Dog pooping on lawn

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  1. Passport1

    Passport1 Gardener

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    Hi
    A dog is doing his number 2 (pooping) on my front lawn....pretty much every day for the last 2 weeks when I come home there it is, in all its glory ...:poo:

    I Know it fertilizer but when he done he is kicking,as dogs do, after pooping and is pulling up the grass and ruining the lawn...through his kicking, he's tearing up chunks of the grass …:-(

    I don't have gate I can close over to stop it getting in and cant leave it there on the grass to absorb into soil in its own time due to the kids maybe picking it up

    Any suggestions on anything I could do to stop the dog pooping on the grass

    Thanks
     
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    Take a day off work and catch the person in the act and let them know not to do it again. If your car is visible from the pooping zone, move it elsewhere whilst waiting for the offender so in the future, they know they can't assume no one is home when the car is not visible.
     
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    • Passport1

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      Thanks CandianLori for reply and suggestion..
       
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      Yep, agree.
       
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      • Graham B

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        Also a webcam as an option, if you've got a laptop you could point in that direction out of the window?

        The most obvious answer though -p off a few copies of "Your dog is pooping in my garden. My kids play here. Put your dog on a lead, and pick up after it. Any dog found on my property will be taken to the pound." and stick them up each end of your property. Variations on the text as you see fit, of course.
         
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        • Vince

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          Find the owner and rub their nose in it!

          I always carry poop bags with me when out with our dogs.
           
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          • Jiffy

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            I've heard that Garlic spray may work, break some garlic up and put into water and leave for a while then put garlic water into sprayer and spray around the garden and where the dog comes in
             
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              Are you sure it’s a dog, could be fox poo, I’ve even seen a cat poo on my lawn, caught on my cctv.
               
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                Thanks Allett man....I pretty sure they not Cat poo as tbh they are pretty substantial amounts of Poo - like a big dog would make.....not sure if it could be a fox - possibly cud be....guess foxes would do same kicking as dogs post poo...?
                 
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                Thanks Jiffy....

                Would 24 hours be enough time to leave in the water before applying...?

                The garlic spray wouldn't damage or burn or kill off the grass ?
                 
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                If you have Garlic power mix that with water, it's quicker

                It shouldn't harm the grass, but if you don't want to but it on the grass just spray around gates/ paths etc where dog come in, just make shore things smells of garlic

                Fox poo is dark in colour and will change from day to day and usally be done at night so check it's not there in the morning (unless it's a town fox) don't think a fox will lick about to cover it up, poo and run :biggrin:
                Dog poo (if same dog) will look the same day to day
                 
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                  Thanks Jiffy
                  Crushed some garlic gloves and mixed them in some water and sprayed it just at the entrance to the drive way / Did this about a week ago and since then no dog poo on the lawn. Fingers crossed stays this way. :bigthumb:

                  Thanks Jiffy and all for advise and recommendations ...Much appreciated

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