We received dog poop bags from Poop Buddy and a poop pick up system from The Easy Scoop a Poop for free in exchange for this honest review. Please note that the Easy Scoop a Poop was returned to the company. We purchased the LeanLix for our own use.
I recently took stay-cation and got to spend a lot of time with our dogs and thought it was funny how much I packed just for a dog walk.
Ruff Grip dog leashes (2) – Sydney walks off leash
iPod (I listen to podcasts)
I can’t tell you how many rolls of poop bags we have and I’d like to say that we have so many, because I’m so vigilant about picking up poop and make sure we’re well stocked. Nope, I went for a period of about 365 days when I didn’t think we needed to pick up our dogs poop unless it landed on the trail where someone could step in it. I actually fell for the myth that “it’s just fertilizer, it’s actually good for the grass.” I smuggled danced over to Google to prove this myth to someone only to learn that dog poop is SOOOO not the same as cow manure. It’s actually harmful to the grass and environment.
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Helping our dogs dodge piles off to the side of the trail for a year finally got to me and I started bringing along 2 rolls of poop bags (making sure I have plenty) so that I can pick up poop and share a bag with other dog owners.
What’s strange to me are the looks I get from others, because I pick up after our dogs. It makes me sad that I was part of the problem that led to people being surprised by a dog owner being responsible.
Designer Poop Bags
I don’t really care what the poop bags look like. I don’t care how pretty they are, they’re still filled with our dogs’ crap. But when I received poop bags from Poop Buddy, all of as sudden I cared. Poop Buddy offers a monthly subscription service of eco-friendly dog poop bags delivered right to your door so you never have to run out.
If you walk your dogs a lot and they poop a lot, this might be the perfect service for you. If you’re very busy and would just like one less thing (Buy Poop Bags) on your To Do List, this might be the perfect service for you. For $8-$10 a month, my initial thought was this is just an added expense our family doesn’t need, because in our community, we can buy a box of dog poop bags for less than $8 that will last us months and they have them at the dog park.
But the other day, I was at the park and someone had taken all of the poop bags (they didn’t run, out, someone chose to take them instead of buy them). And poop bags aren’t offered at our walking trails, if I do run out, it’ll take me days to remember to pick them up, and isn’t it Murphy’s Law that when I need them, I won’t be able to find a deal (or a pretty bag) anywhere?
The bags are crazy cool and I actually received compliments when I was picking up dog poop – go figure. Our dogs are doing the poop dance within 15 minutes of starting a walk, which means I have 45 minutes of carrying around three poop bags; somehow I don’t mind toting around the Poop Buddy bags.
I Don’t Mind Picking up Dog Poop
Yep, you read that right. I’ve been scooping litter for over a decade and picking up dog poop for over 3 years. It has to be done and my boyfriend can’t handle it; he absolutely hates dog poop (yeah, I know, like everyone else loves it). Even with a cool new item like Easy Scoop a Poop, which is supposed to make picking dog poop easy, cleaner, and less gross. Other pet bloggers have tried it and have great things to say. Since my boyfriend is the one who can’t stomach the process, I tried to get him to pick up the poop, but he couldn’t get past the smell either. I reminded him that our dogs’ poop is less smell (raw food diet), but he wasn’t going for it.
I took the Easy Scoop a Poop on a walk with me and found it to be too much to manage due to my tendency to over pack for our walks and managing three dogs who walk like a wild fish at the end of a line. Although it didn’t work for me (completely my fault) doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you, so…..
Instead of testing it out myself, I DECIDED TO GIVE IT AWAY TO A KEEP THE TAIL WAGGING READER (US only, because I pay for th postage, over 18 years of age, must be a dog parent) who truly can’t stand picking up dog poop. Just leave me a comment telling me what you take along on a dog walk.
Just look how easy it is to use the Easy Scoop a Poop…