The Water Cooler – Dogs Using Your Yard as a Toilet

July 26, 2013 12:00 pm · 84 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

Have you ever had a problem with anybody letting their dog(s) use your yard as a toilet? If so, did you ever catch them?

What are some tips to keep people from letting their dog(s) do their business on your property?

Talk about it….

1 anonyspouse July 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Ugh. It’s a huge pet pee-ve.

2 Anon777 July 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Occasionally yes. There is a perpetual offender in our neighborhood because I’ve seen several houses that have those little signs on their lawn.

If I saw this happen, I’d call the person out right then and there and/or bag it up and drop it on their porch and see how they like it.

3 palermo July 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

We are on a corner, so dogs are ALWAYS peeing and pooping on the lawn. Most times the owners leave the poop, especially on the side of our yard where we can’t see them. What really infuriates me is when they stop, let the dog poop, while I am staring at them through the window. They’re just not bothered. I’m not into confronting people, so I would like to see what tips people have to stop this. Sometimes I spread the “dog away” stuff on the lawn but it doesn’t last very long. We are forbidden to put up fences in this subdivision.

4 paranoi Pablito July 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Put a fake little tombstone in your front yard with the following on it: “Here he lies, cold and hard, the last damn dog to poop in my yard.”

5 sunnymoon July 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM

What about cats?? Damn thing visits me every day for it’s business.

6 Cash July 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM

The problem around here is cats using my planters as litter boxes. People might consider keeping their cats inside.

7 Enfield303 July 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Yes, every time I mow my lawn I come across a couple of piles. I never see them do it though.. D#$m slobs.

8 Fido July 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

When ya gotta go ya gotta go, but hay,
Leave nothing behind but the smell,
you know, for next time

9 anonamiss July 26, 2013 at 12:14 PM

For awhile we had someone in the neighborhood walking their dog and leaving a trail of the dog’s waste along the way. My house seemed to be a favorite target. Makes me mad and disgusted……..

10 Love dogs, but.... July 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM

YES! Sitting in my living room and all of a sudden, I saw a lady standing outside my window letting her dog crap on my lawn! We had a huge front yard, but she let the dog walk all the way up to our house to crap! I ran outside and told her to get off my property! She said she couldn’t because her dog was going potty! She asked why I was angry! I told her i was going to find out where she lived and crap on her lawn. She didn’t say a word and left. So sick of it !

11 Blink July 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Motion sector sprinklers

12 Anon-E-Cat July 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM

We have a corner house and for some reason people think it’s okay to let their dogs crap outside of our fence. I wind up picking it up, but if I knew where they lived, I’d accumulate it and leave it in THEIR yard! I am a dog owner and I pick up after my dogs (daily).

Please people pick up after your dogs :-)

13 Anon-E-Cat July 26, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Hmm – a way to prevent the practice? What if we used a water based motion detector system. If someone hangs around longer than the time it takes to walk at a regular pace, you get sprayed with a rainbird watering system?

14 Arf_Arf July 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM

My dog(s) do their business on lawns when I/we walk them.

But, I/we bring bags and pick it up; and throw it away at home.

And, if other dog walkers let their dogs go on my lawn, I’m fine if they clean it up.

BTW: it’s way better to let the dog go on the lawn…than the sidewalk or street.

15 noncexstanza July 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM

If you know who it is you can always collect it in a bag and then leave it on their front porch with a very specific and detailed note explaining that you are returning something that their dog left in your yard.

Or put up signs that say “video in use” as a deterrant or even a fence.

Owners who do not pick up after their dogs ar irresponsible and should be given heavy fines and forced to do community service claning up poop and garbage around the community. There should be a zero tolerance for such behavior.

16 noncexstanza July 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Sorry for the typos.

17 Anon July 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

YES YES YES! This is a sore subject especially since we no longer have a dog. Irks me that ppl let their dogs use our lawn THEN don’t pick it up. We have caught several ppl doing this. We actually do ask them to pick it up. Most will before we ask & after they see us. It wouldn’t annoy me quiet as much if they used the dirt before the grass but nope, on the grass.

We have a mother & daughter that take turns walking a little dog. The daughter won’t pick up if she can get away w it, so we mention it to the mom & she does.

