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We are very familiar with how our 2 (soon to be 3 cats) poop but when it gets to the GSP puppy which will be will getting in the future, please help with the following questions:
- when your dog poops in the backyard, where do you have him do it, i.e., lawn, under the trees, a hole in the ground, etc.?
- do you remove the poop or bury it?
- if you remove the poop, can you flush it?
- if you don't flush it, where do you keep it till the garbage day?
- when walking outside, do you pick up the poop after your dog?

All the very best,
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- when your dog poops in the backyard, where do you have him do it, i.e., lawn, under the trees, a hole in the ground, etc.?
I HAVE WOOD CHIPS IN THE YARD, SO WHEREVER SHE WANTS TO GO IS FINE WITH ME.

- do you remove the poop or bury it?
PICK IT UP EVERY 1-2 DAYS

- if you remove the poop, can you flush it?
NEVER FLUSHED AND NEVER WOULD.

- if you don't flush it, where do you keep it till the garbage day?
I PUT IT IN THE GREEN TRASH CAN. I GUESS ITS KIND OF LIKE I AM FERTILIZING THE LAWN SHAVINGS


- when walking outside, do you pick up the poop after your dog?
IF I AM OUT OF MY PROPERTY, YES IMMEDIATELY.
 

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- when your dog poops in the backyard, where do you have him do it, i.e., lawn, under the trees, a hole in the ground, etc.?
Molly only poops along the perimeter of the yard along the fence. She never poops in the middle for some reason


- do you remove the poop or bury it?
remove the poop immediately. As soon as she poops, I'm right there to pick it up.

- if you remove the poop, can you flush it?
You can flush it, but I wouldn't want to bring it into my house.

- if you don't flush it, where do you keep it till the garbage day?
We have a garbage can outside specifically for poop. I don't want the poop sitting in the garbage can inside the garage getting the garage all stinky.

- when walking outside, do you pick up the poop after your dog?
We ALWAYS pick up her poop no matter where we are at.
 

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I had a really old husky and before we started Dasuquin - poop would randomly fall out of his butt. Big dog poop does not flush well.
 

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- when your dog poops in the backyard, where do you have him do it, i.e., lawn, under the trees, a hole in the ground, etc.?

On cement at the very back of the yard (in one small area trained to go there only)

- do you remove the poop or bury it?

Remove the poop as soon as he is done.

- if you remove the poop, can you flush it?

Never

- if you don't flush it, where do you keep it till the garbage day?

Sealed small bin close to his bathroom area - hidden

- when walking outside, do you pick up the poop after your dog?

Always and give people heck if I see they don't because live in city and kids play where the dogs are walked.
 

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- when your dog poops in the backyard, where do you have him do it, i.e., lawn, under the trees, a hole in the ground, etc.?

I haven't trained Abby to go in any particular spot in the back yard, so wherever she is when she needs to go is okay with me. She usually goes under the tree or in that general area.

- do you remove the poop or bury it?

I pick it up as soon as she goes and put it into the disposal system. We have a bucket similar to the Doggie Doolie that has enzymes in it that "eat" the poop. Ours is homemade, not a bought system.

- if you remove the poop, can you flush it?

I've never heard of flushing dog poop.

- if you don't flush it, where do you keep it till the garbage day?

Like I said, we have a doggy waste system, so we don't have to keep it anywhere until garbage day. If you don't have a system, you could put a small outside trash can to put dog poop in and just take it out with the regular garbage on garbage day.

- when walking outside, do you pick up the poop after your dog?

Please, always pick up after your dog, regardless of where you are - the neighbor's front yard, the middle of the road, hiking trails in the woods. If you don't have anything to pick it up with, at least attempt to bury it (like in the woods) so people and their pets will not step in it.
 

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Thank you -- I am so very gratefull for all the answers and the education I am getting here! So much to learn!

We definetely will be getting Doggie Dooley -- I very much like this idea and yes we'll be picking up after our dog everywhere..

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Tanya
 

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Historian, what kind of enzymes do you put in the bucket? Is there anything left to throw out after? This sounds interesting and something we might like to do. Never heard of it before we just pick it up and put it in a bag in a poop only garbage can then send it to the dump.
 

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Quote:Historian, what kind of enzymes do you put in the bucket? Is there anything left to throw out after? This sounds interesting and something we might like to do. Never heard of it before we just pick it up and put it in a bag in a poop only garbage can then send it to the dump.
We ended up making the Doolie system because we do not have trash service on the road we are living on, now that we moved down here to Southern Virginia. The last place we lived, we picked it up and put it into the dumpster. Since we don't have services here, we can't do that, so this was more convenient.

The enzymes we use are from the pet store and they're designed for the actual Doggy Doolie system. We get ours at a place called Care-a-Lot Pets, but I think Petsmart or PetCo carry them as well. You could also check outdoor and hiking stores, as they carry a similar product (natural enzymes for "eating" the contents of camping toilets) that you could use.

There isn't really anything "left" - it gets eaten / composted / whatever it is the enzymes do. Every so often, we fill the bucket with water to help it seep into the ground.
 

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scoop the poop whatever the situation.

If there is a wreck in the house (happens with sickness) that might get flushed. The composition of dog manure seems to resist flushing 'though.

Otherwise, I scoop it and bag it. I have a plastic pot from a plant and a saucer from another pot. The saucer makes a lid, the perferations in the bottom of the pot keep the pot from getting too rank. The tied off bags from the walk goes in here until garbage day. The back yard/front yard ones get scooped and placed in bags (about one or two bags a week) I do the same thing with the deposits the neighbor's cats leave in the yard or else I fling it back to their "custodian's" yard.
 

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We scoop and wash our yard everyday. The majority of our yard is cement though, so if we don't we get tons of flies.

Pax only poops in the dirt/grassy border around the cement. We use a pooper scooper and the waste goes into a plastic bag (like from Wal-Mart or something, not ziplock) which is then tied shut and put into the big green trash can outside. My husband does a lot of woodworking on the house, so we have a lot of sawdust around and we noticed that if there's sawdust in the bottom of the trash, there's barely any smell.

We live in a neighborhood with an HOA, and it's under the rules that you HAVE to clean up after your pup, even in your own yard. But I would do it anyway for sanitary reasons.

I've also heard that if you don't clean up after your dog, then something in their poop can kill the grass. Don't know if that's true or not, but we have a hard enough time getting grass to grow in Texas so I don't take any chances.
 
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