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      24.10.2014 22:05
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      A must for all dog walkers... not just the responsible ones like me....

      When you go out and about walking around the country side what is one thing that really annoys you.. ??? (apart from loud people who scream and shout for no reason what so ever)... yes, that's right, chavs... no, I mean dog poop, (although maybe they're on in the same).
      Most dog walkers, responsible ones, carry around with them a stash of what are known in the trade as dog poop bags, some people carry them in a purpose built casing that wraps around the dog lead. But how ever they carry them they are all designed to help dog walkers pick up their pets poop before someone stands on it or worse, falls over and lands face first into it. Dog poop can cause serious health issues in humans, such as toxocariasis, which can cause blindness, especially in children... so where ever you go with your dog it's best to pick up the poop, which means carrying poop bags with you. And these are one type of poop bag that can be bought from most pet stuff selling stockist.

      These poop bags are made of a thin but strong plastic and have tie handles so that they are easier to tie up, plus, they have anti-bacterial stuff in the plastic itself which helps illuminate some of the germs that comes out of the dogs bottom, plus, they are scented too so that you don't instantly smell the poop.
      I've had some cheeped bags that seemed ok but have split when I'm either tying them up or, which is worse... you know where I'm going here don't you... when I'm scooping the poop up, which ends with my fingers nails having warm stuff wedge under them until I can get home to wash my hands.
      Once scooped up I drop it in the nearest poop bin, which, around where I walk my dog, used to have spare poop bags in a tray at the side, but now, due to the council cuts, they are no longer filling the tray. This was handy if you forgot your poop bags as there was always some there. But now they've gone there does seem to be more poop on the grass?

      They come in packs of 40 or 60, which is plenty really as you only need one, maybe two at the most, when out walking the dog. And at the cost of about £2 per pack, for 60, it's money well sent. I mean, what's £2 compared to a child's sight? Nothing at all.

      So, dog owners, take a moment to pick up that poop or we're all going to be swimming in dog poop in the near future.

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      17.08.2013 12:43
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      Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags Reviews

      Having recently been called upon to dog sit (this time for the mother in law) I had to dig out my 'supplies' as she forgot to pack any poop scoop bags.

      I usually dog sit for my mothers two boarder collies, and as my sister lives so close by her collie tends to stay over a lot - thus giving me three to walk at once. With there being so many dogs (they always manage to be underfoot) it is easier to stay there while looking after them - and my mother always has a stash of these in each of her coats.

      Until walking three dogs at once I'd always just assumed that a carrier bag would do what it needed to - but at six in the morning, when there can be three piles of steaming 'doggie chocolate' they just don't fit the bill... Supermarkets sometimes put hole in the bottom of their bags - a great idea so they don't suffocate small children (not that I don't think this is an admirable idea), but it's not so good at stopping skin contact...

      Here is where the ever hand poop scoop bags come in handy - I bought a pack of 60 for £1. They now come packaged in rolls of 20, on a small roll, in polythene. Each polythene package has a small slit, that is easy to pull open, and make dispensing the bags easy. The bags are small and black, and joined together much like bin bags are - the new version of the bags have no tie handles. Personally I place the bag over my hand and pick up the little presents left, pulling the bag down over my hand, and then tying it in a knot. The bag is amply sized to do this, and I have average hands for a woman. My partner has also used them, and he has no issues with them, and I'd say his hands are on the large size. The bags are lightly scented - although I can't place the scent it is vaguely reminiscent of antibacterial hand wash. They product also claims to be antibacterial, and biodegradable - personally I choose to wash my hands as soon as I get in, but I hope this is the case.

      Overall the bags are effective at what they do, and what they are needed for. Although I do have to say since dog sitting for my mother in law, I have come to realize how important it is to be prepared. Her dog I should say is not as well trained, and tends to pull. This can when trying to pull a bag off, and tear it - without tearing the bottom to make an extra hole, and not step in dog poo can be hard work. I find with her I need to have bags lose in my pocket, already opened up, as this can take a second, and with her that can make the difference.

      Overall I find the bags to be invaluable, they help me do a pretty horrid job. They don't make it fun, or not gross, but they do help it get done.