18 Noj July 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM

My neighbor bought a Havahart trap to catch the cats that were pooping in his garden. He put some KFC in the trap and caught his own cat.

19 Woof July 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I love dogs but this is the very reason I choose not to own one….I don’t want to clean up after a dog. If you dog owners don’t want to be responsible for your dogs crap then don’t have a dog !!! Lady across the street used to sit and watch her dog cross the street to my lawn and did nothing. I asked her nicely 3 times, 4th time not so nice. Haven’t had a problem since.

20 old concord July 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I pick up after my dog . It’s the right thing to do .

21 Pyrrhus July 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

As long as the owner picks up after their dog I have no problem with it. Luckily, I never have that kind of issue. The bigger problem was the stray cat that was using my yard as a kitty litter. I replaced the area with fresh bark and the cat has never come back.

22 Triple Canopy July 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Yeah, I usually pick it up with a flat shovel, identify where they live, and hurl it onto their driveway. EZ.

23 biggus thinkus July 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

@ Arf_Arf
I’m with you. I have two dogs, and not only bring bags to pick up their poop, but I think I’m courteous enough to even throw it away at my house, even if I see someone elses can available.

I actually did call a lady out on it one day. Her good sized pooch dropped a charm, and as she was walking away (I was standing at my screen door) I called out “you are going to pick that up right, because when my dog $&1ts on your lawn, I pick it up”.

She did, and subsequently, I’ve had some nice chats with her since then.

Oh, and love the tombstone idea….

24 Concordian July 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

i own my house and i plan on putting up a doggie station… basically a post with a sign asking to please pick up after your pet, and a box full of plastic bags, and a small trash can which I will empty out every week on trash day. i’ve seen these on the canal trail and some parks and think it’s a good idea.

sometimes folks, even me, forget to bring a baggie so with the post/sign/bags/trash right there by the sidewalk, there is no excuse and shame on those who are still too lazy or uncaring.

25 Mrs. R July 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

We don’t have that problem anymore since we rocked in our yard, but before the rock, it was a free for all. There is a little old man who walks his dogs every morning, and every morning they leave a surprise on my neighbors lawn. I’ve said something to him, but he just pretends he doesn’t understand me. Come on people pick up after your dogs!!!

26 Paul (formerly) in South Concord July 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Yup, corner lot, similar issues, there. What pisses me off, is that all these people think that they’re entitled to just trespass, like their pet gives them some sort of exemption. Had a chat with one lady that I caught. I was nice and explained that hers and the 30 other dogs every day, were killing the same spot in my lawn. She gasped with amazement and said “30?!” That’s when she understood the issue. Once I saw 4 people with 8 dogs… all as a group and all using the same spot in the lawn.

I put up a sign. The pepper granule stuff doesn’t seem to work at all. I’m trying to catch people and talk to them, civilly and politely. Only marginal success, so far. I’m also pretty sure that someone in the neighborhood is just letting their dog out to do their business unattended… not walking them with a leash, but I can’t prove it. Those surprises are oh so fun to find with the lawn mower.

27 Felino July 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I had the F’n pool guy go number-two on my side yard once, I was LIVID to say the least.

28 Ruined Plants July 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

There should be a huge fine if caught.
Take your little pests to the park or let them pee and poo in your own freakin yard. you thoughtless Creeps!

29 Mr. John July 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

The best option: Put up a short fence around the edge of the property. A simple fence can be very attractive and keep out the dogs. Other options: Planter beds and hedges.

Most pet owners will respect a sign, too. However, the ones that won’t are usually the ones that won’t clean up after their pet, either.

Regardless, if you’re finding piles in your yard, don’t assume they all belong to neighborhood dogs on walks. There are cats and other wild beasts about, too. Do you ever see raccoons, skunks, possum, etc… roadkill in your neighborhood? Where do you think they go when they’re prowling at night? Even if you eliminated the dog elimination, you’d still have a lot of %$@# in your yard – and that isn’t even counting the bird %@$# that is hard to see.

30 anonyspouse July 26, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Not only is it gross, dog pee can kill your grass.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=88

31 Incognito July 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM

If a dog’s gotta go, it’s gotta go… but kindly pick up your dogs poop after it’s done it’s duty. And, yes, dog pee can kill your lawn. It’s my understanding it’s either the males or females (not both) that their urine basically burns your lawn.

