6 Tips to Keep Dogs from Pooping on Your Lawn

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If you put a lot of time into looking after your garden, having your neighbors’ dogs using your lawn as their pooping area can be a real bone of contention. We’ve all heard the stories of times when emotions run high and events get out of hand – sometimes with serious consequences.

However, there’s no need to let things spiral out of control, even if your neighbors seem reluctant to keep their animals under control. There’s plenty you can do to protect your prized lawn without going to extremes – here we will give you several useful answers to the question of how to keep dogs from pooping on your lawn.

If you want some tips about how to clean up when it does happen, check out this video for some ideas!

1. Barriers

The simplest and most instantly effective solution is to erect a barrier that will prevent local dogs from accessing your land.

Your first option is to put up a fence around your garden. While some fences may be a little pricey, you can also find some more inexpensive options. Once in place, unless the dogs are particularly determined to find a way in, this will resolve the issue immediately.

Perhaps the biggest downside is that not everybody will be happy with having to build a fence around their property. You might not like the aesthetics, or it may make you feel like you’re under siege from the dogs. If this is the case, you might prefer to try something else.

Another option is to put up a living barrier in the form of a hedge or a line of dog-proof plants or shrubs. Such an option does not create such an impenetrable barrier as a fence, but it will perhaps be enough to deter the dogs from using your yard as their go-to bathroom.

You could also try to build a barrier on the ground by laying a line of something that dogs don’t like walking on.

A ring of sharp gravel may be enough to keep local canines at bay since it will hurt the pads of their feet to walk on it and they will prefer to stay off.

2. Sprinklers

Sprinklers

If you prefer not to fence or barricade yourself into your own home, another choice might be to train dogs to avoid your lawn by using a sprinkler.

Lawn sprinklers exist that are activated by movement in a similar way to a motion detecting lights. After a few soakings, dogs will soon learn that your lawn is somewhere to be avoided and will seek out another place to do their doggy business.

3. Create a “poo zone”

If you have a dog of your own or you don’t mind other dogs coming into your garden, you might prefer a solution that will simply keep the dogs from using your lawn as a toilet.

In this case, you can try to train your dog or other local dogs to use a certain designated area rather than just going right in the middle of your finely manicured lawn.

Create an area for dogs to use, perhaps an area with sand, and encourage the dogs to go there instead. If it’s your own dog, it will simply be a case of training it the same as housetraining a puppy.

Also, make sure you remove any dog feces you find on your lawn or in any other areas you don’t want the dogs to use since if other dogs see this, they will assume these are acceptable places to go.

4. Use smells

Everybody knows that dogs have an incredibly acute sense of smell, and this can be used to deter them from using your lawn to answer the call of nature.

Dogs are sensitive to new smells. If an area smells familiar, they will feel comfortable returning there over and over again to do their thing.

On the other hand, if an area smells new and strange to them, they will be more wary of entering.

To use this against them, you can try a simple trick like changing the lawn fertilizer you use. If they don’t like the unfamiliar odor, they will give your yard a miss.

An important point to note is that some scents will attract them rather than repel them. You may be using a commercial scent to repel rabbits, deer, skunks or racoons, but these often contain coyote urine – something that will draw in all the dogs in your neighborhood.

Also, if you do find any poop on your lawn, don’t be tempted to throw it in your composter or compost tumbler. It will continue to smell bad and may spread harmful bacteria.

5. Use repellents

dog repellents

There are several DIY dog repellents you can try, although success with these is variable.

Recipes for homemade dog repellents include garlic, olive oil or almond oil. Something that is generally very effective is vinegar – dogs seem to hate the pungent, acrid smell of vinegar, and its application in a few strategic locations may do the job.

Another popular – although sometimes controversial – option is cayenne pepper or strong chili powder.

Dogs who come sniffing around anywhere you have spread cayenne pepper will certainly think twice about returning. However, cayenne pepper can cause serious irritation to a dog’s nose, and many people would argue that this method is not particularly humane.

6. Training is key

As we all know, dogs are highly trainable creatures, and with many of the techniques we have suggested, the key is training.

