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dogs pooping in yard -- real evidence on folk remedies, please?

Posted by kayd_gardner (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 07 at 21:27

I've found a good many forums on the internet and this site about neighborhood dogs pooping in yards... lots of stories about bad neighbors, etc. ... all valid complaints to be sure, we're at wits end as well. However I'm looking for actual anectodal evidence about what "folk remedies" actually WORK to keep the dog out? i.e. people suggest pepper spray, granules from petsmart, peeing on the yard themselves, etc. ... does any of this stuff work or is it all a "wives tale"?

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RE: dogs pooping in yard -- real evidence on folk remedies, plea

  • Posted by motria z6 Chicago (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 17, 07 at 14:27

When I walk my dog around the neighborhood, she poops whenever nature calls. I can't imagine any deterrent that would stop her once she gets into squat position. A little poop, promptly picked up and thrown in the trash, doesn't hurt anything.

My suggestion to you would be to post a friendly reminder to your neighbors to pick up after their dogs. Maybe tacking up a few plastic bags.. or even providing a little trash bin would help. Conscientious dog-walkers don't leave the house without a couple plastic bags in their pocket.. but maybe folks in your area need a gentle reminder.

RE: dogs pooping in yard -- real evidence on folk remedies, plea

Great advise I couldn't agree with you more. Although I will say it is likely kaydgardener is doing research for a book as this thread is posted by she/he on every GW regional forum and she/he just became a member a few days ago. In my humble opinion I think it would have been courteous if kaydgardener revealed her/his intentions. kt..from New England

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