Problems between neighbors often arise from the most unlikely reasons. One of them is the presence of brown spots on the lawn. If you notice that there are brown spots on your lawn, and you don’t own a dog (or your dog is trained to go in places where no real damage can be done), then the only real explanation is that your neighbor is letting their dog pee on your lawn.
The most common excuse is that the neighbor doesn’t have much control over where their dog urinates. After all, as they say, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” so most people just turn a blind eye as long as it’s not their lawn that gets damaged.
Regardless of whether your neighbor is trying to prevent the issue or encouraging their dog to do it, you’ll find it best to approach the matter in an assertive way. First of all, avoid making any accusations without proof, and avoid raising your voice. What you’re looking for is a firm tone but one that also suggests you’re willing to let bygones be bygones as long as your neighbor complies with your requests.
Finally, make sure you research and suggest some helpful tricks and tips to have their dog stop urinating on the lawn and alleviate brown spots in grass (regardless of whose it is), and you might even earn yourself a favor from your neighbor later on.