Problem with my neighbors?

  1. Hey y'all--it's been a long time! After a drama-filled New Year, I'm back!

    Anyway, I am having a problem with a neighbor-a mysterious dog keeps pooping on my patio bricks! I have never actually caught the bandit in the "act", but this tedious poop-scooping is for the birds!

    Any suggestions?
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   unknown99
    Maybe the doggy do can be scooped up and "mysteriously" put on the neighbor's patio!!!
  4. by   Baby Catcher
    When you find out who's dog is doing it, bag up the poop, knock on the door and say in a pleasant tone "here you go your dog left this at my house and I thought he might want it back."
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    I had this problem at one time. I had the only nice green lawn in my neighborhood and all the dogs just loved to come crap in it. So I got up before sun-up and sat on the porch with a BB-gun and pumped it up 10 times.
    Sure enough, here comes dog no.1. A big lab mix. He squats and that tail starts jacking up and down. He's been saving this one up is what I'm thinking.
    Pop! I shoot him right in the flank and he jumps up and runs off yelping with nary a deposit left behind. More coffee and I'm able to get a couple more.
    Problem solved.
    -Russell

    Oh, welcome back Telenurse
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    I had this problem at one time. I had the only nice green lawn in my neighborhood and all the dogs just loved to come crap in it. So I got up before sun-up and sat on the porch with a BB-gun and pumped it up 10 times.
    Sure enough, here comes dog no.1. A big lab mix. He squats and that tail starts jacking up and down. He's been saving this one up is what I'm thinking.
    Pop! I shoot him right in the flank and he jumps up and runs off yelping with nary a deposit left behind. More coffee and I'm able to get a couple more.
    Problem solved.
    -Russell

    Oh, welcome back Telenurse
    Rusty, that's mean. Geeesh, how would you like to be popped in the middle of a good poop? :uhoh21:

    And yes , WECOME BACK Telenurse !!! 'Bout TIME we heard from you again !
  7. by   phn92
    That reminds me of my dad! His neighborhood was overrun by cats! He would nailed them with the BB gun from the kitchen window! After a while the cats didn't stop by as often!
  8. by   movealong
    Once a dog poops in a spot, he's likely to keep going back to the same place. Wash down the area or squirt it with something that has a bitter apple smell to it. That will keep him away. Do not use an amonia based product, smalles too much like urine to dogs. Or put down some of those thorny balls that fall frm gumball trees.

    I have a dog and walk him daily. He chooses the same spot over and over again.
    But I take a plastic bag with me, no evidence is ever left behind!
  9. by   soltera
    Quote from TeleNurse_02
    Hey y'all--it's been a long time! After a drama-filled New Year, I'm back!

    Anyway, I am having a problem with a neighbor-a mysterious dog keeps pooping on my patio bricks! I have never actually caught the bandit in the "act", but this tedious poop-scooping is for the birds!

    Any suggestions?

    install a servalence camera. then when you catch the ones involved, scoop it up and put it in their mail box. pretty nasty but they'll get it.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Telenurse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEY YOU WELCOME BACK!!!

    I had a neighbor who always let his shitzus (yea the spelling is deliberate) poop all over my front lawn. I mean WHY????? He has HIS OWN FRONT LAWN bigger than mine...he would walk by with nary a poop bag and they could NOT resist taking a dump on MY lawn. The one time I saw him do it, i was in jammies in the house. So I could not run out after him. The next time, my son saw him....so we knew who it was. Meanwhile turds were showing up more and more often, and scooping them got to be a real pain.

    Last time, I stepped in it coming home from a nasty 14 hours at work. I got pizzed and picked up every turd in the yard w/a scoop and tossed it all in his yard. And I continued to do so...each turd I found got tossed into that yard. Yes immature, but I was not knocking at any door at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

    It seems tohave done the trick. No more pooping on my lawn. It was quite obvious the poop had been tossed into his yard by the harem-scarum scattering of turds all over his lawn and sidewalk to the door.

    Not the most mature way to handle it, I admit, but I was operating on seriuos sleep deprivation and sick if it. He was lucky I did not bang on the door and cuss him out, I guess. I was ready to.

    I like the sour apple spraying idea........I will have to try that sometime. Will it work for cats???? I hate finding kitty logs in my gardens ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   H ynnoD
    I think my niegbors dog is doing the same thing in our yard.Have'nt positivly ID him doing it yet,so haven't said anything.Lot of strays in the Hood,so giving him the benefit of the doubt,for the moment.
  12. by   dphrn
    How about the direct approach? Go to your neighbor's door and talk with them. Explain you don't know if they are aware or not but...

    There is nothing wrong with talking with them first. I would only think this would be your first option. If talking with them doesn't work, then maybe some of the other suggestions will be needed. Please give them a chance first.
  13. by   watersnake
    [QUOTE=Rustyhammer]I had this problem at one time. I had the only nice green lawn in my neighborhood and all the dogs just loved to come crap in it. So I got up before sun-up and sat on the porch with a BB-gun and pumped it up 10 times.
    Sure enough, here comes dog no.1. A big lab mix. He squats and that tail starts jacking up and down. He's been saving this one up is what I'm thinking.
    Pop! I shoot him right in the flank and he jumps up and runs off yelping with nary a deposit left behind. More coffee and I'm able to get a couple more.
    Problem solved.
    -Russell

    Hi, I'm new to this board, and am not attacking you. I'm extreme the other way about all living beings. I pick up cockroaches and take them outside rather than kill them. People think I'm kind of nutty on the kidness to animals thing.

    You may try a water spray, or jingling coins in a pepsi can. Also a new ultrasonic repellent is on the market---can't recall the name....This is the owner's fault, not the dogs. Everybody has to poop. Confront the owner, and especially enlist the help of neighbors to go en-masse for a meeting of minds.
    Animal control is mindful of leash laws and will usually be more than happy to hit him in the pocketbook.

    Please put down the gun...it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye....


    "I cannot say how the next world war will be fought, but I guarantee the 4th one will be fought with rocks"-Einstein
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from dphrn
    How about the direct approach? Go to your neighbor's door and talk with them. Explain you don't know if they are aware or not but...

    There is nothing wrong with talking with them first. I would only think this would be your first option. If talking with them doesn't work, then maybe some of the other suggestions will be needed. Please give them a chance first.

    she said she does not know who it is......

    i like the apple spray. good idea there. the best one yet.

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