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Yesterday when I was backing in my parking spot I noticed a neighbor walking the dog that his daughter owns across the street. His daughter is about 30 and she is sometimes walking the dog there as well. It is a large Burmese mountain dog. I have been trying to catch them both for the past few months not picking up their dog's waste. Finally as I was sitting in my truck after backing in the parking spot I saw the dog take a squat. Not the type of squat that a female dog would take when urinating but a half way squat as if the dog is eliminating.

I shut the truck off, go inside my apartment and have my pork roll (only people in NJ will know what pork roll is) egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. After that I had a glass of milk. Then I got Lola and said come on were going outside and doing some spying and off we went. Now while the whole time I was eating my breakfast sandwich and drinking my milk I was standing in the apartment looking out the window to see if any other dogs were being walked. Sure enough there was none as I did not want to confuse their dog's waste with another dogs waste. I also narrowed down the spot by using the trees as markers when I seen the dog squat so I knew it would not be hard to find the dog waste

Earlier as I was getting out of my truck the guy came walking back across the street with his dog. I noticed that a plastic bag was standing out at the top of his left pant's pocket. No he did not put the waste in the plastic bag and then put it in his pocket. The plastic bag never left his pocket at all. I found the steamy stinking waste, scooped it up in a bag myself. Lola and I then crossed the street and as I did I threw the bag towards his front door. It landed on the sidewalk right to the left of his door with a splat. None of it came out of the bag. Then I walked into my apartment with Lola.

Earlier tonight I seen him out and I said Hi how are you doing. He said did you say something to me and I said I asked how you were doing to which he replied fine and by the way I appreciate you throwing the bag of dog poop by my door, the least you could have done was come to me and talk to me about it.

It was then I reminded him about talking to him a few weeks ago when they put an additional sign up and you had said that some of it was from your dog but not all of it as there are other people that walk their dog's there as well.

It was weeks ago I had told him that he better start picking it up as it is a county park and they can issue a summons to someone who doesn't pick up after their dog.

He then went off into a tirade of saying well what about all the other people out there who walk there dogs I don't see you out there telling them they need to pick up after there dogs. It was then I told him that I had already talked to another neighbor about their dog. He then said well where are you on a Saturday morning when there are about 20 dogs being walked by people, how come your not out there telling them. It was then that I told him that it wasn't my job to tell people to pick up after there dog's that they already should be picking up after their dogs but if I do see someone walking there dog and their dog squats and poops and the owner doesn't pick it up I will tell them just as I am telling you now. I will also make sure that they pick it up.

With that he walked into his apartment. Now I wonder if he finally got the message. The park across the street has signs about cleaning up after your dog and being on a leash, has waste receptacles and even provides the bags to pick up after the dog.

If what I did and told him isn't hinting enough then I have no idea what is. Perhaps next time I will report it to the park rangers and have a summons issued.

So do you think I did the right thing? I will tell you now that I DO NOT feel at all guilty for handling it the way I did.
 

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My Lord! I just can't understand some people! I mean ... how flippin hard is it to clean up after YOUR OWN DOG??!! It's just SO inconsiderate & even senseless!
We have neighbors with a couple of big labs - they're great dogs & I really love watching when he takes them to the park, which I can see from my window. He runs them off leash (which they shouldn't be by law, but they enjoy running & fetching SO much & they aren't doing any harm), BUT they never fail to take a dump & he never fails to leave it there at the park!! In fact, I'm sure he's got the time down perfect so that he doesn't have to scoop it from his own yard - he just leaves it in the park for kids & their parents to walk in!!

Yep, I think you did the right thing & I hope it'll work!
 

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Urgh! That absolutely is one of my new pet peeves. Everyone pretty much picks it up in my neighborhood, but I sometimes run my dogs on the baseball field at a park nearby...dogs are allowed during the off season...but I've been finding these huge great dane sized poops left there...come on! Kids play ball there too, it won't take much for dogs to be kicked off if people can't pick up their poos, but these people don't think like that. Who knows what goes on in their minds???
 

