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How would you handle this? More on dog poop!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by STAN1366, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    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
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    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!
  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    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!
  4. bigshoe

    bigshoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    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.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    i had that problem i got a pit bull
    problem solved
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    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.
  7. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    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.
  8. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    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.
  9. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    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.
  10. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    More over it and be done.....

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