Nobody likes stepping in dog poop – even a dog owner. It’s really unpleasant. Most towns have an ordinance that requires you to pick up after your pooch, but sometimes people need a reminder.
Just the act of putting these a no dog poo sign along the perimeter of the yard has reduced the amount of people not cleaning up after their dogs. While it doesn’t mean everyone picks up, it definitely helps. Sometimes, all people need is a friendly reminder with a simple pick up your dog poop sign.
Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Pick Up Dog Poop and 10 solutions to go with the excuses.
1. Forgot bags at home
A good trick to remember your bags on every walk is have them situated right next to your where you hang your dog’s leash.
2. Can’t see at night
Carry a flashlight or use your smart phone torch.
3. Don’t want to carry a gross poopie bag
There are actually many products that have recently come out that address this very issue
4. Don’t want to pick up while in the middle of a run
Thats not an excuse, use a device mentioned above to carry the poo on your run.
5. Thinking that dog poop will naturally (and quickly) break down into ground
Sadly, this is very far from the truth. So if no one picked up after their dog, we would all be most likely swimming in it.
6. Forget to buy bags
Sign up to a subscription that automatically sends you out bags monthly.
7. Too cheap to buy bags
Use recycled shopping bags.
8. No nearby waste bin
Write a letter and suggest it to your local council.
9. Physically unable to bend down
There are a few devices found online that can help pick up and store the poop while on the go.
10. No one will see it
Yes they will, people have CCTV cameras these days. You can be reported to the council. Pick it up.
Here Are 4 Reasons Why Picking Up After Your Dog Is More Important Than You Think!!
Responsible dog owners pick up after their pets in public places. However, there are times when owners neglect to pick up their dog's waste, perhaps they are in a rush, don’t have poop bags, or they don’t see why it’s so important. And because of this, you’ve probably stepped in more than your share of undisposed dog poop. Chances are you’ve stepped in dog poop and not even been aware of it until you smell it wafting through your car. This is just one of many reasons why it is so important to clean up after your dog. Here are a few more.
1. IT WILL NOT BREAKDOWN ON ITS OWN
If you believe that dog poop will break down or just wash away, you're wrong. Dog waste can take up to 12 months to fully break down. P
2. DISEASE-CAUSING BACTERIA AND PARASITES
The parasites and bacteria in dog waste can spread disease to other dogs and even you if not properly picked up. E. coli and salmonella are some of the bacteria which are carried in dog waste.
3. IT’S COMMON COURTESY TO PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG
Picking up after your dog is not only common courtesy but your duty as a pet owner. When feces is left lying in yards, grassy areas, parks, and even the sidewalk the smell can quickly become overwhelming! IT STINKS!
4. DOG POOP IS NOT A FERTILIZER
If you think, as many people do, that dog waste is a natural fertilizer, think again. Since most dogs' diets are high in protein, it has the reverse effect of fertilizer. Dog poop is exceptionally high in nitrogen and phosphorus, so if you let your dog’s waste lay in your grass, it can actually cause burns in your lawn.