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4 Tips to Opening Hard-to-Open Poop Bags

While this may seem a strange topic to write about, I know it can be frustrating to stand there after your dog has done his business, and you are trying to open your poop bag and it does not want to open. This topic came to me last night while I was trying to open a poop bag myself.

I do have plenty of experience opening bags to pick up the dog poop. So here they are:

1) If your hands are clean, simply lick your fingers to add moisture
to the situation. The moisture will allow you to slide the two sides
of the poop bag open easily.

2) If your hands maybe aren’t as clean as you would like, then you
don’t want to put them in your mouth. In this case, reach down to the
grass and gather moisture on your fingers this way. Then you can
slide open the dog poop bag.

3) If it’s raining, simply touch your clothing, your dog, or maybe your
hands are already wet. You are ready to slide open the poop bag.

4) This one works all the time. Simply reach down and touch your
dog’s nose. His nose will always be wet during a walk, so now you
have the moisture you need on your fingers to slide open your
dog poop bags.

Well, there you have it. The finer points of opening those hard-to-open dog poop bags. If you have more tricks that are not mentioned here, please comment and add to the list.

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  • Staci September 18, 2016, 8:09 am

    Omg! Thank you, thank you! After having nearly worked the skin off my fingers trying open these darn things this was an easy answer that totally works – as you said: every time! 🙂

  • Abby November 4, 2017, 4:25 pm

    Thank you for this! I had the bag open as soon as I did this. I feel like such an idiot not trying the sooner

  • Lover of Truth August 14, 2018, 12:59 am

    Just recently got a puppy and have been wrestling with the poopie bags. I’ve found some brands open easier than others. Also it helps to know which side has the opening. Hint, it’s not the side you tear. With that said I use to crumble the bags up and rub my hands together to get them to open with limited success, basically it still was a real pain in the ass. The rubbing you dogs nose with you finger however was a great suggestion. Bur now I’m wondering what I’ll do in the winter. Go back to rubbing my hands?

  • Chris January 7, 2019, 8:33 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for that tip (moisture). It may seem like a small thing, but it’s a maddening small thing to worry about.

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