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    lizzywednesday is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default How to Discourage Dogs from Urinating on Our Lawn?

    Other than a sign for their owners, is there anything I can do to discourage the neighborhood dogs from urinating on my lawn & sidewalk verge? I have considered using cayenne pepper, but I feel like that could do unintentional harm rather than simply being an irritant/annoyance to the animals, so I would rather not. (I do use cayenne and red pepper flake to deter squirrels from digging up & eating fall bulbs/rhizomes, but squirrels are wild animals not pets.)

    Both areas now have wilted/yellow spots and it took me a little bit of time to make the connection between the dogs' pee and the lawn damage. Fortunately, it's limited to single areas, but it's a little annoying. At least it's no longer feces; that dog's owner must have moved away.

    Also, is there anything I can do to limit or reverse the damage?
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    trcy is online now Ruby level (4000+ posts)
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    Do you know if it's lose dogs or leashed dogs walking with an owner? A sign may help a leashed dogs, but if it's dogs just roaming the neighborhood, I don't know what you could do.

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    lizzywednesday is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trcy View Post
    Do you know if it's lose dogs or leashed dogs walking with an owner? A sign may help a leashed dogs, but if it's dogs just roaming the neighborhood, I don't know what you could do.
    They're all leashed dogs; we have a leash law in town. It hasn't been a problem until recently when a larger couple of dogs started using the mailbox post as a restroom. (I get it; they're dogs and they smell other dogs' scent, etc.)

    The spot that is worse is on the verge (that strip of grass between the sidewalk and the curb) but there's a small area on my actual lawn that bothers me when I think about it, as it's exactly where DD walks on her way into the house. (We do remove our shoes upon entry.)

    I'm not as concerned with the verge spot, but a few of the neighbors have put up lawn signs reminding dog owners that yards are not bathrooms.

    Again, at least it's not poop - we have a poop pick-up ordinance in town and it's a regular reminder in the neighborhood newsletter.
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