Sorry if you don’t like talking dog poop then this article may not be for you…for the adventurous readers only!
I’m not talking about literally green dog poop bags, but dog poop bags that are eco-friendly and not as much of a burden on the environment. A while back I purchased some biodegradable dog poop bags from Amazon.com and found that they were not all that different the bags I get from my local PetSmart.
The one thing I did notice is that they feel much thinner (they are thinner) then the blue bags I was used to at PetSmart. In fact, if you weren’t careful you could penetrate the bag with your finger. Actually penetrating the bag was never a problem until I one day I thought now that I have these biodegradable poop bags how can I be even more green and eco-friendly. After all we want to be the top green dogs in the neighborhood (shouldn’t be to hard considering I see dog poop in front of my place about every other day).
In my attempt to be the ultra-green dog parent in the neighborhood I found out that the biodegradable bag while eco-friendly was not ultra durable.
Green Dog Poop Bags
As I mentioned you really won’t have a problem with penetrating the bag if you are a normal dog poop bag user. However, if you want to go ultra green like me then you may have some issues (yep, I said it…I have some issues). Here was my ultra green dog smart idea:
- I’ve always picked up my dogs poop, but picking up after your dog is definitely step 1 to becoming a green dog
- Purchase Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags was my second step to making my dogs be more green.
- Get all my dogs poop into 1 biodegradable dog poop bag.
Step 3 is where I ran into trouble. Now you might think that 3 poops 1 bag shouldn’t be a problem if you have Chihuahuas, Maltese, or a Bichon Frise. However, that’s not the case with me. I have 3 large dogs:
- Linus – He’s a 60 lb Australian Shepherd mix
- Stetson – He’s a 70 lb Labrador Retriever
- Apache – He’s an 85 lb Golden Retriever
And I thought it would be a good idea to take my boys out on a walk and fit all 3 dog poops into 1 bag. You’d be surprised, but my plan worked. It was a little more difficult to get all the poops in 1 bag, but with a little bit of planning, some dexterity, and of course a lot of courage I did it. 3 poops 1 little biodegradable bag!
Everything was going well until one day I was careless and while trying to pick up poop #3 I had some issues…can you say poop on the hands. Another few days passed and I had another miscue. Finally a day or two after that while trying to work poop #2 into the bag…BAM…my finger penetrated through the bag exterior and disaster struck. Poop on the hands, poop on the ground, it wasn’t a pretty sight.
Am I Still Trying To Be Ultra-Green?
From time to time I will try to fit 2 poops in a bag, but I no longer try to squeeze 3 giant dog poops into 1 dog poop bag. While it’s not usually a problem things can often times go terribly wrong and I’m not a real big fan of walking around my neighborhood with dog poop on my hands.
If your looking for hints on how to raise a green dog then check out Johann’s green dog blog for some green news, tips, and product reviews.
How about you? Is your dog a green dog? Tell us about it in the comment section below.