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Old 08-22-2007, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ducter View Post
For the poo, I knew someone who would shovel it up and leave on the homeowners doorstep with a note, I am just returning your property. This person also would have the dog poop while being yelled at. didnt care.

You have to accpet that some people just dont care.
It sounds like this is what you have. Animal control might help depending on who wants to do their job that day.

Unfortunately, that is the reality of situations like this: if I have to tell you that I don't like your dog using my yard as a toilet, the "war" is already lost......this same attitude applies to many aspects of life but this is by far, the nastiest
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:33 AM
Location: NC
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Originally Posted by jeannie216 View Post
How about just teach him to do this........

Perfect!! LOL
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:35 AM
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I do volunteer work at the local animal shelter and I would ask the neighbors in a very nice way, to keep their dog contained. A lot is going to depend on how you approach them. If you call animal control right off, they could become very defensive. I feel that trying to maintain a good relationship, especially if you are going to be there awhile, is important. If all else fails, the animal control people in Durham are very professional. Good luck!!

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Old 08-25-2007, 07:38 PM
Location: Clayton, NC
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[quote=Desdemona123;1329911]LOL...not sure that would work. My little dog makes quite a stand againest the neighbors MUCH larger dog.

Same here. My little shih tzu thinks he's a rottweiler - no fear of big dogs.

I agree with talking gently to the neighbors. Some people will be mad no matter what you try to talk to them about but I say you gotta give folks the benefit of the doubt. Some people were raised in areas where you didn't have to worry about your dogs (country) and haven't gotten used to the newer S/D type neighborhoods.

Regardless, if you just let them know that you've had to pick up some poop that their dog left and that you'd really appreciate it if they could keep an eye on their doggie so it doesn't keep happening...and leave it at that. If that doesn't work, then I'd move on to more serious solutions (animal control, HOA, etc).

My next door neighbors are VERY conscious of their dog and coincidentally JUST yesterday rang my doorbell to let me know they were picking up poop in our lawn..lol. We love them!

I just don't like ANY dog roaming around without an owner...and if it happens enough, I WOULD call animal control for that. One never knows the history of a dog and its triggers.

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