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Old 05-07-2014, 10:34 AM
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Yes! We pick up dog crap and only dog crap. We charge as low as $11.95 per visit for a small townhouse yard with one dog or up to $24.95/visit+ for a dog boarder with a large lawn. Typical house with two dogs and 1/2 acre lawn is $15.95 per visit.

We do charge a one-time/initial visit fee which I assess through a phone consult. I've charged anywhere from $19.95 to $99.95. I bring the shovel to these visits, because... ya never know!
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:42 AM
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The folks inclined to pay for poop patrol are probably the same kind you want as clients for lawns. It simply means folks would rather not deal with it and willing to pay for it and have the means to part with the extra $ to NOT deal with it. Can't say I'd want to do poop patrol only separate from lawn maintenance. Absolute market density would be a must. Snow covered poop is a horrendous hassle fest mess.
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My customers fit into one or many of the following categories:

- Health Issue: bad backs, recovering from surgery, elderly
- Dog Boarders: 5-15 dogs at a time. unable to keep up.
- Too busy: People working 16 hours a day. Full time student with a full time job.

Yes, many customers could do the work, like they could mow their own lawns but prefer the convenience and security of having a reliable professional on the task.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:08 AM
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My customers fit into one or many of the following categories:

- Health Issue: bad backs, recovering from surgery, elderly
- Dog Boarders: 5-15 dogs at a time. unable to keep up.
- Too busy: People working 16 hours a day. Full time student with a full time job.

Yes, many customers could do the work, like they could mow their own lawns but prefer the convenience and security of having a reliable professional on the task.
...and some people are just to good to pick up do doo. That's fine , because you fill the void.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:23 PM
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I've often thought about adding this to my services...very professional website and hope you're having a good season. Tell us a bit more about your business, how many customers, employees, etc...?
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:01 PM
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This is a booming industry. Anyone that mocks it is an idiot, it's a fantastic service.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:52 PM
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I can't believe alot of you guys haven't added this service yet! I've told customers before that if I have to pick it up its going to cost them more than they want to pay ,only if its a constant thing though. If it happens once or twice okay, but you all probably have customers where you're constantly dealing with it. Give them a warning of the cost and if it happens again they pay. Most people understand and the ones that don't are always problem customers anyway who expect something for nothing.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:41 PM
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hey, I see 2 new companies around here doing it
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:02 PM
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I just run over it. Dog crap makes the grass grow faster so I have to cut it more often and make more money.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:22 PM
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I just run over it. Dog crap makes the grass grow faster so I have to cut it more often and make more money.
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Run an unvented enclosed trailer for a day in the summer and the baking dog feces inside will guarentee you don't run it over again.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:07 AM
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Any special tricks or techniques to finding all the droppings relatively quickly or do you just wander around like the rest of us?
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