I have indoor cats myself, and I have to say I really don’t like to find cat poop in my flower garden. And, years ago, there was a neighborhood cat who actually would poop on the TOP of a small box hedge I had in my front yard! Bizarre!

32 Nick July 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I had an issue with it so one day I followed the guy and his dog to his house and once i knew where he lived I would then take his dog poop after the dog was done at my house, it pick it up with a bag and walk the few blocks and place it on his doorstep and make sure to smash it into the door mat, with a nice note, please pick up you dog poop otherwise you will keep getting these “deliveries”. After about the third day it stopped being a problem.

33 Jolly July 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Yep our yard is rocks and the dogs still do it. Neighbor lets his dogs roam freely so they do it in the entire neighborhood. Not worth confronting because people are crazy these days.

34 Diablo July 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM

This would be the reason why I fenced my front yard.

35 Concord Grape July 26, 2013 at 1:15 PM

A water gun full of turpentine, let em have it in the butt. They can out run a Corvette.

36 Trucker Bug July 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Just wait for then to get on the lawn and turn on the sprinklers. It’s a hoot

37 Woof July 26, 2013 at 1:18 PM

@Felino no freakin way you can’t be serious …….Gag Gag ewwww that is disgusting. Hope you threw a plastic bag at him to clean up his own mess?

38 Diablo July 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

This would be the reason I fenced my front yard. Years ago I followed a neighbor back to their house with a shovel holding what their dog left on my lawn. I launched it all over their front door, not wise but they never walked by my house with a dog again.

39 Elwood July 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Crazy Uncle Joe says all you need is a shotgun!

40 Arf_Arf July 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM

@Felino #27:

Can you send your pool guy over to
Ruined Plants #28?

Ask your pool guy to leave an extra-large for the dog hater.

41 stan July 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

It’s the people not the dog, To many self entitlement attitudes out there, I have more problems with people trampling my yard than with dogs crap’n on it, and the ones that do have dumbass people attached to them by a leash

42 NutCreek Frontier July 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM

We have got a real winner in our neighborhood that picks up after his dog, but then leaves the little poop gift bags in front of the house where the dog dropped the bomb. Guess he is too lazy to carry them home.

43 RIBS July 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Wow… I really did not want to add my two cents and I was waiting for a comment that was special or noteworthy, but no… just the standard stuff.

First, I absolutely love dogs and I love people too. But the comments here are perhaps a reflection on the unnecessary stress that we too often place on ourselves. I suspect that the same nice folks commenting on this subject are also perplexed by the violence in our community, maybe gang related maybe not… they then advocate rather radical retribution for those that do not pick-up after their dogs!

What I am saying is… don’t worry so much about it. Is this really worth the trouble? Let me suggest something different… how about investing in a long handle pooper-scooper and a long handle tray. If you have lawn you should always look it over before mowing… for dog poop, wind-blown trash, glass, ROCKS and other stuff as a SAFETY measure. If you do not have a lawn I’m sure that a similar clean-up would be appropriate for a lot of good reasons.

So, you catch the perpetrator IN THE ACT! Well, how about you smile and just say hi… “Hey that’s a cute puppy, here… let me scoop that up for you… have a nice day.” …NO, NOT SARCASTICALLY! Actually, do not even consider this if you are not sincere, and it may take a while after a little reactionary self-training is practiced. Listen, you have to live in the same neighborhood with these folks… and even if you know them and do not like them, it makes no difference, your reaction should be same… polite. Save your energy for the real battles that are truly worthy of your resources. I am dumbfounded by the efforts by some folks to “keep score” …I like that person, I don’t like that person, I have to teach that one a lesson, I’ll remember that for next time …not mature, a real waste of brain cells.

Anyway, these suggestions are not based on any personal religious convictions… I do not practice organized religion, nor do I have a high opinion of same… although our cultural framework in the Americas is based on a Judeo-Christian and Old English philosophy, civility and common sense. That’s not eye for an eye or the death penalty for infractions… however, it should compel us often to be nice to rude people.

After all, it’s really about more than just dog poop.

