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Town Hall Topic - Poop Patrol

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)
  • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
  • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
  • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
  • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
  • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
  • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?



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Hahaha nice subject Krat
But as you can imagine it's a subject i have to approach daily usually with a bag in my hand, which we buy in packs of 1000 by the way.
Who ever is walking the girls gets the job of pooper scooper in my case that is usually me not mrs b.

And yes since we went to raw feed i do tend to give the inspection it gives you a clue as to how a certain type of meat is affecting digestion,and i have to say it is a lot smaller amount due to the raw feed,more compact and bijous i have to say.

As we live on the edge of a park/woods/sport field there are proper poop bins within a 1min walk of the house so we use those.(mrs b does tend to pick any up from the back yard).

I would not like to think about how much the girls do weekly /monthly but i would imagine it's a fair old bit .

If you are caught with a dog fouling the local area it is up to a £5000 fine (approx $10,000) so for me i think i would rather clear up after my dogs.


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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 scooper. I hate using a bag and my hand
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  • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
We rotate, myself and one of my tenants.
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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?
  • Minimally twice a week in the yard. Usually 2-4 times/week. As to how much we remove? Errr.. no clue. I don't quantify I just scoop.
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  • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
  • Nope
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  • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
  • it ends up being the entire yard, but each dog has their preferences as to where they LIKE to go. Rah's being the most annoying (on the gravel and right in front of the back gate!)
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  • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
  • I've given up. Though I am going to try odoban soon.

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  • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
  • not that i know of...


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    I can honestly say I have never had to pick up a single pile of GKar's poop. I live on a half acre lot so it has never been a problem and he does not do his business while we are walking. He tends to go all over the yard but more towards the edge so I do not really have to even see it unless I am mowing. So far he has not caused any lawn or plant damage. I have used baking soda in the past thou. Gkar is the most regular dog I have ever seen. 5 minutes after he eats in the morning he goes, which is lucky since that is when I leave for work, and about an hour after he eats at night. I sit on the porch in the morning watching the birds and making sure he is finished and if I notice anything I will inspect it.
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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)

      Two grocery bags (I like the nicer bags from one specific store) - one for my hand and one for the "stuff". I always inspect them first for holes - LOL! I also always carry a smaller poop bag in my pocket and have bags stashed in my truck.
    • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)

      Are you kidding? ME - my husband and kids NEVER pick up!
    • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?

      Depends on the time of year. This time of year with the kids running around more, I pick up at least every other day. Right now we are having a new deck built so I pick up every day.........don't want workmen to step in doo!
    • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?

      I like to count how many of my daughters elastic hair bands are in Louise's poop
    • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
      There are areas they favor, but tend to make use of the whole yard - I have a pattern I walk when scooping so I don't miss any :-). Our fenced area is over 1/4 acre.
    • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?

      None - once my new deck is built, we will get quotes on fencing under it and along the house for a dog run - it will be graveled. That will hopefully help keep the back lawn in better shape.
    • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    Not that I know of. We have trash pickup 2x a week - they don't complain.

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    Oh CRAP!!!! lol

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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 like the pooper scooper with the rake as opposed to the little smooth one as it just smooshes everything
    • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
      Me myself and sometimes...me
    • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
      Pretty much every day in the summer because of the kids, less often in the winter
    • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
      Yes, doesn't eveyone? and I inspect vomit as well
    • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
      They use the whole yard, and Grace will use the deck at night
    • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
      None
    • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    None I am aware of, I put mine in a small trash can and when it's full, DH takes it to the dump to empty
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    No one but me does the poop patrol for the yard use a rake and the shovel type pooper scooper. When out use the Sunday paper sleeve I save them for that purpose even have them on my scooter & Buddy's back pack.
    I try to pick up everyday since Patches will eat it if she gets the chance but since we had had so much rain makes it very difficult to pick up.Yes I look at it sometimes Buddy has odd stuff in it. I put it in a Trash can then DH deals with it.
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    DH never has picked up any poop ever only gripes about it if I miss any in the back yard.
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    * What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

    I prefer the bag and latex glove method. Please don't ask me why I have latex gloves around the house. We use the plastic bags from the local supper markets, since they are free and you can take as many as you like at times.

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

    Me...I actually found some local ads for a company to come pickup the poop for you, quoting a price of about 10 bucks a visit.I try to do it when the dogs aren't around. I feel it gives them the wrong message and weakens my authority as pack leader.

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

    I do it atleast twice a week or more if necessary. Not sure of the weight either, just thought that phrase sounded neat.

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

    Not on a regular basis unless I think something weird is going on.

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

    Pretty much the whole yard, but Nikki has started to only do it on my lower tier since the new one arrived. Maybe the little will catch on a folllow her lead.

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

    So far, the only think that seems to work is keeping my grass as strong/healthy as possible. Plenty of watering, keeping the grass at the maximum height for cutting seems to help, a little. The dogs nitrogen output really affects the lawn with any type of fertilizer we use for the lawn. I may stop that next year to see what the difference will make.

