Help dog owners, will wet lawn keep dogs from interested in doing their business on my lawn? I've lived in my new house for 3 years now and have learned that there are many irresponsible dog owners that will let their dog carry out their bodily excretions on my lawn and other area in my front yard. I've come to accept that I need to scrop up a pile a week even though each time I scrop up these dinosaur dodo, I nearly lose my stomach. I have tried this: Putting up a sign that reads "please pick up after your dog, it's the law." This was when I knew the dog owner down the street that do this and was really targeting him. It solved the problem and I removed the sign. However, over the span of time, I noticed that there were different sizes of dodo so there are multiple irresponsible owners. I put up the sign again and some even had their dog do it around the sign . I just felt leaving the sign there was unattractive and some would just ignore it anyway.. Recently I got very upset because there is this one owner who obviously has a big dog, who would let the dog deposite a big pile on the grass on a regular basis. One day while I was mowing, I didn't see it and made a mess of things . I was so upset, I had to toss away my shoes, clean my lawn mower, wipe the power cord...and I tell you, those thing sticks on grass pretty good. It's hard to get them off! On bark, I just get my shovel and usually don't get as upset. So there really isn't any hope and just had a thought that maybe if I water my lawn during evening, it would keep it wet so just a fancy hope that maybe dogs don't like wet lawn? I don't know, you tell me. Also, if one of your neighbor have a security camera in front, would it bother you? I was thinking about putting up a fake one or one that's not running. Any thoughts would help. 1.I have tried vinegar on just the bark area. Don't work and it sticks and not a permanent solution. 2. Automatically trigger sprinkler wouldn't be a good idea because it would piss off some regular folks that are just walking by and not to mention the meter person need to step up to the house. I apologize because I know this kind of thread pops up occasionally but I really need help. Thanks.