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I Need Your Help... Naughty Neighbor's Dog Not So Neighborly!

I Need Your Help... Naughty Neighbor's Dog Not So Neighborly!

Sadly, it just takes one irresponsible dog owner to ruin it for the rest of us. When I posted about those pricey but pretty poo bags, I noticed this problem shared in the comments. I thought it'd make a great subject for an advice post:

I live across the street from a man with a large black lab – it's a beautiful, wonderful dog but his owner . . . not so much. He doesn't want dog poop in his yard so he has trained his dog to go in other people's yard and then cleans it up at his own discretion.

I want to pick it up and move it back to the man's yard, but it seems aggressive and intrusive. My other neighbors on this side of the street says that is exactly what the man who lived here before me would have done. Perhaps this man gets away with this because I am the only unaggressive person on our street?

What would you do?


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Debby-Doyle Debby-Doyle 8 years
Sorry about the mess I'm not very good with this new fangled tecnology. Any way I explained about the christmas tree and told them I don't want to lose our friendship over this. Still Buddy drops by I am at my wits end as to what to do about this. Our area is full of dogs and this is the onlu one that roams. What can I do PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!
Debby-Doyle Debby-Doyle 8 years
Please I need some advise about my neighbors. I own four dogs and am a great animal lover but I am having a problem with my neighbors. My dogs are all female and all spayed. My neighbors dog is male. My dogs are never on a leash and never even wear a collar. We have a four acre property and the girls are free to roam it. However they never leave the yard and are always under my supervision. Not so for my neighbors dog. He comes over when ever he wants and does his business on our patio in front of our door. He also lifts his leg on trees and flowers that I have spent years trying to grow. At christmas last year the girls were in the house when Buddy decided to make a visit my four dogs nearly knocked the christmas tree over in the front window trying to get at him. Then last night he made another unannouced visit for the hundredth time, my girls were outside for their last trip of the night and my youngest and smallest dog got so scared that she ran into the woods after gathering up my other three dogs and chasing away Buddy I had to start searching for my pup with a flash light in the woods. After some time of calling and pleading she finally returned. My neighbors are have benn friends nearly family with my husband for almost 50 years and friends of mine for 17. I have repeatedly called them and asked them to keep Buddy in their yard. I've explained to them that my dogs don't go in their yard to s**t and that I have enough of my own to pick up without adding another one.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
fuzzles, that explains ALOT about your sense of humour :P
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Photograph or video it and then report it. Its at least a $250 fine in my neighborhood to not pick up after your dog. That way, it would have nothing to do with an altercation between he and I, but between he and the city. If he doesnt want to pick up after his dog because he is lazy, maybe at least when he cant afford the fines anymore will he own up to the responsibility of having a pet.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
well i know one person who handeled it like this: made "mighty-fine-meat-balls" with a little something extra in them to make the dog go big poopie :) this was in the evening. after a couple of times the doggie never visited their lawn anymore. and no it wasn't me.
PamiP PamiP 9 years
Man I've been trying to solve the mystery with my mystery pooper. Every morning I walk out and there is at least one pile in front of my car door. The dog owner I think is doing it showed absolutely no embarrassment when I asked her what kind of bags she used with her 3 dogs.
carak carak 9 years
growing up, i had a neighbor who let their dog out the front door to do it's business because they didn't want the poop in the backyard. the dog pooped in everyone's yard on the whole block. a couple of kids that lived on my block got fed up with it & one night collected a bunch of the poop and threw it into the offending family's Miata, which had the top down. the dog didn't get let out the front door anymore after that.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I live in an old house divided up into apartments and the people below me don't clean up their dog poop. We all share a yard and it bugs me to no end, so this post was actually helpful. Thanks for everyone's advice.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I said this is the other post, but it irks me so much I thought I'd post it again: As for the poop guy, personally I would NOT be okay with that and whenever I saw a poop on my lawn I would go to his house ring the bell and ask him to pick it up. I would also look into what the laws and fines are for not picking up after your animal and report him. I mean really, he can't pick up poop when it happens? Or you could even go the route, and complain that he traspasses on your property daily and tell him if he keeps it up you'll call the cops. It's a bit extreme, but I can't STAND people like that who think they can do whatever they want.
