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

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I let my dogs poop in my own yard before we go on walks to keep them from pooping in other people’s yards. Also I don’t really want to carry a bag of shit around with me on our walk.

She has every right to tell you not to let your dog poop on her lawn. Just because you pick it up doesn’t mean everyone does, not to mention like a pp said it’s kind of impossible to get ALL the poop so you end up with poop spots. When you have kids who play in your yard it’s really annoying to discover that someone either didn’t clean up after their dog at all, or they didn’t do it well enough.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I guess it’s her prerogative to tell you not to let your dog poop on her lawn so you can’t really be annoyed. It’s HER lawn.

But I have wondered a few times while walking my dog if people get pissed if my dog poops on their lawn. There is nowhere else to go after all, and a lot of people walk their dogs around the neighborhood so I am sure they have shit in mine a time or two. I dont care as long as they pick it up. If I have to pick up someone else’s dog shit you best believe I’m going to be totally pissed.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would not be upset by this. We have a designated area where my dog does the bulk of her business before going on a walk. She’s on a pretty good schedule, but if I see her sniffing like she is looking for a place to go, I at least guide her to city property. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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lovemusic:  Yes! I was totally annoyed a few months ago when one of my neighbors did the same thing to me, less words, but half of what he said was fast Spanish that I couldn’t really understand. I was clearly just about to pick up the poo, I had a bag for it in my hand. I think it’s ridiculous for someone to care where your dog poops before you pick it up. A tiny trace of poo is good for your lawn! I do, of course, think it’s rude to leave your dog’s poo somewhere. But for me it’s not generally hard to convince my dog to move along to somewhere without a person right there, so I do that.

I admit that occasionally I forget to bring a bag, or it’s dark and I forgot my phone so I can’t see it, but I try to make up for this by engaging what I call “poo karma,” when there’s other dog poo near the poo that’s my responsibility, I pick it up also, and this happens more often than I don’t pick up. And if I do forget, I do what what I can to make it unlikely that someone will step on it. I especially hate when people leave dog poo in the middle of the sidewalk.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

I’m sorry but I have kids and I don’t want dog crap on my lawn, even if you pick it up there is always something left behind. I don’t know you or your dog, for all I know it could have worms. I would never be annoyed about what someone told me I could or couldn’t do on their own property. would you be okay if she came to your house and took a shit on your lawn so long as she picked it up after? I think not.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

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lolot:  This X1000000000000000000000000000

I think it’s DISGUSTING to let a dog “do his/her business” on anyone’s yard. It’s my property and I don’t want any “residue” on it

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wouldn’t be annoyed — maybe I’m missing something, but my dog isn’t allowed to walk around in other people’s yards? Therefore no opportunity to poop in them… he goes in our back yard either before or after the walk. But during the walk, he knows that’s the only thing we’re doing — walking for exercise. I would think it would be really rude to let your dog on someone’s lawn at all, regardless of what it’s doing?

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I read a blog post about a similar situation recently.  At first I thought what’s the big deal, but someone’s entire front lawn was ruined as they were the first house for a while with a yard, and most of the dog walkers let their dogs go on their property.  Urine was an issue too, it had destroyed the grass.  It was brought up that it is tresspassing.  After thinking about it, I agree, it’s best to keep your dogs off of someone’s private property unless they allow you to be there.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

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StuporDuck:  I would be fine about it, simply because I’ve been in her situation very recently, but annoyingly I knew exactly who it was who was the culprit, asked them nicely TWICE and their dogs still crapped all over my garden.

It was only a temporary thing – my part fence blew down in some recent storms. The panel was totally wrecked, and every time we propped it up it would fall down a couple of hours later. The landlady ordered a new panel but it would take a week or so to come in, so we explained to them what had happened, apologised for the inconvenience, but asked that they just keep an eye on the dogs when they let them in the garden (because they don’t let them out for long at a time) and just stop them going into our garden if the fence had falled down again (as was likely to happen when we were away at work, but they don’t work).  

 

After the first time we asked, I went to prop the fence up again and found poo in the garden. So I asked again. Both times they said “Yeah, fine, we will, no worries.”   Well, after the fence got fixed, we went into the garden – down the far end we’d not been able to go to while we were waiting for it to be fixed, because by the time we got home from work it was dark so we couldn’t see where we were going.  

It was covered in poo. It was everywhere. On the lawn, in the flower beds, everywhere. It took me ages to clean up and I was furious – it’s bad enough we share a paved area with them that they let get covered in dog poo, we let that go, but when we’ve specifically asked them temporarily just to watch their dogs whilst they’re in the garden, just to make sure they don’t go into ours? And they’ve agreed, and then still let them shit all over the place? Nope. No me gusta.  

 

And I like dogs. But I was a responsible dog owner who picked up my dog’s poo. So I am 100000% on this woman’s side on this one – why should I have to pick up poo for a dog I don’t own? Why do I have to put up with someone else’s pet using my garden as a toilet? I’m not getting any of the positive points of actually owning the damn dog so like hell am I going to put up with cleaning up after someone who is too fucking irresponsible to clean up after their own pet.    

 

 

As you can see, this is still something of a sore subject, haha!

 

ETA: Thought you were the OP because your post came up first in the thread, sorry!

OP, I can understand being a bit narked if the lady seemed rude, perhaps her manner wasn’t great, but there is a chance that she’s had to deal with umpteen people that week pooping on her lawn and is just sick of all that shit (figuratively and literally!), maybe she’s found being polite just isn’t cutting it, and is getting thoroughly pissed off.

If you pick up after your dog, you have nothing to worry about. Feel good about being a responsible dog owner and carry on.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by  chronicwhimsy.
Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Um, why would anyone think it is appropriate to let their dog poop on someone else’s lawn? It is private property, not a park. I don’t have picnics on my neighbors lawn either.

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t have a dog and I would be furious if I thought a stranger was allowing their dog to poop on my private property. I think it’s disgusting and I don’t blame her for asking you to move on.

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper

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StuporDuck:  Honestly no. In fact I make it a point when walking my dogs to try and keep them off of people’s lawns and on the cement/dirt instead. I am a responsible pet owner who always has the poop baggies on hand and of course I clean up but I know that not everyone is as considerate. Rather than tick anyone off or be blamed for something I didn’t do I avoid the lawn entirely.

This of course does not apply to dog parks and play areas that aren’t privately owned where dogs are welcome if their owners pick up their messes.

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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lovemusic:  Can you not prevent your dog from being on her property in the first place?

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

chronicwhimsy:  I would have gone out at night and spread the poop in an even layer just outside their doorway.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My old neighbors would let their dogs (yes, multiple) poop in my backyard all of the time. Come spring when the snow melted, my entire yard was covered in dog crap, and I don’t own a dog.  I was furious!  I do love dogs too!  Turns out she thought it would be okay because I didn’t have kids and she didn’t want hers to be running around in it.  I’m so glad I moved.

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