Dog Waste and Our Community
In order to train a dog to poop outside, the first lesson a dog owner must learn is to understand the pre-elimination signs. I'll show you the easy pre-elimination warning signs all puppies make as well as 3 easy tips to train a dog to poop outside.
Dog Potty Training - Easier Than You Think
Training a dog to poop outside is easier than you think. So when do you start your dog's potty training? Ideally it should start between 6 and 8 weeks of age. Unfortunately though, puppies at that age have not yet developed the muscular control to succeed.
Training your dog to poop outside requires patience. Commands like "sit", "fetch" or "stay" come very easily to puppies and can be learned within a few days. But potty training takes weeks, sometimes months.
Again, even when outside, it helps to wait and watch for the desired behavior then issue the command. That helps the dog associate the command with the behavior.
If the dog hasn't gone after a few minutes and a few 'Go potty' commands, take it back inside for an hour. Of course, if you spot the pre-elimination behavior in less time, go outside again immediately.
Dogs learn very quickly. Be patient and loving. Punishment is cruel and counter-productive, and nowhere more so than in waste elimination training. Finally, never rub a dog's nose in waste.
Dog Waste - 10 Environmental Tips
Dealing with dog waste is a challenge that every pet owner has to deal with on a daily basis. Fortunately, there is a way to dispose off your dogs poop in an environmentally friendly manner while also making it easy for you every single day. Doggie Dooley disposal System has saved the day. It is basically a small septic tank that is installed underground and in which the dog waste is broken down.
To aid in breaking down the dog waste, you will need to add the digester that comes with the Doggie Dooley kit and water from time to time. The digester contains natural enzymes and bacteria which are totally harmless to the environment. They help to decompose the waste into liquid which is then absorbed into the ground. Besides ensuring that your yard is clean, the dog poop disposal produces no unpleasant smells at all.
One of the greatest advantages to the Doggy Dooley system tank besides convenience is in helping to protect the environment. Previously, dog owners largely used plastic bags to dispose of dog poop. The negative effect of these bags on the environment has been evident to all. The waste tank method solves every possible problem a dog owner has as far as dealing with dog waste goes, except scooping of course. The waste tank will leave your yard very safe from bacteria and viruses that would arise from composting the dog waste, which would in turn harm your health and that of your pets.
Do We Clean Our Hands After Picking Up Dog Poop?
What do we do have picking up dog poop? Do we make sure our hands are clean? Clean enough to munch on that apple? Or to take a bite out of that cookie? Or to hold our child's hand?
Chances are great that we do not even think about it. Because we didn't "touch" anything. But did we?
Do we "touch" anything when visiting the toilet? Yet we all wash our hands afterwards. It is only common sense, isn't it? Well it is certainly convenient, the water, soap and towels are right there. Or if in a public facility without water, the hand sanitizer is right there. So it is common sense to clean our hands... Just to make sure. We use soap and water or we use hand sanitizer after using the toilet.
Once we realize the many diseases spread by canine waste, we must of course cleanse our hands after handling it. We know it is the right thing to do. It makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Consider a dog poop bag holder that provides for this necessity and also offers so much more. Enjoy your walk, enjoy the great outdoors with your pet, but please do clean your hands after picking up dog poop.