View Full Version : How would you handle this? More on dog poop!

01-21-2004, 01:28 PM
Now we've all seen posts relating to dog poop on our customers lawns and how we handle it. I've only got 1 guy who doesn't clean up after his dog and I can live with that. My question is about a few of my neighbors. Seems 2 or 3 who walk their dogs past my house think it's OK for them to do their business in front of my house. I always walk my own dog and I don't allow her to go in my yard let alone at the street in front of my house. She gets walked down the street where there are no houses and she 'goes' in the woods off the road where nobody will step in it. My thoughts are put a sign up saying:
1.Not the neighborhood doggie bathroom

2.Please leave your name and address so
I may walk my dog in front of your house


3.No dog shi_ing/pissing from here to corner

I know this is "off topic" but I've also had neighbors of my customers who's dog's have messed up their yards and I'd like to get the opinions of others. Thanks
PS: I'd like to start out by not offending my neighbors. If that doens't work, then.......whatever goes

01-21-2004, 02:22 PM
Rig up a sensor that will set off the sprinklers when something comes in your yard! (LOL) all jokes aside, I think I would put up a real nice sign that will remind people to atleast pick up the dog poop after they have done their business!

01-21-2004, 03:00 PM
Yeah, I'd start off nice. Something like, "No dogs in yard" or something to the point. If that doesn't work, line the perimeter or your yard in something that dogs don't like such as red-pepper (although that could get expensive and still might not work). But if it comes down to it, RESORT TO BOOBY-TRAPS!

01-21-2004, 03:03 PM
Their is a house in my parents neighborhood that has this sign with a picture of a dog squatting with a slash through it and what looks to be a bag holder underneath it. Maybe that would help I do not know, it does say something on it never really stopped and looked though.

01-21-2004, 03:06 PM
i had that problem i got a pit bull
problem solved

01-21-2004, 03:23 PM
Sprinkle black pepper around the edge of your lawn. You can buy that stuff in bulk for cheap. Probably have to re-apply after mowing, I'm not sure.

01-21-2004, 04:58 PM
Do what the guy did in the Movie, Me my self and Irene.
The neighbor's dog took a dump in his yard, so the guy went across and took a dump in the guys yard himself.

Thats what I'm going to do from now on.

01-21-2004, 06:10 PM
Put up a headstone in front of a small mound, on the head stone write here lies the last dog who pooped in my yard.

01-21-2004, 08:05 PM
Yeah, I've seen the 'dog pooping sign' and I might just do that. I might have not been clear about where they poop. It's along the road, on the shoulder, not really on the lawn, but whenever I walk my dog past the house the HER spot down the street, she get's a wiff and wants to go there. I also thought about rigging up the 220V in the garage to cables running on the ground under the snow, but I don't want to kill any dog or it's owner. I'll let ya know how it works out.

01-21-2004, 08:16 PM
More over it and be done.....

01-21-2004, 09:31 PM
I'v got a couple of dog walkers in my neighborhood. My solutions is this.
(1) Piss in their yard while they watch. You might be arrested for indecent exposure.
(2) Walk your dog in their yard while they watch. You might get a ticket for not cleaning up after your gog. Expensive.
(3) Save your urine and dispose of it in their yard while they watch. You'll get a summons for E-legal dumping or making a application without a permit.
(4) Shoot the owner "It's not the dog's fault"
(5) Do as I have done in the past. Politely ask the owner If you can come over and defecate in their yard. Because doing it in your own yard would make for one more thing to clean up.

I'm of the opinion that people that have dogs and a yard full of SH!T are not considerate people. Yea I love to have company over and stay inside watching them step in Number TWO. NOT!

A little vent I HATE DOG SH!T

Green Finger
01-21-2004, 09:44 PM
Marc you guys are sooo hostile.