For example, with the sprinkler method, once a dog understands he is going to get a drenching in a particular yard, he will stop visiting that yard, regardless of whether the sprinkler is still in place.

The same is true for the “poo zone” or even cayenne pepper methods. Your focus should be on teaching a dog not to use your lawn as a toilet, and once the lesson is learned, you won’t need to keep reinforcing the lesson forever.

For this reason, the trainability of dogs is your primary tool for deterring them from doing their business on your beautiful lawn.

Of course, if your dog has urinated on the lawn, your lawn may burn soon. Here is the guide for Treat Dog Urine Lawn Burn.

Patience and perseverance will help

Perhaps the most important thing in a situation when a neighbor’s pet is regularly causing a mess is not to let things get out of hand. The best option may be to speak to your neighbor to see if you can work together to solve the problem. After all, a diplomatic solution is far better than allowing tensions to escalate and relations to deteriorate beyond repair.

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88 thoughts on “6 Tips to Keep Dogs from Pooping on Your Lawn”

  1. There’s no such thing as talking “diplomatically” to someone who allows their dog out to use another peoples lawns as their toilets.
    People like that know exactly what they’re doing, and the fact that they allow their dogs to do this, clearly sends a message that have no respect for others. That said, the only way to deal with lazy, inconsiderate people like that, is to protect your own lawn. Cayenne pepper does the trick, and If that results in a trip to the vet with a huge bill. Maybe that’s enough insentive to stop people like that from allowing their dogs out to defecate on others lawns. End of story!

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    • 100% agree with Liz. Another thing is worms. All dogs have worms and after they are treated, or even if they’re not, they poop out the worms which when dries, actually ruins your soil. I learned that from the vet when I owned a dog at 13. Unfortunately, my neighbors let their dog poop in our yard & the neighbors. They will do it with us sitting on the porch looking and won’t call the dog until we say “can you get your dog.” I think I’ll try the Cayenne pepper. Sorry for the dog.

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    • Amen sister, these dog owners are either really dumb or completely irresponsible. Diplomacy with these people is typically returned with an eye roll and “I pick it up” or “the rain washes it away” responses.
      Its not just the ‘deposits’ these owners think comes out of their beloved companions backsides….

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      • I agree to that answer, dog owners are really dumb. My sister’s Springer constantly pooping on the lawn. ? I don’t know why i bother bending down, breaking my back to remove the ?. If the family don’t pick it up, why should I?

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      • I agree With you, I had a Guy stop in front of my house, and the dog began To Do it’s thing, I asked The Guy, “Excuse me, you just walked out of your house, and walked in front of someone’ else’s house to let your dog Crap”?? He TURNED and said, ” It’s just a PUPPY”. HOW Dumb, I asked him then, “Who’s walking who”?? It was no PUPPY, like that would make a difference anyway. People Are dumb and Stupid, abd have no self respect.

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        • I was doing my evening stroll, one evening. I saw a door opened, and a dog ran to the next door neighbor’s lawn positioned itself and ready to release the bombs. I stamped by cow boy boot down as loud as I could, it ran back to the house and abandoned the mission.
          I wish it has learned going to the neighbor’s lawn to drop a bomb can make a loud bang.

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    • How do i use the cayenne pepper?
      Im very interested in this.
      Setting up a camera & will report to animal control when i have the footage.
      But if i can get as little revenge beforehand it would make me very happy. Lol

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      • I installed camera only to find out these dog owners who dont clean after their dog. I have the footages but not sure where to complaint or send these footages. Can anyone suggest? I live in Huntingdon VY, PA.

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    • I agree. I have shit on three pair of shoes and now my carpet. I do not own a dog. I will be coming home with a giant container of cayenne pepper tomorrow.

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      • I didn’t shit on the shoes. That came out completely wrong, but I think everyone will understand what I meant ?

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        • I really need help not only the dogs have bite me but I’m super tired of picking up poop every time I let my kids go out there’s poop everywhere ? I have a 6, 4, 1 year old and it’s not fair they can’t go out and play because of the neighbors dogs?

