How do I clean a pooper scooper?
As your scooper has likely come into contact with nasty muck at some stage, it will need cleaning every so often. The best ways to do this are by either hosing it down or placing the head in a bucket of disinfectant.
How much should I pay for a pooper scooper?
Ideally, you don’t want to be paying over £20 for a pooper scooper. Nothing’s cheaper than just using your hand and a plastic doggie bag, so a pooper scooper should be a relatively cheap purpose between £5 and £15, which can make thing more efficient and less gross!
Why is picking up dog poop important?
The most obvious reason for picking up dog mess is common courtesy. No one particularly wants to live in a community filled with dog faeces and we’ve all experienced the devastating experience of stepping in some! It’s the duty and responsibility of any dog owner to clean up after their pet.
Unlike other animal poop, dog muck is also not a fertiliser as some people think, and isn’t safe to be left to decompose. In fact, it is more likely to burn through grass than help it thanks to its high properties of phosphorus and nitrogen. Their mess also contains a lot of pathogens and bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. These can stay living in the soil for years and make humans and other animals ill if they come into contact with it. It can take up to a year for dog poo to naturally break down, so don’t assume the rain will just wash it away!
Is it illegal to not pick up dog poop?
While you won’t ever be locked up for leaving dog mess on the streets, it is still a criminal offence in the UK and can end up costing you thousands of pounds. Failure to clean up after your dog can result in being issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If you then fail to pay this and the case goes to court, it could you up to £1,000 in criminal charges. According to law, being unaware your dog has fouled or not having a bag is not seen as a reasonable excuse according to law.
All the more reason to get a pooper scooper?