Dear dog owner who does not have the courtesy to pick up after your dog,
I haven’t figured out who you are yet, but have we done something to offend you? Why do you not pick up after you dog? We now have 3-4 piles of poop on our lawn, and this is absolutely unacceptable. As a dog owner, you should accept the responsibility of picking up your dog’s poop. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please have your dog defecate on your own lawn before walking him or her. If this is not possible, please be prepared to bag it up if he/she must go on someone else’s lawn. It’s simple, common courtesy.
So now, I have to decide how to deal with this situation because I have a feeling this behaviour will not stop. My options are to put up a sign to remind the dog owner to clean up, put up a fence, or wake up early and do a stake out and confront the offending dog owner. I’ve taken a look at the poop on our lawn, and it appears to be from the same dog. Of course, it could be from 3 different dogs, but if I really wanted to know, I’d have to do the stake out several times, or set up some cameras. If one of our neighbours is targeting us, I honestly don’t understand why. I wish they would just speak to us.