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Dog Crap and How to Deal With It

Updated on August 15, 2020

No. I do not wish to step on a mushy pile of my dog's leavings.

So, I use my garden hose and aim the the water at the pile with a steady steam of water. The hose end is adjustable so I can put it on a stronger spray and it smashed the pieces into a soupy substance that simply fades into the grass.

My hubby bought me a scooper that has a steam shovel type claw that opens around the mess and picks it up. He says they use it at his friends cabin. Granted, they use it after the mess has hardened. My dog has softer messes and I doubt I would have a fighting chance of it drying and being able to be picked up.

So, I will stick with my method.

Plus, the earthworms are probably happy that they get the mess before the flies carry it away.

Locate. Spray. Repeat.


I don't mind him doing his duty away in the grass, but not right by the house. Especially with kids playing and running around.

I warn the kids to watch out for piles, but they run around and don't often notice. The dog, of course, is oblivious to his own mess and probably would leave a paw print in it. Which, later may become puppy finger painting in a place, such as the garage.

The dog has not been house trained up to this point, so I am working on it.

Which is another reason that I am removing the piles closer to the house. He seems to go in the same areas, so by removing them and he has to go farther away from the house to find a familiar mess... it should eventually sink in his puppy brain. I can dream big, can't I?

The Process for Me Since I Live in the Country - Close to House

Offending pile
Offending pile
another offending pile
another offending pile
another offending pile.
another offending pile.
and, another offending pile.
and, another offending pile.
spray spot with hose on concentrated power spray
spray spot with hose on concentrated power spray
move grass back over spot
move grass back over spot

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