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Old 10-08-2007, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Florida
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My Cody has taken to getting in the trash daily now and I refuse to move it, because he should know better and he use too!!!!!!!!!
I scolded him and sent him to his crate the first time
did the same w/ a little tap to get his attention when he did it ten minutes later
and this morning I caught him in the act and he ran into his crate and laid down. I let him stay there for a few second and then asked him to come to me and didn't say a word. HE knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do I fix this. He's so soft, but very determined
what does everyone else do?
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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I have the same problem with my male golden going in the bathroom basket.
I have shown him the basket and slam it down on the tile to make loud noises
to scare him but next day he's right back into it. He is taking out tissues and
tearing them apart, it's a mess upstairs in the master bedroom.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Boonies of Georgia ~~~~ nuttier than a squirrel turd !
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A trainer once told me....
Take a balloon or a soda can with pennies in it, when you catch them with their head in the can, sneak up and pop the balloon or throw the can in their direction (DO NOT THROW AT THEM, JUST CLOSE ENOUGH TO STARTLE THEM) . Try not to let the dog see you doing this. They will associate the noise (startle) with the garbage can, and hopefully be deterred from it.

Again, I was told this. I have not had to used it YET. It seems when my dogs get into the garbage, they find the one thing that could make them feel the worst. For instance, last time they got the garbage, they oh so enjoyed the left over asparagus. Needless to say, all three of the had VERY upset stomachs.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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I don't leave the trash out in the open...in any room.
It's been that way for 14 years and it's works just fine for me and my fur babies.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't leave the trash out in the open...in any room.
It's been that way for 14 years and it's works just fine for me and my fur babies.
ours isn't opened. It has a flip lid and is very tall.
It's been fine for 2 years and all of a sudden I got a trash dog.
I'm gonna up the excercise a little more and ask for more jobs in hopes to distract him and change this habit.

I've always used vases(that thin at the top) for trash baskets in bathrooms, but recently changed that and it's not a big deal.

we will see.

thanks for the ideas.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Maybe the can is getting a bit smelly & you need a new one...
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I had a Golden that became so territorial over his prized "trash", like a paper plate he would growl and nip us. I got him when my kids were little because Golden's are such great family dogs. This possessiveness grew to include our shoes, hairbrushes, pens, anything he could find. I became concerned when he growled at my then 8 yr. old over a doll. An older man without kids took him.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I used to have that problem with my golden lab, but after verbally scolding her a few times when I caught her in the act I seemed to break her of that habit.

My black lab was very well behaved and never once got into the trash her entire life. The only problem I had with her was when she was a puppy and used to chew the power-cords. I broke her of that habit by 1) buying her raw-hide bones; and 2) covering the exposed power-cords with alum.

I have an Alaskan husky now that is actually afraid of trash bags. Every time I get out a new trash bag and wave it around to open it up, the noise terrifies her and she runs for the stairs. I have no idea how she became afraid of trash bags, but at least I know she won't be digging through the trash.

P.S. As you can probably tell, I prefer female dogs. I think they are smarter than males, but I love all dogs.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I used to have that problem with my golden lab, but after verbally scolding her a few times when I caught her in the act I seemed to break her of that habit.

My black lab was very well behaved and never once got into the trash her entire life. The only problem I had with her was when she was a puppy and used to chew the power-cords. I broke her of that habit by 1) buying her raw-hide bones; and 2) covering the exposed power-cords with alum.

I have an Alaskan husky now that is actually afraid of trash bags. Every time I get out a new trash bag and wave it around to open it up, the noise terrifies her and she runs for the stairs. I have no idea how she became afraid of trash bags, but at least I know she won't be digging through the trash.

P.S. As you can probably tell, I prefer female dogs. I think they are smarter than males, but I love all dogs.
I prefer females, but my male is the smartest dog I've met.
The trash can smells like roses. I clean it often w/ cleaners and we empty the trash every 3 days, plus stinky trash goes outside.
....i wonder if new house, new rules, are kick'n in.
We softened on him when we moved, because it took it hard ...it mgiht be time to start requesting things from him again.

thanks for all the info!
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:19 PM
 
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Hot sauce. Thats what I used for my dobe years ago. It took a couple of times but he never got into the trash again.
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