      A three roll pack (60 bags) was a bargain price, and I picked it up in a local news agents. They came with minimal packaging, and with the fact that they are biodegradable they appear to be good for the environment, not just through using them, but after use as well. They are widely available, and compared to carrier bags they are highly recommended.

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      28.07.2013 13:11
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      A satisfactory way to scoop.

      Scooping the poop - all dog owners have to do it by law - and scooping it up into a poop scoop bag and depositing it into a council dog waste bin is both the legal and moral way to go.

      I have tried several poop scoop bag brands for my dog over the years and ultimately since I use so many my choices are a trade off between price and quality. At the more expensive end of the scale you can get lovely thick large sized bags which are not only anti-bacterial but smell highly fragranced. At the lowest end of the scale you get pathetically small, thin bags which are prone to tearing and subsequently a cause of unnecessary drama.

      Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags are a happy medium for me. They are black bags which are anti-bacterial and very lightly fragranced. The bags have handles which you can tie together. Their total length including the handle measurement is approximately 34cm. They also open relatively easily which cuts down the stress of standing in the park trying to get a bag open. The thickness of the bag is adequate; not as thick as the high end bags but better quality than some I've tried. I haven't had any unfortunate tearing accidents with these anyway. The bag can be placed over your hand so you can scoop and dispose. The bags are biodegradable.

      Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags come in different pack sizes. They are 84p for a pack of 40 at Asda. Tesco and Ocado charge £1.19 for packs of 60 bags. (28/07/13)

      NB. The packs I get have a Dalmatian on the front - I think the dooyoo picture above may be a little dated.

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        23.02.2013 18:52
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        Durable despite their thin construction, indispensible!

        Since we acquired Jake, our (now five year old) Jack Russell, I have been buying these bags for the safe disposal of his by-products! Through the process of getting his diet right, the poop has varied tremendously in volume, texture and most other ways you could think of, including two nasty bouts of gastritis due to foraging, so this is the story so far of our journey with these bags. 

        Firstly, they chose me, in the sense that initially they were my only option in a hurry when he came to us, at short notice, when he was two. They're the only brand that our local Tesco stock, and our Local Co-Op too for that matter. They are very sturdy for their thin construction, and in three years I think I've only holed two of them when picking up offending articles, both times I think that they were tricky loads hiding in longish grass. Generally the classic technique of turning the bag inside out over the hand, then using the bag like a glove to pick up his waste,  bringing the bag up around it, then tying the handles together does the trick. It took me a while to notice that they actually said that they were bio-degradable, something that concerned me after a while as I was suddenly consigning a lot of plastic to the waste system.

        The bags are a generous size, they certainly cope with a small dog's produce with no trouble at all most of the time. I've often used it for the morning walk deposit and then collected an errant pile from the back yard from the last trip out before bed in the same bag.  Going by the piles left lying around by others on the local verges, I've not yet seen a load that wouldn't fit easily into one of these, except perhaps the horse manure...
         
        The only times when one bag hasn't been enough is when the poor boy had the runs, and two or three were necessary to make as good a job as I could to minimise left-over contamination. Thankfully since we switched to James Wellbeloved food his stomach's calmed down a lot and this rarely happens at the moment! Long may that continue. 
         
        The bags are black, and come in packs of sixty. They're in a plastic wrap similar to a pack of travel tissues or nappy sacks - in theory it' suppose to be easy to pull out one at a time, but in reality I usually end up with a handful. This isn't a major problem for us though. It is also possible to buy them in a 'handy dispenser roll' pack, again sixty bags, but divided into three separately wrapped rolls of twenty each, perforated, but with no tie handles. I have only bought them like this once and wouldn't get them like that again out of choice as I found it too fiddly. Trying to get a bag off a roll, which though perforated was quite hard to separate, while hanging on to an impatient dog is not an easy manoeuvre. Add in cold weather and gloves and it's almost impossible. I ended up having to just take a couple of bags off the roll before I left the house, so it was no more handy than having a normal pack as far as I was concerned.