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          • I’m same sick of picking up dog mess hung washing out this morning and nearly stood on some dog muck ??will try that cayenne pepper

          • Tell them that you can deliver? If unable to pick up 😂😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍👍 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

      • I am facing this problem right now almost everyday. It’s getting on my nerves. I also don’t like to hurt the stray dog that poo in front of my house on a patch of grass. May be I try vinegar or curry powder. Thanks for sharing. (Kevin -Malaysia)

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    • Liz – I agree with you 100%. I am literally surrounded by very rude, irresponsible dog owners. who watch their dogs crap in my yard, and NEVER pick up after them – leaving filthy piles of disease all over for ME to see, smell, step in. The lazy dog owners are home all day, every day – refuse to walk their dogs, refuse to clean their poop, and are well aware that from 5 AM to 2AM the dog is on a long rope that extends into my yard. Everything they do violates county animal nuisance policies, but these rules are not enforced. The victim has to sue in civil court, and if you can get an entire neighborhood to testify about the noise and pooping nuisance, they might suffer a small fine. The dogs bark and howl incessantly, and come into my yard to take their dumps. My family is startled awake every morning – not only by the nonstop scream-barking, but by the disgusting stench of fresh dog crap outside our bedroom windows. If I were rich, I’d move to a home with a private yard, or at least install a tall fence (which would not help the disturbing noise, but maybe keep them from using my yard as their personal toilet. I might try your Cayenne suggestion. It’s MY yard – if the smell doesn’t appeal to Fido – too bad. That’s the point – maybe he’ll crap in his owner’s yard for a change.

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      • We use m80 firecrackers, doesn’t hurt the dogs and they don’t like the sound. I guess if you threw those out everytime they barked then the neighbor can’t say anything about that noise either. Lol!!! I’d also use the cayanne pepper in the area of my yard the rope reaches.

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      • A Super barker breaker can be purchased to deter barking. Place in the closest window behind the screen. Set the sensitivity. Every time the dog bark, it’s loud and they don’t like it. As far as the pooping, I’ve used mothballs with some success. It works best to train the owner.

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      • I watch all negligent neighbors w/my security cameras. Then eat something that will upset my stomach, get a piece of cardboard, do my business on the cardboard (that took much training as I’m only used to using the toilet). Then between 1 am and 3 am I begin making my personal deliveries onto those same problematic neighbors front door steps, car hoods, lawn furniture, etc.

        It may be extreme, however for my personal satisfaction I’ve gotten my point across w/at least 30 neighbors.

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      • I would fence in a small part of my yard close to one of their windows and get some chickens. Let them smell some stinky chicken mess.

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      • The easiest solution to all of your problems is to get a pit bull of your own. Your dog will take care of your neighbor dogs and also the owners.

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    • Hi ma’am,
      I have this situation going on at this time. I tried talking diplomatically with my neighbor and he doesn’t respect how I feel about him bringing his dog literally to use the my yard for his necessities.
      Can you provide me the recipe to make this mixture?
      Thank you!

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      • I have the same problem. Dog owners here never allow their dogs to poop in their yard. I live downstairs in a condo community and as soon as I open my door the pungent smell of raw poop enters my home. HOA wants your money but does not address the rules of taking your dog to the dog park poop area they have. There is no law that helps but what about RESPECT for others. This is nasty! and when one dog poops it draws all the rest as if my small piece of grass area is the public poop bathroom for dogs. I like dogs but there is a line drawn when it comes to enough poop. My husband has cancer and accidentally stepped in a huge mound. He has enough going on. We are quiet and kindly people. We am very clean and try to beautify my little outside space. I need help if anyone know an affective mix that works. I keep just keep praying🙏🏽

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    • Liz-
      I agree with you 200%.

      I have a small area, in front of our home planted out . Hyacinth, rose, azalea. You cannot miss the smell which hits you immediately you open the front door.

      I cleaned out the bed which has cement all around, and lined with plastic and I sprinkled a mixture of garlic powder and black pepper…this idiot left his dog to find an untreated area of my garden….it’s now war. I mixed garlic powder, chili, cayenne, black peppers, hot sauces mixed in vinegar. I have a gallon of this mixture and I will continue until he stops.

