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What to do with Dog owner that do not pick up poop?

We have noticed and seen this particular dog owner of a big German Shepard that walks his dog but never picks up the dog's poop. Should we do something or just keep a blind eye since the poop fertilizes the grass?
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That's some interesting logic.
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Aug 16th, 2014 1:35 pm
That's some interesting logic.
so what would you do?
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oneseasonleft wrote:
Aug 16th, 2014 3:50 pm
so what would you do?
Me personally? I don't like having turds on my grass, so I'd probably turn my security camera to capture the offense a few times. I'd then tell the person to stop it, if I caught them. I might also follow them, and return the item they left on my lawn to their mailbox if the situation didn't improve immediately.

There's repellant products you can sprinkle near objects that tend to be turd/piss magnets, but being cheap, I'd only use them as a last resort.
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If it ends up on my property or sidewalk in front of my house then I would run out and tell the person to either pick it up or I will but then I am going to throw it at them.
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eonibm wrote:
Aug 17th, 2014 10:35 am
If it ends up on my property or sidewalk in front of my house then I would run out and tell the person to either pick it up or I will but then I am going to throw it at them.
that would be an assault charge right there.
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Confront them politely first. If they continue it, have paper bags and a lighter ready :)

(But to be serious, I would definitely leave it in front of their door if they don't start picking it up after I ask them to. Just maybe not lit on fire...)
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eonibm wrote:
Aug 17th, 2014 10:35 am
If it ends up on my property or sidewalk in front of my house then I would run out and tell the person to either pick it up or I will but then I am going to throw it at them.
They will come back when u r sleeping and set ur house on fire since they know where u live. Worth it?

On the other side of the coin, u could follow these people to find out where they live and then complain anonymously to the city about bylaw violations on their property.
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On the flip side as a dog owner who always without fails picks up, I already feel guilty enough when my dog does his business on your lawn. I'm sorry, there is not much I can do when it starts to happen. You running out of your house to yell at me doesn't accomplish much other than make me feel worse, and to mentally block off your house as a potentially dangerous spot, who knows what you might try to do to 'protect your lawn'. Yelling at me to pick it up, as I am visibly pulling a bag out confuses me, as I have already started the process of complying with your wishes.

Out of curiosity, is there a by law (I know this would be specific to a community) but generally, that prohibits a third party animal from using ones lawn as a bathroom?
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I would tell him to pick it up.
Mangez wrote:
Aug 18th, 2014 4:51 pm
On the flip side as a dog owner who always without fails picks up, I already feel guilty enough when my dog does his business on your lawn. I'm sorry, there is not much I can do when it starts to happen. You running out of your house to yell at me doesn't accomplish much other than make me feel worse, and to mentally block off your house as a potentially dangerous spot, who knows what you might try to do to 'protect your lawn'. Yelling at me to pick it up, as I am visibly pulling a bag out confuses me, as I have already started the process of complying with your wishes.

Out of curiosity, is there a by law (I know this would be specific to a community) but generally, that prohibits a third party animal from using ones lawn as a bathroom?
As a dog owner, there's an easy way to make sure that doesn't happen - keep your dog off someones property. None of my dogs have ever done their business on someone else's property and my current dog is stubborn and will 'go' right where she's standing no matter what. If they're leashed, lead them off someone's lawn (or better yet, don't give them the chance to go roaming around various lawns to begin with) and they'll get the hint eventually. So as bad as you might feel, there really is no excuse to let it continue to happen. At least you do pick it up, too many don't.

As for your question, I don't think there's a bylaw prohibiting it specifically. The bylaws more address excrement and outline the immediate removal of it.
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I have a dog myself and always clean up; however, there're still traces of turd on the grass. I'd say I pick up 95% of it most of the time. But in your case, I would record it and let them know it's by law. If not, report it with your recorded video.
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Additional note: dog feces is bacteria-laden, like most feces. It needs to be properly composted before being considered used for fertilizer. Leaving poop on your lawn won't help it.
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oneseasonleft wrote:
Aug 17th, 2014 12:44 pm
that would be an assault charge right there.
The police would laugh. Also, they assaulted my yard first!

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