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Dog Doo? What do you do?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rather Be Fishing, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Rather Be Fishing

    Rather Be Fishing LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 109

    My new slogan goes a little like this..depending on the customer's personality of course: I don't do dog doo, there are companies that specialize if you would like one of their cards. My rate is $75 per hour with a one hour minimum per 'dog doo duty '(so to speak..)

    I'm still in the dark ages running antique belt drive walkers. Yeah, yeah, I know there's bigger money in hydro's and ZTR's. Far as I'm concerned, whoop-tee-doo. Or rather, DOG DOO. What do you fellas/gals do?

    I'm a dog lover. Oh how I love the silly, loving beasts. The "doo" I could "doo" without just the same but it's a simple fact of life. I remember my first 2 years behind push mowers that I had to lift up into the back of my pick-up and customers who had so little self respect as to pick up after their critters. Personally, I'd be ashamed to treat my fellow man so poorly but I'll go with the philosophy that "most people suck".

    So how "doo" you "doo" what you "doo"? (Better stated, 'How do you do without the "doo")???
  2. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    Wow, another dog doo thread. I mulch it. Big deal.

    If it really bothers you, look for it the first time you go there, and..

    1)price accordingly


    2) refuse the job

    It's really that simple.
  3. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I heard that, Crawdad!!!! Either tell them to keep it picked up or find another LCO!
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Isn't there something you can spray on it to make it go away? ha ha ha
  5. gramps

    gramps LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Send it to Michael Jackson
  6. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    1. Either tell customers you won't pick up after their pets or let them know up front that there will be an extra charge if you have to stop mowing to do so.

    2. Mow around it so they see all these strange softball size areas of grass that hasn't been mowed.
  7. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    You folks that have a problem with a little turd, don't you look for it the first time you go to a place?
    I always check for dogs, not because of fecal matter, but because of chains and tie-out stakes.
    I got 17 horse power, that'll mulch a turd. No problem there. It's a mower, not a '71 Corvette. Blast right on through.
  8. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    I usually put it in a brown paper bag, set it on the porch, light it on fire, ring the bell and run.
  9. environment

    environment LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    considering i dont want to smell it on my tires, i will pick it up with a shovel and throw it somewhere they dont want it, and then thoroughly washj my shovel, i charge an extra $5 for each load, see how quick they start picking up
  10. thegreenjeansman

    thegreenjeansman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I make the help clean it off the tires.lol

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