(Closed) WWYD?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

That is way over the line. I’d be livid if I saw someone doing that, and he didn’t clean up after the dog?! That’s just obnoxious. I’d have to say something at that point.

Post # 3
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would have walked right up to them while it was happening or immediately after to ensure they were picking up its’ shit.

Post # 4
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Of they aren’t cleaning it up…(in our area it’s part of the leash law with the county)… I would ask them to refrain for the fact that it spreads disease. NOT that their dogs are sick…. But you never know… ask that if they do use your yard to poop, clean it up.

Post # 5
1499 posts
Bumble bee

I probably would have gone out as it was happening and said “Hello? Why are you in my backyard?”

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Next time you’re out with the dogs, just say (with a smile) “Remember when we talked a couple of weeks ago about you using the yard? I don’t mind sharing for the dogs to play, but please pick up after your pets when they go on our side.” If you keep it concise but polite, direct, and friendly (no “Do you mind…?” or “I’m so sorry, but…” so that you don’t sound passive), they should get the message clearly without it starting a war. It also will remind them that you’re doing a favor by sharing the space. 

Post # 8
3204 posts
Sugar bee

I would be completely okay with the arrangement as long as it followed a “leave it the way you found it” law. I don’t think it is weird to share the space, and I think it is nice to feel close and friendly with your neighbors. If they left the poop, I would be livid and not hesitate to mention the fact that you expect them to clean up after their dog. I also don’t think it is something you should feel uncomfortable about mentioning. If they take it personally, then I would say something like “well, if you don’t want to take care of my space, please don’t use it anymore!”. 

Post # 9
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That’s really weird that they were in your fenced-in backyard when they have their own backyard. I’d probably say something in a polite friendly way.

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