One of the worst aspects of owning a dog is picking up its poo. Well now a new invention aims to put a stop to it.
The Piqapoo clips onto the base of a dog’s tail and contains collection bags that can then be dropped directly into a bin. Owners never have to touch the bag. Piqapoos can be ordered in different sizes for different breeds of dog and are soft and lightweight.
The developers, who have just raised over £40,000 on Kickstarter to go into production, claim the design has been tested on more than 100 dogs. Each Piqapoo should last for at least a year.
I don’t know whether this will be a success , but the money raised suggest that it strikes a chord with dog owners. The developers are dog owners, and this is a classic case of developing a business idea by solving a problem you’re experiencing yourself.