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that is one of my biggest gripes too. I always think how many more places would happily allow dogs to go if EVERYONE was responsible with their dogs, including pick up.
I have picked up someone else's poo when I witnessed their dog going. I simply walked up to them with the bag and handed it to them and said "excuse me, you left THIS behind" and walked away. They just stood there with their jaw dropped. I bet they picked it up next time though.
 

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I am from Montana, and I was asked very strongly by my sister that lives in NJ, to come for her sons wedding. So I did, (reluctantly) I do not feel comfortable in big Eastern cities.
So I had to bring my dog, "Stryker", one of the most well trained dobermans you will ever meet, and a personality that would make a dog person's heart melt.
So I had to take him for walks to help him relive himself, and I had a bag with a long pooper scooper, and still I have never had so many people hate the sight of my dog and I, just because of the other people that must live there, and do not give a dam about there dogs droppings. So they make none dog owners think anyone that owns a dog is a problem!
You did great!!!! PS :p should not laugh, but her son got a divorce a year later seems he found his wife sleeping with another.
 

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Yeah well.. i don't want to sound mean.. i get angry too when i see people who let their dogs take a dump in the street... but SPYING them? and Throwing crap back at their door is too much. (even though it didn't splat all over the place)

Well, i would either ignore it..or just report it(or in the extream, pick the doodoo myself), but i think spying can be a bit obssessive in the matter.
 

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If, on the rare occassion, we go to the park, and I see one of my girls drop some timber, I'll try to find it. If I can't, I'll at least pick up some other dogs' poop. ;)

Lolas_Dad: you're pretty much AWESOME. I would've tried to make it smear the sidewalk though. :D
 

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Well, i would either ignore it..or just report it(or in the extream, pick the doodoo myself), but i think spying can be a bit obssessive in the matter.
It's hard to ignore when you are walking your dog in the same area and trying to avoid all the land mines. It's especially hard at night. I don't think I should have to ignore it when someone blatantly disregards the law and has absolutely no respect for other people who walk in the same area.

I could have just had a summons issued to him. He is lucky that I did not report it. I do not even want my dog walking in it. If a dog owner cannot even pick up after their own dog then they do not deserve to be able to even own the dog.
 

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If it's in a public area, pick it up. If I'm walking in my neighborhood, the girls have to go on our property before the walk begins or they hold it until we get back. I think it's disrespectful to let your dog poop on another person's lawn even if you do pick it up and I don't like a dog urinating on someone else's property either. (I understand sometimes it's unavoidable, but all the time as a habit - I just don't like it.) IMHO
 

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I can't really say I would throw poop on someone's property, even if it was from their dog. That's almost like the human version of rubbing their nose in the mess. Granted, maybe humans can learn from it even if dogs don't :)

Maybe I'm overly sensitive to it because I'm frequently accused of poop "issues" I don't create or cause, simply because I walk Wally so often and do off-leash training with him outside. People see the off-leash dog, the poop from who-knows-where, and assume it's me. The fact my dog got hurt one time because of the distraction of someone probably trying to do what you did (except they had no evidence it was me) really gets to me.

As far as confronting him - as soon as he went in the tirade, I would have broken it off and just reported him. You have more patience than me with that. You actually tried to make a point to him. The minute he started with the "why don't you get everyone else" mentality - I would have just wanted to slap him. Just love how people think because the X other people didn't get caught doing the same thing, somehow they should get away with it too.

Hopefully you made the point to him.

If it's in a public area, pick it up. If I'm walking in my neighborhood, the girls have to go on our property before the walk begins or they hold it until we get back. I think it's disrespectful to let your dog poop on another person's lawn even if you do pick it up and I don't like a dog urinating on someone else's property either. (I understand sometimes it's unavoidable, but all the time as a habit - I just don't like it.) IMHO
Wally has the same exact rules (which is why it ticked me off when I get accused. I'm training Wally to respect property and I get accused anyway).

I won't even allow him to go across property lines to sniff, much less eliminate. It's half the reason why I taught him to go on command and then teach him to stop and look at me before he goes.
 