      Last week there was shit all over the side walk. For non-home owners, homeowners are responsible for the sidewalk, so we could get upset when it’s not kept clean by others.

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    • I agree I live in an apartment so how is it that someone’s dog wounds up on the 3rd floor to poop directly in front of my door. Insane!!!!! But I’ve had enough I’m putting down cayenne pepper if that doesn’t work than it’s poison next! I’ve had enough

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    • I agree with you 100%. I looked for solutions here because of someone who just doesnt care. There’s a petite older woman who walks her German shepherd around the neighborhood. Cute dog! But she cannot control the pup whatsoever. The dog practically pulls her into my unfenced yard. Sometimes while my kids are playing, we rent otherwise we’d have a fence. I just noticed yesterday probably a few weeks worth of poop. I’m going to have a talk with her and tell her to bring bags and clean up her dogs poop out of my yard. I’m also going to inform her that I’ve sprayed with cayenne and vinegar. I dont appreciate her leaving her dogs mess for us to clean up, especially since we do mow the lawn. It’s just totally irresponsible, as well as plain rude and inconsiderate.

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  2. I need help!!
    We have a cabin up North. My family has a total of 4 dogs, which are very well trained and listen to us. And they stay on our yard,we all clean up after them outside.
    Our neighbors have 3 dogs and more when family comes. They open the door and let the dogs out to do there business and the come straight to our yard and do the business. We have asked and told them to keep your dogs on your own yard for 3 years now.
    I find poop on my hostas as I’m weeding they pee in my flower beds and park sometimes park and group at me when I’m outside and they come over!
    We mostly go up North on the weekend, as we work yet. The neighbors live there permanently.
    So disrespectful for they had us shut off our lard light because they didn’t build a home to have a street light. Like good neighbors do, you do something about it and we did. And they literally poop on us!!!
    Help!!!!!

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    • Turn the light back on for sure!! Then add a brighter bulb or another light to add to the one. I think id have a blast with this one since id be gone most of the time, it irritate the hell out of them wondering why the lights need to be on.

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    • Use a rake or something to flick it back into their yard or collect it in a bag and leave it on their porch. Then, put out mothballs on the property line… lots of them. And hope the breeze is going toward their place

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  3. I am so angry .now the dog is pooping in another spot after I put down pepper spray.the owner is doing it on purpose.i would like to blow the owners head off. the dog does not know better.

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  4. Which repellant is the most effective in keeping stray dogs off my always-clean court yard?The litter every where with shit every day.I need help pls

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  5. Pick up and save the dog’s poop until you have a fairly large bag full of it. Then take it over to their yard and dump it all over their lawn. When they ask you what the hell are you. 🙂

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  6. Has anyone tried vinegar? Does it work? There is a stray dog that likes to potty in my yard at night and I can’t keep it out but do not want to use the pepper because of my own dog

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    • I’ve tried white vinegar – it discolored and killed the grass, and did not deter the dogs one bit. Probably too much rain. I have not tried the Cayenne, but read that you’d have to use it every day – as it will quickly dissolve in rain and dew.

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    • I love garden and flowers but i am being bothered by the dogs i think jealousy neighbours enjoy seeing their dogs popping on my lawn i am so feddup why cant they tie them i spend lot of money buying send off and cayenne pepper after it had rained i still find the shit pls

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  7. I have very Irresponsible neighbor who owns a pit she doesn’t have control over the dog I was once out side doing something in my back yard when the owner walks by and the charges the gate I head inside because I was scared that it would jump the gate and maul me the neighbor also allows her dog crap on my property her child throws their candy wrappers and juice bottles and boxes up my driveway or on my lawn I am fear saying anything to her because she is about 400 pounds and I don’t her mind set.

