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Offline Katrina

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Really silly poop question...
« on: October 03, 2021, 02:01:16 PM »
Hi all - as I've already admitted we are total novices! But this question will really highlight the fact  :lol2:

We use poo bags (obvs) when we're out & about. They're biodegradable ones, but still I dislike the waste of wrapping poop up
in plastic.

We've also been using poo bags for every #2 in our own garden. Does everyone do this?? Is there another environmentally friendly way to deal with it?? We're going through a LOT of bags & it dawned on me that there might be another way...

Any suggestions?? Or is it poo bags all the way??

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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 04:03:28 PM »
A long time ago when I had GSDs I had a dog poo bin installed in the garden.  It was in a large hole and just the lid was visible.  I didnít find it helped vey much as it didnít seem to break down the poo.
Technology has advanced since then and I thought maybe these were more efficient now.  I have seen similar things on Amazon but they have mixed reviews. 
For poos in the garden, I donít use a poo bag every time as it seems so wasteful.    I tend to just use toilet paper and put it into a poo bag.  Several days worth of poo (given that some are done on walks) in just one bag.   :005:
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 04:28:04 PM »
In the summer the poo dries out quite quickly and is less messy to pick up, so I collect it after a day or two and have a few days in a bag. In the winter leave it overnight and it is frozen solid in the morning, and again easier to collect. We are in Scotland though, and get frosty mornings! Plus our garden is large so a couple of poos lying around is no hassle. Might not be so pleasant in a smaller garden though. I use a poop scoop to pick up.
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 06:00:24 PM »
In the summer the poo dries out quite quickly and is less messy to pick up, so I collect it after a day or two and have a few days in a bag. In the winter leave it overnight and it is frozen solid in the morning, and again easier to collect. We are in Scotland though, and get frosty mornings! Plus our garden is large so a couple of poos lying around is no hassle. Might not be so pleasant in a smaller garden though. I use a poop scoop to pick up.

Thats exactly what we do! 😉

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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 06:48:30 PM »
Thanks vixen! Great idea.... several poops in one bag! That I can do!!

Maybe in years to come I can leave the poop outside for a bit. But between a football playing little boy in the back garden and a puppy that likes to eat his poop  :embarassed:  I'm the fastest poop patroller around!!!  :lol2: :lol2:

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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 07:37:53 PM »
I donít have young children but I HAVE to get the poo up as soon as its done.  I just canít bear the thought that it could be trodden in and I just hate to see it in the garden so I think I am probably as quick as you collecting it  :005: :005:
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 08:14:30 PM »
I scoop using a cat litter scoop and place them in a bag. Again the weather dictates on bag renewal
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 09:11:00 PM »
Regular collection using biodegradable bags.

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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 09:55:40 PM »
immediate poo picks up using shovel and trowel due to golden boy who would savour it if left down (I too don't like the idea of leaving it in case I step in it in the dark and bring it indoors on shoes) >:D

I use a strong supermarket bag placed in a bucket, for outside use (walkies etc), I use biodegradable bags.
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2021, 10:09:13 AM »
Obviously I use bags out and about.  But I have hedges all round my garden (I live in the sticks) and so I just pick up the poop with a trowel and chuck into the hedge. It decomposes pretty quickly outside so no, my garden doesn't smell of dog poo, although it might make a good security fence  :lol2:
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2021, 01:02:50 PM »
Obviously I use bags out and about.  But I have hedges all round my garden (I live in the sticks) and so I just pick up the poop with a trowel and chuck into the hedge. It decomposes pretty quickly outside so no, my garden doesn't smell of dog poo, although it might make a good security fence  :lol2:

Oh I do like that idea!! :lol2: Who needs a thorny hedge when you can use dog poop!!  :005:

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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2021, 06:43:31 AM »
Haha I love that several of us are fast poop collectors!

And now I wish I had a hedge!!!  :lol2:

Great ideas!! I can imagine the football ending up in a lined bucket  :-\ but again... one to keep for future reference!!

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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2021, 10:05:46 AM »
Haha I love that several of us are fast poop collectors!

And now I wish I had a hedge!!!  :lol2:

Great ideas!! I can imagine the football ending up in a lined bucket  :-\ but again... one to keep for future reference!!

You will be pleased to know that the lined bucket has a lid on :lol2:
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2021, 01:22:22 PM »


You will be pleased to know that the lined bucket has a lid on :lol2:
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And I do pick up if the weather is wet. Nothing worse than sloppy poohs!!!!
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Re: Really silly poop question...
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2021, 07:44:50 AM »
Haha I love that several of us are fast poop collectors!

And now I wish I had a hedge!!!  :lol2:

Great ideas!! I can imagine the football ending up in a lined bucket  :-\ but again... one to keep for future reference!!

You will be pleased to know that the lined bucket has a lid on :lol2:

 :005: :005: I had imagined an open one! But now I think about it... a lid makes a lot more sense  :005: