Dog poo on beaches

Hundreds of bags of dog poo have been found on the UK’s beaches according to the Marine Conservations Society’s 2016 research; with 792 bags recorded at 364 beaches by volunteers over the Great British Beach Clean weekend in September last year. However these numbers don’t show the full scale of the problem; beach clean volunteers do not record unbagged waste therefore the total amount of dog poo left by some owners on our beautiful beaches remains unknown.

Dog poo on beaches

Many people believe that leaving dog poo on the beach is OK because the tide washes it away, however this natural disposal technique isn’t the best thing for our beautiful beaches and seas. Bacteria present in dog poo is potentially harmful to beach users and can affect water quality.

That’s why organisations and campaigns from across the UK are uniting this week for #binit4beaches; a campaign focused on reducing pollution and litter at the beach and calling for dog owners to help with ongoing improvements.

Millions of people head to the UK’s beaches to relax, paddle and swim every year and we want water quality to be the best it can be. Last year 98.5% of the UK’s bathing waters met the tough minimum standards. By working together, we can continue to help protect and improve water quality. So, if you visit the beach with your dog please do your bit to help by bagging and binning your dog poo, making the beach safe for everyone to enjoy.

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Are you Worried about the Two Poo Bag fine?

Brand dooup has the answer…

The dooup walk-ease is now available, and just as the fine for being caught without at least two poo bags may be coming into play near you.
So far, the feedback has been great from those who have purchased but we are also interested in hearing from anyone who may feel it’s not ideal for their dog walk.


We’ve thoroughly tested the concept for the short and long walk. From the perspective of the leisurely walker, through to the busy working mum, and the active, trendy chaps amongst you.

The important thing about this product is that you won’t even know you’re carrying it. You especially won’t feel conscious of carrying a scoop! The roll of bags inside are conveniently positioned so you can grab one without even needing to open the bag! So, the two poo bag rule will never be a problem for The dooup walk-ease owner!

This comfy and discreet chest/shoulder bag attaches to the lead and is ready to leave the house when you are. Packed with treats, hygiene pouch (including a reminder tag), sanitiser and some with a ball thrower and a torch which is well positioned for those darker nights. This means you are always equipped with what you need. It even allows you to let go of your dog’s lead if you wish to.


We’ve already made a success of the garden dooup which was voted Best for the Garden by Dogs Today magazine. The majority who have one love how it sanitises and stores a week’s worth of dog waste before auto sealing the bag upon removal. Simple, hygienic and convenient for the home.

Many assumed we’d do something similar for the dog walk but when you consider the needs of the dog walker, it’s far more important to provide benefits such as a hands-free walk, easy, compact scoop and a place to store the waste if you need one. The poo part ends there but the benefits of The dooup walk-ease will mean you’ll never be caught without poo bags.

These fines, perhaps necessary, are rather harsh as we all know there are days we forget things. The dooup walk-ease means that can never happen to you.

We’d love to hear from you – any suggestions about what to add, takeaway, or just general observations on how The dooup walk-ease would or wouldn’t fit into your doggie life, would be much appreciated.

Some have already expressed the need for a longer scoop which we can provide should you wish to try it. However, we have fully tested the current small scoop and found they are not only extremely effective with variations of waste size and consistency, they also fit very nicely and discretely inside the poo pouch, so we would urge you trial it. There may be no need to carry anything bigger.


Do you know the effects of dog poo in the sea?

Millions of people enjoy the British beaches each year, paddling in the sea or, if they are daring enough, going for a chilly swim!

To protect and advise the general public using the beaches the Environment Agency check the areas of the coast classified as bathing waters 20 times a year monitoring their water quality. They then report a result of either excellent, good, sufficient or fail on their website and at signage on the beach.

Did you know that dog poo has a significant effect on these results?

effects of dog poo in the sea

Not only is it unpleasant to find dog mess in the sea but the harmful bacteria in it can make those swimming and paddling sick. Also, if left on pavements inland it can also be washed into the sea during heavy rain.

