Dog poop

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ChadsLawn, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    How many of you have to deal with this ugly problem? I have a new customer that has a pretty big dog and The first time I went to trim the back yard...I got poop sprayed on me from my trimmer..I stopped where I was so I could clean myself up..Do you guys tell or ask the customer to pick it up? Or do you just go about your mowing? I refuse to mow her back yard, if there is poop around..Its nasty to look at and it smells nasty..Is it in your agreements ?

    Chad
     
  2. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    With a little practice you can "accidentally" send the poop just about any direction with a weed eater and not get too much on you.
     
  3. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 314

    Hey Chad, I got your PM , no prob man . About the Poop wait till you sling it in your mouth. Chris
     
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    no agreements here...just be watchful or it.

    however on one house, it was "accidently" sent flying into a glass slider....next week yard was POOP FREE :D
     
  5. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    If a client has a dog I insist on hazardous "doody" pay.
     
  6. LLMSERVICE

    LLMSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    Dog poop doesn't worry me. You learn to mow around it.

    I was mowing my parent's house with my Exmark on the weekend and as I was going up a slight hill, my tire started spinning...in bear poop. Then I saw the bear watching me from about 50 feet away. He just wandered back into the tall grass.
     
  7. GardenTech

    GardenTech LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Told a client that we were going to charge extra for Land Mine Clearing...problem was the client obviously was happy to pay the extra so HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO IT!
    Got to make that question ( " any kids, pets, etc?" ) part of the initial interview process...and react accordingly.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Do you realize how close you were to becoming bear poop yourself?
     
  9. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    we raise our bid the next year - stinky nasty lazy people should have to scrape our decks at night after those doody canine landmines --I mean, dang what are they feeding that poor animal???..... I would love to ride my nasty poop balled tires on their beautiful cement driveways to clean them off.:mad:
     
  10. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    All my written bids have a "memo" line that states that all toys, hoses, animal waste, and other debris must be removed prior to service. If the client "misses" a lot of them, 1st offense: they get a warning, then: they get mowed around. Nice little tufts of grass marking the culprits. If I do drive over one, I hose it off before it's loaded up.

    Most folks don't want to pay me to pick it up.

    :nono:
     

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