And after they gather the pooh, what do they do with it that keeps it out of the environment? Into the garbage (landfill)? Into the toilet (septic system, or sewer)? Bury it?
I don’t believe in littering someone’s lawn with dog pooh, but by the same token the dogs have to go somewhere. There are brushy areas that I think should be permissible. If you are going to forbid the dogs from going outside, then they should also forbid the deer, the racoons, the rabbits, and the CATS! ANd especially the Occupy group.
I think these folks have too much time on their hands. My dog has 12 acres. If he uses the lawn on occasion, it gets mowed into the grass and does what fertilizer is supposed to do.
My two dogs have similar acreage. I have a plastic container that I bought at Family Dollar. I take that in my left hand and in my right hand I hold a set of 12-inch metal "tweezers" (for lack of a better term), and every day I go around the lawn and pick up the droppings. After the container is full I take it to one spot in the woods and dump it. Possums and other critters take care of it from there.