As this bacteria affects the bathing water quality high volumes of dog poo increases the risk of the bathing water receiving a fail status, resulting in the location being withdrawn. This may have a bigger impact on the coastal economy relating to tourism and jobs.

LOVEmyBEACH is a campaign with a huge challenge: to work together to keep our local beaches and bathing waters clean. That is why we are speaking to as many responsible dog owners as possible to who can help promote this important message so we can all enjoy the beaches for generations to come. As always, please bag it and bin it when on the beach as the tide cannot wash away your dogs bad deeds.

dog poo in the sea

A dooup for Mother’s Day

Whether a mummy of a human or a mummy to the furry variety, or mummy to both, Mother’s Day is an important day to honour all that ‘mumminess’! And what better way to do that than give a gift that keeps on giving…or in this case, saves mummy time and effort, not to mention, eliminating the ‘yuck factor’ that comes with clearing dog poo.

A dooup for Mother’s Day

The only downside to owning a dog is clearing the waste. So, brand dooup exists to make this job easier, with a convenient and hygienic garden gadget for home and a convenient all in one product for on the go.

Our garden dooup has been successfully clearing and sanitising gardens since 2012 and has earned its’ title as ‘Best for the Garden’ by Dogs Today magazine. This prestigious vote means that we can truly provide mummies of furry kids the ultimate answer to the issue that is – the garden being used as a toilet! The dooup Complete Pet Waste Clearer is a handy garden gadget that makes an unpleasant chore easier, more hygienic…and one customer has even said that whenever she uses hers, it makes her smile!

Put a smile on her face this Mother’s Day and buy her a garden dooup and why not register for The dooup walk-ease too?

A dooup for Mother’s Day


If it doesn’t make you smile…change it! Seal it with a dooup!

Clearing up dog poo isn’t necessarily supposed to make you smile but it’s a job we all have to do, and it’s an all year round job. So, why not treat your dog loving family and friends to the ultimate tool for their gardens that’ll help them achieve the best possible clearance and provide them with a bit of fun too. It’s the perfect Christmas gift – The dooup Complete Pet Waste Clearer is the only pooper scooper in the world that has a built in, garden friendly sanitiser to protect garden users from the harmful bacteria contained in dog poo. It also stores multiple amounts, and then cleverly seals it away upon removal of the collection chamber.

There’s a dooup customer here in this video that seems very happy using her dooup, and she insists it makes her smile each time. Watch Penny Blakeman’s review on the dooup review page here –

We all know that a dog isn’t just for Christmas, so if you know someone who is buying a dog for Christmas, they might need a little helping hand with this part of caring for a dog, and the dooup certainly makes it easier to deal with this unpleasant, daily chore.

This Christmas – seal it with a dooup!

The people at dooup are offering £5 off this Christmas, so add code DOGGUIDE5 and get a full Starter Pack, including dooup garden tool, dooup sanitizer and pack of dooup bags for £44.95, including free UK delivery for Christmas! Just like a dog – the dooup is for life too. It’s certainly the best value garden tool you’ll ever buy!

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Dog Food equals Dog Poo


Dog food and dog poo go hand in hand – this is fact!
Food is a constant consideration for all dog owners and of course, puppy food is a whole different consideration. Puppies grow 20 times faster than adult dogs and therefore require a special diet to aid their physical development.

When considering puppy food, specially formulated growth food is recommended which needs to be provided at evenly spaced intervals to avoid over stretching their small stomachs. The usual procedure is to feed your puppy four meals per day up until the age of four months. Reduce the feed to three meals per day until it is six months old when you can reduce to two meals per day for the rest of its life.

What goes in, must come out!
The stage of your dog’s life and what they eat will of course determine what comes out. It’s important to keep the garden clear and clean from all dog waste, to reduce the chance of spreading the bacteria and parasites into the home. Many puppies are born with worms, and therefore their waste must be cleared with extra care. We advise The dooup because it clears while spraying the affected area and the scoop inside. The dooup can store up to 10 days’ worth of puppy waste, so it will save bags and time, as well as leaving the garden hygienically clean for all to use.

