Neighbour's Not Picking Up after their Dog - what to do?
Younger couple, bought the place behind my house after the previous old lady could no longer maintain it, they have a young german shepard that they've trained to come over to the property line and take a dump. Their yard is larger, so their house is further away, while my lot is rectangular along the street, house is closer to the rear property line. The dog stays on their side, but they never clean up the poop! it's getting ridiculous. They just pop out of the house with the dog and walk around to the back of their property, right in front of my kitchen window and the dog just unleashes its load.
If the dog doesn't do its business, they pet its tummy and run around in circles until it craps, then they go back in the house with it. The shit is piling up, literally. When the guy steps out with the dog a night, he carries a flashlight so that he doesn't step in doo-doo.
I wanted to confront them about it but if they see me outside they do not come over to let the dog crap, they actually turn around and walk the other way to avoid interaction. At night if I turn on the back porch light or open the door, same thing, they head back towards the house.
What would you do? The only saving grace here is at least they are keeping the dog on leash and off my yard, though I can already see things getting really smelly once it gets sunny - the piles are about a foot away from the yard line and my house is about maybe 30 feet from there. Curious to see what they'll do when it comes time to mow the lawn, just drive over it? lol. Building a fence is an option here though won't solve odor issues, I'm already considering dog-repelling and poisonous or at least thorny plants (had great success deploying nettle against another a-hole neighbour in the past)