I want to stop her.....

United States
June 26, 2008 12:19pm CST
I do love dog but this dog of our neighbor will always piss me off...Every time he wants to "poo", she will jump over the fence and prefer to do it in our backyard, my husband and I tried to stop her but not all the time, we will notice her...I also don't like to shout at her...She can't do that when we still have our dog, but after he died, she feel very free to just jump in..I have tried to talk to the owner and we also tried to block it, but she always find her way...Have you tried this? How did you handle it? What's the best way to do?
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
26 Jun 08
hello che, sorry to hear about your neighbor's dog, it is a big NO NO in our compound for a dog to inconvinience the other tenants so i am happy that we are peaceful here. anyway, in your case i feel that if it really bothers you then you have to talk to the dog owner again and let her know the situation, sometimes they just assume that it is ok coz you just mention it once or others just ignore so they need to know and be reminded about it. if you did that for the second time and they dont listen then you can tell the community office about the situation and they usually do the talking for you and come up with an answer that benefit you both. BUT if you do not want to do any of this, i suggest that you fix the fence again and make it taller and impossible for the dog to jump and even break in, that is the only thing you can do OR just plain simply ignore and accept it - which i feel is not the case LOL. btw, i have never experienced anything like that but there is a situation here when we first move in. we saw a note at the bottom of our apartment saying that all dog must be walked with leashed and anyone who doesnt will need to pay the price (move out). anyway, i feel that we are the one being talked coz our dog uses an ELECTRONIC COLLAR LEASH so we dont have to walk him with the typical leashed. so what i did is i bring my dog at the office and let them know that he is very much controled and that he is having an electronic one. they said that they have not seen anyone at the complex with that so they say it is ok (strange coz it is available anywhere out here - pet store) anyway, the officer have told me that it is not meant for us (duh!) and that every building have the same note but it is nice that i went there and talked about it. anyway, hope that helps! talking can do miracles same goes in relationship. have a good one!
• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi jair, thanks for this! That will be our project this weekend then, fix the fence and make it more taller..I always hate really keeping her "sh**" and dispose it properly. very irritating!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
26 Jun 08
oh cool, that's a great holiday fun to do. we are just talking on what we will do on the 4th, we plan it and says we will leave thursday night and spend few days in DC and we remember we are nannying our friend's dog and she will be with us till saturday so that is a bummer. we can bring her but the thing is it will be hard for us to leave her at the hotel together with our dog coz she can bark like crazy and she will bark to whatever noise she can hear so i have to watched her out often. our dog is very good on behaving at the hotel, we used a bark collar so that helps a lot. oh well, better luck next time! LOL hope you have a wonderful 4th of july!
• United States
27 Jun 08
Thanks jair, I wish also we will be having a great time and will not be affected by this bad odor we have each day..LOL! Happy Weekend in advance!
• United States
26 Jun 08
throw the poo back over the fence.the neighbor steps on enough landmines,then they'll do something about it.that's what i finally had to do with one of mine. i got sick of my elderly mother stepping on that in her own yard.
• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi scarlet, My husband really do that, he threw back the poo to their backyard! and I hate it several times, stepping on the dog's poo when I was mowing the lawn..I was pissed off a lot! I am hoping to catch the owner again to address this problem back! Thanks for sharing!
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• Singapore
26 Jun 08
It is now the habit of the dog do this. It is going to take awhile to change it. Quickest to get a dog that would mark the territory. Or what you can is to place unusual odours around to confuse it. There is a method which i think is the most effective way. Go buy those dog whistle which doesnt make a noise when you blow on it. Only dogs can hear it , and it will annoy them forcing them to go away. But unfortuntely you got to be on the watch...
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi there LilyPad, I have not heard about that, we have that stuff in any pet shops? wow! I love that idea, the only problem really is I will be staying in the backyard a lot to catch her!
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 08
Hmmmmm from ur discussion the best way seems to be " HAVE A NEW DOG"
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Maybe, so to give me signal anytime this huge dog will be climbing again! Thanks!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
28 Jun 08
sure go for nice one, but active one and mind it dont have flirty dog as instead of scaring her, they start flirt at ur back yard and make it more messey ha ha ha ha
• United States
11 Jul 08
hahahahaha! I hope not!
