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Old 11-06-2017, 03:07 AM
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Unleashed Dog pooing in my lawn - why?

I am new here and it's my first post.

I am not a dog owner.

The information I am trying to obtain is to remedy a situation with my neighbors unleashed dog that continues to poop in my lawn.

So the dog is a boston terrier. The neighbors are a bunch of losers. I don't want to go into that much, but I've been civil with them about their dog being unleashed and continuing to poop in my lawn. Some people are responsible dog owners and some are not. I get it. These people are definitely not.

I know it's not the dog's fault, it's the owners. But I'd like to understand why the dog does this. What behavior makes him just come in without a care into my property and drop his business?

The dog is always unleashed. I worry about the dog because it sometimes just strolls into the street. I've seen a few times where the dog has been almost hit by UPS delivery trucks. I've pointed this out to the owners but again they don't care.

I'm guessing the owners probably let the dog out and he just came to find my lawn something as his territory. I ve tried to shoo him away but he either barks back at me, or just strolls ignoring me doing it's thing.

Is there anything behavioral wise I can do to mark my own territory w/ the dog? I no means want to hurt it, but just find some way to avoid this situation w/ the dog.

Thanks for listening.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:50 AM
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You can try a dog repellent that you spray around your yard, there are also motion activated sprinklers you could install, you could also pick it up and return it to the owners...But if it were me I would just call the Animal control officer and file a report, they will tell you the laws in your area...where I live there is a no leash law, but then there's a no roaming law as well!!
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:02 AM
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Tough situation. Dogs are animals of routine and it seems like this dog has made your lawn its toilet and it's simply part of its routine now to do it. Especially because your lawn has its pee or poo scent all over it already and dogs like to do in the same are to do their business.

I think Olympias advice is good. Nothing much else I can add other than more drastic measures like fencing or blocking the area.
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@lancer01 First, let me apologise for the inconveinience these handlers have caused you.

Second, some dogs don't like pooing in their territory, they can be fastidous about their places to go.

If you've taken all polite steps you can there are some others:

- scoop the poop with ahovel just over the boundary of your neighbors's land. Dogs will poop where they have pooped before and this can create a directive for spot.

- scoop and bag it and put it in the middle of their lawn. You are returning property. This may be very confrontational and I advise caution.

- Take a picture of the dog offlead and pooping on your property. In most counties there are leash and litter laws that incur fines and penalties.
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Thank for all your replies and advice :

1.I did use repellent from the hardware store but the dog found another spot to poop.

2.The owner is somewhat a racist and I was called the K word already a few times by him. Thats a whole other story so I dont think shoveling the poo back on his lawn is going to work. I don't want to get into a physical confrontation.

3.I called the city and they said they really can't do much. I can document w/ video and do all these steps but all I can do is file a report until animal control comes out which probably will be never.

4.I'm thinking of putting a fence up. I know it' costs a lot. Neighbor told me even small dogs can get thru with a picket fence. So exploring other fencing options.
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In my house I use to live in I had this same problem I didn't build a fence. I called the sheriff he told me the next one of the dogs come over shot it and he went over there and told the lady that if her dogs keep going over to my place I have a right to shot them and there is nothing she can do about it.
*I never shot the dogs *
The lady built kennels and put them in it.

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Thank for all your replies and advice :

1.I did use repellent from the hardware store but the dog found another spot to poop.

2.The owner is somewhat a racist and I was called the K word already a few times by him. Thats a whole other story so I dont think shoveling the poo back on his lawn is going to work. I don't want to get into a physical confrontation.

3.I called the city and they said they really can't do much. I can document w/ video and do all these steps but all I can do is file a report until animal control comes out which probably will be never.

4.I'm thinking of putting a fence up. I know it' costs a lot. Neighbor told me even small dogs can get thru with a picket fence. So exploring other fencing options.
We put up a split rail fence with 16 gauge mesh and it works great, we live in the country so we had issues with the neighbors chickens and dogs coming in the yard before the fence was up, it was also the cheapest option for us at the time because we were fencing an acre of land for our dogs...
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