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    • At 400lbs shell not move quickly and if barely off balance will prob fall and have hell getting back up. The id grab a chair and have a while she struggles to get up. And if shes just not receptive , throw the cayenne pepper on her 400lb

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      • I had the same result. I have read white vinegar was supposed to repel ants from ruining garden plants and repel dogs from using yard as toilet. All it did was ruin the grass and made it look like it had been bleached. I followed the advice of a vet who said dilute cayenne in lemon juice, as the scent of citrus and pepper are supposed to deter potential POOPERS before they get close enough to ingest or step in it. But it hasn’t seemed to work either. Once they smell their own shitzke, they will return to the same spot. My neighbor dogs, like their owners, are disrespectful slobs who dump their trash and excrement whenever and wherever the mood hits – and it ‘s never in their own yard.

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  8. I have an issue with my neighbors 4 dogs who never walk the dogs and continue to use the front and back yard for their toilets. It’s sickening, I’m new to this area and I feel like this has been going on for a while now. I’ve knocked on the door to ask can they clean behind the dog’s.. long story short I’m putting the peppers everywhere the association and rental office are aware and still haven’t done anything… So off with their nose we go and it’s not anything personal with the animals it’s the owners… I have a dog too..

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  9. I live in a cudasac, in which my landlord owns all six house’s. One neighbor let’s her dogs 3 of them crap & pee on everything in the rest of the neighbors yards not her on. Landlord told me to just pick it up, how do you pick something up when you done stepped in it!!!! The rest of us don’t own any dogs, I’ve watched her let them do their business not in her yard but everyone else’s!!!! All the neighbors have voiced their feelings to her about it and she doesn’t do anything about it!!!! So I figured it’s best for me to move, cause if the landlord want do anything then he has no respect for me either!!!!

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    • I live in a new subdivision where the surrounding homes are rentals. This is a huge problem, and I can’t understand why any property owner would tolerate the expense of having filthy neighbors who trash their homes and lawns, but obviously do not care, or they’d stop renting to people who do not properly care for their children or pets. Despite my city’s leash laws and chronic barking laws – they are not enforced. It is such an epidemic, the people who are suffering should figure out a way to stand-up for our right to peaceful and shitzke-free living conditions.
      In 20 years, I have never had a landlord that said or did one thing to enforce the lease when it comes to “every tenant has the right to enjoy their home in peace,” this means free of the noise nuisance of chronic barking, and dog owners must pick-up their dogs’ feces from the grounds. They never do. They walk around with plastic bags to give the impression they intend to clean their dog poop – but they refuse.
      People disturbing the peace and destroying property are the ones who should have to leave, but in my experience that is never the case. It’s always the decent, kind, polite, clean, considerate, mature, responsible tenants who are forced to move, in order to get away from crappy crapping neighbors.

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  10. I didn’t realize until this past summer how irresponsible and disrespectful some pet owners are. We do our own lawn care and mowing and one day I found 6 big piles of poop on our lawn as I was mowing the lawn. I was like WTF!?! I had to pick them up without trying to puke. I never paid attention because I thought our neighbours would be considerate and be picking up after their dogs. Guess not! Since then I’ve been keeping my eye out and we even got cameras installed. We’ve tried many deterrents like vinegar (but it kills the grass), citrusy liquid, cayenne pepper, but nothing worked. We will be getting those small garden fences to put around our yard come this Spring. They just pee and poop on our lawn and we didn’t mind before until we realized they weren’t cleaning everything (and we have kids) so my son stepped into the leftovers. UGH!

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    • I would take the doodoo doggie bags to the neighbors door or leave them at the door if they don’t answer…. I have neighbors like that and an HOA that chooses their battles with these idiots…. I guess they are the neighbors from Hell! I wish they would pay more HOA fees for being irresponsible dog owners!

