My neighbor is letting his dog use my front yard as his personal toilet.
He leaves his bombs there all the time. Even IF he picked them up
afterwards, I don't think I like the idea of him walking his dog across my
front yard. What's wrong with his yard?
Any tactful ways of dealing with this, obviously, rude person? I'm
thinking of collecting a week's worth of bombs and then knocking on his
door and handing them to him and say something like "Here - you left these
in my yard".
Perhaps you could save us all the trouble of having this
discussion yet again by reading the many previous instances of
this same discussion in the archive at groups.google.com.
Incidentally, the fact that you ask if you should deal with
this by handing your neighbor a pile of dog shit tells us a
lot about which of you is the "rude person".
I had the same problem as you had. A neighbor next to my neighbor on the
right side of my house had a dog that always crapped in my front yard. What
I did one night was --- I took 3 piles of the crap and dumped it right in
the middle of his driveway.
Worked with me, also. Day after day, mom and her litter came into our yard.
The owners could care less. Finally, my shovel took over. Still didn't work,
They came home one day as I shoveling out my yard. I didn't stop. They saw
the stuff hitting their house and car. Problem solved. The neighbor, a fence
installer by trade, decided it was time to fence in his yard.
W/ some neighbors that might just lead to a much less desirable reaction
up to something like a slug through the door or... Deliberately raising
the ante is <not> an optimum way to initially deal w/ a problem imo...
The dog is crapping in your yard because it knows it is not his owners
yard, it is keeping his home clean. My dog goes on my neighbors yard and
my neighbors dog goes in mine . Since you do not have a dog you should
be agravated, talk to your neighbor. It will be hard to break the dog of
this habit, but hopefully easy to get the neighbor to understand and
clean it up daily. if you see the dog doing it yell at it
No, rude people don't understand tact. Use Dave's method of returning hte
goods to the owner. Fling it with a shovel and let him see you do it.
Worked for me with a neighbor.
In most cases, that is all that is needed. If he is very persistent, there
are probably leash laws in the town and you can involve the police.
It may not help, but talking to the neighbor can't hurt and might be a much
better solution. You would be foolish to do something antagonistic without
Evidently you have never owned a dog. They relieve themselves on walks and
thats all there is to it. Sure, a decent person cleans up after their dog,
but is hardly a matter of trespassing.
I had exactly the opposite problem. An old woman would scream at me every
time I walked by her house; I have no idea why, since my dog had never
visited her yard. I tried talking to her, but she was crazy. A neighbor
solved the problem by leaving a large pile on a rock by her driveway. (no,
it wasn't me, really) So I guess the pile trick does help people regain
their reason, but should not be a first choice.
While the original poster didn't say, in most cities it's not legal
to let your dog run free, even if it doesn't crap in the neighbor's
yard. And, in most cities, the dog's owner is legally responsible for
cleaning up after it, regardless of the circumstance.
Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | email@example.com
I made the assumption, which might not be correct, that it was happening
when the neighbor walked their dog. If they are letting it run free and
there is a leash law, then that changes everything.
But my answer is still correct; it makes sense to talk first.
Evidently, you are a liberal.
Any dog owner that allows their animal to relieve themselves at will and not
clean up after it is simply irresponsible. Sure, I know that it is the
nature of wild animals. I also know that it is important not to have the
animal feel badly about itself, or to cause any problems that might result
in counselling. Or to appear germophobic, or scataphobic.
And your views on the rights of the public on private property shows
liberalism, too. You might read up on trespassing laws in your community.
I doubt you will, as you appear to think the typical liberal bent.
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