Dog Owners Who Feel Peer Pressure More Likely to Pick Up Dog Poop

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Todays post is part of the Scoop That Poop Blog Hop (click the link to view all of the participants) hosted by Sugar the Golden Retriever. We invite you to join us to educate and raise awareness to make a positive change in the world,  #Scoop That Poop. Follow @Scoop_That_Poop on twitter and check out Scoop That Poop Campaign site. Many people think that dog poop is natural and that it will "go … [Read more...]

Poo 1, Me 0

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We can’t be a winner every day. I have been picking up dog poop for 9 years without issue. Recently I had to come to terms with me mortality. We were out for a hike and, of course, Gretel waited to take a poop until we were 3 miles up the trail and nowhere near a garbage can. As some of you know, it is very annoying when your dog refuses to go poop at the trailhead but instead waits until … [Read more...]

So How Can They Label Bags Biodegradable?

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When I exposed the Myth of the Biodegradable poop bag in Part 1 and Part 2, a few of you commented about the “fancy marketing”. I am sure a few more of you wondered how a company can label their poop bags biodegradable or compostable when they don’t actually biodegrade in landfills? “Biodegradable” and “compostable” are terms that can be applied to a product if they meet the standards of the … [Read more...]

The Myth of the Biodegradable Poop Bag – Part 2

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Where did I leave off? Oh yes. In my last post, The Myth of the Biodegradable Poop Bag – Part 1, you just threw the poop bag in the trash. Here is where I get all “science-y” on you. In the old landfill days, people dumped stuff in a pit in the ground. Much of the stuff decayed, releasing methane and other gasses into the atmosphere. When rain passed through the decaying matter produced … [Read more...]

The Myth of the Biodegradable Poop Bag – Part 1

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We love to get out in nature so we are all for bettering the environment. As written in my previous post, Does a Dachshund Poo In the Woods?, I am a water quality specialist by trade and very passionate about the issue of dog poop. One hot button issue for me is the biodegradable poop bag. I read a lot of articles touting their praises but I want to scream because there is so much … [Read more...]

Do Dachshunds Poo In the Woods?

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Yes, yes they do. Do you pick up after your dog? You should. Here is why and how. One of my many hats is a Water Quality Specialist – the streams and lakes kind of water. I help keep the world’s waters clean. This makes me very passionate about poo, or more specifically, what you do with it. I am not afraid to speak my mind about but either. It makes me cringe when I see a pile of dog poo left … [Read more...]