8 Sep
2009
Posted in: Pets & Animals
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My Neighbor’s Dog Keeps Pooping on My Lawn, What Should I Do?

Dog Poop on LawnWe recently moved into a small townhouse in  pretty good neighborhood. All of the townhouses are have grass lawns around them with walkways in between. People walk their dogs on the sidewalk all the time, and of course they poop on the lawns occasionally. Most of the people that live here pick up after their dogs. But when they don’t its frustrating because I have stepped in it when its on my front lawn, and also because I have a dog and some of my close neighbors that see crap on my front lawn constantly probably assume it is our dogs poop, and that we are just not cleaning up after him.

So for the last couple months we kept seeing new dog poop on our front lawn every day or so. One day I was out working on in my yard (which is a small fenced in area, with the gate about 6 feet high). I see one of the neighbors that I see all the tie walking his dog. He never walks him on the leash, he just talk on his phone and strolls up and down the sidewalk, while his dog runs up and down the lawns, peeing and crapping wherever he likes.

While I was out working in my yard I look over the fence to see him and his dog walking up the sidewalk. Then his dog walks right up on my lawn, literally 5 feet way from me, just on the other side of the fence and is about to take a crap. Right when the owner sees that his dog is about to poop, he turns his back, like he didn’t see anything and just begins walking on back the other way.  When the dog finishes, it just runs right on back in the direction his owner is going, like nothing ever happened.

I don’t want to get into any problems with my neighbors or anything, but I don’t want dog crap constantly on my lawn. This is annoying for me because I have stepped in it, and I don’t want my close surrounding neighbors thinking its my dog. What should I do about this? How do I go about stopping my neighbors dog from pooping on my lawn without causing bad blood?

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5 Comments

  • BB Gun.

  • Hahaha, I probably should! Don’t want to make enemy’s with the neighbors since i am new to the development though.

  • If this “neighbor” is so arrogant, why are you worried about it?

    Got a cell phone camera? Or regular video camera?

    Record this dip-shit and zoom in on his FACE and the DOG’s ASS and CRAP.

    (Best to record it from a parked car or neighbor’s fence, so the offender cannot deduce whose yard it was taken from.)

    Post it on YouTube (you get a free account, http://www.YouTube.com).

    Circulate a flyer to all your neighbors with this asshole’s video link,

    And be sure you post one on his door too.

    See if HE becomes the subject of ridicule and stops.

    It amazes me that people are so damn TIMID to speak UP and just say, Hey, you are fouling our neighborhood. Stop it!

  • I think you should speak to him and explain that this is unacceptable. If that doesn’t work I’m sure the Townhouse association has rule and regulations. Find out who is in charge of enforcing the townhouse rules and if all else fails try ” fed ups” idea.

  • I also think you should speak to him. I would have stopped it right when you saw it the first time. I would hand him a bag and tell him it is a law that all dog owners must carry a poop bag.

    However, there is generally an association manager with a townhome (mine does) who can send him a letter about this and explain that this is unacceptable. Our association send those type of letters all the time and posts fines to those who don’t follow the rules. Hope you know what neighbor and where he lives to do this.

So, what do you think?