        I can thoroughly recommend these bags, they've also come in useful for many other things such as collecting shells when we've been on holiday (there's always one in a pocket somewhere left over from a walk!), and throwing out bones from meat stock - the neutralising scent isn't overpowering, but again like nappy sacks, goes a fair way to covering up nasty smells until the next refuse collection. While I can see a usefulness for the bags on a roll version if you take your dog on holiday and need a large supply close to hand in a pocket for a few days, on the whole I much prefer these tie-handled ones that are packed individually. At around £1.60 a pack, they're reasonable priced, simpler, bigger, easier to use and easier to carry when it's been used too as you can loop it over your finger until you get to the bin. A thumbs-up from me!

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          28.10.2012 04:08
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          My local Poundland sells these dog bags so I usually pick a pack up whenever I'm in there.

          With four dogs I get through these quite quickly which is why I always buy the largest pack size which has sixty bags in it. A smaller pack size of forty bags is also available. My local Poundland sells both pack sizes for a pound and the bags are also available from a wide range of supermarkets, pet shops, discount stores and online retailers.

          A pack of sixty retails at around £1.30 which is a reasonable price - they're certainly not expensive but they're not the cheapest dog bags available either. I get mine from Poundland but if they stopped selling them I'd happily pay the full retail price as in my opinion these are well worth the extra 30p or so as they're good quality and even with four dogs a pack will last for a good three-four weeks so if you only have one dog a pack should last for months!

          The bags come in a thin plastic packet which has got a blue and red colour scheme. The packaging is distinctive and easy to spot on the shop shelf as the colour scheme is bright. It is obvious what the product is from looking at the front of the packet due to the large photograph of a dalmation dog and the clear branding. There's a bullett pointed list on the front of the packet too which states clealry that the bags are perfumed, anti-bacterial and made from recycled plastic.

          The packet needs to be either ripped or cut open. I usually tear a hole in the middle so that I am able to keep all of the bags together rather than strewn all over and I can pull one out whenever I need to. They do come out in clumps of three or four as the bags stick/cling to each other but they are easy to seperate. The bags themselves are black and around the same size in length and width as an A5 notebook, if not a little smaller. They're a decent size and can easily be scrunched up to fit in my pockets when they're empty.

          The bags are black which is obviously an advantage as the dog poo can not be seen through the bag. The bag has tie handles which are a good length - I can double knot them and still be able to hold the handle so that the poo isn't anywhere near my hands. Each bag is large and strong enough for one large pile of poop. The bags are not thin or at all flimsy and I very rarely need to double up and I've never had a bag split in the few years that I've been using this brand.

          The bags are mildly perfumed which helps disguise the smell of poop a little which I find handy when I'm walking my dogs and there isn't a bin - this stops the bag from smelling disgustingly strong so I am able to carry it home to put in the bin without feeling sick.

          Overall, recommended.

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            28.02.2012 08:52
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            Bob Martin poo bags

            One unfortunate part of owning a dog is having to clean up after them and in particular, cleaning up their poop. Eddie the dog is lovely but man does his poop, sometimes they're so big you wonder just exactly what he's been eating. I don't actually mind cleaning up poop though as if you do it properly you don't have to get mucky and your hands stay nice and clean and germ free. 

            You can achieve this with the help of doggy poo bags. Now, I am not particularly loyal to one brand of poo bag over another really, once you've picked up the poo they are all pretty much the same as each other but over the last year and a half of being Eddie's human mummy I have used a lot of poo bags and some are definitely better than others and these Bob Martin poo bags fall into the good category for me. 

            The bags are all individually in a bundle which I really like. You can get some bags that come on a roll and are perforated and you have to pull them apart to get each individual bag. I find these can get a bit weak where you pull them apart and so the fact that these are singular bags are great. 

            The bags are black and made of plastic and resemble a mini rubbish bag. They are probably the same thickness as a rubbish bag too. The bags are made of a biodegradable plastic which is great as this is good for the environment. I always throw my bags into a special dog waste bin after use but as these are biodegradable if you wanted to you could throw them deep into the woods if you wish where no one walks as they will then break down eventually. The bags are also made from a recycled plastic do they are already good for the environment before you have used them. 

            The bags have two handles at the top and are extremely easy to use. I open the bag and put my hand in. Then, with the bag covering my hand for protection I pick up the poo, turn it inside out and then pull the handles together, viola, no mess and no nasty poo touching my hands. The bags are big enough to hold even the largest poo and are very strong as I have not had one break on me yet thankgoodness.