ches ches 9 years
have you hust flat out asked him why do does that?or getcreative with the neighbors,put"no poopie in this yard" sign or something at everyones house but his ...............j/K getting nasty with him isn't gonna solve anything,but possible end up with poop war...ewwwwwwwwwwww!!!:) good luck with it!....and the thing is i think it's unfair for him.....;)
jessie jessie 9 years
have you just flat out asked him why he does that? or get creative with the neighbors, put "no poopie in this yard" sign or something at everyones house but his....j/k! getting nasty with him isn't gonna solve anything, but possible end up with a poop war. ewwww! good luck with it.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I would absolutely deposit right back in his yard. I don't like that Cuba poo's but I clean up each and every time, and I even pick up after other people's dogs because it is so gross to have to look at it and/or smell it. When I know who the culprit is I leave it on their porch.
shepptacular shepptacular 9 years
I think that it's pretty unfair for him to own a dog and then not take the proper responsibility of picking up after him. I'm also non-agressive and very non confrontational but if I kept finding his dog's crap on my lawn I would say something to him or find a way to get him some sort of citation...
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I'm not one to keep quiet about this type of type. Hubby has and will continue to put in on the porch of the person - me, I'd ring the bell and lob it in the house. That's just me, I won't put up with other people's crap (pun intended) :)
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
The next door neighbors of my parents have a golden retriever that often will cross over to their propery to drop the occasional deuce. The neighbors are friends of my folks, and check Mom and Dad's yard often for errant turds, picking up after the dog when they do. But on occasion, they will miss one. My Dad will then wait until the husband is outside, run for his shovel, pick up the pile, and yell "Hey asshole, incoming!," followed my a dramatic lobbing of the poo back into the neighbors yard. It's like some kind of weird male bonding thing. But I wouldn't recommend this if you didn't have a good relationship with your neighbor! ;)
CoronaLove CoronaLove 9 years
A man on our street does the same thing with his dog. My neighbor told me yesterday he is collecting all the poop and is planning to throw it all over his yard. The expression on that mans face will be priceless. Nobody likes him. He is not very neighborly. You and your neighbors should have a Poop luck. Everybody brings that mans dog poop places it inside a bucket. Later, deliver the bucket of poop with a nice little note that says "Thanks but No Thanks" I think he will get the message. If that doesnt work rub it all over his door. :)
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
This irks me to no end! Like someone else said, try leaving a note or talking to him politely. If that doesn't work, I would definitely put back into his yard. Someone did this at my place of work last night. I was outside and this guy with a big dog just let him take a huge poop on our lawn, then left it there! I was SO angry, but I couldn't even say anything. Some people are just jerks.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Around here it's totally legal for dogs to poop in your yard if it's not fenced, but it's VERY illegal to leave it there. What a douche. Don't bag it and put it back in his yard- bags would be too polite. Get a pooper scooper and put it someplace obvious. Maybe smear it around a little. :evil:
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 9 years
I see a few options - catch him in the act and run out and tell him to stop now and in the future. Perhaps call Animal Control and see what they say about any ordinances and report him. Depending on how assertive the homeowner is, s/he coud just knock on neighbor's door and tell them to stop pooing on your property. Put up a fence :)
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
maybe just asking him first, writing a note or something and then just start leaving bags of poop in his yard. we live in a tri-plex, and the 'neighbor' in the back had a chihuahua that never got walked or played with - a mean little thing - and would be put out on a line for a 1/2 hour or so twice a day or whatever go do his thing ON the sidewalk, they didn't even give him a long enough chain to touch the grass!!! so I wrote a note, to no avail, just saying "I stepped in the poo, can you clean or sweep it so its not all over the sidewalk" nothing... anyway come winter with snow and being nice neighbors, shoveled all around the building, and under and on top of the snow was this dog's business. so, we shoveled it ONTO their porch. When they approached us, we said "oh, really? It [poo] was still on the sidewalk? Sorry!" They started sweeping it after that. Luckily, they've since moved out, but it was sad, their laziness.
reills reills 9 years
That's totally unacceptable, not to mention hypocritical. I'd throw that crap right back in his yard!
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