Thanks fer readin’
~RIBS

44 Kat July 26, 2013 at 2:21 PM

NutCreek, I see that sort of thing all the time. I always pick up after my dog. However, I’ve wondered if those that pick it up and leave the baggies think there’s some sort of service that will pick up the baggie. I honestly wonder if people really think this as they leave it right out in the open. Does anyone have the answer?

45 Melanie July 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

So many negative comments. I tell all the dog walkers that they are welcome to come put their poo bags in my garbage can and that I appreciate them picking up after their pets. Being nice goes a long way.

46 ajh5150 July 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Yes. My neighbors kids walk the dog. The dog is in everyones yard on our street. As soon as the dog takes a dump, and pees they go home. I have asked them to keep the cocker spaniel out of my yard. The thing that is funny, they asked the neighbor across the street from them not to make a u-turn in front of there driveway because it leaves tire marks! Really.

47 Nicmo July 26, 2013 at 2:49 PM

@ sunnymoon- I agree. Why do people think it is OK to let their cats roam the neighborhood and do their business in every one elses yard. I have a cure.
As for dog walkers, if I see the poop on my front lawn and don’t know which of the neighborhood dogs did it ( I have an idea based on the size) I put the poop on the sidewalk so maybe the next walk will catch the owner stepping in it. This did happen. If I know which dog then the poop ends up on their driveway. I’ve spoken to the four owners in our neighborhood who have dogs but two just continue to let their dog out unleashed and they do their business wherever they please.

48 Strad July 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Ever since we installed an artificial lawn, we don’t have any problem with dogs poop on the lawn.

49 Jim Shoes July 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

We have a jerk of a next door neighbor who allows her yapper to crap on our grass.

Whenever we find poop, we scoop it up and throw it on her driveway. No bag. Usually it remains there several days.

50 palermo July 26, 2013 at 3:11 PM

@RIBS, if I wanted to scoop up poop I would have my own dog.

51 fit4pug July 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I have 2 dogs and in all my pockets I have a stash of little plastic bags. I try to get my dogs to potty in our backyard before our walk, but when nature calls, they need to go. I would never dream of leaving poop on someones yard, but I can’t say the same for my neighbors. In fact, we have one neighbor who lets her little dog run around the ‘hood and it goes all over the place! Cats however use my back and front yard as their litterbox all the time and that is rude.

52 @ Ribs July 26, 2013 at 3:15 PM

The point is, people should be courteous and think about how they would like it if someone’s dog pooped in their yard. You know the old saying? Do onto others…..But people don’t think like that anymore. It’s making it harder and harder for me as a parent to try and teach values to my children, when not many people around us show any. No one holds the door open for people anymore. People still wear hats at nice restaurant’s. They let their children scream and cry while dining out, not thinking that it bothers other people trying to eat. Talk on their phones, and bring their pet’s everywhere.

53 @ Kat July 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Good question, I confronted the guy that does this once, and did not get the impression he thought somone would pick it up. He had the nerve to say, “he would come back later to get it”. Sure…

54 iscoffy July 26, 2013 at 3:27 PM

We have a neighbor with a little Yorkie thingie that they let run around and crap everywhere. I have replaced my lawn so it usually doesn’t use my yard anymore, but it is semi-aggressive (I had to punt it off my dog once) and will stand by you and bark and howl at you for hours if you are in your yard. It also runs around in the street and I’m surprised it hasn’t gotten hit yet. Unfortunately, the owners are not interested in keeping their dog on their own property and they are definitely quite disinterested in hearing from any neighbors about it.

55 nytemuvr July 26, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Sounds gross but I pee in a plastic cup and dribble it around my flower beds and front porch, keeps the cats away, do this at night otherwise the neighbors think your crazy “watering” at night with a plastic cup….Wrist Rocket for the dogs and a damn rooster, pretty good shot after 50 years. Doesn’t kill them but they run when they see me, hurts like hell I’m sure. Would rather shoot the owners. Finely ground cayenne pepper will keep the dogs away.

56 dilligafman July 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM

i just let my 2 rotweillers out to teach them a lesson!!!

57 I'm with Elwood July 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Elwood July 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM
Crazy Uncle Joe says all you need is a shotgun!

Not for the dog but for the dogs owner.

58 RanchgirlCA July 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Have never caught anyone letting their dog do their business in our yard, but had neighborhood feral cats turn our yard into their personal litterbox. Turns our an elderly neighbor fed them by putting food in our bushes. Trapped them and took them to animal control.

