How to get rid of dog poop

Written by danielle dean
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All dog owners love their dogs. They provide companionship, love and protection. They also provide us with a lot of dog poop. Dog poop contains lots of bacteria along with harbouring worms. For these reasons there are community guidelines and city ordinances requiring people to get rid of dog poop. Luckily there are many ways to get rid of it.

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Things you need

  • Dogs
  • Plastic bags
  • Water

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    Carry a plastic bag and a towels. If you are taking your dog for a walk at a community park or live in an apartment complex, this is going to be your best choice. Bags allow you to quickly get rid of the mess. If you don't want to chance getting your hands dirty, there are products that allow you to pick up the poop without using your hands. If you are on the go, you may want to consider purchasing a device that attaches to your keychain or can stay in your purse that holds disposal bags.

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    Use a pooper scooper if you don't have to pick it up immediately. Pooper scoopers are a great way of getting rid of dog poop. These have long arms so you don't have to bend down to pick it up. You also can hold the dog poop over a dustbin and avoid ever having to touch it.

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    Spray the dog poop with water. Another way to get rid of dog poop is to simply spray it down. Enough water hitting it long enough will break the poop up. The great thing about this is you can multi-task watering your grass and picking up dog poop.

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    Cut the grass. This won't work for an every day pick up, but it will save you having to comb the yard occasionally. Cutting the grass is a great way to get rid of dog poop. Plus it breaks it down, so you get a free fertiliser for your grass.

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    Hire someone. If you really hate picking up dog poop and have some extra money, you can hire companies to take care of the dirty work for you.

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    Dig a hole. If you are looking for a free great fertiliser, simply dig a hole and put the dog poop there. Plant flowers in the hole and see how great they look.

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