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.