Trainer Graeme Hall says you can’t have a dog if you can’t afford biodegradable poop bags

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Dog trainer Graeme Hall thinks you shouldn’t have a pet if you can’t afford to buy biodegradable poop bags during the GMB debate that viewers moaned about putting out their breakfast

  • Graeme, who lives in the Cotswolds, says using poop bags for waste is essential
  • Dogs that behave (very) badly, the presenter says that the cost of owning a dog run is thousands
  • Feud owners should be able to afford cornstarch bags that cost a little more
  • Several viewers claimed that the dog poo debate had got them out of their breakkie

Dog trainer Graeme Hall has urged owners to use biodegradable poo bags to pick up their pet’s waste – arguing that you shouldn’t have a dog if you can’t afford to buy them.

During a debate on Good Morning Britain today that several viewers groaned that they had their breakfast turned off, the presenter Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, who lives in the Cotswolds, said that the cost of owning a dog over the course of his life many thousands of pounds.

Because 64 percent of Britons claim that abandoned dog poop is a problem in their area, Graeme said alternatives such as swiping to the side of a path, using a Tupperware box to scoop it up, or carrying a shovel won’t be practical or environmentally friendly. ways to get rid of it.

Speaking with hosts Kate Garraway and Alex Beresford, he recommended using bags made from cornstarch to pick up your pet’s poop, as they will break down in three to six months if properly disposed of.

Trainer Graeme Hall has urged dog owners to use biodegradable poop bags to pick up their dog’s waste – and felt you shouldn’t have a dog if you can’t afford them

Since 64 percent of Brits claim that abandoned dog poop is a problem in their area, Graeme said alternatives such as swiping to the side of a path or carrying a shovel are not practical ways to dispose of it (stock image)

Since 64 percent of Brits claim that abandoned dog poop is a problem in their area, Graeme said alternatives such as swiping to the side of a path or carrying a shovel are not practical ways to dispose of it (stock image)

‘Other alternatives are not going to work. Apologies to everyone halfway through their Weetabix, but some shit is not to be done, ”he said.

‘The cornstarch bags in the ground break down in three to six months, so they’re definitely the ones to go for, using them is pretty much the same as any other bag.

“I think that’s the answer, they don’t cost that much more; I did some research last year for my book on the cost of owning a dog and it’s many thousands of pounds over its lifetime.

Frankly, if you can’t afford bags of cornstarch, you can’t afford a dog. I would be as plain as that. ‘

Author Zion Lights also took part in the debate, which emphasized the importance of not throwing dog poo to the side of the path.

Author Zion Lights also took part in the debate, which emphasized the importance of not throwing dog poo to the side of the path.

Author Zion Lights also took part in the debate, which emphasized the importance of not throwing dog poo to the side of the path.

“It’s not just kids getting in, when there’s a lot of dog poo in an area it changes the balance of the soil and that soil then chokes out native plants,” she said.

So it’s really not a good solution. It does need to be packaged, but we need to stop using single-use plastic bags.

Corn starch bags have been shown to break down well and are still hardy enough so that you can take your dog poo home without it breaking down.

“They are very similar, they cost a little more money, but we need to think about the environmental costs of these single-use plastic bags.”

She also shut down Alex Beresford’s suggestion that we take dog poo home and flush it down the toilet, arguing that it could pollute our waterways.

“Dog poo contains pathogens, it can be quite harmful to human health,” she emphasized. “Don’t flush it down the toilet.”

Zion also shut down Alex Beresford's suggestion that we take dog poo home and flush it down the toilet, arguing it could pollute our waterways

Zion also shut down Alex Beresford’s suggestion that we take dog poo home and flush it down the toilet, arguing it could pollute our waterways

Many viewers found the early morning debate a bit distasteful, but some agreed with Graeme's point that you should be able to afford biodegradable bags if you can afford to keep a dog

Many viewers found the early morning debate a bit distasteful, but some agreed with Graeme’s point that you should be able to afford biodegradable bags if you can afford to keep a dog

Graeme acknowledged that dog poop left in bags is a major problem caused by the ‘bag it and bin it’ mantra introduced over the past 10 years, but stressed the importance of being responsible and picking up poo.

“There is a serious health condition, in rare cases it can cause vision loss and it is usually children who are affected because they are playing in the dirt – so we have to be responsible and get rid of it,” he explained.

“The answer is the right kind of bags that break – and then a system that disposes of it in a compost stream so it doesn’t end up in a landfill.”

Many viewers found the morning debate a bit distasteful at first, but some agreed with Graeme’s point that you should be able to afford biodegradable bags if you can afford to keep a dog.

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