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Kittyinthewood Wed 25-May-16 17:59:58

Hi all, think I can explain the problem pretty quickly....small village, lots of doggie people, lady over the road from us lets her (old) dog pee to left of my front door everyday or on the wheels of my husbands car everyday (I see it from the windows of my house - she does not see me as I am upstairs usually in the kids rooms at the time). Today she let her dog do it (wee on the bush to the left of my front door onto the brick work) right in front of me while I politely protested! I have three children and no dogs. Is this OK or am I right to ask her not to let the dog do it? It's pretty gross and unhygienic right? Or am I being fussy or too 'hygienic'? Help pls. lovely ladies/gents XXX

janethegirl2 Wed 25-May-16 18:08:01

Id be seriously irritated by anyone letting a dog pee in my garden when they were with the dog. A dog on its own wouldn't particularly bother me, but a neighbour knowingly let a dog pee near your front door is just wrong.

Blimmincheek Wed 25-May-16 18:08:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Wolfiefan Wed 25-May-16 18:10:18

I'm not sure I would object to a dog peeing on a bush. But not on your car or right by your front door.

WiddlinDiddlin Wed 25-May-16 18:10:49

Hmm...

Does this involve the dog coming onto your property, ie, up your driveway.. does it involve the dog being off lead and/or unsupervised on a road?

If so, YANBU.

If your car is parked on the road and the dog is not entering your private property... and its on lead, then probably YABU - because it won't just be HER dog, her dog is weeing there because other dogs (and probably foxes and cats) also leave scent there.

Urine is sterile when it leaves the dogs body (or anyone elses), bacteria grow on it if its in a suitable environment which outdoors in the UK just isn't - are you letting your children grub around on the floor by your car wheels or front door much?

Whether you are being unreasonable or not, I would politely ask her to stop letting her dog pee by your front door at the very least, because it will soak into the brickwork and smell - car wheels and bushes I'd be less concerned about, as I say, other animals will also be scent marking these on a regular basis so stopping her dog won't make much odds.

Not that you asked but theres a fab product called Odor-kill that you can spray onto concrete flags/brickwork etc that gets rid of the wee and disinfects (do NOT use household bleach on it, it breaks down to ammonia, the same as wee does and thus attracts animals back to mark again).

MatildaTheCat Wed 25-May-16 18:11:19

Once the smell of wee is on a given place it's very hard to stop the dog marking the spot again. Can you clean the area with lots of water and then spray with a deterrent ( Get Off is one, I think?)

I would say something to the owner but she might find it hard to enforce whilst the smell is still there.

EponasWildDaughter Wed 25-May-16 18:31:38

Diluted Jeyes fluid is pretty good at removing animal urine smells. Go by the instructions. You could slosh a bowl of that down the wall and over the tyres.

I'd be pretty angry. One or two pees a week - ok. Every day? No! She lives across the road FGS - no need for this it's horrible.

Willow2016 Wed 25-May-16 18:40:04

Nope thats just gross. Tell her to let her dog pee at her front door in future. As long as you arent forcefull in telling her to jog on she will continue to do it. I would be throwing a bucket of water at the area (not at the dog but close enough to scare it off while aiming for the stonework!)

Why cant she let it wait until it gets somewhere suitable? Actually crossing the road and letting your dog pee in someone elses area is really selfish.

We have people with dogs come past out yard gate and there are pot plants just inside and have seen people letting their dogs into my yard to do both! Or just pee on the planters. I dont want to be kneeling down in pee when I tend the plants thanks! Have got pet spray and do across the entrance and around the pots, hopefully it will do something. Hell they are surrounded by fields, go there you lazy gits stop leaving your dogs mess for me to clean up!

jonsnowssocks Wed 25-May-16 18:42:53

If the dog's on a lead, she can take a wide berth round your place so it can't pee there. If she knows you don't like it and continues to let her dog do it, that's rather unfair.

Kittyinthewood Thu 26-May-16 15:25:47

Thank you so very much guys - you have all said what I presumed was normal - that it is not the right thing to do! Which is a relief and I am obviously not going mad! I am wondering if any of you own dogs?
Do a lot of dog owners let their dogs pee on other peoples property if they think no one is watching? Its like dropping rubbish.....or even worse leaving your dog poop left behind. That also happens a lot round here.....dog poo/pee and children is such a bad combo! Also at the beach this morning I noticed tonnes of poops on the main route to the beach! Lazy lazy dog owners! The lady over the road I have since approached and said 'I am asking in the nicest possible way that I would really appreciate it if your dog did not pee on our house' and she was like....but I love my dog, he's old...blah blah.......I wish I had said: so OK then let the dog pee on your front door or back garden if it cannot wait for the field just yonder. I must try some of these anti-scent ideas you guys have very kindly suggested. Or let my children or husband wee on her doorstep.......only joking obv iously as we might get arrested??? Or get CCTV XXXXXXX

Princesspeach1980 Thu 26-May-16 16:22:12

It can be tricky with a male dog, as if there is already a scent there, they will want to mark it. My dog will usually pee in my front garden as we leave, but he will occasionally cock his leg against the bushes as we go along the street. These are bushes at the end of the garden though, not next to the house. I do pull him away if I'm quick enough, and I don't let him pick a "regular" spot which would be annoying to the neighbours. I wouldn't be happy if it was every day, and right against the house.

He's a bugger for trying to wee on charity bags that have been left out though, I have to be on the ball on collection day blush

GraysAnalogy Thu 26-May-16 16:23:37

I would never ever let my dog pee on someones property. Wtf

GraysAnalogy Thu 26-May-16 16:24:35

There was someone on reddit recently who thought it was perfectly okay to use his neighbours lawn for the dog to pee and poo on. He apparently couldn't stop the dog hmm idiot

BombadierFritz Thu 26-May-16 16:30:11

My dog is an intact male terrier so ideally he would like to wee every 0.5 metres to mark his territory. He is a pain in the arse. I wont let him wee on cars but tbh having watched him, although it might look like the wee is going on the wall/brickwork/car tyre, it never actually reaches that far as he only wees a tiny drop (what with having to wee on everything in sight - sigh)

trevortrevorslatterfry Thu 26-May-16 16:52:16

He's a bugger for trying to wee on charity bags that have been left out though, I have to be on the ball on collection day

O god mine too princess blush

Princesspeach1980 Thu 26-May-16 17:19:34

Ha ha Trevor, glad it's not just us

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