Why do people walking their dogs let them go in my yard?
I see people on almost a daily basis walking their dogs, on and off leash, letting their dogs relieve themselves on my or my neighbor's lawns or plants or mailbox posts.
I have a heavily planted garden. It is clear to anyone who passes my house that gardening is my hobby. I have hundreds of plants, multiple water features and something in bloom every day of the year.
Why anyone would let their dog up into my six foot wide flower bed that fronts the street to mark my plants or to go all the way up to my lawn to defecate is beyond me.
They are even worse in the yards that don't have barriers but have lawns right to the street.
I don't care if they bag the solid waste (most do) I think it is rude, rude, rude to let the dogs go on to other's property in the first place.
I don't think walking the dog is a way to get the animal's waste off your property, it is for exercise and bonding.