winter.

* Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
Yes, if it's soft, or if there's any undigested food.

* Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
I live in a penthouse with 3 terraces, and he has one terrace as his poo and wee area.

* What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
Malta's too hot for lawns!

* Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
No

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I do the pick-up daily here with the pooper scooper. I don't ususly inspect the poop closely unless I see something out of the ordinary.
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I know this is a topic everyone faces, but really have not seen any discussions on this. So in the spirit of being a well rounded forum, I decided to address this topic here.
  • What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc) Pooper Scooper
  • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor) Me
  • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove? Daily
  • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons? Yes
  • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used? 4 dogs with specific places
  • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage? I don't care it's their lawn
  • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste? No
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At my house I am the poop-picker-upper. I use a large pooper scooper because fankly i don't like touching poop. I find with my little guy if I walk around the house at least once every two days I can keep a good handle on it. In the summer how every I do try to do it a bit more. Our baby came home in November and so far we have just had frozen piles. lol
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