How should I react when someone allows their dog to do its buisness on my lawn without picking it up?
Sometimes I sit outside on my porch and read a book. Every now and then I see someone walk their dog and they just let their dog do their buisness on my lawn without picking it up! I am not sure how to react and I am just speechless.
on Aug 16th 2011
in Other Behavior & Training
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Is it the Same dog/owner everytime?
I think firstly, you should ask politely to either pick it up or not allow their dog to do it. The fact that they got caught in the action might set them off and they might not do anymore.
If they continue to allow their dog to do their business, and you continually tell them not to, maybe send a letter, put up a sign on your front lawn, and I've known people that will let the poop kind of pile up for a few days then pick of all of it and leave it on their front door. I mean you probably dont want to do that but sometimes it takes that kind of message.
Do they walk their dog at a specific time everyday? If they do maybe you can set sprinklers to go off at that time or water your lawn/plants or sit outside on your lawn doing something as they walk by cuz I'm pretty sure they wouldn't let their dog go if you're standing within ten feet "doing" something.
Hope this helps :)
☮ Oakley ☮ answered on 8/16/11. Helpful? / 2
You need to talk about this to the owner of the dog and bring them to their notice no matter their are entering in your lawn so you have the right.
Try a diplomatic approach first. Have pick-up bags handy on the porch. While the dog is doing it's business in your yard offer the bag to the owner.
Emmit answered on 8/17/11. Helpful? / 1
I agree. Try the polite approach first and offer a baggy. You could even leave some baggies out with a sign so people get the idea.
I would expect them to take the baggy away with them, don't offer to trash it for them.
If you have tried the nice approach with everyone and it falls flat, then any passive aggressive method of deterring them is fine by me.....
Snickers answered on 8/18/11. Helpful? / 1
I would get some plastic bags you get at stores, and when you see them in your yard you could ask them if they need a bag to clean that up , or do they have one. The other thing would be to see if there is a law in your town to clean up after your dog and then video tape them not cleaning up after their dog.
Tiara answered on 8/18/11. Helpful? / 0