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  • Need advice suggestions for dog pooping on my property...

    For the past three days a dog has been pooping on my front landscaping. It is driving me nuts and I want to strangle the owner. Being a typical cop, I have now become obsessed with catching the dog and or owner. I live in a gated community, but my house is near the gate, so I’m sure the owner walks the dog past my house to get outside the gate to the desert near our community. I’m the quiet neighbor who bothers nobody and keeps to myself. It is obviously I have a plain police vehicle in my driveway, so I can’t help to think it is a gutless, cop hating neighbor.

    I have narrowed it down to the evening time, I am up early and drink my coffee by my front window to observe when this is happening. Nothing yet...

    This morning was the 3rd day in a row I found dog poop on my place. I had a neighbor walk by me yesterday, walking his dog. He just passed by and I should have asked, but was pre-occupied with my garage. I will ask every dog walker I see from now on. I do not have grass in my front yard, just desert landscaping, I have no problem with confronting the culprit (God help them) when I see them or their dog pooping in my yard, but I am looking for ideas/ways to prevent the dog from visiting my property. I don’t think it a loose dog, they are rare and I would have seen it by now, so I’m certain it is one being walked. I don’t have a problem with animals, ( I actually love dogs) but I do have an issue with the owner.

    Does anyone have ideas, or experience in this arena? I have searched the internet and here are some ideas I found:

    1. Pepper spay near the area, may deter the dog… (I’ll try that tonight)

    2. Orange peels? Okay, kind of different but may work?

    3. A bowl of anti-freeze for the dog to consume, slow and painful death. I guess dogs are attracted to the sweet taste. ( Not what I’m looking to do…………………………yet….)

    Any ideas???

  • #2
    You need a secuity camera anyway, put up one of the wireless infrarad ones that will interface to your computer and monitor your front yard on your PC.

    It very well could be me and my dog cause I would do this, it could be more than one person/dog. Three nights in a row, when I walk dog we go different directions for variety. We don't hit the same yards due to doggy timing. Dogs like to poop on things that have a certain smell, I do not know what that smell is, but they do. I prefer random dog poop to cat poop anyday, try getting targeted as the neighborhood sandbox for cats sometime. I do try and hurry past perfect yards, but only if an owner sees me to keep watchful by windows will I pick it up but then I just toss in street.


    • #3
      Nothing you can do until you catch the dog doing his thing...When you do catch them make the owner pick it up, and let him know not to do it again...Since you live in a gated community can't you tell someone about it?...That happen to us, my dad caught the guy and made him pick up the stuff...If he continues to walk around your front lawn turn on the sprinklers (if you have them)...Then sit back w/a six pack and you guessed it midget porn...

      We're NEVER going to let you live that down..


      • #4
        The pepper spray idea may be yor best bet. Little concerned you might stain the landscaping though. I had a Siberian that loved to chew and then crap on things, loved her but was at wits end. Tried all kinds including orange peel and lemon as well as vinegar. Before Oc became big I took cayene pepper and made a paste that I " painted " wherever I didn't wnt her except outside where forbidden areas were dry sprinkled. It worked for me and she stopped chewing my cabinets.


        • #5
          I second the pepper spray. Or get a restaurant sized container of cayenne pepper and sprinkle it on your lawn.

          The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson


          • #6
            They have this stuff called on dogs and cats. Get it at OSH or Walmart.

            Or get a sign

            I'd stand in my front yard as he and his dog walks by...casually're picking up after him AREN'T you. Tell tale sign might be the absence of the plastic bag carrier on the leash.
            This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.


            • #7
              I've seen signs in people's yards telling pet owners to clean up after their pet.


              • #8
                You need one of the video for a demo

                Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.



                • #9
                  Man!! i hate inconsiderate people that don't pick up after their dogs! That is so rude! I especially hate it when people let their dogs poop on the sidewalk and then leave it there. I lived in an apartment complex for a year and people there were TERRIBLE about it, even though there were conveniently placed doggy pickup bags and doggy waste disposal bins all over the property. Pure laziness. It drives me nuts.

                  You definitely have to catch the dog in the act to know which it is. But, in the meantime, try the pepper idea. You probably have to pepper the yard frequently though, to make sure the scent stays there. Then again, if you are in the desert, you probably aren't getting much rain to wash it away...

                  Let us know how it works.


                  • #10
                    It's not lazyiness, it's lack of concern. It's just poop, what's the big deal. Just because it's a big deal to you does not mean it's a big deal to the dog owner. That being said, it's your lawn, you don't want poop you should not have poop. Trash tossed out of car windows ****es me off way more than poop which will wash away the first rain, or dry to dust if there is no rain.

                    Unless you put up cameras it will be hard to catch because us dog walkers, know to do this at night and to run quickly away once the deed happens, so window of opportunity to catch us is slim. You could get one of the digital trail cameras and take photos of everyone that goes by.


                    • #11
                      Remember the old...pick up the poop put in in a brown paper bag, return it to the owners front door step and set the bag on fire routine?
                      This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.


                      • #12
                        In some places it's the law that you are required to clean up after your dog; it's not just a matter of someone not liking someone's dog crapping in their yard.
                        Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mrs. Hoppes View Post
                          get a restaurant sized container of cayenne pepper and sprinkle it on your lawn.
                          That works like a charm, had a problem with both cats and dogs the cats digging up the flowers and the dogs crapping in the yard spread a liberal amount over the affected area and no more problems. I would recommend Miller light when watching the midget porn, taste great and less filling.
                          It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.


                          • #14
                            I second the advice for cayenne pepper! It works i have done it . Dogs learn REAL Quick...they sniff around before they poo...after a nose full of burning cayenne ..the last thing that dog wants to be anywhere near your yard!

                            But watch the weather ya don't want to sprinkle all that C P down and than let the rain wash it all out!


                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the advice, I will try the pepper tonight and I'll update everyone.


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