Best Pooper Scooper & Poop Bags: Stop Straining Your Back

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Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags (caption: Best Pooper Scoopers)Poop piling up in your yard? No one wants to get stuck with that “doody” of picking up the mess. Don’t worry, you don’t have to bend over backward (literally) to scoop the poop. There are other tools you can use besides your hands to clean up this mess. Keep reading our review of the best pooper scooper to get the scoop.

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Best Dog Poop Scooper: Nature’s Miracle Jaw Scoop Review

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Nature’s Miracle Jaw Scoop is our #1 pick in our Best Pooper Scooper Reviews. You can pick up your dog’s waste and put it in a bag or container to keep your yard poop-free.

This scoop doesn’t require you to bend over and pick up the poop, so if you have a bad back (or just don’t want to bend over) this is a great scoop for you. Nature’s Miracle comes in two sizes and the Jumbo size is our top pick for large dogs and the Medium size is best for smaller pups.



  • Pick up multiple piles before having to empty the scoop
  • Lightweight
  • Claims to pick up from all surfaces
  • Plastic is non-stick
  • Some buyers have had pieces of their scoop break
  • Probably not the easiest to use if you have arthritis in your hands


  • Medium:  $18.82
  • Jumbo:  $18.82

Best Pooper Scooper For Grass: Dogit Jawz Waste Scoop Review

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The grass style of this Dogit Jawz Waste Scoop makes it easy to scoop your dog’s poop up from the grass. Without bending down you can collect poop from the grass whether it’s in your backyard, at a park, or when you’re traveling. The scoop has sharp, jagged teeth which makes it easy to scoop poop.



  • Sturdy
  • Comfortable grip
  • Lightweight
  • Can be used on gravel too
  • Can be difficult to use for those with hand arthritis
  • A little too short for taller people so they have to bend some


Best Dog Poop Bags: Earth Rated Poop Bags Dog Waste Bags, Refill Rolls Review

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These Earth Rated Poop Bags are our pick for Best Dog Poop Bags. We’ve all taken our dogs on a walk and then had to carry it and smell the unpleasantness inside the bag until we’ve reached a trash can.

Earth Rated bags are available in a lavender scent to help cover the smell which is greatly appreciated by many dog parents.

These are not branded as biodegradable dog poop bags but many customers think that they are. So, we don’t see this as a con because we couldn’t find any poop bags that meet the U.S.A.’s biodegradable regulations.



  • Lavender scented and non-scented
  • Dispensers make it easy to take with you on walks
  • Thick bags that are leak proof
  • Parts made from recycled content
  • None found


Looking for an easy way to carry your bags on walks, we recommend this clip-on carrying pouch that can hold both poop bags and dog treats. There’s also a little extra space to hold a key or other small items you may need on your outing.

Dog Poop Compost: Doggie Dooley Septic Tank Style System Review

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We’ve chosen the Doggie Dooley Septic Tank as the best dog waste composter. When you’re clearing your yard with one of the pooper scoopers above you can drop the waste directly into this dog poop composter.

It is environmentally safe and is meant to be placed in the ground to help dispose of your pet’s waste. It works like a mini septic tank and is meant for 2 large dogs or 4 small dogs. (So if you have 4 large dogs you’ll want to buy 2 of these.)



  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Foot operated lid opener
  • Controls odor
  • Great customer reviews online
  • Doesn’t work well in hard clay or heavy sand


Don’t Forget To Scoop The Poop!

Whether you buy a scooper or not, please remember to pick up your dog’s poop! (As you don’t want to end up like this poor guy).

Other Stinky Situations With Doggy Doo Doo

If you notice while scooping any discoloration in your dog’s poop, you should read our article on what does dog poop color mean. And if your dog is eating its poop, well then that’s another story and you need to check out our article on why do dogs eat poop.

Lastly, if you don’t feel like picking up your dog’s poop, consider a pooper scooper service!

What are your number one products for taking care of your dog’s number twos?

About The Author:

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. She has been writing about dogs since 2014, covering subjects such as dog insurance, training, health, accessories, and more. Her work has appeared in many notable brands, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Reader's Digest, Forbes, People, Woman's World, and Huffington Post.

Kimberly's natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing, and personally testing canine products and services. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs. Kimberly grew up in a family that loved Labrador Retrievers and remembers running and playing in the yard with them as a child.

In 2017, she and her husband adopted their Coonhound mix, Sally, from a local shelter. Kimberly’s research was put to good use since Sally faced some aggression issues with other dogs and needed some training to be an inside dog. She worked daily with Sally and sought help from professionals to help Sally become the happy pup she is today. One of Kimberly’s favorite pastimes is spoiling Sally with new toys, comfy beds, and yummy treats (she even makes homemade goodies for her). She tries to purchase the safest products for Sally and knows that each canine has their own specific likes and dislikes. Kimberly is passionate about dogs and knows the bond between humans and canines is like no other.

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May 9, 2016 1:10 pm

Since adding a second large dog to our crew we are spending more and more time with this activity!! Now I’m really interested in the dog waste composters! Thank you for the information.