There's nothing wrong with a little crap every now and then. LOL

I'm with you. I can't stand DOG CRAP!!!!:angry: :blob2:

01-21-2004, 10:32 PM
I had some new neighbors move in and there dogs were all ways at my house, I should add I live in the country, I talked to the owner twice that I did not want them over on my property becoase they were bothering the steers. The guy just blows me off and says there not his dogs. A couple of days after our last conversation and I look out and this cross between a collie and a beagles using the back yard for his toilet, So I took out my trusty 223 and shot the dog drug it over to the neighbors and threw it up on his deck and walk home the whole time the wifes screaming and the guys cussing me out and calling the sheriff. Sheriff shows up and I tell him the dog growled at me, he say he's gonna get the neighbors story, so he goes over and a little while later he comes back with the neighbors with him. The guys starts yelling that his dog was not mean and would not growl at anyone etc. The cop tells me next time try to call the dog warden if I can and he tell my neighbor that he needs to keep his dogs on his property and drives him back home. The cop must of just left when the neighbor calls my wife and lets her have it. Now my wife a big girl and can take care of herself in an argument but I'm getting p!ssed so as I get up to take the phone I pass the window and the guys other dogs out chasing my steers, I shot the other dog and took the phone from my wife and told this guy to come get his dog and bring the sheriff with him. Less than an hr. later they both show up. I show the cop where the dog is and tell him to have the owner get it off my property. The cop escorted the owner to his dog and they threw it in the trunk and left. Thats been 8 yrs ago! Since that time I have not heard from my neighbor or had any dogs crapping in my yd. If I lived in the city I have know idea what I would do then but I do know that in OH. you have the right to kill any dog that growls at or bites you or your family.


hole in one lco
01-21-2004, 10:46 PM
If you see them call the police and have them sited for littering its 500.00 over here.

01-21-2004, 10:53 PM
Personally, (now this doesn't mean do it, but I sure would)....here's what ya do. Sit out in the front yard in a comfortable lawn chair with a 6 pack and just relax, you know, just enjoy the outdoors. When the guy comes up with his dog and the dog starts to do his "duty", (this is where the 6 pack comes into play), you run up and pee on the dog. Act like you really enjoy doing it too. I guarentee you, you won't have any dog crap in front of your house ever again. Let me know if you need a plan B.


01-21-2004, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by hole in one lco
If you see them call the police and have them sited for littering its 500.00 over here.

Heck its hard enough to get a cop for murder you think there gonna come running because some dogs taking a crap in your yard?:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


01-21-2004, 11:09 PM
When I was a kid there was a neighbor from the other side of the block that would walk his dog and let it take a dump on the lawn. My dad would get so mad when he found it. He caught the guy and his dog one day, and I swear I thought he was going to kill the dude. My dad went off on the dude so bad he never even came back to our side of the block again. He told the guy he was going to kick his head in if he caught the dude again. Seemed to work just fine.

Me, I'd confront the person if I caught them. Not necessarily tell them I'd kick their heads in, but I think I'd have a word with them. Or just sit on my porch with a gun and shoot the dog.


trying 2b organic
01-22-2004, 01:04 AM
The neighbours let their dogs outside, no fenced yard, they mostly stay on thier property or on the road a bit (end of a dead end street). one of the dogs has been making the short treck over to my yard to take a crap. I assume the nieghbour doesnt notice when he does this since they are out for an hr at a time. From now on i let my dog out whenever i see him in my ditch or yard. My Ridgeback chases him back up to his front door and i call my dog back. It may take a while but hopefully they will get it, if they dont i will just let them know next time i see them. If they dont respod to that its war.

01-22-2004, 01:13 AM
dont shoot the dog, thats not nice. shoot the neighbor, the dog will starve

01-22-2004, 02:50 AM
Thanks for all the advice. I really don't want to make a war out of this since I see these people quite a bit when I drive thru the neighborhood. What I did was make 2 signs.
They read: Not the neighborhood doggie bathroom

My dog doesn't sh*t in your yard......

not yet, anyway!

