Why am I the only one holding used poo bags?

(36 Posts)
millerjane Sat 08-Feb-20 13:14:46

I mostly walk my boy in a rural, wooded area that is popular with dog walkers. People are pretty good with picking up their dog's poops. There are definitely not enough bins to dispose the bags so I'm often left carrying the mess for over an hour. But I literally never see anyone else doing the same.

Do they store the used bags in their pockets? Are they chucking them into the bushes etc?

What is the secret?

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Aus84 Sat 08-Feb-20 13:22:06

Where I live they leave them to the side wherever the dog goes and pick them up on their way back past. Quite often they don't get picked up...

Stellaris22 Sat 08-Feb-20 13:22:14

Parents in law walk in woodland areas. They bag it and leave it to the side, then pick up the bag on the return.

ImGoingSlightlyBrad Sat 08-Feb-20 13:34:14

I put them in my coat pocket

I almost always remember to take them out again when we get home grin

RitaTheBeater Sat 08-Feb-20 13:37:20

My dog only poops once a day and it’s in the morning.

APatchyTomCat Sat 08-Feb-20 13:39:07

My dog goes within the first minute, so we're usually near a bin.

wanderings Sat 08-Feb-20 13:44:26

Perhaps they're using a "dog walker's belt", worn over the shoulder, designed by Rory in the second series of The Apprentice.

Rory: It's an original design!
Sir Alan: You'd have to find an original nutter to wear it. You're fired.


Pipandmum Sat 08-Feb-20 13:50:35

I'm always carrying used poo bags around. There's a bin at the start and that's it. Leaving it at the side rarely works as you could forget it entirely, forget where you left it, could have been covered by another dog scratching up leaves, covered by another dogs wee...

anicebag Sat 08-Feb-20 13:51:41

Good point. You've not bumped into me. I'm sure people think it's my perfume I carry shit bags so often.

PonyoFishyInTheSea Sat 08-Feb-20 13:52:30

I'm always carrying poopy bags about. Maybe I could get some kind of smell proof bag?

BlessedBeTheFruitCake Sat 08-Feb-20 13:52:43

Quite often I see used poo bags hanging on trees in the woods. There's normally a collection of them, I'm not sure if they get picked up on the way back or left there.

Niknakpaddywhack Sat 08-Feb-20 13:53:45

We use a Bogg Bag when we’re walking somewhere with few bins- we use it lots. It holds a few bags of poop & washes well.

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Sat 08-Feb-20 14:49:17

The reason why you don't see them carrying poo bags is because (mostly in my area) they have not picked up or else they have left the bag at scene or chucked it in a bush. We walk twice daily in a forest and there are no bins in the forest but one at every forest car park and plenty the neighbouring town that most dog walkers have started from (on foot) - they just can't be bothered to carry them any distance. It drives me completely nuts, especially as the wildlife, when really hungry, will try to get into them (and doubtless make themselves ill and ingest bits of plastic). I have reluctantly started picking up other people's poo bags now as I can't bear it - the other day I came home with 13 (all picked up from a pile at the foot of a tree) - none was my own dog's poo bag (we'd put that in a bin before I got to that spot).

TeacupRex Sat 08-Feb-20 14:49:58

The secret (well, at least for me) is the Dicky bag! I attach it to my belt and the used poo bags go in there until I find a bin. It's so good at blocking out the smell that I've often forgotten to deposit the poo in the bin and end up taking it home blush

CMOTDibbler Sat 08-Feb-20 14:50:55

I use a Dicky bag which is clipped to my bag

FrogsFrogs Sat 08-Feb-20 14:53:21

They hang them in trees and bushes.

To make the walk more festive, I assume.

simonisnotme Sat 08-Feb-20 14:53:26

where we walk they are usually dangling from a branch or chucked on the grass so that the dog shit fairy can dispose of them, lazy arseholes

Witcher Sat 08-Feb-20 14:57:14

I have no choice to carry mine...when there is no bins... no putting it inside a dicky bag on my belt or in my pocket..... large dogs.. very large poo!!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ not many people pick up their dogs poo in my town and half of those that do throw it in a bush or leave it on the floor..... would be something at least if the bags where biodegradable but they arent!!

gaffamate Sat 08-Feb-20 14:57:36

I walk with a pram so the used ones are chucked in the base of the pram so I'm not dangling bags of poo in front of DS face as I walk - he's getting handsy so it wouldn't end well confused

suggestionsplease1 Sat 08-Feb-20 15:11:09

I'll be honest, if I am walking my dog in a heavily forested area and he's off somewhere unlikely to be trodden on by someone else I walk over to the poo and use my welly boots to pull up the soil, leaves, sticks around it and just cover it over ans stamp it down. Alternatively I sometimes use a stick to flick it somewhere into undergrowth or bushes. I believe the Forestry Commission support this approach as well.

It seems crazy to me in these circumstances to pick up a poo in a plastic bag to go to landfill to sit until it degrades 20 years later (yes well done all of you buying the 10/20p a pop biodegradable poo bags)

Of course I would never do this on regular park walks, but in the middle of nowhere? meh.

TheMemoryLingers Sat 08-Feb-20 15:16:53

I carry them but DH puts them in his pocket. Small dog so small poos.

adaline Sat 08-Feb-20 16:06:46

Ours poos within the first few minutes so I can make sure I'm near a bin!

VioletCharlotte Sat 08-Feb-20 16:12:04

Walking in the woods - I don't pick up poo if it's in the woods and well away from the path. The bags end up in landfill. Otherwise I always pick up, my dog normally goes twice in quick succession at the start of the walk so I can bin it before we start the proper walk.

zelbazinnamon Sat 08-Feb-20 16:50:16

I also don’t pick up if it’s well off the path in woodlands... stick and flick.

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Sat 08-Feb-20 18:05:56

In the woods I bury it under loose soil and leaves. Anywhere it might be trodden on, on pastures used for sheep and pasture with cattle, I pick it up.

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