Just bag it. It's the law. Plus, it's the right thing to do.
7. The best baggies for a large dog (lab, golden or larger) may be the plastic bags newspapers come in. For 'littler' dogs, those cute poop bags that come in a cute bone-shaped or hydrant-shaped container that attaches to the leash, may be just right. A really big dog might need a plastic grocery bag. Wish there were something between a grocery bag and a newspaper bag, though.
8. The best place to deposit the contents of a poop bag is your toilet (then flush) but the next best place is your trash. Many people put the tied bags outside their garage, sometimes in an old wastebasket with a lid, and then double bag them up to place in the large garbage can for garbage collection days. Your garbage collectors really appreciate the double-bagging.
9.When you get home, don't forget to wash your hands with warm water (and soap) for the time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday. Actually this is a good habit even if your dog doesn't deposit a deposit.
For more poop tips, read the EverythingDogBlog that appeared last time - also the next one. And, thanks!