Years ago dogs weren't as popular as family pets as they are now. Dogs were in the country mostly, pooping in the fields and where ever. I think the problem is, dogs have become very popular as family pets. More and more people see the uplifting affects a dog puts into their lives. We treat our dogs like one of the family. We take them out for walks, they poop, we need to pick it up and throw it away. It's just the right thing to do and it’s a good way to use the plastic grocery bags.