In a couple months I'll be getting married and my fiancee will be
moving into my house. Part of the package includes her 2 dogs. That's
ok with me... I've known them for a while and like them, and they like
me. My question is a practical one: what to do with the dog waste that
will soon be accumulating in my yard?
Currently she disposes of it in a burn pile in her backyard, but she
lives in a small town where backyard burning is still permitted...I
can't do that in the city where I live. It's also illegal to put it in
with the regular house garbage to be picked up.
So what else can I do? I've never had dogs before, so I don't know
what most people in my situation do. I guess some people just let it
pile up, but I don't want to do that.
I've done a little research and I know there are such things as dog
waste toilets or composters or digesters, or whatever they are called.
Do these things really work? How about in the winter (it gets really
cold here)? Some require digging a deep hole, and some are just a
container that sits on the ground...is one better than another? Would
one that just sits on the ground work in an area that can have
zero-degree temperatures in the winter?
I can read the advertising propaganda, but I would prefer hearing from
people who have had real-life experience with these things.