If you’ve ever gone for a walk with your pet dog or emotional support dog, you just may have dreaded the time when your dog tops and decides to do its business. Great, now what? You may not have been prepared for this and simply thought it wouldn’t happen. Plus, there are people standing nearby and leaving it there wouldn’t be a good idea. Well, this guide is just for you!
1 Clean up the waste with a spare sock
Maybe you’re not too far from home and the socks you’re wearing are old. If that is the case, use a sock and grab the poop. Then, once the waste is collected, turn the sock inside out. Now the poop is contained and out of sight!
2 Use spare cash to clean up the poop
We won’t assume that you’re rich. But maybe you’re walking with someone you want to give a good impression to. If you are carrying a lot of one dollar bills, consider using them to throw the poop away. It isn’t the best option, but it’s an option!
3 Perhaps use some nearby, healthy leaves
Are you fortunate enough to be hiking or surrounded by many trees? If so, great! Collect some nearby leaves, make sure they aren’t poison ivy. Now, use those leaves to collect the poop and then throw it away elsewhere. Thanks, nature!
4 Use a newspaper or some other paper
Did you happen to be reading a newspaper or some hand-out before this happened? If you were going to be throwing away that piece of paper, why not use it now? Collect the waste in the paper and throw it away later.
5 Use a disposable cup
Do you have a Starbucks coffee cup or some other sort of disposable cup handy? You can easily use a cup to scoop up the poop and walk it to a nearby trash can and dispose of it there.
Remember, if using a bag to clean up the waste and you are concerned about its effects on nature, please refer to the following chart provided by Simple Ecology:
Provided by: Simple Ecology
There are many other ways to clean up your dog’s poop. The Dogster wrote a very interesting read a while ago and these methods are very unique too! Also, TerriblyTerrier wrote a blog about how to clean up dog waste in your yard with conventional tools. Fun fact, did you know that people make money being pooper-scoopers? Your job of taking care of your dog is a very serious one.