@liquorice (3901)
27 Jun 08
Well, I bought a product called "Get Off" to protect my plants from cats. It's a cat and dog repellent and it's not harmful, it just confuses their sense of smell by releasing a really strong odour. I haven't used it yet but I'm told that these things work quite well, and I don't think it was expensive. I'm sure that there must be something similar in the US. It might not be a good idea to use this if you have young kids as there's a warning to "keep away from children" - that's what's stopped me from using it so far - but to animals it's harmless. Maybe ask in a local hardware or gardening store if they have somthing like this.
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• United States
28 Jun 08
Thanks for this idea liquorice, I wish I will find that here, it's perfect for our place since we have no kids!
@liquorice (3901)
28 Jun 08
That would be good then. I really hope you find something similar.
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
27 Jun 08
You need to apply some sticky or oily substance at your backyard and remained careful not to step in there yourself, when you expect the dog to come, then you may try this to evade the dog to jump over your side.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
ohh...that must be a very good idea dpk! Thanks for that, I actually check the area again yesterday and trying to block it with branches of trees but she can always destroy it..We will work on this on Saturday!
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
27 Jun 08
Many thanks for appreciating the idea, go for an experiment, it may work.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Fence - Highlighted portion of fence.
After reading the responses, I'm assuming it's your fence, correct? If so, instead of adding onto the height which some cities are strict on fence height, you can also add on angled toward the neighbor's yard. This way, the dog will have to not only jump over but jump wide as well which some dogs can't do. They even sell kits to do just this with existing fences. Orr...you can take some lattice like in the picture and attach it, angled outward into neighbor's yard, to the top of your existing fence. It shouldn't cost alot to do this being you only have to do it to the neighbor's side. There are many ways you can attach an angled add-on using all kinds of materials as well. Just be creative is all and make sure it doesn't look horrible either. If the dog ends up digging under, a simple fix to that would be to drive 2' lengths of rebar into the ground right where the fence meets it whereever the dog is digging at or lay 2' of hardware cloth over the grass all along the length of the fence.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi blackbriar, thanks for this detailed information..We are really considering since our fence is already the average height required..This will help us a lot, Thanks again!
• United States
28 Jun 08
Your very much welcome.
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Maybe you should get another dog. Get a big one that will bark menacingly when the neighbor dog invades. Or you could put an electric wire at the top of your fence. That would train the neighbor dog right away. It also might cause problems with the neighbors, too, though. I think the best thing to do is get another dog.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi getnbuy, yea, maybe getting a new dog will help us better! We will be looking for that, I always wish to have puppy and I will be the one to grow him but maybe I will consider getting 2 dogs!
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Well, if you get 2 dogs remember that you will have to scoop the poop that much more. IOf you are game, then get two dogs!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
The dog is now used to going into your yard to go poop, so it is going to be hard to stop her. But you need to talk to the owners, I know that has been a problem for you, but it needs to be done. Besides, why is this dog loose in the neighbourhood? Where I live the dog can not be loose or the dog pound will pick it up pretty quick. The dog owners you are referring to are being very irresponsible so I think if you have to, you may need to call the pound on them. I know that doesn't sound very neighbourly but then they aren't being very neighbourly to you either. Since this discussion is 3 weeks old can you tell me, do you still have the problem or has it been resolved?
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• United States
11 Jul 08
Hi chris, After all the suggestions here, i tried to talk again to the owner since that is the common advise given...They always call the attention of their dog now every time it will attempt to climb on the fence..We don't have budget to make our fence higher instead..So far, I don't see her anymore in the yard.. I hope this is forever! I was tried cleaning all her dirty!
• United States
30 Jun 08
I have a friend who had a similar problem with yours and they end up into a big argument so then what my friend did she called the police and since then the owner don't let anymore their dog poo in my friend yard.
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• United States
4 Jul 08
That's a lesson for the neighbor..LOL! We had it fixed the fence only the area where the dog can jump and so far, she is behaving now..Thanks for dropping!
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Oh my that is terrible. He should be tied on a leash. It's bad to have him roaming around if he can't just stay around his corner. Your neighbor should do something about it. Tell them they should do something or you will report the dog to the dog authorities...(if there is one) Or I would try putting barbed wires on the part of the fence where he enters so when he tries and he gets hurt a bit he won't try to enter and if he finds another way in put barbed wires on there as well. Just an idea.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi there p3halliwel, thanks for that, I will be trying to catch the owner and wish they will do something about it this time or else we will be force to do that@
• India
27 Jun 08
Oh..Thats really terrible Dont have much experience wit all this But anywayz..Its definitely Disgustin
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• United States
27 Jun 08
very disgusting indeed doctorgenius, plus the moment to clean it up! Gosh!
