Whether you're a long time user of dog waste bags or just recently started using them, you've probably noticed there are different styles on the market. This article will simply explain the different styles of dog waste bags you might come across.
The first and most widely used style of dog waste bags are standard, roll bags. This style of bag usually comes on a roll like what you see at the produce stand in your grocery store. Roll Bag dog waste bags have no gussets and no frills, but they work very well. Measuring roll bags from top to bottom and side to side will give you the total usable area of the bag.
Another style of dog waste bag is the gusseted bag. Gusseted bags have sides or bottoms that expand, creating more usable bag area, which in turn accommodates larger and bulkier contents. This type of dog waste bag is one of the oldest styles around.
A third style of dog waste bag is the tie-handle bag. Tie-handle bags are usually a bit smaller in usable bag area when compared to the gusseted or flat bags, but have the tie-handles for tying the bag together. Some of the better tie-handle bags have side gussets.
A fourth style is the header bag. These hang flat and tear off one at a time. They come with and without end gussets or 'mitts'. Because the user can only dispense one bag at a time, this style of bag limits inadvertent dispensing or vandalism vs Roll Bag systems.
When choosing your favorite style of dog waste bags, the most important thing is deciding what type works best and easiest for you. Do you want a bag with more usable area or one that ties up easily?