"I love dog poop stinking up my yard right where I can step on it!" said no one ever.
Does a neighbor's dog keep pooping in your yard? Have you tried to talk to the dog's owner a million times but nothing works?
What can you do?
What You Shouldn't Do
Dog poop on your lawn can be very frustrating, but here are a few things you shouldn't do:
So you'll want to stay out of legal trouble and think about other options. For example: What about suing your neighbor for trespass?
Elements of Trespass
If a neighbor's dog is coming onto your yard without your permission, it's probably trespassing. While trespass laws may vary among states, the elements of trespass are generally:
So if a dog enters your property without permission and damages the condition of your yard or lawn, the dog's owners could be liable for the cost of repair. Maybe, that will finally encourage them to keep their dog off your lawn.
If you believe a neighbor's dog is trespassing on your land, an experienced attorney may be able to help you evaluate your options.