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Does anyone know how to keep neighborhood dogs from crapping or peeing in your yard without giving them a 9mm injection? I tried the dog pound and the police. They say they have to see them in the act. Has anyone heard of using fox urine? If so how did it work?

-- (, February 28, 2002


I'll letcha know after I catch a fox. Do ya s'pose he'll sit still while I have him pee in a cup?

-- Cabin Fever (, February 28, 2002.

I take it you've talked to the owners of the dogs? Do you have dogs and are they kenneled or tied up? I guess I'm wondering if the police are doing their job because some states have a leash law. It says that your dog has to be on your property or leashed. If you have dogs, it is hard for the law to know who is messing in your yard. I phoned my bone-head neighbor about 6 or 7 times about his dog. The last time, I phoned the law. Gee whiz, when he found out that if they had another complaint from me, he'd get a fine of over $100.00, the dog didn't bother me anymore.

-- Ardie/WI (, February 28, 2002.

Fences work.

-- Don Armstrong (, February 28, 2002.

Don is spot on! Fence your yard........... and any kind of urine will DRAW dogs. What makes you think a dog would shy away from that? Do you have dogs yourself? Are they kept in a fenced yard? Do you have a female in heat? Lots of questions I know but it is hard to tell what your circumstances are. A book on dog training and dog psychology may give you some insights but a fence is still the best way to go. "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" is true and also saves a lot of worry. I have been known in the past to catch any stray I can get my hands on(dog or cat) and haul it to the pound and I'm not above using treats to do it. Hope this helps, LQ

-- Little Quacker (, February 28, 2002.

video tape it,, alot of differant times,, then charge them,, take them to court over it if you have to,, say, 25 bucks each time,,, they will get the point quick. You can also show the tape to the police

-- Stan (, February 28, 2002.

Dump out the pellets of a 12ga. shotgun shell. Fill the shell with rock salt. Re-crimp the shell. Let fly when the animal is in "mid- stream". They'll pee very cautiously for a long time whereever they are, and they'll run, not walk by your place. Good luck.

Scott in Maine

-- Scott Jones (, February 28, 2002.

Use a paintball gun. It will hurt enough they will think twice about stepping in your yard.

-- bergy (, February 28, 2002.

Lay some insulated metal in the area they most often pee and hook it to an electric fence charger. They may never want to pee again.

-- Reddy Kilowat (doggone@no.crap), February 28, 2002.

Dogs will do dog things. Sure hope it doesn't come to hurting the animals when it's the owner's fault. But we do what we have to do to protect and take care of our own and I sure can't blame you. It's bad enough cleaning up after my own, don't want to provide that service for others too. When I lived in the city my neighbor's adorable little pooch used my front yard. Smart animal...not messing up it's own home. I went out and scooped it up and put it right under the dog owner's nicest tree right out front. I'm sure the owner saw me out his picture window. That dog never came to my yard again. Guess I had pretty nice neighbors, they used their fenced back yard after that and not a word was said. Good luck.

-- Susan in Northern LP Michigan (, February 28, 2002.

If you've asked them to control they're dogs and they don't co-operate and if they're house dogs, try exlax in some hamburger around where they're messing, it won't keep them away but maybe they'll get the message after they have to clean some up for awhile.

-- stoney (, February 28, 2002.

I called my neighbor and told her that I'm having a problem with either a large rat or oppossum and was going to put down poison so she should make sure she keeps her dogs by her own house. I told her if she sees her dogs vomiting or seizing to take them to the vet. And she replied,"Or not. Ha ha." I really didn't have a problem with rats, I was hoping to get her to keep her dogs away but you see her mentality.

I tried the exlax and they didn't eat it and I was afraid my cat would. Sprinkled pepper around but heard it should be cayanne pepper. I never see them when they are over but find foot prints and waste so I can't take pictures or use a paintball gun, like I would like.

And I don't want to make too big a stink in case one of my animals should ever get loose.

-- Dee (, February 28, 2002.

I have found that putting popsicle sticks in the ground in the area where they tend to go helps to deter them. I put it just above the ground heighth but below the grass cutting heighth. I have them all along my grass edge now and they are unseen to most people but the dogs know they are there and stay off the grass now.

-- jann swartzendruber (, May 28, 2002.

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