Dog Poop as Fertilizer
Dog waste, Canine Poop can be used as fertile compost but some necessary precautions should be followed. Dumping raw dog waste in your compost pile is never a good idea.
Instructions for Making Septic Starter
Active Yeast Granules [Dry Yeast] - at least two packs standard size sold in supermarkets
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
1 cup cornmeal
8-10 cups of lukewarm water
Mix the yeast, sugar and cornmeal together in roughly 8 cups of lukewarm water. Mix it together vigorously. Be sure there is no clumping and as minimal solid particles. Your mix should have the consistency of a milk shake - buit for heavens sake - don't drink it.
Put the mixture in a warm place for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to allow the yeast and sugar to interact and ferment. You should see a bubbly frothy foam on top which is indicative of fermentation.
Building your Pet Poop Composter
Use a plastic container, a garbage can with the bottom removed is ideal. After you've removed the bottom drill liberally spaced holes around the circumference of the pail - don't get carried away a dozen or so should suffice.
Place your modified garbage pail in a hole deep enough to accommodate roughly 90% of its height and all of its girth. Place a layer of pebbles and or gravel on the bottom for drainage purposes. If there is ant=y airspace between the can and the walls of the hole throwing some pebbles in there is also a good idea to aid drainage and prevent dirt from clogging the drain holes.
Place the lid on your new garbage can / dog waste composter. When you scoop the poop and toss it in, also toss a little septic starter in each time. If you are using powdered store bought septic starter throw some water in as well, or pre-mix it. If using the home made starter if should already be in a liquid form.
It takes about 2 days for the natural bacteria in septic starter to kick in and at least 10-12 days to be considered safe. The compost derived from dog waste is best mixed with standard vegetative compost and used around ornamental non-edible plants.