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Old 05-12-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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"Unsanitary"?


How do you keep all the wild critters from using your yard as a bathroom? Do you regularly clean up rabbit, squirrel, and bird droppings from your yard? What about all the bug leavings?
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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I don't think dog pee is a huge issue, but then I love dogs and walk mine regularly. Poop is another issue altogether.


It seems to me if it REALLY bothers you, put up some small landscaping type fences around those areas. The owners will get the hint.


For me, the bottom line is this dog peed on your flowers once. It probably doesn't pee in the same place every day. In the meantime there are probably very many animals who pee on your flowers regularly. How do you stop that? There could be cats, possums, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels all peeing on your flowers. How do you stop and/or regulate that? IMO it's all nature and isn't that why you wanted the flowers in the first place?
My husband is at home and he has never seen any other dog, loose or on a leash, come into my yard and do any business or found evidence other than this one. People here seem to be fairly considerate, which made this instance pretty shocking.

We do not, nor have I ever seen any creatures in our yard, other than birds.

I would prefer not to replace flowers watered by any dog as they are expensive to replace.

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Old 05-12-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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"Unsanitary"?


How do you keep all the wild critters from using your yard as a bathroom? Do you regularly clean up rabbit, squirrel, and bird droppings from your yard? What about all the bug leavings?

Not to throw shade on your conclusion, but we've never had any creatures other than birds apparent in our yard.

This was a really big dog, not a little one. I can only imagine how much of his urine ended up on the grass.

I guess I could collect some from my dog and take it to her yard and deposit it, wonder if she would mind?
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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As a former dog owner I agree with you. My dogs got to water any telephone post they liked and even a few mailbox stands. Hydrants also, but I NEVER let them go onto anyone lawn(property) to whiz.

To me, that's YOUR property and it's MY job to make sure MY dogs stay off YOUR property.
( last paragraph)


I sure wish the dog owners posting here had as much consideration !
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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A dog on a leash can be controlled as to where they pee. Any pet owner that can't figure out how to do this really needs to rehome the pet.

It is very different than a squirrel or a rabbit, it is a lot of urine and it is much stronger unless your dog is on a vegetarian diet. One dog pees there and it attracts an over pee er.

It is sad that people do this as it encourages anti-pet policies. There should be a rule that says a master has to be smarter than the dog thy choose to take home.

Keep the dog on the leash to the point that it cannot reach someone's lawn. Is that actually above anyone's comprehension level?
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I sure wish the dog owners posting here had as much consideration !
Not all the dog owners posting in this thread are inconsiderate. I think there were a few of us who posted that we don't allow our dogs to pee on people's property.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Oh please...honestly..there must be far bigger things to worry about than this!
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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we've never had any creatures other than birds apparent in our yard
So because you've never seen them, they're not there. LMAO
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:56 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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What a disgustingly cruel suggestion! Why would you want to see an innocent animal suffer - what does that accomplish? The dog doesn't know he did something that you find unacceptable - he/she is simply behaving like an animal.
No problem for the dog. Dogs don't get poison ivy. However, they will carry it on their coats to the inconsiderate pet owner and the dog owner will get poison ivy. It won't take the dog owner long to figure out to keep his dog out of that particular garden.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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A dog on a leash can be controlled as to where they pee. Any pet owner that can't figure out how to do this really needs to rehome the pet.

It is very different than a squirrel or a rabbit, it is a lot of urine and it is much stronger unless your dog is on a vegetarian diet. One dog pees there and it attracts an over pee er.

It is sad that people do this as it encourages anti-pet policies. There should be a rule that says a master has to be smarter than the dog thy choose to take home.

Keep the dog on the leash to the point that it cannot reach someone's lawn. Is that actually above anyone's comprehension level?
This post is a gem !


It gives meaning to the term......."responsible dog owner "
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