            The bags have a slight fragrance to them, a sort of fresh perfume smell and an antibacterial ingredient so when you do pick up the poo it makes it very hygienic. I find the smell is enough to take away the poo smell and this is a really nice benefit especially if you are not near a dog bin and need to carry the bag with you for quite a long while on your walk. 

            I buy my bags at Pets at Home. The Bob Martin brand is easily spot table and has a cute picture of a Dalmatian on the front. The sacks come in bags of 40 or 60 and generally only cost a couple of pounds which in my opinion is good value. 

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            15.09.2011 22:11
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            Does the job even if that job isn't pleasant

            I have an 8.5 month old miniature schnauzer puppy and when I got him I knew I would never be one of those people who seem quite content to let their dog poo anywhere and not pick it up.

            Poop scoop bags were one of the many things I bought when I was first stocking up on everything I needed for a puppy, and I have bought several packs since.

            The photo shows that the packs contain 40, however the packs I buy which seems to be the most common is the pack of 60, which costs around £1.16. They do last for a while and I'm forever finding them in various coat pockets from my walks with Sawyer!

            They come in a small blue plastic pack with a picture of a dalmatian on the front. The poop bags are laid out flat inside it, and you open the middle of the pack and pull the bags out as and when you need them.

            They are black with handles. The texture is similar to that of a black bin bag and around the same thickness. The thickness is very important as if the bags were too thin they might end up ripping and that's just too horrific for me to even contemplate! I know that some dog owners use plain old nappy bags for picking up dog poo but these would tend to be thinner than proper poop bags and personally I'd rather pay a bit more and not run the risk of a bag breaking.

            To use, you simply stick your hand in the bag, pick up whatever your dog has left behind, turn it inside out and then tie it. The handles are easily tied and mean that you can tie the bag tightly shut and keep in as much odour (ew!) as you can.

            These are anti-bacterial, and are also fragranced. I would describe the smell as quite floral, perhaps lavender-like. Now, I can see why they have been made like this, but I find the smell sickly and unnecessary. The weird smell of the bag combined with the smell of poo is not pleasant. I'd much prefer it if they weren't scented at all. That would be my only quibble.

            Overall these bags are practical and do the job for which they are intended. Not the most glamorous of purchases, admittedly, but necessary for all good, responsible dog owners and poo picker-uppers.

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              For what needs to be done...

              There are few worse things in life when you're out and about on a walk than treading in dog dirt, it wasn't too many years ago that dog poop on pavements was a common sight and the all-too familiar squishing sensation not only ruined a nice walk but a decent pair of shoes too. Thankfully local councils over the years have introduced a zero-tolerance approach to dog owners who allow their pooches to poop in public places and then not clean up after them and can and do issue on-the-spot fines to irresponsible owners if they are caught not cleaning up after their animals. At home I live opposite a large playing field where dog owners allow their canine friends to run free and there are at least 2 signs which have appeared in the last year or so that warn of fines as well as a couple of bins specifically marked as being dog 'toilets' and I have witnessed a couple of people being caught and issued with warnings after not cleaning up after their pooches.

              It's all part of being a responsible owner that you clean up after your dog and as there are products available to buy which are specifically designed for this purpose there really is no excuse. As well as being a deeply unpleasant thing to see, dog dirt is obviously unhygienic so whenever I take my dog out for a walk I always have a few poop scoop bags on me either in my pockets or attached to Barney's lead ready to clean up after him should the situation arise.

              Bob Martin is a recognised name in the pet industry, they're a big player in the game and have a range of pet products available including Anti-bacterial Poop Scoop Bags and it's this product that I'm reviewing here. Sold in packs of 40 these are black recycled plastic bags which have handles, they are "anti-bacterial to help kill germs and are specially perfumed to make the disposal of dog waste as hygienic and convenient as possible". The plastic pack has a handy window opening on the reverse which allows easy access to the bags contained within and each poop scoop bag is made from thin plastic.

