My dog she is always in the trash can and we have tried tobacco sauce and we always yell at her and tell her NO!but she is so dumb she hasnt learned from any of that and now even when we are looking at here she will get into the trash she is so bad and she never learns she loves paper towels and even when she just came in from eating she goes over to the trash and eats out of it and dont even let me start with the toilet drinking!!!!!
She is 4 and we dont know how to stop her but she is always in the garbage i have given up i dont think she will ever stop i know giving up is not good for me or my pet but shes been doing this for 4 years so i am done with trying
I have a friend with the same problem dog kept going in the trash and one day ate a peach pit.Had to have surgery to remove. She asked me if I had any ideas. This idea is a little weird, but it did work for her. First I told her to keep a strong lid on it. the bad tasting stuff did nothing so I told her to put a mouse trap(at least 2) on the very top and have it ready to snap. So when the dog stuck its nose in to the can "SNAP" clipped his nose and now the dog keeps a good distance from the can. I know I'm so mean, but getting ill from the garbage could kill a dog.
Haha drinking water out of the toilet actually isnt a dumb thing. I mean think about it, the toilet gets refilled with fresh water how many times a day? Every time you flush it, thats 8 times a day on average for just 1 person! Can 7you say the same about the dog's water dish? The /water in the toilet (while gross to us) is always fresh, cold, and clean (to a dog's mind anyway). It's instinctive for them to go to the 'fresh' water source instead of the old stagnant bowl of tepid water thats been sitting out on the floor for 2 days. Regarding the trash, I'd have given up and put the trash under a sink or in one of those big wooden trash containers.
The trash can and the toilet water ,boy can I relate. Tigger was the one who taught Piper to drink out of the toilet bowl. When she was smaller ,it was funny to watch this little body stretch to reach inside the toilet bowl for water.
About the toilet thing we keep all of our lids close and the doors to the bathrooms, when that didn't work (because my 2yr old figured out how to open doors) We bought the toilet locks to keep both her and the dogs out. The trash my dog will only get into when it's sitiing out with food in it. We now have two cans, one for garbage and another for leftover food that sits in the garage. I tried putting it outside but the racoons are smarter than me and also get into it. :-) My newest addition has figured out how to open garage door and so now all leftover food is put in a sm plastic bag and taken directly to the big bin outside. I'll have to try the mouse traps that's a good idea.
Ellas Mom,Tigger has been drinking out of the tiolet bowl for the last 7 years,and has never gotten sick.Piper does it now,she has never gotten sick. I don't like it and try to remember to close the lid,but sometimes some one will for get.
hi! If you have a cabinet that the trash can could fit under, that would be great----our older golden loves to eat paper towels and tissues, but he won't go in the trash can to eat them, only if they get dropped----don't think of putting a paper napkin on your lap in this house!! in the case of the toilet, you could buy a toilet lock that is used to keep babies and toddlers from falling into or playing in the toilet. Toys r Us, Babies or Us, or probably even Wal-Mart sell those. They're inconvenient for adults, but would keep the dog out of the toilet. goold luck!
I have a rescue that was eating out of trash cans for the first 3 months of his life. It was REALLY hard to break him from this habit, but we started using scented trash bags. At the same time, we would watch him very closely in the kitchen. When he would go near the trash can, we would tell him to 'leave it' and push his nose away. When he would leave it I would praise him and give him a small treat. After awhile, he just left it alone.