How do I stop my dog from pooping on walks? Simple and Effective Tips

Install motion-activated lawn sprinklers

Did you know there are lawn sprinklers you can set to come on automatically whenever someone (or some-dog) steps foot in your yard?

Before the neighbor’s dog can poop on your grass, a sudden jet of water will startle him and hopefully scare him off. Since it’s just water, it won’t hurt the pup at all. Motion-activated sprinklers ward off wild animals such as coyotes, foxes, and deer, too.

Does this method sound right for you? Here are a few popular motion-activated sprinklers for you to consider:

Most motion-activated sprinklers are easy to set up. All you have to do is stake them into the ground and connect them to the garden hose.

Use the walk as a reward!

Stand with him for 5 or 10 minutes in the yard until he goes. Then take him for a walk as a reward! Even if it’s just a 5-minute walk. If he doesn’t poop or pee, then head back inside. No walk.

Also, don’t end his walks or head for home as soon as he pees. Keep walking for a bit. The fun shouldn’t end because he peed or pooped.

Help Fido be a good neighbor

Living with neighbors who don’t clean up after their dogs can be frustrating, but it’s possible to coexist without resorting to extreme measures. Remember, Fido doesn’t know any better!

Instead of going off the handle (or letting dog poop take over your front lawn), try these humane methods to prevent dogs from pooping in your yard.

Now that the dog poop is gone from your yard, does the lawn look like it could use some maintenance? Call one of Lawn Love’s local lawn care pros for mowing, fertilizing, weed control, and other services.

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