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I would run an electric fence wire along the top of the fence. I have Boston Terriers and one has the ability to go right over the four foot fence. I tried everything to keep her in. I was scared she would be hit by a car, someone would steal her, all kinds of things. I couldn't afford to put up a higher fence. Finally I put up an electric fence and ran it along the top of the fence. She didn't hit it but once or twice and now she stays in the yard. They make them at a very low current, you have to be careful and make sure you get the right one. You don't want to fry the dog. The one we have is a weak current, it doesn't hurt them as much as it stings and scares the daylights out of them. It's safe enough that it makes our male dog mad when he forgets it's there and he'll run into it. He will actually grab at it and bite it.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
LOL, that is funny SusanLee but very practical instead of fixing the fence and make it more higher...I can suggest that to my hubby since he knows wiring better than I do...I am sure, if we will have that, she will not be attempting to be jumping again!
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
27 Jun 08
The best way i know to discourage animals is to sprinkle ground red pepper anywhere you feel she may try to poop.It will not hurt the dog,nor your plants or grass,but they hate red ground cayeanne pepper,it makes them sneeze and will discourage the neighbors dog....If need be sprinkle it all around the egdges i=of your yard,one sniff and she will stay home..
• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi slickcut, I didn't know that, well, great idea, thanks! I will do that today!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Don't blame the dog....blame the dog's owner. I would demand that if the dog's owner did not find a way to control the dog from doing his stuff in your yard, then she/he should be the one to clean it up. People are held responsible for their children. If i let my child throw candy wrappers in your yard everyday would you let it go? what if I told her not to and she still persisted, would you blame my child and be ok with me telling you that I can't stop her. she just wants to throw her trash in your yard. Would you try to build a fence tall enough that she could not throw her trash over? This should be the problem of the dog owner and not you.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi sid, I am enlightened, Thanks! Correct and if they was willing to do something, I was expecting them to take an action after I informed them, it's very disappointing to remind them again..But, I have no choice, I have too!
@yogeshdhusa (2237)
• India
27 Jun 08
Hey checapricorn, i have no clue how you can do this, one side your neighbor and the dog messing your backyard. I think you should talk to her or get a new dog. cant suggest i have no such experience.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Thanks for sharing yogeshdhusa,I will be trying to catch these people today and inform them...I just wish at first, they have done already some action towards the problem..
@Galena (9123)
26 Jun 08
we keep a waterpistol in our garden to get our own dogs when they misbehave (like shouting at passing horses, walkers etc) it works.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
HI Galena, maybe I will try that to stop her! Thanks for sharing!
• United States
26 Jun 08
Holy crap!HAHA i would tell your neighbor you'll be leaving the poo at her front step! Can you put a higher fence or something for her to be unable to get into your yard? i would call animal control on her if she can't curb her dog in her own yard!
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi Sillystunt..We will be working for a higher fence this weekend, I am pissed off really, it's crazy each day cleaning the area where she p00...Thanks for sharing!
@ellie333 (21029)
26 Jun 08
Hi Checapricorn I think I would be very peed off too. I would have another word with the neighbour but this time more firmly and say it must stop, you have had enough of picking up someone elses sh*t and that she will have to make her fence higher to keep the dog in. I would also each time go to the neighbour and say would you pick it up please, eventually they will do something. It may be difficult not to fall out for a time over this but they should see that is is wrong surely themselves and do something. If I had a dog that done it I certainly would. Ellie :D
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi there ellie, I also do not know why they were not able to control it and do something...I know several times, they have witnessed how their dog jump over the fence...I was thinking that as a responsible owner, they don't need to be told again..but, it seems that we need to do it again! We will be working on the fence...Thanks for sharing!
• India
26 Jun 08
I love dogs to start with, and to be very honest i think they understand and know everything. May be she or he knows that you are found of animals and may be just wants your attension thats all. You have tried it the harsh way may be you can try it the kind away, lets see how that works. all the best
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi there, thanks for sharing!