I suffer from chronic back pain and purchased this product because I was having trouble bending over to pick up my dog's poop. I must admit that this is one of my favorite purchases (along with the trash can that I use to hold the poo). I no longer have to bend over and hope and pray that I will be able to stand back up. All I have to do is carry this lightweight pooper scooper, hover over the pile of droppings and use the handle to collect the stool. Plus, I don't have to worry about a bag tearing and getting feces all over my hands. I know one thing for sure, as long as I have dogs, I will have a Nature's Miracle pooper scooper.