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    Default Picking Up the Dog Poop

    Ok...so I have 1 big dog and 1 little dog...I pick up the poop everyday then I hose the spot so the yard is clean for the kids to play...but sheesh it can be a lot sometimes...or maybe I'm just having a tooo busy day and it feels like a lot.

    I'm just wondering...those who have quite a few big dogs...how do you keep ontop of the poop and do you just chuck it all into the wheelie bin (in a bag ofcourse..lol).

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    poo breeds. I have a pooper scooper - get it out a couple of times a week and bobs your uncle

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    my other half goes out a couple of times a week also, and just cleans it up...

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    What do you feed your dogs? Kibble will generally produce the largest volume.

    I don't have young children so this isn't an issue. I do TP a couple of times a week.
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    HA,HA
    It can be heaps huh?
    I was just out the back with mine and there was poo everywhere....really couldn't be bothered today. We pick up once a week, more often in summer or if we have visitors, barbie or kids over...We're kid-less (for now)so it's not as important but still hate seeing it, especially since we spend alot of time in our backyard.
    I fill up a whole shopping bag each time easily. YUCK! and yes, in the wheelie it goes. I recently got one of those pooper scooper things with the long handle-makes it easier.

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    Try feeding your dog with grain free kibble. It will defenetlly produce less poop.

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    I feed them Eagle Pack Holistic. Falcon doesn't seem to poop heaps...and his stools are easy to pick up and leave no slop behind (eww..TMI), it's Candy who has half half...some too soft that I have to hose into the ground, then other's that are good. I don't mind picking up the easy poop, but the sloppy stuff followed by the hose...arghh, it's annoying. I have to do it though because I have 4 young kids who use the backyard just as much as the dogs.

    Can pigs ears soften her stools and make her poop more? She's had a few this week as I caught her stealing Falcons after she's guts hers down So...she had 4 instead of 2 over a few days

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    Well we have 3 medium sized dogs, so there is a lot of poop. But they generally do it right down in the back of the yard, which is all overgrown bush, and no one ever goes down there, so thats good. But Saxon has started pooping right at the front of house near the front gate on the loose gravel ... and it's so hard to pick up because it's got all loose gravel through it as well
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    When we had two Deerhounds and 4 Pugs I was working with dogs so I just bagged it all up and took it to work with me to go in the dog waste bins at work.

    Now with only 2 little dogs I simply pick up every couple of days and put it in sealed plastic bag in the standard garbage bin.

    Old Weyland Deerhound liked to pooh in private so he always did his in the same spot, behind the garden shed at the bottom of the garden.

    Kenna Sheltie also has her own special spot but old Arwen Pug is an exhibitionist and likes to go in front of an audience. At least this makes it easier for pick ups.

    Actually I've noticed since moving to Cairns there is a lot less pooh to pick up. I have a theory which everyone else thinks is silly but I really believe that cane toads often eat dog pooh. On several occasions Arwen has left a deposit out the front at night. When I go to pick it up in the morning it's always gone. So where has it gone? All I can think of is that the cane toads eat it.

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    Deerhound...it could be dung beetles??

    We have dung beetles here..but they do there best in summer...come the colder weather they get slack!

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