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I probably would have done something similar if I knew a person was consistantly leaving poop.
It annoys me to no end when people dont pick up after their dogs, because sometimes it comes back to bite the WRONG person.
We have a 100 dollar charge for people who dont pick up their poop at my complex.
One day the maintenance manager told me that his assistant had seen my boyfriend leave a pile of poop on thr ground. After describing my boyfriend, my dog, and the location that the poop was in, the manager still seemed confident that my boyfriend had done this, although I honestly didnt think that my boyfriend would so something like that, knowing that it would cost me money, and annoy me to no end.
So with an official warning from the manager, I called my boyfriend and yelled at him for a while, all the time him claiming that he hadnt left any poop.
The next day, the manager approached me and told me that it was in fact NOT my dog. The assistant had seen my walking my dog, and realized that it was a different dog.
So I got warned, and my boyfriend got yelled at because of somebody ELSE left poop.

Yes, Im a little sore about it. Who the heck wants to be falsely accused of leaving poop?
 

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All this makes me SOOOO glad I don't live in a city.. and on those occiasions that I do walk Atka in a city/park etc. I DO pick up the poo...... tho from the evidence not a lot of people do.

I swear.. I could never live in a city again...
 

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Yes, Im a little sore about it. Who the heck wants to be falsely accused of leaving poop?
See, that's what makes me wonder about a story like this.

Someone could actually do this to me - and be WRONG. Any from the fines to people throwing poop at my house.

And I don't even want to go through something like that, I think I'll snap. Had enough of people confusing Wally and the Westie that actually is the cause of most of the issue (because they are both "small white dogs" :rolleyes: )
 

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^ But if you're SURE that its that person, because you watched them leave it, you went to that same place, and the poop was there, and its the right size poop for that dog, I would definitely say something.
 

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Even dog savy people can be so rude! At our dog club we have not one, but 2 pee pits. However, I am continually watching people have their dogs go pee right by the door to the club because they are too lazy to walk a few feet. ERRRR!!!!!
 

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There are a couple of lakes nearby where I live that have a walking path all around them, you can also ride your horse around on them but no motorized vehicles. They do not have anything posted about picking up after your dog and it is a landmine. It would not be so bad if they took their dogs off the pathway into the long grass but so many let their dogs go right in the middle of the pathway. Even if they picked it up and tossed it off the pathway it would not be so bad. I hate to think what it is going to be like when the snow melts off.
 

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I am from Montana, and I was asked very strongly by my sister that lives in NJ, to come for her sons wedding. So I did, (reluctantly) I do not feel comfortable in big Eastern cities.
So I had to bring my dog, "Stryker", one of the most well trained dobermans you will ever meet, and a personality that would make a dog person's heart melt.
So I had to take him for walks to help him relive himself, and I had a bag with a long pooper scooper, and still I have never had so many people hate the sight of my dog and I, just because of the other people that must live there, and do not give a dam about there dogs droppings. So they make none dog owners think anyone that owns a dog is a problem!
You did great!!!! PS :p should not laugh, but her son got a divorce a year later seems he found his wife sleeping with another.
Oh if your Dobe was that well trained he would be picking up his own poop.:D Whenever I walk my dogs, it's 2 at a time one does the pooping the other does the scooping;)
 

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I think if you didn't mind the confrontation, you'd have done better to wait in your truck until they went to walk away and then mentioned "Hey I think you forgot something" and hand him a bag.

Then report him if he won't pick it up.

I think it's pretty disgusting to throw dog poo on someones front step, just as disgusting as it is to leave it on the grass for others to walk in.
 

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I can relate to this entirely! We had a problem in the past with people not picking up after their dogs in our condo complex. The HOA posted a sign on the bulletin and said they would charge people if they caught them leaving it. Immediately after the sign was posted the poo disappeared which was awesome!

Months later the sign disappeared and the poo started again! I have finally figured out which two people have been leaving it and one I don't mind saying anything too, but the other I just made friends with so I am trying to find a polite way to tell them it HAS to be picked up. I just don't want to cause awkwardness between us lol.

It really drives me NUTS though! It's gross and at night I have stood in it before!!
 
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