Is cleaning up after the dog the best use of your time?


Cleaning up after the dog is not a good use of your time. The time spent on this chore can take you away from more important activities. Just like hiring a house cleaner or a mowing service, hiring a professional service to pick up dog waste saves you time while allowing you to do the things that matter most to you.


Spending time with the family is important.

When interviewed, the number one regret of people on their deathbed is that they wished they had spent more time with their loved ones. And time goes by quickly, doesn’t it?

People often told me to take advantage of the younger years of my kids because they are only little once. The next thing you know, they have grown up and all those times they wanted to spend time with you will vanish. And it only takes five minutes to entertain a child. But that five minutes is a precious investment into the life of another who will fulfill your legacy.



As you move up the corporate ladder and start making the big bucks, you soon discover that your time being productive is more valuable.

At this point, you don’t need the distraction of housework to cloud your judgment at work. When at work, it is best to focus your attention on work.

How freeing is it knowing that the household chores are being taken care of while you are at the office?


Personal Development

This is a broad category but it includes reading professional development books, working on your marriage, working on physical fitness, and doing things that enrich your life in a positive direction. Spending fifteen minutes to an hour on any of these passions will make you a better person.

We all want to be better people, don’t we? Not just for ourselves but for those around us.


While cleaning up after the dog is a necessary part of owning a dog, it is a job that is easily delegated to professionals who care about improving life for you and your pets.

Is cleaning up after the dog the best use of your time? I don’t think so. There are so many better ways to use your time than picking up dog waste.

What would you do if you didn’t have to clean up after the dog?

2 thoughts on “Is cleaning up after the dog the best use of your time?

  1. Christine Monteith Dunlop says:

    Great site Jason and great topics! I am going to get a coffee and make sure I can read all of these, it would seem that like myself you have a vast variety of topics and I enjoy that tremendously! Going to grab a coffee and read on!!! Keep up the great work!

    1. Jason Smith says:

      Thanks, Christine! I think it has become much better since I started listening to Darren. Thanks for the encouragement! And thanks for the link, too! I will find a way to return the favor.

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