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Hi everyone,

I am slowly getting my life organized around my new puppy. I have gone to the stores looking for pooper scoopers. Not sure what is good out there. Any suggestions, either commercial or homemade? One thing is that it can't be flimsy plastic - tried a cat litter scooper and it just didn't work well plus it will freeze outside in the winter and crack. If it was metal it would be perfect. Any other suggestions? Thanks again!
 

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The kitchen metal scooper would be perfect but I can't seem to find one anywhere here - they are always plastic!! I would rather not order online if I can go grab one somewhere. Has anyone tried the Jaws Scooper? It seems to be a bit more then I need, but if it works well then I wouldn't mind spending the money.
 

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Ive got 3 dogs so theres lots of poop to scoop....got one at WalMart that works good with just one hand....unfortunately its made out of plastic but it has held up well for me....
 

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I use a metal garden trowel to scoop poop into a small wastebasket lined with a plastic grocery bag. It's easy, efficient, and I didn't have to go out and buy anything. Also, the bending over is good for me.
 

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I use this one handed clampey thing that will get it up out of the grass. I used to use a spade, but sometimes that just didn't cut it. I got the clampey thing at PetSmart for about 20 bucks. it works much better than the spade :)
 

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TexasDoodle said:
I use this one handed clampey thing that will get it up out of the grass. I used to use a spade, but sometimes that just didn't cut it. I got the clampey thing at PetSmart for about 20 bucks. it works much better than the spade :)
That's why I supplement my spade with a stick. Works every time, is low tech, and the yard's full of 'em. :wink:

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am I the only one who just uses the poop bag to pick it up?
Nope... me too. DH bought a fancy pooper scooper but its never been used. Of course, he never picks up poop either. :roll:

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am I the only one who just uses the poop bag to pick it up?
Me too....I either use the doogie bags and scoop by hand (in the bag, not bare handed! :shock: ) or little diaper disposal bags. They have a nice(?) scent...pre-use that is... :roll:
 

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I use a SASI scoop, invented by a 10 year old. His job was picking up the poop in his yard and he invented this to help.

It has a metal adjustable handle with a plastic scoop on the end with tines, like a rake, but rounded. It cost me about $10 more than 6 years ago, but it has taken the weather well. Easy to clean and works with the plastic shopping bags. No need to even touch anything (I have trouble with picking up poop with my hands even through a bag, just something about it. Strong gag reflex) It will pick up even the soft poop with out much fuss.
 

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I too am a bagger. We bought a scooper of sorts, but we just never seem to use it. We try to get Marley to do his business before we walk. I never liked it when people let their dogs go in my yard before I owned one, so I try to respect others property still. Do your thing, then we walk. But often he waits til we get next to this open park like field close to our home. That is ok too, cause its public property. I just can't bring myself to carry a scooper around town as I walk him. Rather use the bag, be it in my yard or down the street. Much less conspicuous. Much easier to deal with. So baggies it is.
 

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I use a bag when we're not at home or work. We live in the woods so I have a debris/compost pile (downwind) that I throw poop in so the scooper works much better than a bag would. At work we have 12 acres with many compost piles for grass clippings, wood chips, etc. We already add horse and pig manure to our compost so why not dog too! :?
 
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