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A Number One Public Enemy: Dog Poop

A Number One Public Enemy: Dog Poop

For those who don't like to pick up after their dog, there are solutions to make you feel less icked out.

Taking sides in a presidential election happens only once every four years, but loving or loathing dogs is forever. And while all readers of Your Dog lean decidedly one way, there’s a whole universe on the other side that we tend to dismiss out of hand; we put our hands over our ears, so to speak, when they talk.But this is what they’re saying. They don’t like our canine friends. In fact, in a LawnStarter...

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