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


    The only requirement is that the waste needs to be in a brown paper bag when in goes in the trash. I looked it up, but don't follow it. The garbage collection crew doesn't seem to mind, but then again, twice a year I leave a six pack out there for them just to say "Thank You".



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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)
    Scooper with bag. Doodle thinks it is a game to find the poo. He is the helper that ecstatically runs to the next spot to point it out. Whatever floats his boat and makes him happy.
    • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
    Me of course. No one else would do it.
    • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    I do it atleast weekly, usually twice a week. I don't weight it. I don't want to know.
    • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    I do.
    • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
    They each have their designated areas that they like to use. It does help with the pick-up, but I still comb through the whole yard just incase.
    • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    Nothing. My yard is a dog yard. I live with that.
    • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    No. The only ordinance is pick-up on walks or fines.

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    What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
    Two plastic grocery bags & I always inspect for holes

    Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
    usually me - once in a blue moon DH does it.

    How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    At least twice a week - sometimes more often - no clue on weight

    Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    Of course - with Isabelle's colon cancer I am always checking for blood

    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

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    We are lucky if we can keep the grass green - she tends to potty more on the gravel anyway

    Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    Don't know - never bothered to check. There are fines if you don't clean up after your dog in public places but other than that ???
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    What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

    *SCOOPER, BABY! The best invention ever. If it cost $200, I'd still buy one.

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

    *Me and my husband.

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

    *We have a pretty big yard, so we pick up maybe once every month or two. When I lived in the south, I NEVER had to pick it up. It was humid. I guess poop dissolves when there is moisture in the air, because I hardly ever saw any in the yard. :-)

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

    *Yeah, I take a peek at the fresh ones.

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

    *There are some corners that they seem to be fond of, but we find it in all parts of the yard.

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

    *None. :-(

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

    *Not that I know of.
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    [*]What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)

    We have a scooper for around the yard and a doggie dispenser on the leash for walks
    [*]Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)

    We take turns picking up around the house but however walks the dogs picks up after them
    [*]How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?

    Daily poop patrol
    [*]Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?

    Yes at least once a day
    [*]Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?

    We have a small yard so they use every inch
    [*]What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?

    I buy lawn gaurd treats from "Doctors Foster & Smith" online[*]Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?

    Not that I know of. There is a 200 dollar fine for having your dog in a city park though
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    [*]What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
    Pooper scooper.

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    My hubby He does it while he's mowing the lawn.

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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?
    About once a week when he mows the lawn. Not sure how much in weight though.

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    [*]Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    I don't pick it up, but I see it in the yard, and yes, I do inspect it for proper digestion and foreign bodies.

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    [*]Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
    The whole back half of the backyard is used, where the treeline starts. Which is great so we don't have to worry about stepping it close to the house.

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    [*]What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    None.

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    Not sure, we dump it in the corner of our lot and let it decompose there.



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    I use pooper scooper bags made specifically for this purpose. I buy them at the dollar store for yes you guessed it $1 for 50 bags.
    I am the only one who picks up the poop.
    I pick up poop daily in the summer and normally let it freeze first in the winter before I pick it up..lol
    Most times I do not inspect it.
    They have their favorite places, but will not go in the spot if there is any poop in a 10 ft radius.
    I don't use any methods to keep the lawn from being burned...I gave up a long time ago.
    No there are no local ordinances but apparently it is in the works.

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    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)
    Child and myself share responsibility
    How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    Daily, usually twice a day actually. I have three large dogs, so the volume is moderate! Although I've never stopped to weight it! Maybe about 6 piles daily altogether (two per dog for the math impared)

    Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    Yup, no hand sifting, but a quick visual for anything unusual on the way to the can.
    Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?

    We have a smaller fenced in area that is totally graveled with small gravel. It is the designated poo area.

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    N/A--- potty on graveled area, no lawn to damage

    Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    Never considered this... We keep a garbage can in the dog area used specifically for waste. The bag is tied shut and thrown away in our regular large can weekly. Sometimes we change the bag twice a week in the hot summer b/c it gets totally stinky!


    Interesting topic Kratty I imagine your poo patrol has increased with your newest poo maker
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    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 and only 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?
    I do inspect to make sure the stools are formed.

    Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
    We have a pea gravel pen for them to eliminate

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    no damage due to the pen.

    Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    Not that I know of, but I hate to be my garbage collectors on the hot days...

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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)

      Plastic bags or latex gloves ( the glosves skeeve out the kids)
    • Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
      my two teen agers (and yes they get send out for poop duty when they act like smart @$$es)
    • How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
      try to do it weekly. Clueless as to weight, by little Molly is impressive on walks so it could be quite a bit.
    • Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
      only if we think somethin is up
    • Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
      they like to share the wealth
    • What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?

      we just try to keep the front lawn nice - have pretty much given up on the back
    • Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    not that I know of
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    Since Petey going on RAW....99.9% of the time he only goes while we are on our daily hike...I guess the running gets his insides moving. No need to pick it up, we are up in the woods. On the odd day he goes at home, I just leave it, the raw diet makes for tiny poops that just fade away quickly!

