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

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

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lovemusic:  i have a dog, and no i would not be annoyed because its HER yard. and no you can’t control when your dog is gonna go but you can avoid passing by that yard.

Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t know what other people’s neighborhoods are like, but here the sidewalks are bordered by people’s lawns on both sides. Where exactly should my dog poop? The middle of the road? I always make them go in the terrace area closest to the street, but there’s no where else for them to go.

Here it is not illegal as long as you pick up the poop immediately. I would love it if my dog would just poop at home before we go, but it’s not like I can force him. And if he wants to go, no amount of pulling is going to stop him.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

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lolot:  +1. When I walk my dog, I take him to the park by our house first. He poops there, I pick it up, and we move on. I understand someone not wanting my dog walking (and pooping) on their lawn (especially if they don’t have a dog and care about the state of their grass). Dog urine can also change the colour of grass. I’m a dog owner and it comes with the territory but non-dog owners shouldn’t be impacted by my choice. 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

As far as I can tell, no laws are being broken by a dog pooping in a neighbor’s lawn. That being said, maybe you could encourage your dog to poop before the walk. 

Just a side note/technicality: where I live, the tree lawn (area of grass between the street and sidewalk), is actually city property. So there would be nothing a neighbor could say/do anyhow.

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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lovemusic:  I’d be annoyed, I had that happen to me. I carry poop bags and pick it up, too. How do I tell my dog not to go there?

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would not be annoyed by her.

Before I had a child, I would have said no big deal if you pick it up. Now that I have a toddler who touches EVERYTHING, I’d really appreciate if people didn’t allow their dogs to poop in my lawn, even when they pick it up. I wouldn’t say anything, though. We do have a dog who gets loose in our neighborhood and poops all over the lawn, plus the deer do as well, so to some extent it’s unavoidable, but I definitely appreciate dog owners who allow dogs to go at their homes/parks before taking them on walks. In our area, there is also lots of open areas people could use.  I don’t have a dog and this is part of the reason–I’m not interested in having their remnants on my lawn.

Dogs go where they go, but if you walk past her home very quickly, what is the likelihood that the dog will poop there? Or walk on the other side of the street? Technically it is trespassing to allow your dog on her lawn. Seems a small concession for you to make. 

Post # 38
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh yes you can control where your dog poops…I have a 127 pound Saint that I can control until I get to an area that does allow poop. If not, I let him poop in our yard first. I find it highly offensive that someone would just let their dog poop on someone else’s lawn. I would be less offended if they picked it up, but there are SO many irresponsible dog owners that, even if I see someone pick it up, I would request them not to let their dog poop on my lawn. I would be very nice about it though. I wouldn’t be screaming at them right off the bat unless they have let thier dog do it several times.

Also, they would be pooping on my front lawn where no dog, not even my own, gets to poop. I understand there are plently of other critters wandering the streets that have pooped in my front yard, but I don’t need to add dog waste to that list.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I actually flipped out on a man yesterday for letting his dog poop on my yard and not pick it up. I don’t want dog crap on my yard at all. I choose not to own dogs for this reason so take yours somewhere else.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

For those that have neighbor’s with dogs that allow them to shit on your lawn I say pick it up, put it in a thin plastic bag and hurl it right at their front door. I mean you’re just returning something to them that they accidentally left on your property, right? I am ALL about pushing the envelope…

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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LMD:  you really can’t fathom why people don’t want random dogs pooping in their yards?  o_O It’s not rocket science….

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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lovemusic:  maybe you haven’t noticed, but there is a significant difference between bird poop and dog poop. I’m a wildlife biologist so I’m an expert on poop 😉

Ultimately, property rights are property rights, whether or not you view that as petty or uptight. It’s the law. 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d be irritated if I had no intention of letting my dog shit on her yard but y’know, NOBODY’S dog should be shitting in other people’s gardens regardless of whether it is picked up or not. So you might well have got the abuse intended for others! <br /><br />Although it is, of course, 100% more rude if you actually leave a dog turd in someone else’s garden. It is perfectly easy to watch your dog and whisk it away from someone else’s property at the first sign of it relieving itself. Dogs can be trained to perform on the pavement (sidewalk) at the edge of the road.

I don’t have a perfect dog either since my terrier has the unfortunate habit of really relishing a piddle in ornamental pots of flowers outside front doors – remember this is England where many people have no front gardens (or yards as they are called across the Atlantic – and I’m mortified if he waters their flower arrangements. The idea that he’d then shit on their doorstep just horrifies me! In fact, if your dog shat in someone else’s garden round here the likelihood is that you’d be pursued by a lynch mob. It is really something that’s NOT done!

I guess I could really sum this up more simply though – Your dog can shit where it likes in YOUR yard. If it isn’t your yard then keep your dog’s arse off it!

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Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think this depends a lot on where you live.  I live in a very large city, urban area.  90% of people here do not have yards to let their own dogs in, and it’s not like you can walk the 5-15 blocks to a park every time your dog needs to go.  Even if you did your dog might not wait.  When you walk your dog, and a lot of people have dogs around here, they go on whatever tiny patch of grass is available.  Sometimes this is the little ring around a tree on the sidewalk, sometimes it’s someones yard (the part close to the sidewalk, you don’t let your dog wonder in far).  Then you pick it up and move on.  This is the norm around here.  Occasionally you’ll get a jerk that doesn’t clean up but that’s sort of the risk you run around here and don’t have a fence.  A lot of people just have fences.

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