Is your neighbor’s dog poop in your yard? Yeah, me too.
Do you have difficult neighbors and do they let their dog take a HUGE crap in your yard? Do you think to yourself “my neighbor dog poop on my lawn – what do I do about it?”
Neighbor’s Dog took a HUGE CRAP on my Lawn
Then you’ve come to the right place. We understand you and how you feel. You’re probably angry, confused, and unsure of what to do with neighbors that have no respect or courtesy for your personal property.
You are angry, confused, and unsure. Your neighbor’s don’t respect you. What should you do?
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Book Excerpt of Neighbor’s Dog Pooping on Your Lawn
We had just moved into our new house in 2006, when we were immediately met with an interesting challenge: our neighbor freely takes their dog poopy on our front yard. Now what? Well, like any spineless male in their early 30’s, I wrote a blog post about it. What happened next was magic: I received hundreds of comments advice about what to do with a neighbor who takes their dog poopy in others’ yards. I knew quickly that I had hit a nerve because the volume of responses was so high and the tone of their responses was full of emotion. And now, six years later, that blog post still receives comments and advice from readers from around the world. It became very clear to me: dealing with dog poop in our yards from dogs that are not our own is a universal problem. It’s been said that Math is the common language across all cultures. I’d venture to say that poopy in our lawn is a common experience across all cultures, religions, and geographies. But there’s a backstory here: That original post became somewhat of a channel for people to vent and share their own experiences about dog poo and their neighbors. What I came to realize is that it wasn’t just dog poo and property rights at stake here, but our overall notion of dignity, respect, and basic human decency were being threatened. In a way, that article became an online Dr. Phil show about dogs and poopy in the yard, but also about feeling victimized, anger, revenge, salvation, vindication, and what it means to be a human. So, I present to you the advice of many random and emotional people about what to do with neighbors that have no regard about where their dog goes poopy. As you read, keep in mind that it’s not just advice you’ll be reading, but you’ll be presented with their personal stories and experiences. This book is a compilation of the best advice from that article originally written in 2006. At best, I hope you find the advice here helpful; at worse, I hope you’ll read something that will make you laugh.
Here’s the Original Story
Neighbor dog pooping in my yard.
Yes, that describes my neighbor. They have a really nice black lab, but he roams our neighborhood unattended. During his galavanting around the block, he leaves “calling cards” on the lawns of our neighborhood, including ours. Yuck! We live in a new home and when we bought it, we didn’t have grass, trees, or anything. This summer, we had landscaping done — grass, 14 trees, and a bunch of cement work. So, we’re a little sensitive to poop on a brand new yard. Here’s a picture of our front lawn on the day the landscapers finished their work:
What do I do with the Poop?
Any suggestions? I’d love to hear how others have approached this problem. At first, I thought about placing the poop carefully on their front step with a note stating that “your dog crapped in my yard. please be thoughtful and take care of your dog” — something like that. But, the neighbors are pretty private and anti-social. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very nice to them and go out of my way to talk and to help them with things, but they’re a little different and very unapproachable.
News about the neighbors
Well, they’re moving; so, maybe I don’t have to deal with this anymore. But we have new neighbors and I just had a frank chat with them. They’re really nice and confronting your neighbor is really the best approach – just total honesty and openness.
What about dog poop bags? I wish they had them and used them. I guess it wouldn’t be too bad if their dog ate poop – at least the dog would be cleaning after itself. Or, if the neighbors had a dog poop composter – even better. Or, simply buy a dog poop scooper and use it!
To conclude, let me go back to where I began . . .
Neighbor dog pooping in my yard — Yes, I like the dog, but the owners aren’t that thoughtful. To make the matter worse, the dog owners know about their dog’s habit. Any suggestions? Someone from Petstmart help me.
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