How do you pros deal with dog poop?

Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by Jayden Stocks, May 9, 2018.

  1. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 367

    easy either they clean it up or i clean it up for 50 bucks plus cutting or they find someone else. I am not walking around in dog poop. Its easy to clean up you stupid fat slob owners
     
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  2. T1UP

    T1UP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I pick it up and put it by their front door.
     
  3. greennola

    greennola LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I've mow around it now. Then go back with the trimmer and make the perimeter extra short so it is extra noticeable. "You missed a spot..."

    "Yep."
     
  4. MNLawns

    MNLawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from MN
    Messages: 1,287

    we cut around it... I ain't getting dog crap in my nice new trailer.
     
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  5. wjjones

    wjjones LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    Dont forget your brown paper bag, and lighter.
     
  6. T1UP

    T1UP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    That would be funny.
     
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  7. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Just dropped 2 clients this year because of dog crap. I will no longer take on clients that own dogs. It’s alwAys a pain. They don’t respect the lawn maintenance guy...so get rid of them. Work always pops up when you least expect it. Don’t be afraid to let them go because you have bills to pay....you’ll get a replacement. Believe me, it’s not worth the headache, the headache of scraping it off your tires or shoes, or hitting it with your trimmer, tracking it into your enclosed trailer or truck....oh not to mention when you do run it over and pick it up with your blades, don’t forget..you still gotta clean the underside of your deck frequently. Dump them fast! You won’t regret it!
     
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  8. Lance Koehn

    Lance Koehn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    basically just watch your step when your trimming!
     
  9. FitzRightMowingService

    FitzRightMowingService LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Like I have stated elsewhere on the forum I just started in the business and I deal with a lot of poop! I have one customer who has 3 dogs... one being a Great Dane and another being a Rotwielder. It is a weekly cut so I was thinking about adding an extra $10 for the season. I love dogs but having to pick up about 5 pounds of poop is no fun at all.
     
  10. GSO LAWNEN4CER

    GSO LAWNEN4CER LawnSite Senior Member
    from GSO NC
    Messages: 507

    I charge $5.00 more. I have work boots in the trailer that are just that. After a property I put my sneakers on to ride to the next property,then put my boots back on. Maybe I lose a minute or two lacing up my boots. Better than having dog chit in my truck.
     
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