Neighbours dog weeing on fence
binkyblinky · 02/04/2021 19:19
Hi all! Who is BU, me or my husband!
We moved into our new home in October.
Brick wall on right and end of the garden, shared wooden fence with concrete posts with neighbours.
The garden was newly turfed but I noticed a dead patch next to the fence. The developers came round for another issue, I mentioned the dead grass, and he showed me a stain on the fence where he said there's an animal weeing - it must be next door's dog.
I didn't like the turf right up against the fence anyway, so the developers dug in a small border for us.
I sent a picture to next door, who are a really lovely young couple in their 20s, and asked could they try to keep the dog from weeing on the fence, I said we'd had a border put in as he'd killed the grass, but that it wasn't a massive issue. They were really apologetic and said they'd try to stop him'
The dog is still peeing there, worse than ever. I won't be able to plant anything along that border!
My hubby is getting really cross about it, I don't want to fall out with my neighbours as it's a new estate and community so important! Hubby is telling me to go and speak to them or he will, and he won't be as nice about it as I am 🥺
How do I deal with this
familychallenge · 02/04/2021 19:27
If your neighbours are friendly and see an issue here, you could ask them to plant a small bush on their side there (or put something else there)- the dog will aim for that rather than the fence and it's shouldn't intrude on your side. I agree somewhat that dogs will be dogs but see it's unpleasant from your side!
Aprilx · 02/04/2021 19:28
I assume you mean on their side of the fence as you haven’t mentioned them coming into your garden ... so you want to tell the neighbours whereabouts in their own garden the dog is allowed to pee. I have never been able to pick the exact spot my dog pees, but if it is in my garden it is nobody else’s business. I would think you and your husband are both crackers.
familychallenge · 02/04/2021 19:29
My dog pees directly on lots of my bushes and it doesn't hurt then, or I suspect most plants. In fact I suspect most of the daffodils round here must thrive on dog pee because they get peed on by so many dogs daily! It does damage grass but have not seen plants much affected.
Jumpers268 · 02/04/2021 19:32
One of dogs wees on the fence that is shared with next door neighbours. I've managed to reduce it by putting a plant weed pot next to where he likes to go and that has helped. My neighbours are lovely though and their cat shits in my garden all the time (I'm not fussed as I have to pick up dog shit anyway). They've also put a box flower bed on their side.
4Mongrels · 02/04/2021 19:40
It’s just unacceptable, antisocial behaviour. Your choice of animal shouldn’t inconvenience anyone else, and in this case, that mutt is a problem for you. They should sort it out.
It’s a bit of wee on a fence. Now they have a border it’s not even causing any damage. OP and her husband just think it will kill something they plant. They don’t even know if that’s the case. Personally I suspect it wouldn’t kill a plant, but it does damage grass.
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