How often do you clean poop up from your yard?

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Assuming you have a personal yard, how often to you make rounds to clean up poop? Do you have a favorite scooper? What do you do for disposal?

I currently do nothing. :eek:
 

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Depends on how many client dogs are here. My two dogs are the good ones, they go into the woods to poop ;)

Usually 1-3x/week.
 

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Generally every 2nd or 3rd day.

With a mastiff it is not the amount of piles it's the size of them, that makes it so noticeable.

At least if you actually step in a pile of his "Your Blind" no if ands or buts
 

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I was doing nothing, and it was a disaster. I'd like my dogs to be able to play, so I've recently started cleaning every few days. I was going around with a bag in the morning before school, once a day for about a week and got it all taken care of. I find if I go every other day now or so, I can keep it under control.
 
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Daily. In fact every time they poop.
We just have a nothing fancy dollar store poop scoop that's worked great for us, or we just bag it then and there and toss it in a trash can.
 

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Not as often as I should. It kinda depends on the weather and how many dogs are here who actually poop in the backyard. Some of my recent fosters won't poop in the yard so it's just what Jubel does. Right now it's over due for a cleaning but the leaves are the biggest problem. When I'm being good I pick up about once a week.
 

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This time of year? Not till the snow melts!

In other seasons it's usually daily. We have a pooper scooper. Generally it gets put in a paper bag and then brought right to the trash bin.
 

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Every day. I have a small dog run plus a snacker, but even so, I can't imagine not cleaning up every day. Even in the winter. I even pour hot water and vinegar in and shovel any grossness away haha. I hate when things are dirty. Sometimes in the winter we miss some of course because of all the snow, but we get anything as soon as there is a bit of melt.

I use a pooper scooper and have a bag in a covered bucket that gets thrown in the garbage weekly.
 

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Never, unless they poop close to the house. We've got three acres, and they all poo in the woods. :p I do pick up if we're on a walk in the city or at a dog park for some reason.
 

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Not often. We live in the city, but ours rarely poop in the yard. We walk every morning and evening and there are several vacant lots/random strips of grass they like to poop in. I carry poop bags, pick it up, and dump it in the nearest trash can. We live within walking distance of a couple dozen business and restaurants, so there are always public trash cans available.
 

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We pick up every poop with baggies and throw it out unless it's in the woods. We don't have a fenced in yard so he's always out on leash, so might as well pick it up. We have 10 acres that is mostly wooded so if his off leash skills come back I'd be fine with him going in the woods and never picking it up. Haha.

I hate having to watch for poop land mines every time I go outside in the yard though. Growing up we scooped poop every week but we always missed some and it made the yard so much less useable.
 

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Not as often as I should.

It's on my regular to-do list as a weekly chore. But... sometimes I stretch it... by a week... or two... or more. :eek:

When I do get it done, I just pick up with baggies and trash it all.
 

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I was doing it about twice a week, but I haven't at all in about two weeks. It's really hard with all the leaves everywhere and with it raining anytime I get a possible chance to get out there. We live on 200 acres so if they go potty away from the house then I won't bother. I would like to keep the main yard area near the house somewhat free of poop though.
 

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I have anywhere from 2-7 dogs at a time between personal dogs, fosters, and boarders.

I had a poop scooping service that came weekly for a while. That was nice. I dropped them because they wanted to charge me through last winter when they wouldn't be picking up most weeks due to snowfall covering piles, etc.

During the warm months I go out every third day or so and pick up.

In the cold/rainy months I go out once every week or two if I'm lucky. :cool:
 

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We were doing it maybe once a week, we could stretch it to two.

Sherman, however, doesn't understand that poop is to be avoided (thank God he doesn't eat it or mess in his crate, and he still poops towards the outskirts of the yard), so he'll happily lay down on/near a pile of poop in the yard. That coupled with more fetch being played and more excursions into the yard in the dark being needed for potty breaks, I think we're going to have to start scooping twice a week.

We just use a pooper scooper (metal pan with handle, and a metal wedged scoop with handle) and dump it into our "poop bucket" (metal trash can with a trash bag). That gets taken to our street garbage can when it's full (maybe once a week, between the cat litter, Guinea Pig shavings, and dog poop).
 

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