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Old 04-11-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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My grandma's neighbor's rottweiler apparently had 11 puppies. They still have 8 puppies. The other night the mother dog jumped her fence and tore up my Grandma's trash. The neighbor was very apologetic about it and helped pick up the trash and everything. No harm done really.

Another neighbor has probably 8-10 outside beagles and at least every few weeks a dog gets into the trash. A few weeks ago I heard this happening in the middle of the night and it sounded like a beagle (the dog was barking). It's happened periodically for a few years. Grandma suspects it is these neighbor's beagles doing it, as they have a few beagles who get loose and run around.

Grandma's trash is in cans, but the dogs knock over the cans and get the bag out and tear it all up. Any recommendations on how to stop this? We thought about putting a metal type of fence or something around the cans. Do you think that would work? The trashmen come at like 7 in the morning, so she really has to put the trash out the night before.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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This was in the book The Help...one of the Miss Myrna questions was..about dogs getting in the trash.. they said put Ammonia in it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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This was in the book The Help...one of the Miss Myrna questions was..about dogs getting in the trash.. they said put Ammonia in it.
I wouldn't put ammonia in it. Think of the poor garbage men! You could try locking lids on the trash cans. You can find cans with the locking lids at any hardware or home improvement store.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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If the neighbor's beagles are anything like my beagle, locked lids are no problem to pop off. He can get into any trash can (and will, if given access to it). I have yet to find a product marketed as dog-proof that actually IS, when it comes to him. If there is no way to limit the dogs' access to the cans, the options are limited. Have the neighbors with the free-range beagles been approached regarding this nuisance? My dog is NEVER allowed offleash outdoors unless in a securely fenced area, and the main reason is that the likelihood of him being hit while chasing rabbits is very high. I can't even fathom having a beagle and letting it roam unless one is hunting.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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If the neighbor's beagles are anything like my beagle, locked lids are no problem to pop off. He can get into any trash can (and will, if given access to it). I have yet to find a product marketed as dog-proof that actually IS, when it comes to him. If there is no way to limit the dogs' access to the cans, the options are limited. Have the neighbors with the free-range beagles been approached regarding this nuisance? My dog is NEVER allowed offleash outdoors unless in a securely fenced area, and the main reason is that the likelihood of him being hit while chasing rabbits is very high. I can't even fathom having a beagle and letting it roam unless one is hunting.
Good point on the resourcefulness of Beagles Maybe a trash cart that holds two cans?
Behrens® 250lb. Dual Trash Can Cart (NTC501) - Outdoor Trash Cans, Lids & Carts - Ace Hardware

Other than that....behind a fence and a gate is all I'm coming up with...
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Try googling 'bear-proof garbage cans' (leave out the apostrophes) - here's a link

The Original Bear Proof Garbage Can Container, BEARICUDA BIN ™

I think there's also a garbage can that growls (?1)

Amazon . com might have them or a local feed supply store

One might be a great early mothers day gift ;-)
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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If the neighbor's beagles are anything like my beagle, locked lids are no problem to pop off. He can get into any trash can (and will, if given access to it). I have yet to find a product marketed as dog-proof that actually IS, when it comes to him. If there is no way to limit the dogs' access to the cans, the options are limited. Have the neighbors with the free-range beagles been approached regarding this nuisance? My dog is NEVER allowed offleash outdoors unless in a securely fenced area, and the main reason is that the likelihood of him being hit while chasing rabbits is very high. I can't even fathom having a beagle and letting it roam unless one is hunting.
Nobody really cares in this neighborhood or town. These same neighbors have trash all over the alley. The police won't do anything.

I don't know for sure it's their dogs doing it, but we suspect it is, because they have beagles that are loose sometimes. The neighbors up the street let their dogs loose during the day, but those dogs are a terrier/yorkie mix and a shih tzu.

The one day I heard the dog getting into the trash. It was barking and it sounded like a beagle. Those neighbors' dogs are the most likely suspects, but we don't have any proof.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Are you sure it isn't raccoons?

You should be able to find those 95 gallon "carts" at lowes/depot. I'd imagine it would be pretty tough for dogs to get in those. And probably raccoons too but I wouldn't put anything past the racoons.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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No it appears to be the handiwork of dogs. They tear the bags open, get into the food, and string it all over the driveway and the yard. The bags appear to be chewed open. Raccoons probably wouldn't drag the whole bag across the yard.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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My money would be on the beagles. They are soooooooooooooooo food-driven, and nothing but noses with fur. I would definitely look into some sort of cage for the trash cans, because there is very little redirecting those little hounds. They live by their noses.
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