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#1 & #2 on walks in the neighborhood

This is more of an etiquette question...Let me know if I should move to another category. I take my dogs for walks and runs in our suburban neighborhood. Always with baggies, of course. A neighbor ranted a bit on our neighborhood FB page that she's sick of dogs going #1 & #2 on her lawn (even if picked up). Some neighbors agreed, some told her to post a sign, since it's a pretty common activity on a walk. I guess my family always let our dogs go wherever grass was growing (picking up anything that needed it). Did I miss out on some grand etiquette training growing up? Or is the neighbor unrealistic? What do you all think?
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