              It's pretty obvious what they're designed for and the idea with these is because they are of a large enough size that allows you to put one over your hand, you can then pick up what needs picking up and then turn the bag inside out and tie the handles. This method prevents you from coming in physical contact with the poop and also acts as a convenient package which then can be disposed of accordingly. It's not a tricky action to get right and given the fact that its one of the hazards of owning a dog in the first place it's just something that you get used to over time. In my experience of using these bags I've always found them to be reliable, admittedly the plastic isn't very thick but it doesn't need to be, they take up little space in any pockets you might put them in and as I tend to have a few attached to Barney's lead all the time I'm never caught short should he need to do his business. Best of all they're cheap, I pay 50p for a pack of 40 from my local garden centre which means they work out at less than a penny each and when you consider that my local council can impart a £40 fine to someone who is caught not cleaning up after their dog I think it's a very small price to pay and its something that should be done for everyone else's benefit anyway.

              These are a must-have for any dog owner in my opinion and there really is no excuse in this day and age not to pick up after your dog especially when products like this exist. Five stars as a rating for the purpose of this review and a product that I recommend, they do what they were designed to do, they are convenient to keep to hand and store when not needed and cost very little. Thanks for reading my review.

              Please note that this review also appears on ciao under my username.

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              hi, i just had a bad batch of these bob martin poop bags, the bags were not sealed properly at the bottom, i emailed the company to tell them the problem. my wife has just prchased today some pedigree care easi-scoop 50 bags and these seem better quality and definately sealed properley, so i think i will stick with this brand as they did the job very well today.

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              Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags


              If you have a dog then the one inescapable chore is diligently cleaning up after them and that includes a bit of poop a scooping duty. I think that every jacket and bag I own contains bags for those unpleasant moments. Up until recently we had just been using some cheap Asda sandwich bags, but after a recent shopping trip my husband came home with these.


              Personally, he hates having to use clear bags and these Bob Martin bags are a black ish colour a bit like cheap black bin bags, which was the main reason my husband had for buying these. I am not really that fussed either way. However there are some benefits to using these bags. For one these shape, these have a wide opening which makes it easier to scoop and they have handle bits that are easily tied up then leave a comfortable bit to hold until you can find a bin to use for disposal.


              These bags do boast that they are anti-bacterial and fragranced. When something is described as fragranced for some reason I automatically think of a nice scent, these bags don't smell nice. They smell like most generic cleaning products and the fragrance isn't too strong and doesn't help mask the scent of poo. Really I don't think the fragrance adds anything to the product.


              You are meant to be able to remove one bag at a time from the plastic cover, but this didn't seem to work for me. I ended up removing all the bags, which went in a drawer, as every time I tried to get just one or two out it always unravelled more.


              These bags are available in most supermarkets and pet stores, my husband paid around £3 for a packet containing 100 bags.


              One word of warning, the plastic feels like quite poor quality and these bags will tear easily. Overall, these bags are ok. The quality could be better but they are easy to use and do tie up nicely. I don't think there is anything special about these that would make me buy them over any other brands. Personally, apart from being a dark colour there isn't any main reason that makes these bags stand out over cheaper sandwich bags.


              These bags get a slightly disappointing three out of five stars from me.

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                A great bag to clear up after your dog

                *Introduction*

                Nothing annoys me more than dog owners that don't clean up after their dogs. It takes no time at all but those who don't bother to clean up dog mess give dog owners like myself a bad name. It riles me big time. I had forgotten to buy the usual bags that I buy whilst in town the other day so I had to nip into Tesco to see of they sold any dog poop bags. It was in here that I picked up a few packets of Bob Martin Anti-Bacterial Poop Scoop Bags.

                *The Claim*

                Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags are anti-bacterial to help kill germs and are specially perfumed to make the disposal of dog waste as hygienic and convenient as possible.

                *About the Product*

                These poop scoop bags are made from recycled plastic and have tie handles. They are ideal for use whenever you are out and about, walking your dogs.

                *Application*

                Bob Martin Anti-Bacterial Poop Scoop Bags could not be easier to use. All you have to do is place the bag over your hand, then scoop up the dog muck. When you have performed this action, turn the bag inside out and tie the handles into a knot.

                These bags enable you to pick up and dispose of dog waste quickly and easily, yet in the most hygienic way possible.

