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Town Hall Topics The purpose of this section is to compare, discuss, and educate each other in some of the common things we do with our Dobermans.

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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 04:25 PM
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Wish I could find this photo I have of our last dobe....he was great; he allowed me to "catch" his poop in a plastic bag when I was walking him! Yes...he looked embarrassed, and folks always stopped their cars if they saw me to comment!
I liked that - never had to touch it.
Now have 2 dobes, and neither one will let me go near the butt with a rattly bag. They "pinch" right up!
Our girl will poo anywhere...on a walk, on the deck....our boy is very picky, and needs his privacy. Waits till we get home from a walk to go in his own yard, unless camping - then he realizes he is just going to have to go!
DH and I take turns cleaning up the yard, we have a small can in the back....although I am the only one who ever drags the stinky full back out to the curb on garbage day!
And I ALWAYS seem to get "poo hands" when I pick it up while walking them...the bag either has a hole, or it ends up around the top of the bag and I get it all over my hands somehow

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Handmade {by a friend} Stainless Steel pooper scooper.

I pick up every other day.

I inspect suspicious poops.

Top Male Stormy likes to poop up on things sometimes, Makes scooping interesting.

Magic poops here and there.

Pearl will poop right beside ya if she feels like it. Not shy at all. SHe usually prefers the long grass areas to deposit her stools!

Don't have to worry about lawn damage, I have way more property than dogs! hahah

I compost and bury the poop.
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I'm negligent with poop pick up. So the man of the house ends up doing the task. Typically it's once a week. It can lapse a bit in winter months.. We have a some sort of poop rake and poop holder. Something I found at petsmart. It all goes in a garbage bag placed in a five gallon bucket. The bucket fills atleast once. There has been an increase in poop since the change to canidae food. Thought there would be a decrease. But, maybe they enjoy the food more? They're on a free feeding schedule and within their weight range.

My dobe prefers to poop in the same spot. But if it fills up she would move to another "Sweet spot".. She can't just freely poop anywhere. And doesnt like witnesses

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Even though I love dogs, I can never take cleaning up the poo to be honest with you guys. I ask my cousin to clean it up. I compensate him for every poop cleaned. Lol.
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What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc) Small shovel and a small plastic bucket - then taken to small metal trash can lined with bag and it has a tight fitting lid.
Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor) My wife and I cover it as needed.

How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
Daily. Not sure of weight but with 4 dogs it is sizable.

Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons? Yes, for toy parts etc and the urine as well for blood since one of the dogs has Addison's.

Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used? The yard is an acre but the grass is horrible - it can not withstand traffic and turns brown at first pee. So we sub fenced a smaller area that we put down a liner and covered in a few tons of pea gravel to make a kennel area of sorts. Works well and there is never any mud to worry about. However during the hottest part of the summer there can be the slight odor of amonia in the air and I am looking for an inexpensive doodorizer that is available in bulk to wash down the gravel monthly. Any suggestions?

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

Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste? Yes, pick up after your pet - but never actually heard of any active enforcement.

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

Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor) Usually I do the honors, but my daughter is not adverse to clean-up duty!

How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) I clean up 'on the spot'!

Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons? I ALWAYS casually inspect everything.

Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used? Hugo is 'guided' to certains areas, I prefer NO pavement, or real or fake grass. I like him to use mulched areas, dirt, gravel, and the like.


What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage? Hugo is NOT supposed to pee or poop on grass.

Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste? Don't know...
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I must be the only one who does this - but I use a disposable poop bag to pick up and I tie a knot, carrying it back home. Then I untie it and drop contents, i.e. poop, into the toilet and flush the poop down the toilet. I then put the soiled but empty bag in the garbage. It just seems nasty to put poop in the garbage and after all, we poop in the toilet and flush it down, so why not my dog's? I do make a point of not picking up sticks and extra leaves or rocks since they would not be easy on the plumbing.

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

I have a bucket and a spade I use to pick stuff up.

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

Me at home, my mother when we go out places ('cause she feels bad I'm always doing it at home, lol).

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

Daily if I remember to. Hell if I know the WPV... I just know I get like 5 poops a day, typically.

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

I roll it over sometimes to look for odd things, colored things, etc., that he may have eaten.

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

Whole yard. Typically the fenced area he's allowed in by himself, but if we both go out for a walk in the woods, everywhere is fair game.

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

His poop doesn't seem to be causing any problems, his urine, however, causes the grass to change color. Luckily he only pees in one spot, so it's not a big deal. We've kind of agreed he has "his area" that we don't care about the look of.

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

Yeah, but we just dump it in a specific spot of the back woods where it composts itself.

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What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
At home, I have a pooper scooper. For walks and outings, I use baggies.

Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, desginated spouse, children, third party vendor)
Sigh.... Me.

How often do you pick-up poop? (Daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume you estimate you remove?
I try to pick it up at least every other day. Never really thought about wpv, but a full pooper scooper sure seems heavy.

Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
I wouldn't say that I "inspect" it, but I do take note if someone has very different poops, and keep an eye out to see which one is doing it.

Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used.
Pretty much the whole yard gets used.

What technique or method do you use to prevent lawn damage?
Considering that dogs are trying to dig to China (or else, find some kind of burrowing critter), pee spots in the grass is the least of my worries. Never really worried about it, anyway.

Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of dog waste?
You know, I have absolutely no idea. I just put it in a trashbag, and put it in the garbage can.


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My doberman has a specific area in my yard that she goes doo doo in. There's a lot of woods in the backyard, and her area is way back in the woods by a bunch of sticks and logs. Sometimes I use a shovel to clean the area if it gets too nasty, but since it's way back in the woods, sometimes I just leave it.

On the rare occasion that she doos on a walk, I bring plastic poop pickup bags and scoop it up. It's not my favorite thing to do, but it is what it is.

I don't get in there and do a thorough inspection of her poops, but I pay attention if she is having diarrhea and keep an eye out to see if it's consistent or not and/or if she is acting differently or not feeling well.
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