Amber, a stay at mum, said: ‘It all began when they found a beer bottle on one of their walks earlier this year.‘Hooch and Dudley are a naughty, cheeky duo – they used to steal plastic bottles and paper out of the recycling box and then chase each other with them, trying to steal them off each other.
‘So when they found a bottle on walks that they love, to the park, woods or beach, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to clean up those areas too.
‘The two are always on extendable leads, nose to the ground, ferreting out the rubbish.
Watch that plate of cookies! A Dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute as that of humans.
‘So I began picking it up, and putting in the plastic bottles, which the two of them will carry in their mouths quite happily until I find a bin.
‘I thought I might as well make use of their skills.’
They’ve even started doing a beach cleaniup once a month with the dogs.Amber added: ‘My two boys are my babies, and I walk them every day with my daughter Alexis.
‘We hated seeing rubbish all the time, and both Hooch and Dudley love playing with plastic bottles.
‘They’re hilarious because back home, they’ll get them out of the recycling bin now as they’ll think they’re helping.
‘The wildlife is so important, and plastic and litter can cause them to suffer.
‘If we can help, we will.’