Would you be annoyed if someone told you to not let your dog poop on their lawn?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I personally wouldn’t be annoyed, because it’s *her* yard, and she is entitled to have whomever on her yard as she chooses.  You may not be the culprit, but she may have a careless pooper coming into her yard and leaving the dumps for her to take care of. Her reasonable request to you isn’t personal if you have never left dog dump in her yard. Some asshole on the other hand may have put her in the position of talking to every dog walker that passes by simply because they won’t pick up their shit, and she doesn’t know who it is. I bet if she is a non dog owner, that would frustrate her. Not only does she have to scoop poop daily, now she has to figure out who it is…. and people she tries talking to get mad at her on top of it? Try to cut her some slack. If your dog poops and you pick it up every time, then you are honoring her “no poo” request. Just keep it moving and try not to let her impartial request bother you, since you are not the problem. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  StuporDuck.
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes. I had a neighbor tell me not to let my dog poop in an area in front of her patio. It’s not her lawn, it’s the apartment complexes’ lawn! It annoyed me to no end. If I pick up the poop, it shouldn’t matter, plus she has a front door she can exit through.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Sorry, but where I live people walk their dogs in parks because it is considered rude to let your animals ‘go’ on someone’s lawn. It is their property afterall. But she didn’t have to go ramble on about it or get worked up, that seems a little excessive.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

lovemusic:  in our community we have 2 (literally) crazy ladies who will chase you down for just walking by her lawn with your dog. B/c we live in townhomes, all grass area is common area.. so she does not own it nor need to take care of it.. SO b/c she is crazy, I may.. or may not walk the dogs by her house on purpose.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Maybe other dogs have been pooping in her yard and the owners didn’t pick it up, so she thought you would do the same.

In the end it’s her property, and I can understand if she doesn’t want dogs pooping in her yard, even if the owner does pick it up. I imagine she is annoyed of pooping dogs in her yard if she felt like she had to leave her house to come and talk to you 😛

 

I might think she was odd, but I wouldn’t be annoyed.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

lovemusic:  I would have told her I would try but I would reassure her I would always pick it up; because you’re right, you can’t predict when your pooch will go. I think she’s being a wee bit irrational, but she also sounds like she has had some bad experiences with irresponsible dog owners, so I would try and look at it that way.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Not to mention, by the way, her lawn might be undergoing fertilization treatment, or weed herbicides, which is nothing but a bunch of poisonous chemicals. You said you couldn’t understand her, is she not a native English speaker? Maybe she was trying to warn you for your own safety? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

No, I think she has every right to tell you not to let your dog poop on her lawn (although maybe the manner in which she did it was rude).

I assume you want honesty here: I’d be annoyed if a dog pooped in my yard, poop bag or no.  I have no interest in having smears of dog poop on my lawn.  It’s private property and technically you and your dog arent allowed on it without my permission. If you can’t control where your dog poops in the slightest, then maybe you should only take it to your yard and public parks rather than around other people’s property. 

I love dogs but I do not like them on my lawn unless I know them. That’s my 2 cents.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s her property, so she has the right to decide who is and isn’t allowed on her lawn. A person’s lawn isn’t a park, and is not for public use unless they want it to be. I don’t like dogs on my lawn, mostly because for every decent owner that picks up after them, there’s another that doesn’t pick up the poop. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

No, I wouldn’t be annoyed. I get annoyed and wouldn’t hestitate to let someone know that they need to find a new place for the dog to poop. I don’t even let my own dogs poop in my front yard, we have a 10×20 fenced in area in which the dogs are allowed to “go”.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Yeah, I think the lady is completely justified. Yes, you personally may clean up after your dog but countless other people do not. She’s probably tired of stepping in dog poo in her yard, and probably yells at everyone that comes around with a dog. I wouldn’t take it personally and I would probably try and find a nearby park for walks.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

StuporDuck:  No it wouldn’t bother me.  I’m responsible for my dog and his poop while she is responsible for her property.  It’s not my property to do as I please so I would take my dog elsewhere to poop.  Even if I clean it up there are still particles of feces on her lawn and you don’t know if she has a medical issue that could be affected by walking over those particles.  It’s her yard, respect her wishes.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

If my dog wasn’t pooping in her yard, then yes, I would be annoyed.  I am responsible, and clean up after my dog if he happens to have to go while we’re out walking.  If they still have a problem with it, and my dog just keeps happening to have to poop at THAT PARTICULAR YARD, and I’m CLEANING IT UP, I’m probably not going to give a crap.  Because guess what?  It’s getting cleaned up, so go find something else to be miserable out.  I don’t have time for that petty crap!

EDIT: If they are complaining about poop “residue” then I cannot take that person seriously.  Please get over it.  I’m not letting my dog run all up in their yard, but the sidewalks do border yards.  And if he happens to mosey over to the grass at the edge of their yard, do his business, what am I supposed to do?  Stand under him with my hands open and catch it before it touches your grass? 

I cannot understand why people make this an actual issue (unless it is someone who is consistently not picking up after their dog, then that IS rude). 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  LMD.
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