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Dog Owners Need Training

Updated on October 15, 2012

Love your Dog? Respect Thy Neighbor!

We happen to live on a corner, where many walkers, dog walkers pass by. The neighborhood is very dog friendly. We have lived in the house for awhile and have gotten to know most dog walkers. Many of them say, " Hi!" Our dog Casey will run over and sniff the dog walking by to say, "Hello!" Our home is pretty visable from the intersection with no shrubs in the front edge of curb.

Why do people think it is ok to allow their dog to poop in someone else's yard? We play with Casey daily in the yard and we have our favorite game of fetch. We do not want to step in your dog poop. It is my yard, not a public toilet.

Today, while playing fetch, Casey started sniffing & rolling in the grass. I did not think anything of it, until the smell of poop caught my attention. A poop stench! I was puzzled because, I did not see any poop in the middle of my yard. Her paws were clean too!

Casey and I walked into the house then into the kitchen. I grabbed some paper towels and sprayed Natures Miracle on the towel, then proceeded to wipe her down. I just wanted to kill that poop smell. Casey still reeked. Phew!!! I got closer for inspection and discovered right by her collar was poop. Ewe! The poop was squished between Casey's fur and her chain collar. Yes, this was discusting and I was really angry at this point.

My husband happen to be home working and helped me shampoo the dog out in the driveway. He was not a happy camper! This was not something we had in mind. Yes, we have signs in our yard that tell people to pick up their poop.

I have to say I am tired of people leaving their poop in our yard. I am need of a solution that is resident friendly. No one in our neighborhood has a front, yard fence. I thought of bushes, but that just adds more yard work to my schedule. Why do I have to change the way I live for the selfish, inconsiderate people? I am open to suggestions.

She just loves fetch!
She just loves fetch!
Casey relaxing in her own yard.
Casey relaxing in her own yard.

Would you confront the rude dog owner?

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    • Jlava73 profile image

      Jennifer Vasconcelos 6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      How awful! Pet's come with responsibility - People need to understand that.

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      alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

      Moonlake, Thanks for stopping through. I would have to have a camera installed in a tree that had a poop sensor,then i could catch the poopertraters..LOLI could be rich..LOL and

      sell them to urban dwellers alike. Or motions grass detector for 4 legged creatures, then i could post their pics it on the tree, " Poop pollutors in the neighborhood"all the dog walkers would think twice because then it is broadcasted who they are in my yard.

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      It's funny I saw this hub today. We were driving by two dog walkers today and saw their dogs go into someone elses yard and they didn't pick-up the poop. I couldn't believe it. We live in the country so don't run into this problem.

      Good hub. I feel sorry for you.