The first line is size 72 font, bold, then 32, and then 24 font. I stuck both signs right where they seem to go the most and we'll see what happens tomorrow. I think that they're both decent people and maybe because it's the shoulder of the road they think it's OK. NOT!!!! If this don't work, then I'll be walking around the neighborhood 'collecting' all the crap I can find and leaving it in front of both houses. If I had the time, I'd sit out there and watch to see if there are more doing it, but jeez, I do have a life. I may also make some Ex-lax laced 'treats' so after they get home from the morning walk, they leave the owner something to welcome him home!

hole in one lco
01-22-2004, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by olderthandirt
Heck its hard enough to get a cop for murder you think there gonna come running because some dogs taking a crap in your yard?:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

If you call the police in rocky river they'll be there. I got a 250.00 ticket for my dog barking.
I lived in cleveland till i was 20 you could be dead and you wouldn't see them

01-22-2004, 04:31 PM
I think the sign is the right way to go - for starters. We just moved into our house, until we got the fence up we had to walk the dogs to the local empty field. Other new neighbors weren't so thoughtful, let their dogs go on EVERYONE'S yard. Lady puts out very polite sign: "THIS IS NOT A DOG WALK AREA" Problem solved. Guess who gets to pick up after the dogs in MY yard now....me, the lawn guy! LOL

01-22-2004, 06:41 PM
pick it up
put it in a paper bag
set it at their front door
light it on fire
ring the doorbell

Fareway Lawncare
01-22-2004, 07:52 PM
The Scoopers have a message board where they discuss such things as strategic search patterns & metal vs. plastic scoops.

This is BIG business. Very low overhead compared to mowing/scaping & short service calls. Can bring in Huge $$$ if you have good density.

I have considered adding this service but to be honest I find the whole thing repulsive.


Albemarle Lawn
01-22-2004, 11:18 PM
Just so we're all on the same page.:(

Critical Care
01-23-2004, 01:01 AM
A few years ago a client gave me a small but effective electric fence transformer. I first used it to teach my own dogs to stop digging out from under the back fence, but after they learned I then ran a wire all the way around the front of my property. It only took one or two times and my neighbors and their dogs learned to stay off of my property.

01-23-2004, 01:34 AM
Well, the old lady woke me around 7 this morning and said, "What are you doing putting those signs out there. The neighbor's will think you're crazy!" Good, let 'em. Especially the one's who's dogs I'm talking about. Tonight when I went to work, I asked the guy's at the firehouse what they thought of the signs I put up and what would they do. They thought the signs "looked like something I'd write." HAH hah! Another guy said I should use a paint-ball gun on the dog. Another said to crap on their lawn. I think phase 2 is either going to be walking around the neighborhood collecting dog poop and leaving in front of their houses, and/or running an electric fence along the road, If I paint the wire white it won't be seen against the snow. I'll give it a few more days to see if the signs are working.

06-16-2004, 01:46 PM
When I lived in the city, People would put up a post on their front lawn and hang a shopping bag holder onto it and load it with empty (plastic) shopping bags. Some people dont have a bag on them at the time and just walk away. Then there are the few that don't give a Crap.

The sign would make people pissed off and you will get more Crap on your lawn.

Shooting dogs is not for me. I love them things, its the owners fault.

Feeding them exlax could get you in trouble if they have a good lawyer.

The Ridgeback or any other well trained dog would keep them away.

Pepper needs to be reapplied every time it rains.

06-16-2004, 02:07 PM
When I was a kid living on my mom's place back in Louisiana I was raising chichens for 4 h. Well some dirtbag neighbor's clan of 8 dogs (yes 8!) bumrushed my coop and killed 1 of my best hens. My stepdad and I rolled down to their house and had a dog killin' party while the guy was at work. 1 dead chicken= 8 dead dogs in my book.

06-16-2004, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by DUSTYCEDAR
i had that problem i got a pit bull
problem solved

Our pitbull would just try to a) hump the other dog or b) put his kong down & wait for the person to throw it.

06-16-2004, 03:12 PM
Our very effective sign read "PLEASE CURB YOUR DOG IN YOUR OWN YARD"

06-16-2004, 08:40 PM
Well, I've taken the signs down some time ago as it seemed to get the message across. Now there's dogs going on the neighbors lawn which I've been mowing till the house gets sold. If I get the new owner as an account I guess I'll be putting the signs back up.

06-16-2004, 10:45 PM

Glad you gave a reply. Its nice to know the signs worked for you.