OCDmom Posted October 5, 2009 Report Share Posted October 5, 2009 Hi. This is an issue that's really eating at me at the moment. I wonder if anybody has been in this situation:My family and I live in a compound along with my husband's relatives and their relatives. Since we started living there, we were always plagued by the relatives' dog crapping and peeing in front of our driveway. Because of this, I have a love-hate relationship with the relatives. It came to a point where we had a gate installed inside the compound just to keep their dog within their premises. But the gate only worked if the people remembered to close the gate behind them. Sometimes I wonder if they really DO forget. Now, the dog had gotten used to using the compound grounds as its own personal toilet (not its fault). So, when the gate was installed, we were simply just limiting its space to the front of their houses. I don't know if you would call THAT toilet-trained. And the dog is unruly, to say the least. I even heard that when it got angry it even got back to its owner by peeing and crapping on the bed. And now, the gate is open more often than not, and even though the owner (a lady) cleans our driveway whenever her dog was "able to get away," I still often end up doing the cleaning as I couldn't wait for them to do it. Sometimes when I didn't want to clean, I would encircle the poop and pee in chalk so it was easy for them to see. But I just realized that they might interpret it as consenting on my part, when it's far from it! I tried suggesting that they tie the dog up, but they wouldn't have it. Just yesterday, I tried to be friendly and casual in reminding the owner about keeping the gate closed. And the gate remained closed, at least for most of the day. I didn't DARE check anymore tonight, for fear of seeing our driveway wet from splashing water after their dog had pooped there.I've already thought of reporting these people to our village government so that they will be forced to tie the dog up. But I am not confident that they will DO something about it. It's THAT bad here in our part of the world. The other thing I was thinking is documenting the deed in video and then threatening to go public with it---youtube, whatever!---and expose them, ALL of them.I'd appreciate all your thoughts on this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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