I take my dog, Sugar, for long walks at several parks. We have a routine of visiting different parks on particular days. On our walks, it’s hard not to notice and smell of unpleasant un-scooped poop on the ground. Why would a dog owner leave un-scooped poop on the ground? Dealing with poop is an inescapable part of owning a dog. Every dog owner needs to be educated on the importance of scooping their dog’s poop, as well as an understanding of the effects of dog poop on their community and to the environment.