If children are using the garden too, you will need to be careful that they don’t come into contact with the waste as there is a chance they will be affected with toxicariasis which is what happened to toddler Aimee Langdon below. As a result, she lost the sight in one eye.
dog poo causing toxicariasis
Toddler lost sight in one eye after falling in dog waste

Dog Food…too many options?
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to dog food, so it is often difficult to know which one to buy. There is a huge range of dry complete foods on the market and the quality varies. Try to choose a food specially designed for them and suits your budget. The ‘premium’ dry foods tend to have the best quality ingredients. Many are based on chicken and rice or corn.

With semi-moist and tinned foods, choose a good quality food with an easily digestible recipe. For example, chicken and rice. Ensure it is nutritionally complete and doesn’t require additional foods.

To make home-made dog food, it can be very difficult to get a balance right. It’s a good idea to choose from a tried and tested commercial diet that fits in with your daily schedule.

Dog treats are also in abundance, and range in quality. Some of the commercial treats have far too much sugar, colourings and milk products in them. Even doggy chocs or low fat yogurt drops often contain sugars or lactose (milk sugar). Always check the ingredients.

Remember, if you are regularly feeding your dog treats, reduce the amount in their meals so as to avoid over feeding.

So…about that dog poo
Puppy poo is often soft or runny, but with time and good diet this will improve. The dooup Complete Pet Waste Clearer works well in the garden to clear and sanitise the area after your puppy has been. It works best on grass to remove soft or runny waste. Push the lever several times and re-position to achieve maximum clearance and sanitation.

If soft or runny stools continue from your adult dog, it may be that his or her digestive system is slightly strained due to intense exercise, different food, noise or other factors. It is sometimes a good idea to stop the food for 12 to 24 hours. Resume, then feed half the usual amount the next day to ease their system..

Feeding your dog pure pumpkin (not pie) can work as a healthy treat as it contains dietary fibre to sooth the system, absorb moisture and firm the stool. Add around 1 to 2 teaspoons for a small dog and 1 to 2 tablespoons for a large dog to the main meal.

Consider changing the dog food. Show an ingredient label from your current kibble or canned food to your vet and he/she may suggest another type of food without corn or grains. Corn and grains can add bulk and this can lead to softening the stools. Keeping things simple, such as fish and sweet potato are really beneficial for chronic stool problems.

We hope this helps. We know only know a little about dog food but we know lots about dog poo and how best to clear and sanitise your garden with ease and hygiene. The dooup Complete Pet Waste Clearer is contact-less, easy and offers a hygienic way to keep your garden clear and clean. It also saves you bags and time. Take a look at it in action here


The dooup on the shores on Necker Island

The creation of each and every dooup Complete Pet Waste Clearer is bound for a rather unpleasant job. The nature of these pooper scoopers are to scoop the poop, so not the most glamourous of positions. However, if you were to come back as a dooup, you would definitely choose to be one of the ten very lucky dooups that were shipped to the luxurious Necker Island to deal with the Gecko waste that apparently pollute these glam shores. Sunning themselves with the celebs, these dooups may just become famous too. That’s the hope at the dooup HQs anyway!


#Richard Branson’s 74-acre #Necker Island is one of the few places in the world that the rare gecko – Virgin Islands dwarf gecko, lives. However, we do know that the manager of the Island has a dog, so perhaps the dooups are also finding their purpose in clearing doggy doo too.

The dooup CPWC is in fact the only pooper scooper in the world that sprays environmentally friendly sanitising fluid while clearing away animal waste! It also stores multiple amounts of waste before the bag inside seals it away upon removal of the storage chamber.

For slightly sticky waste like a Gecko’s waste would be, the user would need to push the lever a few extra times to disperse more spray to help lift all of the waste, perhaps repositioning each time to get 100% clearance. We know that with good practice and applying the right technique for the right terrain and waste consistency, the dooup is the best pooper scooper available.

Who knew the dooup would become a Gecko poop buster!?

So these dooups are at home in an island where people spend US$2,167 per day to stay – they are definitely the luckiest pooper scoopers in the world. And of course, the team at dooup HQ would be happy to fly out and help clear Gecko waste, if any assistance was ever required.