*Updated: February 11, 2023
I have sworn for years being able to open dog poo bags ought to be an Olympic sport. They never open easily and your dog always wants to hurry along to the next sniffing spot. A rainstorm only adds to the torture. Why must they be so difficult to open anyhow? It’s not like it’s supposed to seal a secret just a smelly deposit. Since mother is the nature of invention, or shall I say dog mom in this case, I put my need to work and came up with an easy 3-step solution to open dog poop bags. I bet you already have the ingredients in your home. I know if you’re like me, you can’t wait and trust me, it really does work. Oh, I know, it takes about 2 minutes to complete. This is a winner of a dog hack!
Budget Tip: This is such a great DIY hack. It makes life easier and, at least for me, it was free. Hacks that are free and make life easier are priceless in my book. Henry is happy he can continue on he walks quicker too.
Here’s are the supplies you’ll need for this doggie doo bag hack
- Cupboard/drawer lining
- Hole punch (optional)
- Doggie poo bag holder (optional if you have one, great, if not that’s okay too)
Most of us have our cupboards lined with a plastic gripper. This stuff is amazing! I didn’t know how useful it is until I began looking for a way to solve the problem of opening my dog’s poop bags.
You may even have extra cupboard lining stored away in your utility room or on the side of one of your cupboards or drawers. You won’t need much.
This stuff is made to hold your plates and glassware in place, so it’s great for gripping things.
Instructions for creating your own dog waste bag opener
Cut a stripe of cupboard lining about 5”x 2” (It can be larger or smaller if you like. This is just the size I decided worked for me.)
Punch or cut a hole in one of the short ends
Attach the cut lining to the loop of your doggie poo bag container through the punched hole. (This is just for ease of use and finding it, but it’s completely optional. You can put your doggie poo opener wherever you like.)
How to use your newly constructed doggie poo bag opener:
- Pull out a doggie doo bag
- Fold your lining around the opening end of the bag and rub a couple of times
- DONE! Your bag should have opened easily.
TIP: Although I didn’t use it, the rubber jar opener seems to work just as well. It’s also made to grip things. So, if you have an extra one of those around or have received one as a promo from someone, you could use it for your doggie poo bag opener in place of cupboard lining.
UPDATE: This dog waste bag opener is also great for opening produce bags or any bag that tends to be difficult to open. I’ve made a second one for produce bags and other clingy things. I put my second one on my keychain.
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Summary of an amazingly easy hack that lets you open dog poo bags effortlessly
If you have ever stood in the howling wind trying to open a doggie poo waste bag, I’m certain you’ve thought there must be a better way. Thankfully, there is and it’s easy, quick, and free. All you need is a bit of cupboard lining, a ruler, scissors, and maybe a hole punch. I’m so glad that headache could be solved so easily.