                *Price and Availability*

                You can buy these dog poop bags from Tesco as well as at Pets At Home. I like the fact that they are available to buy in my local supermarket as it means that if I am short on bags without realising, I can just nip 2 minutes down the road to get some. It is just convenient. You can also find them available to buy from a number of online pet supermarkets if this is the way that you prefer to buy dog items.

                A packet retails at £1.29. This is a very reasonable price for these high quality bags. I have paid around the same price for flimsier and thinner types and the outcome of picking up dog mess has not been good (most dog owners will know what I mean by this - yuck).

                *My Opinion*

                The packaging: Bob Martin Anti-Bacterial Poop Scoop Bags are packaged in a thin plastic packet with a picture of a very cute Dalmatian on the front. If you turn this packet over, you will notice a small rectangular area that is perforated. When you first need to use a bag, pull at this area and the rectangular plastic area pulls away. This is the easy part over. To take a bag out, grip and pull. This can be somewhat difficult as any time that I attempt to do so, I get three or four come out at the same time. Although for me, this isn't such a big issue as I have 2 dogs and I always like to carry spare bags when on our walks.

                Colour, texture and smell (of bags): These bags are black in colour. They are very thick which can only be a positive thing with regards to dog poop bags. There is no chance of a tear in the bag whilst picking up your dogs mess with these unless there is some real bad luck on your part.

                As for the smell, these bags are perfumed nicely to take away the not so pleasant smell of your dogs mess. It won't take away the smell entirely but it most definitely disguises it a lot until you get the opportunity to put it in a bin.

                Do these bags make the disposal of dog waste as hygienic and convenient as possible? In my experience, they most certainly are. They are one of the easiest to use of their type and I can honestly say that they make the job of clearing up after your dog as 'nice' as it is ever going to be.

                Longevity of the product: The 40 bags that you get in this packet tend to last just under three weeks for me as I have two dogs but I find the product to be fair value for money at £1.29 for 40 bags.

                *Would I Recommend These Bags?*

                I would highly recommend Bob Martin Anti-Bacterial Poop Scoop Bags as they make the task of cleaning up after your dog both easier and more hygienic. With these, there are no excuses for leaving dog mess after you for others to step in.

                *Overall*

                Bob Martin Anti-Bacterial Poop Scoop Bags are easily one of the best types of their kind that I have used. They make cleaning up after your dog less of a chore and should make those dog owners that don't bother think twice!

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                  14.03.2009 17:06
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                  Great bag for that sh*t job!

                  As a responsible dog owner, the job of picking up my dogs waste fall to me and only me. It is one of my least favourite jobs and on occasions, it has made me feel sick. I really hate picking up dog poo but it has to be done.

                  One of the things that are very important to me is having the right kit for the job I have tried all sorts in the way of poop scoops and have finally reached the decision that a black bag turned inside out is the best way to pick up the mess. My friend who I walk with uses all sorts of bags she re uses the clear bag she gets her fruit in etc. I cannot cope with that at all I need a black bag, as I do not want to see the poo!

                  I bought a load of bio degradable poo bags off the internet but last week I ran out so I popped to the supermarket and bought Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags 40's priced at 59p. At 1.5p, each, these bags are just the job.

                  The packaging states these are Anti-bacterial Poop Scoop Bags I do not understand how this works but the are anti-bacterial which mean they kill germs. The bags are made from recycled plastic but they are not biodegradable which a negative is for me. The packaging also states that they are perfumed I have sniffed the bags and I can't smell anything so maybe they are very weakly perfumed?

                  I took the dog for a walk and within minutes, he had performed so I could test the bag. The technique I use is to simply place the bag over your hand and use it to scoop up the waste. Turn the bag inside out and tie the handles then pop onto the closest poo bin.

                  I found the bag worked very well for me they are a good thickness and unlikely to tear or rip. The bag has handles, which makes it easy to tie the bag. The only problem I had was that the bag was hard to open I had to lick my fingers and rub the top of the bag I hate doing this as my hands are often dirty from climbing over styles etc. This problem is common with most of the poo bags I have used.

                  Overall these poop bags are good value for money they are easy to use and very convent. They do not smell as the packaging stated but this is not important to me and they are hard to get open. The bags themselves are a good size and a good thickness and strength. I would recommend these to dog owners.

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                    14.12.2008 18:18
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                    They take up less pocket space!

