Please bear in mind this is in the “fun” category and that taking a dog out for a walk requires poop-scooping; not negotiable.
We find ourselves frequently doing a certain type of sit; multi dog (3+), often large or even giant breeds, at rural homes with a lot of surrounding (mostly securely fenced) land belonging to the HO and where the owners often advise against or prohibit taking the dogs out on leads, often the dogs won’t all fit in the car! We are two sitters, which means we can’t watch the third+ dog all the time whilst out exercising them. Inevitably this means that dog 3 knows this and makes a specific effort to wander to an unobserved part of a field for a sneaky dump. We’re talking large dogs remember, not Chihuahuas.
So, the outcome is that I (for the husband abhors poop and it is the single rule of our sitting adventures that I am exclusive poop monitor at all times) find myself field walking, usually in the rain, in the 24 hour cleaning frenzy period at the end of a sit, looking for poop. I just collect anything that might be poop - wild animal poop, worm casts, clumps of mud - and return with carrier bags full of individually bagged items. The horror of an owner returning and happening upon a pile I have missed is unbearable to me; the prospect of a “didn’t clear up after my dogs” review might kill me.
I just want to hear that I’m not alone…