You walk your dog, peeing is natural, should you have to go back and clean it? I just got abused by an old man who came out of his yard when walking my dogs with my 2 children. We walk the same route down the road every day as there is access into park land about a 5min walk down our street. My dog, as most male dogs do, cocks his leg on things to mark his territory. In this area, there is no nature strip, just a footpath that goes right up to people’s fences. This particular fence is a very high Colourbond and I never thought it would be an issue that my dog sometimes pees on the street side of it.Today I get abused in the street and asked if I’m going to clean it up? I couldn’t believe it! It’s just pee! Obviously, now I know it’s a big deal, I’ll skirt around his fence, but seriously am I in the wrong here?

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  • If it was a number two then that needs to be cleaned up but not pee. I suppose if you wanted to keep the peace then maybe carry a bottle of water and wash it down near his place?

  • I suppose he easiest thing to do is to walk on the other side from that fence or keep your dog from weeing on it. It sounds upsetting for that man, but he probably has a lot of time and loneliness to be upset about the small stuff. You didn’t do anything wrong – dogs wee. Enjoy your walks :)

  • Nah I call my fog Mr p alot its what male dog’s do, but I’d avoid the house, alot of grumpy bored people out there. He’s noticed it’s annoyed him enough to tell you

  • I usually keep my doggos away from peoples property. I keep them to the nature strips side. Sounds like he was just having a bad day, but at the end of the day it is his property your dog has weed on, so I wouldn’t call it entitled.

  • I wonder if the man was having a bad day or is terribly irritable? Some people need to find things to complain about. Don’t make his ugliness about you – it isn’t. How does he expect you to clean the pee up? You are not wrong, but be as pleasant as you can, and avoid him is my advice. Now if you were leaving your dog’s poop that’s a whole other story!

  • Perhaps the guy has some other issues going on and is taking it out on you. Now you know, make sure your dog doesn’t pee on his fence again. The dog would have to pee in the exact same spot numerous times for that to cause an issue to the fences look or integrity. If your dog was peeing on a vegie garden or similar I’d understand but unless the guy is going to lick or eat off his fence, the rain will wash it away soon enough without it hurting anyone. We had a dog and used to walk him round our yard pre walk and he’d do a huge wee but sure enough, as dogs instinctively do, he would still do little pees on the walk. It’s called scent marking and it helps the dog build familiarity with their area, which can also help if they ever get out of their yard. Do people put butt plugs on the birds in their yard?

  • Not sure what you’d clean it up with, but maybe try to stop your dog from peeing on fences next time would help?

  • No judgement but I wouldn’t let my animals pee on someone’s fence.
    I get they are dogs, but there are better spots for them to urinate.

  • You sound fairly entitled. Not everyone likes animals, and most people don’t like having another person or animal’s filth deposited on their property. Control your animal or clean up after it.

  • I wouldn’t let my dog do it on someone’s fence

  • A one off no but It would become annoying if someones dog kept urinating on the fence constantly and no doubt would attract other dogs to urinates in the same stop
    Your dog would be on a leash so when it goes to pee keep walking and don’t allow it stop at the men’s fence
    Smiles allround

  • I wouldn’t say you’re in the wrong. If the dog did a poo and you left it then I can completely understand, but it’s on the street?

  • I get where you’re coming from, but there is a difference between letting your dog pee on a tree on the sidewall at the front of someone’s house and letting them pee on the fence.
    Your dog peeing on things is completely normal and okay to you, but other people may not see it that way. I would avoid letting your dog pee on fences and steer him towards trees and bushes, away from people’s property.

  • If it were my fence then yeah I’d be annoyed. It can eventually leave marks and looks gross. Fair enough on a tree, but respect people’s property.

  • I would steer clear of people’s fences to avoid any conflict.

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