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Tying the Knot: A Foolproof Guide to Odour-Free Dog Poop Bags

by | 20 June 2023

Calling all pet parents! We’ve all been there: you’re out on a lovely walk with your furry friend, they do their business, and you’re left holding the… well, you know. While scooping poop is a necessary part of the dog-owning deal, it doesn’t have to be a stinky affair. Let’s unleash the secret to keeping those pesky dog poop bag odours at bay!

How To Tie Your Dog Poop Bags To Keep The Odours In

The Tie of the Century: Balloon, Not Shoelace!

After years of experience and countless poop bags later, we’ve sniffed out the best method for tying up your dog poop bag. The trick? Tie it like a balloon, not a shoelace! We know, it might sound like we’re barking up the wrong tree, but bear with us.

Once you’ve scooped up your dog’s, erm, “gift,” give the bag a little shake to make sure it all settles at the bottom. Now, using your fingers, run them up the outside of the bag to push any remaining air out.

At this point, you might feel like you’ve got the doggy version of a hot potato in your hands, but don’t worry – relief is just a knot away! Grab the bag about halfway up, then tie the top part into a knot, just like you would with a balloon. Voila! You’ve now got a securely sealed, odour-free dog poop bag.

Barking Up the Right Tree: Why This Method Works

The reason why this method is so effective is pretty simple: it traps the stinky smells inside the bag, while pushing out any excess air. By tying the bag like a balloon, you’re creating a tight seal that prevents any odours from escaping. It’s like a “poo-pourri” effect, but without the lovely scents!

Check out some of our other tricks in our ultimate guide to dog poop bags here.


Mastering the art of tying your dog poop bags is more than just a neat party trick—it’s a game changer for enjoyable and smell-free walks with your pooch. Armed with your Oh Crap Compostable Dog Poop Bags and this handy dandy balloon tie method, you’ll be ready to conquer any walk, hike, or park visit with confidence and zero stinky situations!

So, the next time your dog squats and does their thing, remember to tie it up balloon-style. Your nose (and probably your dog’s too) will thank you! It’s just another way that we, as responsible and environmentally-conscious pet parents, can make the world a bit cleaner, one poop bag at a time.

<a href="" target="_self">Henry Reith</a>

Henry Reith

Henry is proud to be one of the crapologists at Oh Crap, and specialises in crap jokes & sharing paw-some content.

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