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    What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
    For backyard pick-up, I use a claw-like pooper scooper.

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

    How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    If I'm not in a hurry, I try to do it every time she poops.

    Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    Not really, no.

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

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    None.

    Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    I don't really know. I just throw it into the woods.

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    I pick up using a poop bag over my hand.

    I am most definitely the designated poop picker upper!

    I pick up every day.

    I give her poop a 'quick once over' to check there's nothing nasty there.

    Tia could poop anywhere in the garden - she's not fussy!

    At the moment we don't have a lawn - we are in the process of renovating and this, as yet, is not a problem Will be looking for advice when we have the garden finished!

    Not sure - there are special bins in parks etc and we have a special 'poop bin' in our garden that we then transfer to our normal bin once a week for it to be taken away - ewwww sounds awful doesn't it?!!
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    I use a scooper. Sometimes daily, sometimes every other day. Sometimes twice a day if it's nice and I feel like being outside.

    I wouldn't say I inspect it but it's pretty hard not to notice extraordinary things like blue blanket fuzz or red pieces of a Kong.

    I have 7 dogs currently. They all seem to have their own "areas" that they prefer. However, in the winter, I have a small greenhouse (8' X 10') on my patio. I put down a bag or two of cedar shavings and all new dogs are being taught to poop in there for easy pick-up. I can't exactly pick up poops that are 200 yards from the house in 3 feet of snow and I don't enjoy the giant spring clean-up if you get my drift. I've got 3 dogs that will poop in the greenhouse on shavings and it makes my life a little better!

    Lawn damage is a fact of life. My summer hobby is growing grass. I put up ex-pens and reseed certain areas every year.

    There are local rules about how much a bag can weigh, there is one that says "manure" is not to be put out but then another that says it can't be wet, there's also something about it not being visible. I guess they don't want it in clear recycling-type bags. All in all, my township sends out a very mixed message on the disposal of poop.
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    What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
    I use the bin liner in a bucket (easy to carry) and the shovel routine. Length of shovel handle keeps hands at a nice distance for item to be shovelled!

    Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
    Me, and only me. Why, I don't know, I must be good at the job and no one wants to break my heart and take it away from me.

    How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    Daily, Jeddah is on a total raw diet, but Shila the greyhound is on raw with kibble. Give me a complete raw diet anyday!! Sorry Kratty, can't weigh for you, kitchen scales have sadly died.

    Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    Yes, just a cursory glance, usually with one eye closed hoping not to find anything that I shouldn't.

    Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
    Why use the one spot, when you have a whole yard at your disposal?

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    As we are currently going through a drought and very strict water restrictions, our once lovely green lawn is now just a dry and dusty desert. So, no I'm not worrying about lawn damage at the moment. lol

    Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    I dispose of the waste in biodegradable bags, straight into the rubbish bin. Our local regulations require dog owners to pick up after dogs in public areas, otherwise fined. You can be fined on the spot, if you're not carrying a bag for disposal. I always make sure that we take out two-three bags on our walks. Just in case you need a spare.....
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    I do ALL that . My dogs have 16 acreas to pick from so they usually go out in the field, but the puppy he stays close to home. There is only one thing "I wish I could or someone else could, come up with an idea to use all the "do-do" for the good of mankind!! Maybe for the making of energy!! I'd be RICH!!!
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    What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
    We use plastic bags from the stores. I save them all, especially the produce ones.

    Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)
    I do mostly, but but hubby helps too.

    How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    In our back yard we pick it up about every other day, I would guess we could fill a kitchen-size trash can in a months time.


    Do you inspect the poop for proper digestion of food or other reasons?
    My first concern is to notice if and how many times they've even gone. (in case I have to go out at least I know they're alright to stay in the house) I do give it a glance when picking it up to make sure its normal.

    Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
    They can go where they like in the yard.

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    One of ours prefers the pavement, the other, well we just have to be quick so as not to effect the lawn.

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

    We have dog bins provided throughout our neighborhood that we use regularly.
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    What is your preferred method of poop pick-up? (pooper scooper, glove and bag, etc)
    i use a pooper scooper

    Who is the designated pooper picker upper? (You, designated spouse, children, third-party vendor)I bought mine at a venders place at the dog show.. from The Tin Man.. i tell y a its been over 10 yrs since I bought this and its never worn out!!!


    How often do you pick-up poop? (daily, weekly, monthly) What is the weight per volume do you estimate you remove?
    when i am home I pick it up right away... h mmm never weighed it...LOL when I am working.... before I got to work and after I get home... but I am also pickin up after a little dog who will 'snack' sometimes.. so I keep it picked up as much as possible..

    What technique or methods do you use to prevent lawn damage?
    I have a 8X50 cement dog run they have to go out on... they dont get out on the lawn ..... unless I am with them, and then I wash the pee down with water to prevent lawn damage..

    Does your dog only use one specific area or is the whole yard used?
    Senta uses one end of the dog run.... Millie ( boston terrier) uses the other)

    Do your local ordinances specify specific requirements to dispose of the dog waste?
    I double bag and throw in the garbage.....
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