Post # 1
What should we do about it? His owners seem to just let him roam around the neighborhood. We aren’t at the house when he does it, but I was wondering what we could put in the yard to make him stay away. (I heard that sprinkling pepper in the yard will keep certain animals away. Would that work?) Also, we are going to talk to the owners, but if that doesn’t work, I told my FH to throw the poop in their yard and tell the HOA.
ETA: We don’t want to put something in the yard that will hurt him.
Post # 3
I hate when pet owners do this. They make a bad name for the rest of us. :/
I think talking to them is your best bet. I’m not sure how pepper would really work?
Post # 4
Putting up a fence maybe :p
You said the dog does it when you’re not home, this could be an issue. I’m sure the first question they’ll ask when you confront them is “How do you know it’s our dog? It could be a stray or an animal from another area who wanders.”
Post # 5
Ohh! That’s no fun! That happened to my BFF/MOH, but it gets worse! My BFF/MOH let her chihuahuas out into her yard and one of them happened upon what she termed, a “brontasaurus” poop and ROLLED in it! Why her dog would do that, we have no idea, but immediately after rolling in the GIANT pile of poo, the dog rushed into the house and immediately started trying to remove the poo…using the floor. Poor BFF…spent a Tuesday morning deep cleaning the dog, then the tub, and the floor. Thank god for the Shark!
Post # 6
@lilyfaith: Thanks for your response! I think my daddy sprinkles some pepper to keep either cats or snakes away.
Post # 7
@KaitlinHudson: We live in a gated community and all of the neighbors complain about it. They usually catch him before he goes in their yards. We can’t put up a fence in the front yard because of the HOA rules.
@MissAdventure: Oh no! lol That reminds me of that commerical.
Post # 8
I think red pepper is suppose to work, but when it rains it washes away. I’ve never tried it because we have a dog and I didn’t want it to bother her. I’m a big fan of flinging the poop in the offenders yard, or putting it in a baggie and leaving in on their porch. We keep our dog confined to one area for bathroom stuff, and I can tell you that there are few things worse than stepping in a foreign dog bomb while cutting the grass.
Post # 9
Thats no fun at all. My dog has rolled in poop from other dogs before too. It really sucks.
Do you ever see the dog in your yard? What about coming up with something to scar him away when he is in your yard? Maybe coke cans with pennies in it? This will sound stupid but if you ran out of the house shaking that at the dog it might scare him away from your yard maybe? If you did that a few times maybe it would help?
Post # 10
@nqz100: My FH always finds it when he is cutting the grass. The dog poops where in the grass by the garage so we usually don’t see it until FH does yard word.
@caszos: No. I am home most of the time during the day, but I don’t see him because he goes by the garage.
Post # 11
If you’re not able to talk to them about it, and can’t catch him- I think you need to discuss it with the association. They’re clearly not going to be a fan of that.
Post # 12
I’m a doglover, and this is completely unacceptable!
You and one or two other neighbors need to go and politely confront them.
Is there a leash law in your town? Most towns have them. If you are in a condo area, you could also go to the board of the condo. But, I would give the owners a chance first.
I would not do pepper or anything, because that is punishing the animal and not holding the owners accountable. Geesh, they have some nerve!
Post # 13
If the HOA has rules against fences, I can’t imagine what they will say about this!
Post # 14
@IlsaLund: Thanks for your response. The last step would be to call animal control, but I am sure the HOA will take care of it.
Post # 15
I would scoop it and deposit it on their front step, not inside a bag, just as-is …
I had a neighbour who let his dog crap under my front tree, I know who it was because I did see it happen on occasion. I scooped it, put it on his front step, and typed up a note stating that the poop would continue to appear on his steps, until he could learn to pick it up himself.
It took a few times, but he stopped letting his dog poop in my yard.
Post # 16
I agree about contacting the HOA. They usually have rules that can fine people who let their dogs go everywhere (I used to work with HOAs).