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  11. I have a big yard open I can’t put a fence because it’s a big corner but long, the problem is many dogs poop the grass and smell terrible, I need solutions please

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  12. We have the same problem with a constant parade of dog walkers daily. We have addressed many who seemed “surprised.” Some pick up and some do not, most don’t even have a bag???? We have security cameras and know the abusers. We finally lined our front yard with the garden fences, it works perfectly and looks good too! Only issue is we just got a letter from the association asking us to remove them and go through the proper channels to get board approval. Somewhat annoying as we can put up solar path lights, but will fill out the request and hope for the best! Good luck out there

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    • the HOA wanted me to go thur channels to, but I side stepped them, if it is not in the city law’s in the court house they can’t do any thing to you, only if it is in the court house law, one citizen can not make a law an enforce it on another citizen , I been thru that and I won, now have at it

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  13. Inconsiderate neighbors are a fact of life.
    I’m gonna empty the Porta-Potti in their front yard next time we come home from camping. Boohahahaha!
    They’ll love that…..and I’ll do it at night just like their dogs do sothey won’t know who did it!!!

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  14. I’ve been reading all your comments and totally feel for you all! It’s terrible how awful people can be. I have a second home closer in the city and am experiencing everything you all are saying. After about three months of dealing with dogs crapping and peeing on my lawn…I put up metal stakes and hurricane mesh/basically a fence. (this is temporary until I find a fence I am happy with and then up it goes like a fortress!) I am so annoyed that I have to go through the expense when it’s others that have no common courtesy or kindness really. By the way I made a point NOT to buy a home with an HOA and am lucky enough to have found a neighborhood where homeowners keep their homes nice. I am also the owner of 5 dogs and 9 cats. I used to run a small animal rescue. The ones I have now are all the animals no one wants. Most are seniors. And for the record, the animals are picked up after they poop. I spray an enzyme on the yard to keep things clean and germ free as possible. The dogs are bathed once a week and cats once a month. They are fed mostly a raw diet. They get plenty of sunshine and that goes for the cats too as they are NOT allowed to roam free, but have a 12 x 80 foot cat run they can go into and get sunshine and watch the birds. Pet responsibility should be enforced. When I walk my dogs, I make them go “potty” before we venture off and I always walk them in the street. If they poop, I PICK IT UP. Good luck to you all.

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  15. I have 2 neighbors 4 pitbulls they want to crap on my yard along the front fence what will stop them. Big piles and im tired of talking to them. Pinesol did work short time not long enough. There dogs have worms never seen a vet no tags. I nave a Springer she 15 she stays in yard. Im tired of them letting there dogs crap in my yard. Whats the best and how often and what happens when it rains?

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  16. My issue is the same here. My biggest problem is, for one I have no animals and two, all the business I find seems to be left in the middle of the night. I have a neighbor across the street I have had issues with for where she likes to leave her trash for pick up. That’s a whole other story. I thought at first it might have been her, but in the 5 years I’ve lived here, I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen her dog outside. So I’m kinda of eliminating her from the problem, but another neighbor believes I should rethink that thought. I even have a privacy fence and have found “business” in my back yard. I had heard about the pepper, but no one here seems to have much luck with it. On a real extreme level, my brother in law says a bowl of anti freeze will do just the trick. My problem there is 2 fold. 1. I am an animal lover and hate the idea of harming one. 2. There are a couple of stray cats that pose absolutely no harm that I do not want to see hurt. I will give the pepper a try and if that doesn’t work, I have no problem teaching an owner a very sad lesson. I am tired of cleaning up after someone’s else negligence and irresponsibility. Best of luck to all of you.

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    • Unbearable Smell

      My neighbour recently took home a new dog, so they now have 2. The newer dog poop right along the fence to the side of our house. The stench is unbearable. I have to close all windows to that side to keep it the smell. My huzzy has spoken to him on 2 separate occasions . The last time he said he was working on it . I think that he is just lazy to clean the dogs pooh. Help!!

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  17. I sympathize with all of you and I have the same problem. Anybody tried crushed garlic? It also has a pungent smell.

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  18. Can somebody tell me how long the vinegar or cayenne pepper last on the grass? I suppose if it rains it will wash everything away!!

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  19. Use raisinets, macadamia nuts, and Xylitol near areas where they urinate and defecate. That should quickly resolve it. Be sure to keep your own animals out of the area.

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  20. Orbit sugar free gum chopped into food the dog can “find” on your property will give them a sore tummy! Careful though as 1 stick per 2lbs of dog can be fatal, especially strawberry flavour as it has 2 x the Xylitol content!

