Dog poop is an unavoidable part of life with dogs. It's gross, it's stinky, it's embarrassing, and as responsible dog guardians we have pick it up whenever and wherever they go. Turdlebag promises to make this job a little easier with their poop bag carriers. Not only do they hold a roll of bags, but they are secure and roomy enough to hold a full bag until you reach the nearest waste bin!
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We have many different kinds of bag carriers that clip to leashes or belt loops, but when The Ginger Sisters do their "business," I'm always stuck with a stinky green bag swinging at my side. We are lucky to have many waste bins placed strategically around the complex, but if we venture farther afield the options for pitching the offending parcel grow scarce.
My dad - who joins us for walks but leaves all bagging duties to me - cracked me up recently by telling me that it's more embarrassing for men to pick up and carry dog poop. He may be right, because I can't remember the last time I was embarrassed by cleaning up after my dogs, unless you count the mortifying occasions I've been caught at the end of a roll. At least when my neighbors see me with the telltale bundle, they know I'm not one of the rude people leaving their dog's mess on the lawn, lurking under the newly fallen leaves.
My dad was a great sport about trying the Turdlebag, which turned an awkward chore into a more dignified task. He said he would no longer be embarrassed by Boca's call of nature, since it could be swiftly tucked away in the sturdy Turdlebag. It's so important for pet parents (and pet parents' parents) to set a good example in the neighborhood to ensure our dogs can continue to enjoy public spaces and hopefully be permitted in more places.
The Portland, Oregon company seems to have thought of everything when it comes to picking up and packing out what our dogs leave behind, with practicality and a sense of humor. The bags come in three colors to match almost any dog-walking ensemble. The red matched Boca's harness and leash while blue fit for Ruby. Leashes are passed though an elastic sleeve on the back of the bag and then secured again with a snap so the bag doesn't flop around.
The wide opening at the top of the bag accommodates its expected contents (one Turdlebag could hold at least two pit stops from my small and medium dogs), then rolls and clips closed until you are ready to dispose of it. The handle on the bottom allows you to empty the bag directly into a bin.
The bags dispense smoothly without unspooling into a poop bag banner as I've had happen with other holders, and the Turdlebag is machine washable. It's hard to forget you're carrying a bag of dog poop when it's dangling conspicuously from your hand, but Turdlebag puts it out of sight and out of mind until you reach your disposal destination. They transformed us into happier picker uppers!
We have dog waste stations at fairly short intervals on our usual route close to home, but I think the Turdlebags will be great to have on hikes. I don't want to be that person who leaves their bag on the side of the trail - meaning to retrieve it on the way back - and I look forward to having these on outdoor excursions next summer.
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