To be honest, as I started to adopt dog as my family member, I thought everything was going to be well except that I had to learn to pick up my doggie’s poop. Yes, it is a hard work for people who adopt dog at their first time. However, since I make up my mind to keep dog as my family member, picking his poop become a responsibility. You will also get used of this responsibility too.
You will think why we (dog lovers) must pick up our babies’ (dogs) poop? It is easy to understand. Unsightly, smell, a breeding medium for germs and disease, and a huge hassle on the sole of a shoe, dog poop is not a desirable feature in any neighborhood. Dog feces plays a significant role in water pollution, especially in cities, and the bacteria that makes its way into streams, lakes and the water table can make people sick. Indeed, a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria that can cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal disorders and kidney problems. Removing dog poop and disposing of it property is therefore a public health and safety activity, and one in which every dog owner should proudly participate.
So, even though handling dog poop is not the most pleasant of task, nowadays there are many dog products are manufactured for dog owners easily to deal with the dog poop. Before you walk your furry friend outside, remember to prepare having the right item with you. Have enough cleaning-up items for the duration of the outing and your own dog’s particular needs. The first one is plastic bags. Many dog owners will put some in their pockets and then walk the dog outside. While the dog start pooping, get the plastic bag ready with your hand, then you can pick up the poop safely.
If you still have no courage to pick up dog poop with hand, you can consider buying a pooper scooper. It is a kind of pet cleaning tool which can in case your hand touch the poop or nearly the poop so close.
See? It is not a hard task for you to pick up dog poop, you will also get used to this responsibility soon.