My dog can't stop eating the trash. Help.
September 26, 2005 2:47 PM Subscribe
My Old English sheepdog has developed a very bad habit of using his snout to pop open the lid of our trash can in the kitchen - and then helping himself to whatever's inside. I've tried scolding him, as have my sisters and my parents. All he does is give us that same goofy-looking, puzzled expression, and then fifteen minutes later he's at it again. He's very well-fed and has more than his fair share of daily dog treats. Putting the trash inside a cabinet is not an option, and we'd really rather not resort to putting it on top of a clean kitchen counter. Help!
posted by invisible ink to pets & animals (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Does anyone know of any "special" trash containers that require more brainwork to open? If not, do you have any suggestions as to how I can get my dog to understand that the trash is NOT food? Thanks to everyone in advance!