This morning, I received a phone call from a wonderful Mom of 2 dogs and 3 kids. She told me, when they got the 2nd dog a few months ago, the kids promised to help out with all of the chores associated with taking care of two dogs. Before she even got to her reason for calling a dog waste removal service (aka pooper scooper service), I knew where she was going with this story. After a decade in the dog waste removal industry, I have heard this story countless times.
Once the new dog is home, the children may help with twice daily feeding, water replenishment, play time and snuggle time. This interest and commitment to assisting may even take hold and become a … (wait for it)…HABIT!!! Stranger things have happened I am sure. I also feel pretty certain that when it comes time to translate these dog chores to picking up the dog’ poop in the yard, there could be some challenges.
One certain way to stop battling with the kids or your husband is to hire a dog waste removal service. Many who have done so are surprised by how affordable this type of service is. While rates can vary slightly depending on where you live, expect to pay around $15/week. You can even deduct from your kid’s allowance. To that point, every once in a while, a client will suspend service because the kids want to earn some extra money. I always tell them to keep All Dogs Poop’s contact info handy. And, guess what? The dog poop battle begins again.