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To be hacked off at neighbours dog crapping all over our garden.

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Citrusfruit Wed 12-Jan-11 14:22:34

We live in a flat with shared gardens. There is a neighbouring farm next door from which a dog comes over to our lawn and craps everyday. It's really worrying me now as children play on lawn and it's a health hazard. What can I do about it?
There is no possibility of putting boundry between farm and us as it's a big area.

BreconBeBuggered Wed 12-Jan-11 14:49:07

Don't know what you can do about it but it's bloody annoying. It's catshit that gets into our garden. The dogs round here seem to specialise in crapping right outside garden gates. Thanks for the present, Rover. You're too kind.

ILovedYou Wed 12-Jan-11 14:51:30

I told my neighbour to remove her dog crap from my garden and she did!

Tis disgusting wespecially when i observed her watching her dog doing it's business on my lawn and chose to ignore for 2 days.

our front garden is tiny and we park our car next to it. My disabld child and i have had dog crap on our shoes countless times.

SenoritaViva Wed 12-Jan-11 14:58:12

Can you wait with a bucket of water to throw over it or a hose pipe? Just make it feel unwelcome without hurting it. It might be better to ask the owners even, or warn them you might do this (whilst asking them to come and remove what is there from the garden).

JamieLeeCurtis Wed 12-Jan-11 15:02:05

Dogs aren't allowed out on their own are they (I live in a city so may be a bit ignorant about this), so the owner has no leg to stand on, and dog poo is a health hazard.

Assertive way: go and talk to the owner - it's their responsibility to keep their dog out of your garden

Other way: high power water pistol

JamieLeeCurtis Wed 12-Jan-11 15:03:32

Dog Law

researchinmotion Wed 12-Jan-11 15:05:04

My neoghbours dpg often jumps over the fence and shits in my garden. I'm sick of it.

Now every Sunday (when they are sleeping off a hangover) I call round, bang on the door and proffer a tesco bag with the words 'poo time'.

JamieLeeCurtis Wed 12-Jan-11 15:07:07

research - how does that go down?

It's terrible that you have to pick it up - hope they get the message - how long has this been going on?

Vallhala Wed 12-Jan-11 15:10:41

Go and talk to the owner, explain the problem and tell them that you require them to prevent your dog encroaching upon your land.

If the dog is trespassing onto your land it's a civil matter but hopefully it shouldn't come to needing to take the matter further. You won't know until you broach the subject though, will you?

Vallhala Wed 12-Jan-11 15:12:26

Dammit... tell them to keep their dog off your land, of course.

MrsBananaGrabber Wed 12-Jan-11 15:14:06

I moved into a new house once and the guy two doors down let his dog poo in my garden even after I asked nicely, so in the the end I got a shovel, collected the poo and placed it on his doorstep, it worked.

MadamDeathstare Wed 12-Jan-11 15:19:59

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MadamDeathstare Wed 12-Jan-11 15:21:26

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Citrusfruit Wed 12-Jan-11 15:29:10

Thanks everyone. It's so unpleasant isn't it. I could talk to the farmer but I doubt he'd do anything as the dog seems to roam freely all day.
Hmm. Will try squirting water on it.
I like dogs so wouldn't dream of causing it distress but just want to warn it off.

researchinmotion Wed 12-Jan-11 15:29:18

JamieLeeCurtis it doesn't go down well at the time but the shit is gone by the end of the day.

TBH they have had so many warnings from the housing about numerous things that they have no option to do it or they're out if I complain.

They did put up dome flimsy fencing (think trellis) but the dog is that big it just knocks it down.

researchinmotion Wed 12-Jan-11 15:31:21

^but I doubt he'd do anything as the dog seems to roam freely all day.
Hmm.^

Two words..dog warden. Wonder how the farmer will fancy forking out £100+ to retrieve his dog.

Something I've done too <whistles>

FindingStuffToChuckOut Wed 12-Jan-11 15:50:32

take some photos as evidence & show them to your neighbour with a polite request they control their dog and clean up any existing poop.

If they don't you can complain to your council perhaps? Or call dog warden.

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