59 Dorothy July 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Not much you can do about loose dogs or raccoons. Cats at least try to bury theirs.

60 Em Dubya July 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Every last inch of your yard and external surfaces of your house should be electrified. I prefer having it in zones with adjustable levels – mild buzz for most and kaboom for solicitors / pooping dogs.

61 Atticus Thraxx July 26, 2013 at 6:21 PM

It’s dog s**t. Yeah, it’s annoying but I can only spend so much time worrying about feces.

62 beyond fed up July 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM

IT IS NOT O.K. TO LET YOUR DOG POOP AND THEN PICK IT UP!!
Every other dog in the neighborhood then comes by and sniffs it and then poops while their CLASSLESS ‘master’ lets them while looking sheepishly around. From the amount of poops we used to pick up, it’s obvious the norm is not to pick it up. I’ve noticed that most of the super poopers come out in the dark of the evening so as not to get caught. You who let your dogs do this know it’s wrong! We ended up putting up a fence. We started out real NEIGHBORLY asking the offenders to please not let their dog poop on our lawn. Then they would act like they were the victims!!! Then I would ask them, ‘why is it that you don’t have your dog poop on your own lawn? (knowing full well you’ve crated him all day to keep your lawn pristine?!!) They would never answer that question. We even had the neighborhood grandma tell my husband to ‘go to hell’ after her dog had the runnies all over our driveway. Before putting up a fence, I considered a billboard on my lawn called the NEIGHBORHOOD HALL OF SHAME with pics of the offenders.
For those of you who feel your NEIGHBOR’S lawn is your dogs personal dumping ground…..News Flash ‘oh selfish one’….. You never know when you are being filmed….Technology, don’t ‘cha know? Problem is, the Master Poopers probably won’t read this thread because it kinda shines a light on their bad behavior….if you’re the guilty party…..you don’t want to be reminded of it. Keep it in your own yard or at least on your own street where you are known.

63 Chester E. Kitty July 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

@paranoi Pablito – Ha! Great idea!!!

By the way, I have NEVER let my dog EVER go potty while we were on a walk. My dogs went in the backyard and I cleaned up after them every day. I really don’t see why people (even ones that clean up after their dog goes) even have to let their dogs go on other people’s lawns. Think about it … a dog craps on your lawn, the owner cleans it up. However, there is no way they can get all traces of it off the lawn. Your little kid then goes out to play and rolls around on the grass and then gets traces of it on his shirt. GROSS!!! Everyone’s dogs should be going in their OWN BACKYARDS!

64 Danielle July 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

This doesn’t happen in my neighborhood. I think my neighbors take their dogs to the park. If it did happen, I’d probably just clean it up. I’m an animal lover, and I’m not lazy……..

65 turds July 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM

We’ve caught many **sholes using our lawn as a toilet. My wife had me put up a fence–but I added a sign that said “No dog s**t here”.

66 Chemical Warfare July 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

As mentioned above, sprinkle some ground cayenne pepper around your lawn or planter boxes and that should do the trick. Don’t use chili powder, it’s not hot enough to do the trick. It works well with all animals including gophers who tend to destroy your lawn!

67 beyond fed up July 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Being an animal lover has nothing to do with loving dog s–t on your lawn in response to #65. I have animals too and pick up the poop in my own yard. The question is not whether we love animals, it’s ‘loving our neighbors as ourselves’. It’s a sign of the times of being self-absorbed and only thinking of themselves. Talk to me when you pick up 11 piles in one day from some lazy a-s animal lover.

68 concord July 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I always pick up after my dog and if I see additional dog poop, I’ll pick that up too. However, that didn’t stop me getting accused by my neighbor of my dog pooping on his lawn which she never has done but I told him I’ll take responsibility and let me know if it happens again and I’ll pick it up. We have a lot of hills and people let their dogs go and don’t pick up after them. Even the hills are no one’s yard, I don’t appreciate seeing and smelling dog poop on my hikes so I’ll pick it all up. Hopefully, my neighbor will figure out what dog is pooping his lawn and realize it wasn’t me. He was pretty upset.