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    • Thank you. This seems most affordable to me.

      I am in a rural area of the Caribbean. My neighbours own dogs. That’s it. Just own. Caring is a different story. I have a lawn in the front and crops everywhere else. I am steaming here because I just found two piles of poop downstairs (house is split level). Last year, the morning after the gardener mowed, I saw 15+ piles of this on the grass. I am tired of complaining.

      Another neighbour has only concrete. She said dogs don’t do this on concrete. Well, now she can’t talk because they shit on her concreted yard.

      Imagine going to your own home and dogs are at your door step barking at you. They walk over my plants. They sleep under the house and the stench is unbearable. Another neighbour of mine lets his goats loose and they eat my plants. Once, when I spoke to the neighbour he said, “Aren’t you going to fence the yard?” Do, I have to bear the cost of fencing my yard to avoid this? I cannot afford this right now.

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  21. Hello:

    I am having the same problem. I have some inconsiderate neighbors that are allowing their dog poop directly in my yard. They must be bringing him out early early morning or late at night. I have never seen the dogs. I am going to buy a camera and hopefully it will show me what the dog looks like. I don’t really want to harm anyone’s dog, but it does make you want to put something down that will make the dog sick if it will stop him from pooping on your lawn.

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  22. Get a professional camera system installed. Yes it costs dollars but also protects you (somewhat) from creeps and robbers. Make a copy of the video (from your camera), call the animal control officer and “bingo” no more dog waste because of the ticket. I caught and turned in two people, 5 shits and they got some really hefty tickets! Result. . .no more dog waste in my yard! I had been dealing with these people for years and when they were on video and had to pay a ticket, no more dog waste and they sing a different song!

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  23. I have been dealing with this for several months now. It has only been in my grass once or twice its always on my driveway and sidewalk leading to my porch. I have started knocking on their door having them come get it. This is usually 2 or 3 times a week. They let the dog out and she runs wild up and down the street. I am trying to be a nice neighbor but they aren’t. I will keep doing this until they get tired. After that its either animal control or a loaded doggy treat that may not end well for them.
    I am over it.

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  24. We live in a townhouse and our new neighbor has 2 dogs that they let poop and pee on our lawn. When I asked them to be respectful and to pick up after their dog. They got mad and say it’s not my lawn. It’s HOA. I told them to have the dogs go poop on their side and they claim my lawn is also theirs. I asked them how is it theirs when the lawn comes straight to my front porch. I told them I never had any issues until they moved in and evidence shows because the dogs were pooping in front of us while we argued. All they did was denied everything. Disrespectful idiots.

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  25. If people going to take the dogs out they should pick there poop neighbor walk the dogs and they be pooping in my from house am tire see the big dirty poop I going try chaneye peper

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  26. I feel so much better having read all the mails as there are a lot of people out there with the same problems as myself. Must admit I also had a good laugh at the some of the remedies and antics. Will be trying most of them . Best of luck everybody.

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  27. Omg dogs sitting on the side of my fence its getting ridiculous. I have a huge side fence because I live on a corner lot near a main road. Those neighbors walk there dog an let them poop on the side of the fence. I can’t see cause it’s on the other side. I have some beautiful shrub tress there an lawn . When my husband goes to cut the grass always shit there. I’m so fed up. Want to install install camera but it’s expensive an time connsuming to constantly look out for these culprits. Even if you report I what is gonna be done an when and how often cause these lazy dog owners are lazy to pick up the shit. I would love to keep them away for good. So can I even mix the cayenne paper with the vinegar.

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  28. I have one suggestion and it works: Mothball Crystals or Mothballs. Dogs hate the smell. Gonna buy some for our home, because where we now live, there is a mailbox tower in the front of our home and people stop by with their dogs and the dogs pee all over the tree lawn. Poop, too! They’ve started peeing along our lawn’s edge, too. Just today a kid allowed his dog to run up to our front lawn tree with a flower surround and the dog started digging away at the mulch and flowers! We went after him and he claimed he didn’t know his dog would do that! Right! Liar!

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