I have people who live next door (I don't consider them neighbors). They have a dog. I have asked them on separate occasions not to let their dog poop on my grass. They have a backyard which the dog could use. They are smokers and anytime they go to their car, they let the dog run loose and naturally he hits my grass.
I have tried some products, the only drawback is I had to spray my lawn every three days. Does anyone have any suggestions to keep him from making my lawn his personal bathroom? My lawn guy will be getting my grass ready for the summer, and I really don't want him being greeted again by the dog poop.
Sure I was told that they would pay the extra money he would charge for picking up their dog poop. The problem I have is they will not honor my request. I don't want to harm the dog, just keep him off my lawn!
By Beverly from Detroit, MI
The police and animal control cannot do anything unless you actually see the dog leave a mess and know which animal it is. The police also have more important things to do. However, I have heard that there are sprays and pepper that can be used in the area where they poop. Cats and dogs are creatures of habit and will usually use the same place since it smells like them. It is not a matter of how trivial, or better than other things happening here. It is the time and money and becoming angry due to being dis-respected and cleaning up after someone and the cost of sprays and fences. A neighbor cat used to dig up my bulbs, make my flower beds ugly and smelly with her mess, and the neighbor lady did not care after several pleadings with her. Her cat went to a farm after I caught it for the third time in a cat trap. The time and money I spent on my flower beds and trying to work it out with the neighbor warranted this final action. If she did not care about being responsible, then I took it upon myself to take some permanent action. So, try some type of spray and keep the mess area clean so the smell will not entice them to use your lawn as a toilet.
Does anyone know of a safe natural way to keep dogs from pooping on the lawn? This is inconsiderate and disgusting on the owners part.
Thanks for your help. Have a happy, healthy new year!
By Cheryl from Missouri
What can I get to keep dogs from pooping on my grass?
By George in Naples,Fla
By John C.
I used to love dogs and I have grown up with them my whole life but since I have moved here and have seen the insensitive disrespectful dog owners invade my property with dog crap (sometimes with worms coming out) I have now grown to hate dogs and think that this whole dog owner thing in society is complete madness. I can't believe people will put the health of my kids 2nd to their dog. This is madness people, madness! (06/13/2010)