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Dealing with backyard poop
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:05:28 PM »
I have not been the best at keeping up with scooping the poop in the back yard. We have our GSP trained to go mostly in one area. Since itís not where the kids play Iíve let it go too long often. We are now getting a 2nd bird dog as our GSP is 7 years old and we want to be ready for the changing of the guard so to speak. Part of my commitment to my wife is that I will be better at keeping everything picked up.

With 2 dogs could be double the work if I continue how Iíve been doing it. Basically just a shovel and a bucket. Then dump it in a bag and into the trash. 

Anything you guys use to make the process more efficient? I know I probably need to do it daily to stay on top of it.


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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 10:08:25 PM »
Yeah, make my kid do it, much more efficient than me being out there....   :IBCOOL:   :hello:

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 10:15:19 PM »
My wife seems to think that is her chore. :)

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 10:19:19 PM »
I mulch all of my dogs poop  :dunno:

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 05:57:12 AM »
My wife seems to think that is her chore. :)
Since I missed the boat on this idea,  :bash: I keep a bucket with a grocery bag out by the garage with one of the $10 rake / scooper things. A couple times a week I get most of the piles, tie up the bag and toss it. Put new bag in and done.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 06:53:13 AM »
My neighbor trained his dog to do his duties by the sewer clean out.  He put a foot operated trap door on the clean out, he just steps on the lever the door is locked opened drops in the mess.  Sprayes down a little water and is done.   
This works best if you are hooked up to city sewer system, I don't see why it could not work with a septic system.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 07:27:26 AM »
I use a handled dust pan and a little rake. Much more efficient than the shovel method. When I lived in town I also usually just bagged it and tossed it in the trash. But now I dump it in out of the way places in/around the pasture.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 08:17:10 AM »
Have been using wood in a bag (Pellet Bags) just put in a 5 gallon bucket . When they get about 3/4 full pick it up give it a spin and duct tape. Send it away in the trash.

One of the old neighbor's who had the other neighbors dog coming over using his front yard used a golf club. His instructions said to watch the moisture content carefully. If they were too moist they wouldn't stick together and if they were too dry you didn't get the desired effect. BUT if they were just right you could return them across the street and they stuck to the front of the house.
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 08:23:29 AM »
Yeah, make my kid do it, much more efficient than me being out there....   :IBCOOL:   :hello:
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 09:40:10 AM »
Throw it over the fence, that's what we do. But I don't have neighbors, either.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 10:19:44 AM »
When we had an actual dog, I wanted to get one of these.
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Now we have a 10# pseudo-dog and she won't poop in the yard because she's a pain in the butt and we have to walk her every night. Poop gets picked up in poop bags and thrown in the trash.
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 10:50:02 AM »
This has been more entertaining than I thought it would be 😂 Thanks for all the replies.


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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2017, 10:58:09 AM »
Actually laughed out loud reading the golf club post!!  We live in the woods so we taught our dogs to go in the woods off the grass, very convenient.
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2017, 11:31:10 AM »
My procedure consists of opening up the Schiesse mole mounds and then grabbing the shovel, transporting GSD piles down the holes seems to deter the little diggers. The neighbor complained that he didn't have dog poop to throw in the holes. I told he should not wish it on himself...

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2017, 11:45:28 AM »
I use an old dog food bag.  It's essentially a garbage in/garbage out cycle. As soon as the poop bag gets full, the next food bag is empty.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2017, 02:25:44 PM »
We toss ours over the fence in the wetlands.  :yike:
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2017, 09:58:39 PM »
I watched a king of the hill episode the other day. Bobby created a contraption using a vacuum to pick up poop. I seriously thought about building one. It looks like it would work. :o
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 10:10:57 PM »
It's more dignified



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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 10:37:58 PM »
Wonder what the exhaust smells like. :bdid:

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 07:58:00 AM »
LOL
That is awesome and its more dignified.  :chuckle:
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2017, 10:01:08 AM »
Whose job is it to clean the nozzle?  Much easier for my son to rinse off the shovel....   :chuckle:

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2017, 03:03:30 AM »
I have one of the garbage cans with a lid that opens by stepping down on a pedal. It even has a fancy ring around the top to hold the bag in position. Washing shat up buckets doesn't sound fun. Shovel it, bag it, change the bag every now and then.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2017, 05:16:30 AM »
train them to poop in the neighbors yard

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2017, 09:10:16 PM »
train them to poop in the neighbors yard

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 08:10:23 AM »
Yeah, make my kid do it, much more efficient than me being out there....   :IBCOOL:   :hello:

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I have 3 kids, so I am good for the next 4 years.  Then they will all hopefully be out of the house and I will have to come up with another idea
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 08:11:58 AM »
Yeah, make my kid do it, much more efficient than me being out there....   :IBCOOL:   :hello:

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2017, 11:30:52 AM »
5 gal bucket with a plastic garbage bag in it and a shovel. With two large labs I need the capacity of the bucket and the scooping size if the shovel. The bag get's tied and into the dumpster after every poo patrol.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2017, 11:50:26 AM »
I trained our Border to go in a certain part of the yard.
In Oklahoma, it is so dry her poops dry up into hard chunks that I scoop up with a "poop-trowel" and drop it in a plastic grocery bag. They work much better then buying dog poo bags. Totally easy with no stink, unless you catch a steamer.

In Washington I had her trained to go in a 1/2" round rock section that ran a crossed our backyard that was a 5 ft wide x 8 ft deep French drain. Washington is so full of moisture the poops never dry out, every other one smears a on the shovel, and stinks!
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2018, 08:22:11 PM »
That vac is flippin' cool!  :tup:

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2018, 09:08:16 PM »
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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2018, 09:47:15 PM »
Throw it over the fence into the pasture, cows smash it into the ground, no more poop.

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Re: Dealing with backyard poop
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2018, 11:02:07 PM »
We have 3 labs.  Use the old dog food bags.  Roll the top down about 4 inches and when it gets about 30lbs, it gets tossed in the garbage they day before pickup.
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