69 Jan July 26, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I always make sure sure I know witch neighbor is the offender– then I brew a batch of Green Tea with a tablespoon or two of their dogs poop included in the brewing process. I invite them over for tea– I don’t partake:)

70 Katrina July 26, 2013 at 10:52 PM

@Danielle-#65. I’m with you! Don’t sweat the small stuff. Of course dog crap is annoying. So is life. Learn to separate the small stuff from things that matter. If you get all bent over dog crap, how are you going to reeact when a family member is diagnosed with cancer or you’re a victim of armed robbery?

71 Dr. Jellyfinger July 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Jan I hope you are just joking, that could kill somebody.

I’d just sneak over in the middle of the night & spell “Dog Sh*t” on their lawn with a 5 lb. bag of salt. They will get the message.

72 Jess July 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I have more trouble with cats pooping in my garden. Most people pick up after their dogs, but let their cats roam free to poop everywhere.

73 Nom de Plume July 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

This happens all the time and it’s extremely irritating to step in when mowing the yard. It’s rare for the owner to pick up after the animal even when caught in the act. Our animals are indoor only and do not crap in other peoples’ yards.

74 Karen July 27, 2013 at 6:45 AM

I personally would like to know how to rid cats of pooping in our yard. Considering that cat urine and poop can be toxic and/or contain parasites, it’s probably worse than dog poop. I’m ready to place thumbtacks on our fences to keep the cats out of our yard!

75 Kirk July 27, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Chicken wire on the fence corners or wherever they jump up. Not a lot either, just a 1 foot square. Also 1 foot squares of chicken wire in plant beds. Cats don’t like to walk on chicken wire, they also can’t scratch around like a litter box on it. It settles in the dirt so you don’t even really see it, and a lot of perennials grow right through it.

“Scare crow” motion sensor sprayer if you have a large area.

My neighbors have a huge problem with feral cats pooping all over the place, I’m down to a couple of squirrels.

76 Connie Dobbs July 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Dinner party at Jan’s!

77 Julie K July 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

My grandfather back in his day got very tired of this man’s dog leaving it’s mess. When he went to talk to the neighbor they guy always denied having a dog.

He went to the local zoo and paid a guy 25 bucks to fill a truck bed full of elephant mess which was then delivered to the mans home front yard, all over the yard!

When that man confronted my grandfather he said “what? I don’t own an elephant!”

Needless to say it stopped. :)

78 Brian Griffin July 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I don’t care about the poop, I can see it and use the shovel. What I hate are the dead patches from the urine. C’mon I spend a lot of time and money to keep my lawn looking nice.

79 hilly July 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Yes..i found IT as a number two while weedeating!
Just so happens that i have 2 cameras leveled on the front yard and
Found that one very outgoing n friendly neighbor lady …mid forties…
Was intentionally walking her dog the four houses down n right onto my lawn ro do businesss everyday at 10am.
She knew it was wrong…as she even was on the way one day when i
Began backing out of garage..she turned tail back home.
I confronted saying..cameras documented..did she think
I spent 400k to provide a convenient crapper for her pup?
Not much remorse…not surprized from a no class

80 The Mamba July 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I have two small dogs and pick up after them whenever they go, its part of being a responsible pet owner and good neighbor. If someone’s dog went in my front yard and didn’t pick it up, I’d assume they were out of plastic bags and would offer them one.

81 Disgusted July 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

It is a ticket-able offense. If your know who it is “return to sender” on their front porch.

82 Dog Owner August 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

We have a dog and even though the dog does its business in our backyard that does not guarantee it will not have to go during a walk. I have found it best to walk our dog in the middle of the road so that we are not accused of using a neighbors property (we always pick up wherever we are). We have a couple of uptight neighbors (Clayton). We have the kind that have so much time on their hands that they peek out their windows and then gossip about other neighbors, children, pets, etc. I just feel sorry for anyone who has to live such a life. I wish we treated dogs in our city like they do in Carmel. I have to admit I love dogs more than most people.

83 @ Dog Owner August 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Sounds like a lady in our neighborhood. Her name is Geri and she is a busy body. Most of my neighbors stay away from her. I think she home schools her kid. The neighborhood consensus is we hope she moves far away.

84 Atticus Thraxx August 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM

You think having a dog poop in your yard sucks: http://youtu.be/3tD4nmw1yZs

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