When you're outside on a walk and your dog poops, it's your responsibility to do three things:
- Scoop it.
- Bag it.
- Trash it.
And when your pet poops in your own yard, don't let it linger. Pick up pet waste right away if it's going to rain (or is already raining) and pick it up from your entire yard at least once a week regardless of the weather forecast. An easy solution to having to scoop, bag and trash it every time in your yard is to put out a 5-gallon bucket with a liner and lid so you can scoop the poop every time and once you're ready, take your bagged poop to your trash can.