Dog Problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kirk1701, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Seems I read on here last year about this but can't find it in a search now. Have a new neighbor with two dogs, pit bull and a Rottweiler. Both have seemed to have trained them self to use my front yard and go back home :confused:

    Now I could say something to the guy but I'd rather not as he and I have seemed to become good friends and don't want that to change, that aside I'm sure its just a matter of time before one of the other neighbors calls the cops as the dogs are not on a leash so my saying something now will complicate matters later if he thinks I called the cops.

    What I'm looking for is that stuff you spray that deters dogs so they will go elsewhere to pass the feces and urinate? I know I seen it on here but can't find it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Talk to the neighbor. He will be understanding and probably more than happy to oblige, especially if you guys are friends.
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kirk - good grief don't be a coward man.

    Either talk to this dude (who obviously has no respect for anyone else, letting his mutts do that) personally, or call the city/cops and they can ticket him.

    Same thing around here, dogs pooping/running everywhere, I am sick and tired of it. Talk to the owner (easier said than done, as they love 'poor ol fido'), or call them in.
  4. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,160

    Its not a spray its called a pellet gun :gunsfirin:laugh:
  5. Greenie

    Greenie LawnSite Member
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    Most people are not at all objective about their dogs - some are more fond of their dog than they are their own kids.
  6. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seriously Kirk your running scared, let the guy know you don't appreciate his mutt shitting in your yard.
  7. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The dogs are going in your yard because they like to keep their area clean.
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hear you Kirk. Don't punch him in the nose. Use some finesse. Plastic poison mushrooms really get the owner's attention.[]=tags_exact
    You wouldn't put out real mushrooms--of course. Or put about 4 or 5 mole traps in the affected area, don't set the traps. When said owner spots them, he will be be careful to protect his prize dogs. If the owner doesn't get the hint, you can always graduate to mouse traps--but of course do not use anything or bait that would attract dogs. Graduate to racoon traps if you need to.

    If no response, let the owner know you are putting down plenty of grub control.
  9. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Yep, plenty of dogs running here to but none has taken my yard as their permanent toilet for every dump :laugh: this predicament I'm in is actually kind of funny in a way but sad. I don't mind it here and there on ocasion but this?

    As for saying something we'll, that's just it, had enough issues with neighbors to alienate another and me and this guy has hit it off pretty well even plan on going golfing here in the next week. However, these dogs are running loose all the time, they run out and jump on (playfully) anyone walking down the street but the dogs are strangers to the neighborhood and you can imagine people are going to be afraid especially of a pit bull running at you.

    So I'm thinking if I'm the first to bring it up, then another neighbor does call the sheriff's Dept which is only bound to happen before end of summer (knowing my neighbors) and one guy up the street even told me he's done shot at one of them in his garden. Now the guys looking at me as the one who called the sheriff and there goes the start of yet another fight I'd rather not be part of.

    Yep, thats what I thought as we'll and looks like they are almost trained them self to go across the street every time. Or, they are marking their territory :hammerhead:

    Now there's not a half bad idea, I can keep the guy under the impression long enough that the brown patch is highly transferable to his Bermuda/crabgrass and does spread even by the dogs paws. That should cover me for the next month then the grub control does go down and it's poison. By that time one of the other neighbors is going to have called the sheriff's dept for sure leaving me completely out of this. :drinkup:

    But if anyone knows of this repellent I'm still open to that idea, just go across the frontage at the street should do the trick if it exists, maybe I misread a thread and confusing it with something.
  10. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    Put some "food" out for them.

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