Well family games manufacturer Goliath thinks it has the answer with the release in France of Toutou rista.
Toutou rista (screenshot from promotional video)
It's the French version of the same game launched on an unsuspecting German, Spanish and Dutch market last year.
In Germany, under the name of Kackel Dackel it was a huge hit with the promotional video going viral.
None the wiser?
Well perhaps the English name will give the game (sorry) away as it's also being released in the United Kingdom and The United States under the name of Doggie Doo.
It's a game which "aims to teach children how to take care of dogs with poop-scooping gameplay" and French toy industry magazine La revue du jouet named it best infant toy game in France for 2011.
"Feed and walk your little pup, when he makes a mess you clean it up," says the game's manufacturer, Goliath.
"The first player who has 3 pieces of dog mess on his shovel wins the game."
The rules are simple although they include the rather...er...worrying extra remark, "You can only pick up the dog’s mess when it has fallen on the table. When it is hanging outside the end of the dog, just tap him on the back until it drops."