Boomer, Delta, and Ike crossing the bridge on our daily walk. Trying to maneuver 3 dogs on a walk while holding bags, pepper spray, treats and a phone is a recipe for disaster. I snagged a ''fanny pack'' at White Drug for 50 cents during Crazy Days. Keeps my hands free for juggling leashes.
Spencer is so fortunate to have the many walking/biking trails winding around town. It makes exercising your dogs much safer and certainly more enjoyable.
As with any other public area, those of us that use it need to make sure we keep it clean. Yep, you guessed it. Pick up the poop! A simple concept really, just make sure you're prepared with the necessary supplies. Personally, I take the plastic grocery bags with me. I've tried tying them to the dogs leash, holding in my hand, putting them in my pocket, but the best solution I've found is the good old ugly ''fanny pack''. I have my bags, my phone, my pepper spray, and occasionally some doggy treats stuffed in there.
Clean up is simple, put your hand in the bag similar to putting on a glove, pick up the poop, and pull the bag off of your hand, tying the handles together to secure the package. Note: Check to make sure there are no holes in the bag first:-)
Some areas along the trail do not have garbage cans for you to deposit the package, so you may be left ''holding the bag'' for a ways.
Please be respectful and clean up after your dog.