                    Wherever you seem to go lately the pavements have` big and little `parcels` left behind here there and everywhere. Its maddening to say the least , especially if you accidentally tread on it and then take it indoors on the soles of your shoes.



                    I have often popped into the Local Council offices because they offer free bags to dog owners, but they ration them so if the receptionist is in a good mood you get a dozen at the most!
                    Every carrier bag that comes over our doorstep is carefully stored away to be reused as a pooh bag, but sometimes they are a bit on the large side and don`t fit too well into your pocket.
                    Most stores are now reluctant to part with their carrier bags, which is perfectly understandable because unless the bags are biodegradable then they are still floating about on the planet many years later.



                    This is where the Bob Martin Poop Scoop bags come in very handy, I buy them at my local pet shop and pay around £1.30 for 40 bags.
                    The outer packaging has a little hanging tag which comes in useful because I hang them on the back of my coat cupboard door.
                    The black plastic bags have two handles at the top which make tying easier. The bags don`t make the task any simpler, but they are strong and once you have used them the contents are safely stored and can`t be seen through the plastic.
                    The bags are perfumed just to help matters along and they are Anti Bacterial which helps to kill any germs. They are also totally recyclable.



                    I have tried buying sandwich or nappy bags, both of them do the job but the plastic is much thinner and if there is one time that you want a bag that you can really rely on then this is the time.
                    No matter how you do the job there is nothing that is going to make the task any more enjoyable. I suppose you could always use a pooper scooper but then you would have to clean that after each use!


                    Bob Martin is the UK leader for pet healthcare. The company was founded in 1892 and their range of products continue to grow.
                    From taking care of your pets health and hygiene the company have recently started manufacturing snacks, treats and pet accessories.
                    All of the Bob Martin products are available from Supermarkets and Pet shops without the need for any prescription.

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                      26.02.2008 09:30
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                      What is there to be said about poo bags? Quite a lot actually - mostly that I wish everyone used them or something equivalent to pick up after their dog has defecated on the grass or pavement. I am so sick of seeing dogs mess lying in the street or in the park when there are such simple methods to dispose of it and make it safe for kids to play, instead of tiptoeing through the piles of poo! OK - rant over.......

                      ........Bob Martin is a leading brand in pet accessories and these bags are ideal for the job in hand. (Pun intended!)

                      They come in a plastic envelope which has a perforated square that simply needs ripping open to gain access to the bags. This is the one and only downside to these bags - the fact that they are folded the wrong way round in the envelope. When you open the flap you are not faced with an edge of bag that you can lift up and pull one free. Instead you get the smooth back side of the bag and have to dig in under the edges to find the top or bottom of the bag. This is frustrating as it means you invariably get at least three or four out of the bag instead of one, although they can be tucked back in.

                      The best thing about them in my opinion is that they are fairly thick plastic and also they are black. I used to use my daughter's nappy sacks to pick up my dog's poo, but they were a see through, kind of creamy colour and really didn't make this job any more pleasant. However with the Bob Martin ones it means you cannot see any of the contents once it has been tied up and this is just the way I like it!

                      They are very simple to use and the easiest way I have found is to put my hand inside a bag, pick up the poo and turn the bag round the other way, trapping the poo inside. Tie the handles together and dispose of it in a doggy bin. You could also use a pet scoop to pick it up and then put it in a bag but this is more fuss for me and I go the simple route. It depends how strong stomached you are when it comes to poo! They are like mini versions of the black bin bags we use for our rubbish and are extremely simple to slip into your coat or trouser pockets when taking your dog for a walk.

                      Bob Martin says this is a hygienic way to dispose of dog waste and I would agree as it does trap everything inside very securely. The plastic is thick enough not to tear and the bags are a good size to fit enough inside without having to use two bags per toilet trip. I have a Border Collie but even a large dog owner would find these bags adequate I think. They are also recyclable which is a bonus for an essential job in the world today.

                      There are 40 bags in each pack and I buy mine from Sainsbury's at the excellent price of 68p. This works out to be less that 2p per bag. I use roughly two a day, sometimes three, but I can get away with 2 packs per month. A sound investment to keep my garden and the streets dog poo free.

                      Please clean up after your dog! - there really is no excuse!

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