Oh, Poo!

As pet groomers, we are more familiar with dog poop than we probably wish to be. Getting groomed can make dogs a little anxious, which can cause them to defecate. Sometimes it can be entirely unexpected, like in the middle of a bubbly bath or while being dried. The groomer must swiftly deal with those " oops, " but what about the deposits made while the dog enters or exits the grooming facility? In my humble opinion, those clean-ups are the pet owner's responsibility. Unfortunately, it's human nature to keep walking.
Dog feces are not just smelly and unsightly; the Environmental Protection Agency classifies them as pollutants. Unscooped poop can spread bacteria and intestinal parasites and adversely affect the soil and even the water supply
I don't like to be the poo police, nor is nagging my jam, but there are ways to suggest that people do the right thing. One way to do this is by making it easy for them by keeping pick-up supplies in a visible spot, implying ever so gently that they should clean up. Here is how.
A sturdy knee-high aluminum or plastic trash can with a tightly fitting lid can be strategically placed near the main walkway. A couple of bricks in the bottom will keep it from blowing about in high wind because who needs flying feces? A fresh liner every few days will keep things from getting icky. Place specially designed scooping tools near the bucket.  A small plastic tub or dishpan with a little disinfectant keeps scoops fresh.
Keeping some colorful clean-up bags on hand is also a good idea. Share those bags with reckless abandon! The price of buying and sharing is worthwhile when you consider the time you stand to save cleaning up at the end of a long day. Some groomers I know have purchased specially-made bag dispensers to keep out in the yard area so people can help themselves. If you have a clientele with larger breeds, (and subsequentially giant poops,) consider investing in some heavy-duty bags to handle the challenge. 
A visit to my veterinarian's office recently made me feel better about my nudges to my customers. I brought fecal samples so the staff could check my dogs for intestinal parasites. They charged me $4.00 each for "hazardous waste removal" for disposing of the dime-sized droppings I provided. I don't charge my clients for the much larger deposits their dogs deliver, but I do encourage them to manage their dog's manure.