It is much better to get your dog to go potty in the yard, so you may be exasperated to read that you also have to deal with their mess outdoors. Aside from the smell and the potential hazard for someone to step in, dog poop is also classified as an environmental pollutant. You certainly don’t want that in your backyard.
Another plus of removing dog poop from your yard is that you can pay attention to your furry friend’s digestion. If you’re squeamish, you might hate this idea, but it could spot an underlying health issue if you notice a change in their poop. It’s all part of looking after another living being!